We had many emails from people in Scotland asking us when the posted meeting of the UKFCUG was going to happen in Glasgow. Just to jog everybody's memories, Rick Young has sent us the agenda of the meeting on the 22nd of this month.

Two of our colleagues will be there at the meeting. Rick Young is a friend of FCP.co and kindly lets us embed the videos from his site Macvideo. Philip Johnston is another good friend who runs HD Warrior, the best place for video camera news on the internet. Both are down to  present on the agenda at the Thistle Hotel this thursday night.

If you live close to Glasgow then please give this event your support, tickets are only £5 and that's worth it just to hear Philip, he doesn't hold back!



6.30pm - Doors open, network & enjoy a drink

7 - 8pm Editing with Final Cut Pro X - the truth, what it is good for, how it works, how to integrate FCPX into your current workflow. Don't miss the one hour presentation: How To Edit with FCPX by Rick Young.

8 - 8.30pm Break

8.30 - 8.55pm Sponsor - AJA
Andy Bellamy from AJA will be introducing the exciting new product announcements from this year's IBC in Amsterdam and will be giving MacVideo attendees an exclusive look at the new IoXT - the world's first dual Thunderbolt port IO device.

8.55 - 9.15pm Guest speaker Alastair Brown - the man who made the Glidetrack
Glidetrack offer several different tripod mounted dollies for DSLR and video cameras. These are small and portable and produce smooth motion on location, without needing a huge amount of gear. The guy who came up with this concept, Alistair Brown, will talk about the evolution of the product-line and how this has changed the industry.

9.20 - 9.45pm Sponsor - Adobe
After editing for a decade in FCP, what's it like to switch to Adobe Premiere Pro? Matt's making the transition from FCP7 to PPro 5.5. What were the advantages? What were the pitfalls? What were the surprises?

9.45 - 10.30pm - IBC overview - the HD Warrior himself, Philip Johnston, and MacVideoTV's Rick Young, will give their impressions of IBC 2011. To be discussed: the announcement of the JVC GY-HM150; AJA to now offer DNxHD in the Ki Pro Mini; latest Thunderbolt news; the availability of SR memory from Sony and 100GB optical discs; Mike Tapas adapter for manual control of EOS lenses on large sensor DSLRs and more..

10.30pm Finish

Should anybody wonder, the photograph was taken with Hipstamatic out of a hotel room last time we were north of the border.

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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.

Tour de france 2020
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.


BBC snooker the crucible

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.

amazon kindle BF

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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