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Presentation videos from the FCP Exchange event at NAB 2016

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Didn't manage to make it to NAB this year and missed out on the FCP Exchange presentations? Don't worry, we are publishing them right here. What were you going to do this Tuesday morning?

This year's NAB was a show of changes. Everything is smaller, cheaper and faster. The floor talk was about 360 video, Thunderbolt 3 and what can handle 8K. But situated in the hotel next door was the FCP Exchange suite - and for us it had the most interesting presentations of the show. All about Final Cut Pro X and the growing ecosystem.

We are very happy to be able to present the videos from the event. What you won't see is the Apple presentation as that was under a strict NDA which all attendees had to sign. However, we will hopefully have every other presentation taped, edited and viewable right here.

We must also thank Bill Davis for doing all of the incredible work of editing these clips down in FCPX (sometimes in mid-presentation) and also to Mark Spencer for designing the 3D title animations in Motion. Also a final mention to Noah from FCPWORKS who holds the whole thing together.

NOTE: Noah tells us there is a bug inbetween iOS and Vimeo- if you cannot see the videos on portable devices, hit the try again button. 


We start off with Sam Mestman who gives us a state of the union. 


Next up is Tim Dashwood and Alex Gollner who talk 360 VR. (BTW standby for an amazing stereo VR user story coming soon!)


We move on to Mark Spencer and he shows us some Motion power tips.


Finally for the first set of videos, we have Wes plate from Automatic Duck who reveals his new product.


A very big thank you to the presenters above. If you have ever had to do a public demo of software, you'll understand the huge amount of preparation work involved.

We will feature the next four videos tomorrow, so stay tuned!


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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.

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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.


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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.

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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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