Cineplay digital rebellion

***Winners Announced***

Digital Rebellion have just released CinePlay, a professional video player application for the iPhone and iPad. There's a lot of features in the app such as guides and markers and we've also got three copies to giveaway.

Jon Chappell at Digital Rebellion knows his stuff and over the years he's built up an impressive portfolio of applications that help all editors (not just FCP) to fix, organise and improve their projects and workflow.

New to the lineup is Cineplay, a $9.99 professional video player for the iPhone and iPad. The app does a lot more than just play movies as you would expect, one of the huge features is proper timecode and a proper timecode display. (Big cheer in the office!)

  • Playback of movies stored in Camera Roll, the Videos app, Dropbox, transferred via iTunes, or H.264 movies located at a URL
  • All timings are referenced by timecode, with 00:00:00:00 as the start point if no timecode track is present
  • Step forward and back frame-by-frame
  • Add markers during playback and jump between them (iPad only)
  • Export markers to common marker list formats (iPad only)
  • Adjustable playback speed and looping
  • Mask and crop to various aspect ratios
  • Flip and rotate video
  • Draggable timecode overlay
  • 4:3 and 16:9 safe area overlays
  • Output timecode to Cut Notes
  • Editmote remote control
  • Export single frames to Camera Roll
  • Download videos from the web to your device

Winners Announced


This competition is now closed

We have very kindly been given 3 copies of the app to giveaway. To have a chance of winning one of the 3 apps each worth $9.99, all you have to do is tweet the title of this story and include @FCPdotCo in the tweet. The easiest way to do this is from the tweet button on the top left of the article. The winners will be picked at random from the tweets from now until Monday morning, so get tweeting!


A very clever app from Digital Rebellion that we're sure will help in a lot of production scenarios, especially the client approval process. We can see one use maybe Jon hadn't thought of and that is stepping through our CCTV footage shared via wifi from the server.




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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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