CoreMelt has just released a new Final Cut Pro plugin- StyleX: Grunge, powered by machine learning.

We are sure you are familiar with Coremelt's tracking plugins, this is something new. It's a plugin that uses trained machine learning to apply stylised textures and looks.



Roger Bolton from Coremelt explains: 

"StyleX: Grunge provides 50 pre-trained machine learning styles to give your video various illustrative or drawn "dirty" looks. These are not LUTs, they add texture and change the video based on content. More style packs will come in future. Experimenting with applying them using blendmodes, partial opacity and masks lets you create some really unique looks.

This is our first Apple Silicon M1 native product, unfortunately there are some issues beyond our control why we couldn't have our previous products Apple Silicon native yet, but we're working on them and they're coming soon"


The plugin is $49, but by using the coupon code STXFCPCO you can get the pack for 50% off until the 4th of April 2021.

Coremelt have also produced couple of tutorial videos, there's also a free trial sou you can see what StyleX: Grunge looks like on your footage.




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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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JoeEditor's Avatar
JoeEditor replied the topic: #113698 27 Mar 2021 01:39
"StyleX: Grunge is Apple Silicon M1 native, but also works great on Intel Macs."
Mikeybouchereau's Avatar
Mikeybouchereau replied the topic: #113732 28 Mar 2021 22:43
Seems like an interesting idea. I love the use of machine learning. Excited to see where these tools may take us in the future.
Triumph's Avatar
Triumph replied the topic: #113733 29 Mar 2021 08:03
Peter you say here that it only for silicon mac but on coremelt webpage there is this: “ StyleX: Grunge is Apple Silicon M1 native, but also works great on Intel Macs.”

Sorry did not see directly that it was already posted by BB. 
I did test it on my Intel MBP and it works.
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peteramwiggins replied the topic: #113735 29 Mar 2021 08:47
Ok, a bit of confusion, I've removed the line.
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peteramwiggins replied the topic: #113736 29 Mar 2021 09:09
We have also updated the coupon code, it now gets you the pack at 50% off. STXFCPCO
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Triumph replied the topic: #113739 29 Mar 2021 11:57
Did buy it this morning and now 50% off, I was to quick. Shxxxxxx....