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Win one of 10 copies of the updated X2Pro audio converter application for #FCPX


***Winners Announced***

Marquis Broadcast has just released updates to the X2Pro Audio Convert applications that deliver audio content from Final Cut Pro X into ProTools. We have 5 copies of X2Pro Audio Convert and 5 copies of X2ProLE Audio Convert to giveaway.

We were going to run this giveaway last week on July the 4th when the update was announced, but we thought it would be better to delay it until this Monday so that everyone would be back in the office or edit suite. It's also our biggest ever giveaway raffle with products totalling over $1,000 up for grabs.

Marquis Broadcast has released an update to X2Pro so that the app now supports REDCODE RAW (R3D). R3D is a proprietary multimedia audio/video file format owned by the Red Digital Cinema Camera Company and features lossy compression for video contents and lossless for audio contents. This will be big news amongst filmmakers as it will now for the first time allow media from Red cameras to be exported from FCPX to Pro Tools for audio finishing.

An additional feature in the latest version of X2Pro is the provision for muted clips in FCPX to be either muted or excluded from the AAF file via an option in X2Pro's Preferences. There's also new functionality which enables X2Pro to remember the state of roles (which roles are excluded and their order) between sessions. 

There are two version available. X2ProLE is a lower cost version for those who do not need audio files referenced, media trimmed, or the close control of the conversion of Roles. X2ProLE users can upgrade to the full Pro version with an In App Purchase.

X2Pro Audio Convert for professional users is available on the Mac App Store at £99.99/$149.99.

X2ProLE Audio Convert is available on the Mac App Store at £39.99/$59.99.

One thing that struck us about the app is the fact that as unused audio media can be trimmed, Marquis are not too far away from having the tools to build an 'FCP7 style' media manager. Handling video files is of course different, but the future possibility is there.

On to our promotion and we are very happy that Marquis Broadcast has very kindly given us 5 licences of X2Pro and 5 licences of X2ProLE to giveaway.

Congratulations to the 10 winners. This competition is now closed.

1 https://twitter.com/dannylyon
2 https://twitter.com/jeremybrunson
3 https://twitter.com/MaddyKramer
4 https://twitter.com/jason_kool
5 https://twitter.com/richiegarciat
6 https://twitter.com/soundage
7 https://twitter.com/kakejeller
8 https://twitter.com/scottymarkdaddy
9 https://twitter.com/ShaunRangel
10 https://twitter.com/Hdilla

To have a chance of winning one of the 10 apps each worth $149.99 or $59.99, all you have to do is tweet the title of this story and include @FCPdotCo in the tweet. The easiest way to do this is from the tweet button on the top left of the article. The winners will be picked at random from the tweets from now until Friday night, so get tweeting!

Our experience of Avid's Pro Tools is limited, we have sat on the comfy sofa at the back of a few audio sessions whilst an engineer has tweaked away on our project's sound. So we went on the hunt for a good X2Pro tutorial from an expert and quite quickly discovered a great tutorial from the Pro Tools Expert! The video was published over a year ago, but it shows X2Pro in action from an audio guy's perspective.



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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.

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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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