In this latest presentation from the 2021 FCP Global Summit, all panelists have their eyes on the future.

This is a very interesting look in to the future. This presentation from the 2021 FCP Global Summit has some very experienced and well respected panelists who all chip in with their thoughts on the future of production.

If you use Final Cut Pro, then you have Colleen Pendergast to thank for the GUI redesign that we are all now familiar with. Although she has left the FCP team and Apple, were very keen to hear her thoughts. Well, the ones she can talk about anyway!

Alex Lindsay has huge experience in producing online shows and still hosts the popular Office Hours daily video chat sessions. 

iJustine is a 'one-woman digital phenomenon: techie, gamer, vlogger, and digital creator.' She's also a big FCP user.

Dado Valentic is a film colourist and the founder and CEO of Colourlab.ai (Now supports FCP!)

Finally, Larry O’Connor the CEO from OWC joins host Frederick Van Johnson. Larry's knowledge of future technology has made sure OWC's range of drives, docks and peripherals are always ahead of the needs of filmmakers and content creators.


'Today, creative professionals have amazing tools at their disposal. But what does the future look like? Just a few short years ago, the gear we use daily would have been considered science fiction. So, considering the trends of the present, what might the future hold for creative professionals? In this session photographer and podcaster Frederick Van Johnson will lead a panel of experts in discussing their ideas around what our gear, and our careers might morph into in the coming years.

Some of the topics we'll cover include:

  • Trends in camera systems/gimbals etc
  • Mobile advancements
  • Distribution (streaming services, social)'




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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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Joris Vertenten's Avatar
Joris Vertenten replied the topic: #119336 07 Mar 2022 15:42
Colourlab Ai is an amazing tool. Fetch and push with FCP, Pr, DR. Love it
Stu Wart's Avatar
Stu Wart replied the topic: #119346 08 Mar 2022 09:30
Interesting verbatim... now for what we NEED to work :

- Motion roundtrip back !
- A mixer panel (even for pre-mix)
- Proper AAF exports

Thank you for the tracker, though, hahahaha