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***Winners Announced***

Digital Rebellion have put more than 300 updates into their media management product, Pro Media Tools which is now at Version 1.1. They have also very kindly given us 2 copies to giveaway.

The $99 Pro Media Tools suite of applications is designed to make handling media easier. Mundane repetitive tasks, quality control, data transfers and more can be accomplished automatically leaving more time for you to do the creative editing. The apps are multi host so not only will they keep our FCPX and FCP7 readers happy, they'll also work with the Mac versions of Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro.

We can see two great uses for Pro Media Tools already. We have started to do a few DIT jobs and the Auto Transfer feature would make life a lot easier as it has the facility to make two copies of the camera card data at the same time. It will also verify the copies so individual files can be recopied if corruption has occurred. Probably worth the $99 price of the app alone for piece of mind on the set!

The second app of the suite we can see an immediate use for is 'Edit Detector.' This will split a quicktime movie down into its individual clips or place markers on an FCP timeline for the detected cuts. If you have ever had to colour correct a flattened self contained movie from a client then you'll know what a time saver it'll be.

Congratulations to

@stuarthadley
@visualvictor

For winning the competition, which is now closed.

To have a chance of winning one of the 2 suites of apps each worth $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 Friday evening, so get tweeting!

300 updates is well, one hell of an update. The main change for version 1.1. of Pro Media Tools is that all the apps are now 64bit which means they'll be able to deal better with large amounts of data. Poste Haste, the FCP7 bins and project template maker is now bundled with the suite too.

Jon Chappell at Digital Rellion has produced this tour of the suite of apps. It was made for Version 1, but the information is still good.

$99 for a suite of 11 applications seems pretty good value, as we hinted above, you might find out that just one app is worth the price alone. If you want to give Pro Media Tools a whirl, you're in luck, Digital Rebellion offer a trial that you can download - the download button is in the banner.

Full feature list updated for 1.1

1.1 Changelog

User Manual


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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.

FCP.co

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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