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IBC Day 2 and 3 - The FCPX @ IBC Tour

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Day two and three of IBC were spent at Spaces, close to the RAI. We were there for the FCPX Tour event. If you didn't go, you missed one of the most important FCPX events to happen this year.

With only a month or so notice, Ronny Courtens and Nouche did an amazing job of putting on a two day event close to IBC - just for people interested in Final Cut Pro X. We also attended last year's similar event, but this time the team including Sam Mestman, Jesús Pérez-Miranda and Soho Editors took it to a new level.

Before you hit the comments, all the demos & presentations were recorded and will be published right here on FCP.co over the next few weeks. Apple did not do a presentation.


So what did you miss? 

A unique collection of user stories and demos from some of the best 'FCPX brains' in the business. 

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Duncan Shepherd talking 360 editing on FCPX


The highlights ranged from Duncan Shepherd and Paul McCartney VR, a documentary series shot on 15 iPhones and edited in FCPX, Europe's largest feature film of 2017 being cut on FCPX, Coremelt announcing a new plugin NoiseX and a very cool demo showing instant project sharing in Resolve. (Yes there are other NLEs out there!)

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Benjamin Mercer talking about the feature film 'The Unkown Soldier"


Each presentation was of a very high quality, rammed with good information and tips. Numbers in the audience were good too, even at the end on Sunday and for some demos, it was standing room only!

Outside of the presentation area there were workstations set up demoing shared storage (Note the ad- mention FCP.co and you will get 10% off any Lumaforge product!) 360 production with Alex Gollner and his inflatable world, Greg and Philip from Intelligent Assistance and more.

I'm sure everybody will agree that Ronny and his team need a huge thank you for putting this event together. If you missed it, you missed out. Make sure you put a note in your diary to attend next year, you will not regret it.

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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.

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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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