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Win one of 5 copies of the new XEffects Toolkit plugin collections for Final Cut Pro X #FCPX

XEffects Toolkit FCPX

Idustrial Revolution has just released a new set of 53 plugin and utility tools called XEffects Toolkit. It's priced at $49 and billed as 'The most advanced, most featured and most helpful set of tools on the market for Final Cut Pro X.' We have 5 copies to give away too!

Final Cut Pro X comes with a lot of plugins already installed, but editors need more precise tools at their fingertips to quickly fix, highlight, ident or treat the video for professional results.

Idustrial Revolution's new pack of 53 robust utility plugins called XEffects Toolkit adds a large set of tools, perfect for all jobs from broadcast to events. Priced at $49 that works out at less than a dollar a plugin.

We like the extra functionality that has been built in, such as the optional fades or moves at the beginning and end of the effects. It saves editors' time having to apply them manually.

'The plugins range from essential tools such as Subtitles, Caption Safe Area and Pillarbox Shoulders to fine tuning plugins like Alpha Adjust, RGB Channel Adjust or Channel Swap.

The Shrinkback series of plugins range from a Quad Split builder to a completely adjustable Shrinkback with beginning and end scale, position and individual side crop control. All have options to use the move at the beginning, end or both.

We feature a suite of tools for analysis. An Arrow Highlight, Circle Highlight, a Telestrator and Zoom Split Analysis that enlarges footage in a split compared to the original. The two Side Shade plugins allow a vertical or horizontal section of the screen to be darkened with a gradient for graphics or picture overlay. All have optional transitions so you don't have to add them.

The pack also contains a set of Variable Splits, Auto Zoom and Auto Rotate, Guides, 3D Spotlight and 3D Perspective as well as a set of Long Fades and more. We've also included industry standard VT Clocks and Countdown Slates!

How to Win a copy of XEffects Toolkit for FCPX

This competition is now closed

Congratulations to the winners. Please email us at the address you will find on the contact page which you can get to by clicking at the top right of the page.

@shineonmed
@cleash
@mcaro6
@gekkonier
@marcelofrodo

We have very kindly been given 5 copies of the XEffects Toolkit plugin pack to give away. To have a chance of winning one of the 5 licences each worth $49.99, 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 Sunday night on the 10th of November. So get tweeting!

As the plugins are distributed via FxFactory, Noise Industries have made this tutorial which runs through some of the features of the different plugins in the collection.

 

 

 


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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

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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. 

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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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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.

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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.

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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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