Announced at the, erhem, Creative Pro User Group SuperMeet in San Francisco, Scribbeo is a $0.99 app that makes sharing notes and annotations on video easy.

We had this story ready to go after the meeting, but found out that the apps were not yet available on the store. We just did a check and they've passed through the approval, so full steam ahead for collaborating with video on your iOS devices!

Scribbeo is a a cross platform app from Digital Film Tree that allows you to make written, or spoken notes directly onto video clips and images. You can share and expedite these notes in various ways with other Scribbeo users. The most amazing thing? Scribbeo is $0.99, yes just 99 cents.



"Scribbeo™ is an application that puts easy-to-use powerful tools in the hands of users making a variety of content – entertainment, health care – who need to share recorded images, comment or annotate footage with notes, and then distribute the markups through email (HTML or PDF).

Designed and built from the ground up on the iOS platform, Scribbeo™ is a universal application that runs on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and is fully AirPlay and AirPrint compatible."



Scribbeo gives you options based on your preferences and the needs of your project in the workflow of your choice: a) via an iTunes workflow, b) server-based protocol built around your server or c) or a scaled up, full-service, customized enterprise solution for users with special requirements.

The app’s multi-touch, highly intuitive user interface makes sharing video mark-ups a fast and easy process with bank-level security for your privacy and protection. With a simple finger tap, each frame of a video can be commented on by various users. Notes can be typed or voice recorded, and remarks made by other collaborators are automatically displayed in a notes table. For easy tracking purposes, written and voice-recorded notes are stamped with date, time and time code information, as well as the initials of the person making them.



There are three ways of the app working, Local, Network and Live Transcode. The first syncs movies using iTunes. The last two will require Scribbeo Server being installed on your Mac, PC or Linux box, it is a free download.

One user who is already singing Scribbeo's praises is Shane Brennan who uses the app on NCIS Los Angeles to streamline the show's workflow:

"Everyone will find Scribbeo™ useful – the director, producer, studio exec, editor, sound editor, music supervisor, post supervisor. The app itself is very simple to set up and use, and communicating is clearer because I can make mark-ups right on the screen, verbally record notes, type written comments or all three – whichever method conveys my intentions in the best way.”

If you just want to watch dailies without having to burn DVDs or want to collaborate on a video production whilst on the other side of the world, Scribbeo might be the answer. At 99 cents it's worth giving it a try.

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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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