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Launched today, our new FCP.co Community and Forum are now open - Buckle up and enjoy the ride!

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We are very proud to launch our FCP Community page and Forum today. We have included some amazing functionality for users - profiles, groups, events and forum postings to mention a few, everybody is welcome.

We are totally dedicated to providing up to date information and resources to Final Cut Pro editors worldwide. With FCPX moments away, we hope these two new FCP.co website areas will build on our growing success over the last few months.

We've held off launching these for a couple of reasons. 1) We wanted to avoid the endless speculative posts, 2) It took us quite a while to program in the added functionality you won't find on a boring old straight forum.

So what can it all do? You might have noticed the two new menu items on the left. These are the two new main areas, all interlinked of course.

You can log in either by creating an account or by Facebook authentication.

You can posts status updates that will be seen by other community members. These posts can contain links and have embedded photos and videos.

You can reconnect to friends and send messages.

You can send out invites to join and to join groups

You can start or join groups specific to your location or skills. A good example here is MYFCPUG or Malaysian Final Cut Pro User group posted by Isazaly Isa. A great way to publicise your group or FCP related company.

You can post FCP related events that will appear in the FCP.co 'calendar.' Upcoming events also feature on the front page of the site. If you didn't know by now, hopefully we will see FCPX in action at the upcoming SuperMeet. The maps are cool aren't they? 

For the Forum, we are starting from cold today with empty shelves! If you have a question or have information that relates to FCPX and FCP then we would love to hear from you on the board. Your Q&A's will automatically load into your profile.

There is a lot more functionality built into the site that we will gradually enable once it grows, but we think we have taken an enormous step today and we are looking forward to you joining us. Why don't you give it a go right now, it's completely free!

It is going to be an interesting week (hopefully!)


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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.

FCP.co

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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