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Win one of 5 new $89 mFlare plugins for #FCPX and Motion5 from MotionVFX


***Winners Announced***

Today MotionVFX has launched mFlare, a plugin that brings gorgeous optical style lens flare effects to Motion5 and Final Cut Pro X. We have 5 copies to give away in our competition.

Hot on the heels of mLooks, MotionVFX have launched a brand new plugin called mFlare. Priced at $89 it looks good value compared to the other larger plugin packages that only feature a couple of flares. Using lens flares is a good way to jazz up a boring company logo or bring a little life into a dull shot. There's a range of built in presets to give you instant results or to be used as a starting point to build your own.

The 5 lucky winners who will each receive a copy of mFlare are:


The plugin features:

2D/3D Light Effects
3D Lights Tracking
Automatic Dynamic Animation
Multi-layered Elements
Real Time Dynamic Preview
ColorSync Color Pipeline
Real time PResets Library
64 Bit Architecture


As FCPX doesn't allow plugins at the moment, you will have to have Motion5 installed for the MOEF wrappers to work. We would also suggest you check out the machine and software specifications on the MotionVFX website. They have also produced a good range of tutorials for the plugin that's well worth checking out.

There is a good example of mFlare in action by Fullframe Cinema on Vimeo, some of it is very subtle but you can see what the plugin can add to a wedding video.

"This video contains the new lens flare plugin by MotionVFX called mFlare for FCPx and Motion 5. I used the mFlare plugin in every shot of this video, sometimes very subtly, other times more evident. There are over 100 shots. Although I can say anything specific about it yet, my experience so far has been wonderful!"

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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

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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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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.

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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.


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