Wow, some big price cuts on the Neo workflow packages, the big 3D pack looks like it is now nearly a third of the original price. GoPro are definitely trying to make their mark in the world of 3D editing.

The big daddy of 3D workflow solutions for Final Cut Pro has just got a lot cheaper. GoPro have announced lower cost product lines featuring CineForm’s award-winning 2D and 3D production workflow solutions

I think we all predicted this but it is nice to see the new lower prices fit better into the FCP ecosystem. Of course the big question of whether FCPX supports 3D out of the box still remains.

"So much has happened at CineForm in the past six months, including the acquisition by GoPro which has already influenced our product and market strategy.  We’re excited to demonstrate our CineForm Studio product line which is an updated, lower cost evolution of the Neo product line,” said David Taylor, GoPro’s VP of Software Products. “Over the past year, the industry has seen significant and rapid development of production workflow technologies - from cameras to post production systems - and especially in stereo 3D production workflows. Now as a part of GoPro, we have the resources to accelerate our developments for the professional production marketplace while also extending our reach into the consumer and prosumer markets where GoPro is clearly a leader.”

CineForm Studio Premium: Availability: May 1  Price: $299.00 US

CineForm Studio Premium captures the most popular features of both Neo HD and Neo 4K into a singular, new solution ideal for 2D and 3D broadcast and feature film production. A fully-featured First Light application, CineForm Studio Premium adds two new important features previously unavailable, including Alpha Channel support, plus support for unlimited keyframing for color and 3D adjustments.  CineForm Studio Premium will be a free upgrade to existing NeoHD and Neo4K v5 customers. 

CineForm Studio Professional: Availability: May 1  Price: $999.00 US

CineForm Studio Professional extends even more powerful stereo 3D post-production capabilities to 3D broadcasters and 3D feature filmmakers, and is optimized for multi-camera stereo rigs, such as SI, PHANTOM, RED, and ARRI ALEXA. Also a fully featured First Light application, CineForm Studio Professional enables individual eye adjustments required for multi-cam stereo productions, adds keystone adjustments, ghost busting, and many other professional 3D features while enabling real-time 3D editing for both Windows and Mac-based editing applications.

Don't forget the free version for your 2 GoPro camera 3D rig

CineForm Studio: Availability: ImmediatePrice: Free download at http://gopro.com/3d-overview/

CineForm Studio is a free 3D editing application specifically designed for use with GoPro’s recently released 3D HERO® System, an accessory that allows HD HERO camera owners to combine two HD HEROs together to capture synchronized 1080p 3D videos and photos. Available for both Mac and Windows platforms, CineForm Studio converges videos and photos captured with the 3D HERO System and provides image adjustment tools including 3D convergence control with unlimited keyframing, frame-rate, exposure, contrast, saturation, color temperature, image rotation, frame resizing, as well as cropping and zooming. Users can export their content using the GoPro CineForm codec for further editing in other applications or as H.264 compressed .mp4 files for viewing in 3D on any active or passive 3D display, on a computer, or online at YouTube.

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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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