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A roundup of the latest Final Cut Pro X plugins

october plugin roundup

It has been a while since we have done a FCPX plugin roundup, so here are all the new plugin products from different developers that have been released over the last few weeks. There's a 25% off coupon code in there too!

We start off with not a new plugin, but a repeat test of one we mentioned back at the beginning of September. Photon Pro is a $29.99 noise reduction plugin for Final Cut Pro X that is available on the Mac App Store. 

We published Florian Farenberger's original video review of the plugin which produced good results. He did a side by side test of Photon Pro against the Neat Video noise reduction plugin. Florian's just emailed us to say that he's just published a new version that's more succinct, looks more closely at the differences between the two plugins and takes into account the three updates to Photon Pro since the original video was released. A lot of graphics card bugs have been quashed.

 

Next up is a new product from longtime FCP fans DVcreators. They have released a pack of plugins called FilmStyles. Priced at $99 they give instant looks or styles from popular films such as Amelie, Minority report and 300. 

They have very kindly given us a link and coupon code for FCP.co readers to get 25% off the purchase price. Use the code FCPCO50 at checkout.

 

MotionVFX has released a couple of new products recently.

MTitle Urban Pack is a $59 collection of 15 urban titles made especially for Final Cut Pro X

 

mLooks Vintage is a $29 collection of old film stock and flare looks for FCPX 

 

On to a couple of new plugs from the FxFactory stable.

Hawaiki Style is a $49 set of 75 styles or effects that can be applied to text and logos.

 

Finally, a rather unique set of plugins from Stupid Raisins. Story Pop is a $99 collection of whiteboard animation elements.

 

 


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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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