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Shutterstock and PremiumBeat announce their free range of Final Cut Pro X Editor Kits

shutterstock free fcpx tutorials

Have these just raised the bar for free Final Cut Pro X tutorials? Not only do you get a tutorial video, you get the project XML and all the footage & music too!

Everybody loves free, and we think these new kits & tutorials will be a hit. Shutterstock and PremiumBeat are making these tutorials, projects and all the elements available completely free. The stock & music can even be used on commercial projects. Total worth over $2,000! The downloads open as disk images and then into applications. Running the applications loads the project and media into a Library.



'Check out all 5 Editor Kits which launched with the start of the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Each Editor Kit features a robust tutorial, plus free Shutterstock video clips and music tracks so you can start experimenting with the FCP X features right away. The package also includes a Final Cut Pro XML file for simple, one-click launch of a Final Cut Pro library complete with all assets.

With amazing, time-saving features like Optical Flow, 3D Text Effects, and a suite of advanced color-correction tools — all of which are explained in this series — Final Cut Pro is a go-to solution for production companies and feature filmmakers: Both Tina Fey’s recent Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and 2015’s Focus, starring Will Smith, were edited entirely in Final Cut Pro.

All 5 Editor Kits show you how to create something amazing using Final Cut's built-in tools and effects - with Shutterstock assets as inspiration. You can access all of the downloadable kits and watch the associated tutorial videos. The kits cover a wide range topics, including'

Box Office Impact: How to Create an Action Trailer with a 3D Title

Extreme Action: Creating Speed Effects Using Optical Flow

Blockbuster Color: Creating Stylized Color Grades

Boom Goes the Dynamite: Creating Muzzle Flashes

The Perfect Storm: Creating Realistic Rain and Weather Using Blending Modes

Yes we are impressed and these tutorials & content make a great addition to the ever-growing roster of free help out there for Final Cut Pro X.


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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. 

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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