We are very pleased to announce the dates for the 5th FCPXCreative Summit 2019. The best event for Final Cut Pro X during the year. 

Just in, we have news that the 5th FCPX Creative Summit dates have changed slightly_

THE DATES ARE NOW 7th to 9th of November 2019

It will be held at the Juniper Hotel in Cupertino.


Day 2 & 3 sessions and keynote will be recorded

There are two registration options: FCPX Creative Summit-Full Conference Pass ($925) & FCPX Creative Summit-Bundle Package ($995) (which includes the recordings).

There is no news about where it will be held, but we expect it to be in the Cupertino/San Jose area. There's no extra details on the official website yet, but we should know more soon.

First of all this is great news as the summit is one of the best events to attend all year if you are interested in Final Cut Pro X.

Secondly, it gives us an idea about hardware and software releases. We would expect to see (and we really don't know and have no NDAs) FCPX 10.5 running on the new Mac Pros if they haven't been released already. If we work on previous years, then possibly 10.5 would be announced on the Friday for download on the following Monday.

It might make sense to release the new Mac Pro before IBC so that it can be featured on third party stands, *sigh* including Blackmagic and Adobe. 

There has been another product manager change for FCPX recently and we would expect to see the new PM take to the stage. 

Please join us chatting about the upcoming FCPX Creative Summit. We go live at 12pm PDT 03pm EDT 08pm BST 09pm CET 


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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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