top5 speakers

Carrying on our theme of top lists whilst nothing much is really happening in the industry, this time we look at budget audio monitoring. We welcome guest writer Conner Lambden from Conner Productions who has assembled a list of reasonably priced speakers you might like sitting in your edit suite.

Smoke Dec Launch

A nice Christmas present if you can afford it, Autodesk has released Smoke 2013 for the Mac. Industry leading keying, nodal compositing, super-accurate tracking and 3D environments all in one app. 

matrox unified driver

***Update on FCP7 driver news from Matrox***

Matrox have announced that a unified driver is available for Avid Media Composer & Adobe CS6 Production Premium for the PC. They will also add FCPX support in January for the Mac!

blackmagic resolve ripple training

If you need more colour correction or grading than FCPX or plugins will handle, the best way to go is out to Resolve. Blackmagic Design's grading program has come a long way since its acquisition and it continues to grow. Alexis Van Hurkman can show you more.

toshiba hybrid drive

We all love SSDs, but they are expensive and are not up to the capacities we require for serious editing. So could a combined hard disk with built in quick response flash memory be the answer? Toshiba think so.

woowave fcpx premiere

It's a morning of battles! New to the FCP ecosystem is the $49 multicam syncing software WooWave SyncPro that claims it's a lot more accurate than Singular Software's PluralEyes.

lightworks linux

A few people scoffed when we suggested that Lightworks would become a player again in the very competitive NLE market. Think again, 360,000 downloads on and a move onto Linux is real.

thunderbolt IBC

There is Thunderbolt everywhere at IBC 2012 and we thought we would look at the storage vendors that are relevant to the Final Cut Pro market and catch up on new models, new capacities, new speeds and even a skydiver dropping a unit mid dive too.


We met up with Bryce Button from AJA Video Systems who ran us through the new products and software updates at IBC. The T-Tap Thunderbolt to HMDI & SDI ships too.

blackmagic ibc 2012

We don't know why we thought Blackmagic Design would be slightly quieter at IBC this year after a massive NAB that caused their webserver to creak on the opening day. We were wrong, new products for 4K capture and a micro four thirds option on the Cinema Camera just as the original model starts being delivered to customers!

imex suite mxf quicktime

Well almost every app as we're sure there will be some exceptions. Never the less, Hamburg Pro Media's new MXF ImEx Suite might be the answer if you have multiple QuickTime based applications that need to work with MXF media.

axle asset management cloud

We have tried quite a few asset management systems here at FCP.co and they all have one thing in common, they are complicated. Axle Video may have the answer to individuals and companies who want a simple way to share assets.

digital heaven pro player

The demise of QuickTime Player 7 left an opportunity for a company like Digital Heaven to jump in and publish a professional movie playing app. New today is Pro Player and it's been discounted from $29.99 to $19.99 for one week only.