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 Final Cut Pro X Shortcuts.

Here is a list of Final Cut Pro X Shortcuts, that are essential to speeding up you’re work flow in Final Cut Pro X.

1. P

Although the magnetic time line is an amazing feature, some editors would like a more traditional workflow. Simply pressing ‘P’ will change how you use FCPX. With the Position Tool selected, you can freely drag any section of the time line around with out the connected clips either side snapping in to its place. With the Position tool selected, when lifting a clip from the time line to drop else where, a slug is left in its place. This is essential if you have a large complex timeline synced to audio. Simply hit ‘A’ to return to the select tool for editing with the magnetic time line.

2. V and Option – S

These two shortcuts work well together, and that is why there is two commands in one. Hitting ‘V’ on the keyboard while clips are selected will simply Enable/Disable the clip/clips. To solo, simply select one or more clips in you’re timeline that you want to listen to (in isolation from any other clips). Press ‘Option’ – ‘S’ to solo, and again to remove the solo of any selected clips.

3. Option – W

This is one of the top Final Cut Pro X Shortcuts. Use this to insert a gap clip, once remembered, can save you shed loads of time. Imaging you want a blank space at the start of you video, or simply require a gap between clips. By pressing ‘Option’ – ‘W’ will insert a gap clip at the skimmer or playhead position.

4. Option – Command – Down arrow

While editing on the fly this amazing shortcut can save so much time. Pressing ‘Option’ – ‘Command – ‘↓’ arrow key will overwrite the selected clips to the Primary story line. Pressing ‘Option’ – ‘Command – ‘↑’ arrow key will lift the selected clips from the story line, leaving a slug below.

5. Command – B

How could we not have this in the list, ‘Command’ – ‘B’ is a shortcut for the Blade tool. This tool is super helpful, especially when using the click track that comes in a ‘SoundStack’. This will allow you to quickly and precisely cut your clips in time with the track tempo. If you have not all ready visited our tutorial page you can see the blade tool in action.

 

For any other Final Cut Pro X Shortcuts, head over to Apple where a full list is available.