We have covered different sized proxy generation here before on FCP.co, but not with this level of control and ease. Alex Snelling shows us how easy it is to make very small file sized proxies using Keyflow Pro - and have them link back up to the original media with a click!


My name is Alex Snelling. Nine years ago in 2010, I had the amazing pleasure of working in Johannesburg on the official FIFA World Cup for host broadcaster HBS.

My job was to supervise almost 50 seats of FCP7 and a piece of software called Final Cut Server for a mix of not only editors but journalists and producers from all over the world. Some of the editors were very experienced (some guy called Peter Wiggins was there) but some of the 50-odd journos had never used either FCP7 or FC Server before.

My job was to train these people as well as support the entire workflow. It was an amazing time. As a very early adopter of FCP, I found it hard to believe I was working at The World Cup. The future was bright for FCP. A year later FCP7 and FC Server were discontinued.

Why I am telling you this now?

Flash forward to 2019 and people are still looking to fill the hole of collaborative and shared workflow left by Final Cut Server. Well KeyFlow Pro 2 is just that.

KeyFlow Pro 2 (KFP) is a MAM with a very tight integration with Final Cut Pro X (but not exclusive to FCP). It offers the best proxy workflow available to Final Cut Pro X, (worth the price alone) but it also allows two or more users on a network to collaborate truly together.

KeyFlow Pro has not received the coverage it deserves which is why I have been working with the developers to put that right. With its all new FCPX extension, KFP2 is a must have tool for anyone from single users to small workgroups. It has a deceptively simple interface - don’t be fooled, it is incredibly powerful. You can use it for simple organising or complex automations across networks. With a VPN, users can collaborate across continents!

Have a look at the two videos below, both focussing on proxy workflow; one for single users and the second for shared workgroups.

Alex Snelling is a filmmaker, editor, workflow specialist and has been training people on FCP since 2004, for amongst others Apple.

Log in to comment