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Win one of 3 copies of Digital Rebellion's Editmote 2 with extra FCPX functionality & gestures

Editmote 2 released FCPX

***Winners Announced***

Controlling Final Cut Pro X from a iPhone or iPad isn't new. What is new however is Editmote 2 which gains added Final Cut Pro X support, gestures and more. We also have 3 copies to give away.

We were slightly puzzled about a recent Kickstarter project for an app that would control Final Cut Pro or other NLEs with an iPad. Somebody should have told the guy that a similar product is already on the market, Editmote 2!

Editmote 2 is an update from Digital Rebellion that includes a stack of new features. Remember that Editmote supports other NLEs & Apps such as Avid Symphony, Black Magic Media Express, Davinci Resolve/Lite, Motion, REDCINE-X, Adobe Audition, Encore, Prelude and SpeedGrade.

What is new in Editmote 2

  • Gestures
  • Landscape support - create different button layouts for portrait and landscape modes
  • User-defined buttons increased to 20
  • Extra buttons on iPhone 5 in portrait mode
  • More buttons for iPad version
  • Customizable button labels for user-defined buttons
  • iCloud sync
  • Many additional buttons
  • Gestures and button layouts are customisable

Congratulations to the three winners, the competition is now closed.


We have very kindly been given 3 copies of the app to giveaway. To have a chance of winning one of the 3 apps each worth $4.99, 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 Monday morning, so get tweeting!


We asked Jon Chappell from Digital Rebellion to tell us more about using Editmote 2 with FCPX.

The following gestures are available:

Single tap (1-5 fingers)
Swipe up/down/left/right (1-5 fingers)
Pinch in / out
Rotate clockwise / anticlockwise

By default the gestures are setup for playback:

Single tap (1 finger) - Play / Pause
Swipe Up (1 finger) - Fast Forward
Swipe Down (1 finger) - Rewind
Swipe Left (1 finger) - Step Left 1 Frame
Swipe Right (1 finger) - Step Right 1 Frame

(plus several more...)

However you can modify the gestures to be whatever you want, so you could for example change Swipe Down to be Add Cut Point or add additional gestures involving more fingers.

Some of the available button functions are mark in/out, zoom in out, add marker, next/prev marker, trim forward/back, undo, volume up/down/mute.
If you need to perform a task that is not available in the button list, there are 20 blank user-defined buttons for this purpose. You can even assign them a name in the button editor.
Editmote FCPX Layout
Don't forget that there are a host of other apps on the Digital Rebellion site including a few that might just get you out of a technical nightmare with your NLEs.

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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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