Graeme Nattress is a legend in the editing world, you've probably come across his excellent film look plugins. Today he's launched Chromagic, a colour correction plugin for Final Cut Pro that you can control with an iPad.

Everybody wants those three trackballs when colour correcting, just like those big grading systems. Now you can colour correct your footage in Final Cut Pro with virtual trackballs running on your iPad with this new $25 plugin. That has to be serious value for money!

"Chromagic FXPlug is a color correction plugin for Final Cut Pro 7 and works with the Chromagic Ipad App to turn your Ipad into an "eyes-free" color correction console.
You must have the Chromagic FXPlug installed on your Mac, along with Apple's Final Cut Pro 7 (or Final Cut Studio 2) software, to make use of the Chromagic Ipad App.
The Chromagic Ipad App allows you to make primary and secondary color corrections, including drawing and modifying masks, on your video clips in Final Cut Pro, by using gestures on your Ipad. You can keep your eyes on your video footage and watch the color corrections in real time, while your fingers swipe, pinch and tweak."


There is some deep functionality in this plugin, an example being able to draw a mask on top of an image on the iPad. The image processing will be top notch as Graeme's other job is writing code as part of the RED team.


We are going to enjoy experimenting with this plugin and priced at $25 you'll get your money back almost instantly on a complex colour correcting job that needs mattes. 

Click HERE to downoad the full-function, water-marked version of Chromagic FXPlug for Final Cut Pro 7.

Click HERE to go to the Apple App store to download your free Chromagic Ipad App to use with the Chromagic FXPlug for Final Cut Pro 7.

Click HERE to download the instruction pdf file.

Graeme will try to support FCPX after it has been released because Chromagic has been written in FXPlug. As lot of developers for FCP have found out, there is little or no information to make future plans with.

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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

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Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.


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BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

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Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.


Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!


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