As was mentioned on our Forum, April the first is probably not the best day to announce a new product! Red Giant aren't fooling with BulletProof, a new app that aims to bridge 'the gap between camera and editor.'

We knew from press communication that Red Giant were going to unveil a new product at NAB. Now we know it is an application called 'Bulletproof' that structures workflow.

(April 1, 2013) – Red Giant will unveil BulletProof, a new software application for on set footage handling, at NAB 2013 next week in Las Vegas, NV.  Designed for filmmakers, videographers and data wranglers, BulletProof bridges the gap between camera and editor. Full details will be revealed at the show.  

As well as being demoed on the booth, there are two events announced at NAB that will showcase BulletProof. The first is the official unveiling on the Intel booth on Monday (Cue La Roux?) which we cannot attend as it clashes with the Media Motion Ball. The second is a presentation by Stu Maschwitz at the SuperMeet on Tuesday which we will be attending. He will demo the app and talk about the inspiration behind the development of the product.

So what does BulletProof do?

The Red Giant website teases us with five graphics showing the workflow with the app

Offload your files. Select clips from cameras/cards, then import into a catalog with backup.
Organise your files. View the whole catalog and sort clips with folders and playlists.
Review Your Files. Play individual clips to check their colour, quality and consistency.
Edit Color & Metadata. Apply first-pass color adjustments and add metadata.
Deliver Your Files. Queue and export the clips as transcoded project-ready media.
How this relates to Final Cut Pro X we don't know. Maybe it is directed more at other NLEs, especially those that work on a PC. We will of course report our findings next week from Las Vegas.
You can sign up to be part of the Beta on the Red Giant Site. (Scroll down to RHS)
Written by
Top BloggerThought Leader

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!


Log in to comment