diana weynand FCPX

***Winner Announced***

Want to learn Final Cut Pro X but can't get to or haven't got the time to attend an authorised training centre? The author of the official FCPX training book, Diana Weynand is now offering a live certified course online. We've also got a coupon code for 30% discount and a free place to give away!

Diana Weynand needs no introduction to the FCP community as she is the author of the Apple Pro Training Series book on Final Cut Pro X. The publication is in its second edition and it's also the reference that you will study and should know cover to cover if you wish to get Apple certification.

We all know that as the pace of FCPX development has been so quick, traditional learning methods have had to act fast to catch up. So it seems a natural progression that courses are migrating online.

That's exactly what Diana has done as through Revup Transmedia she is running a live certified FCPX course between May 20th to the 24th 2013, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm PST. The course has an introductory price of $129 and if you sign up before May 10th, you'll also get an extra $30 off by using the coupon code LOL The regular price of the course is $399.

On the course you will have the opportunity to cut this scene from Fairly Legal, but without Diana's voice!


You will need to obtain a copy of the book in hard copy or ebook format to take part.

Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 2nd Edition

Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 2nd Edition eBook

Once the course has been completed, the Associate Apple Test can be taken online.

Competition now closed

Congratulations to Lane Wyrick

Diana has very kindly given us one place on the live course to give away to a lucky FCP.co reader. Instead of running a Twitter giveaway, we thought that we would randomly pick a user who has registered on FCP.co.

If you are not already a member and want to have the chance of winning the course, just go to the Community signup page and follow the instructions. It will also mean you can take part on our popular Forum.

Entries for the course draw will close on the evening of May 8th and the winner announced on the 9th. Best of luck! 



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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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