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3D text, extrudes, bevels glints, shines, textures and more - and all within Final Cut Pro X. Plugin company NewBlue has updated their plugin range for FCPX and that includes Titler Pro.

We got the press release from NewBlue on Friday and it looks like we are slightly ahead of them changing their website to reflect the fact that their plugins have been updated for FCPX.

“We’re happy to announce compatibility with Final Cut Pro X,” said NewBlue CEO Todor Fay. “The Apple community is an important part of our customer base and we wanted Final Cut users to have access to NewBlueFX no matter which version they use.”

Probably the most of interest to us is the $299 plugin Titler Pro that looks like a very capable generator of some cool looking animating 3D graphics. As you'll know, the internal text generation within X is limited to Motion generators that can only fake 3D, so this product will appeal to a lot of professional editors out there who get asked to construct such graphics.

The plugin uses its own GUI to build and edit the graphics and from what we've seen can produce good looking graphics from scratch with a bit of tweaking, or use one of the built in presets. Along with the website not mentioning FCPX yet, there are no product videos either so we will have to pretend that this one is actually being demoed within X and not Premiere. We can see a lot of editors faces lighting up at around 2:10 in, ours did.

There is a demo version available and we would love somebody to take Titler Pro for a spin in FCPX and report back. Although it is priced the same as FCPX which is expensive for a plugin, we think it's going to be pretty popular.

Next up (as it is the other plugin mentioned in the PR) is the $129 ColorFast plugin which as you might guess is a colour correction tool. Well you have to admit that FCPX needed another looks maker! We would mention that the webpage makes no mention of FCPX compatibility, but it explicitly says it won't run! 

The web producer at NewBlue is going to have a very busy Monday, we'll update the story with more information and more products when things get updated. 

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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.

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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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