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Video on demand training for Final Cut Pro X 10.1.3 in German

VOD FCPX tutorial german

The majority of training for FCPX is in English, so when good quality instructional video or publications come along we like to feature them. This time it's a VOD course in German from Robin S Kurz. We also have a discount code available for the first 15 takers.

Ok, we will admit it, we are very lazy being English speakers and as the language of computers and film is predominantly English, we get lots of tutorials.

Robin S Kurz has got in touch to tell us that he's just updated his video on demand course which is in German. Hosted on Vimeo, you can either buy the whole course for $79.95, or in individual bit sized pieces for $1.99 each.

Robin has very kindly offered a discount to the first 15 FCP.co readers that purchase the entire course. Just enter the code FCPCO15 and that will give you 15% off, but when they are gone, they are gone!


As our knowledge of German extends to a couple of years of secondary school learning, Robin also very kindly provided a translation of the course's introduction:

"In this follow-up training of his best-selling and highly praised german language Final Cut Pro X DVD training for the version 10.0, Robin S. Kurz, himself professional editor and certified trainer, teaches you in over 50 chapters and more than 11 hours everything you need to know about Final Cut Pro X version 10.1.3! The journey starts with the basics, the installation of Final Cut Pro and leads through every imaginable facet, feature, keyboard shortcut and function, all the way to the export of your project.
Amongst all that, you also learn various editing techniques and tips and tricks that are designed to not only make the entry-level and switching editor’s work fast, fun and easy, but also that of the hardened professional. In a way that in the end you’re able to concentrate on your actual job: storytelling!
Without wasting too much time on laborious technical details that digital editing can bring with it, you not only learn how to correctly and efficiently import your material and organize it with the brilliant new media management, but also learn what little surprises are hidden under Final Cut Pro X’s hood. Topics such as keyword collections, trimming, auditions, retiming, audio and music editing, transformation, animation, color-correction, transitions, effects, connected clips, secondary story lines and much much more obviously can’t be missed! And as a little extra, I also introduce you to the power of Compressor and explain when and how it can be useful for you and your production, especially in the context of FCP X.

With all this new found knowledge and helpful techniques, you are sure to be left with very few question unanswered, if any at all!"
Robin has been busy as he also has an hour long lesson on multicam editing in FCPX available for $19.99.



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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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