Ultimate Final Cut Pro X Keyboard Shortcuts Guide

A) Application Shortcuts

1- Command + H = hide final cut pro

2- Option + Command + H = Hide all other apps except Final Cut Pro.

3- Command + O = Open Library

4- Command + ‘,’ (comma) = Open Final Cut Pro preferences

B) Effects in Final Cut Pro

1- Control + T = Basic title for the primary story.

2- Command + T = Add default Transition

3- Option + Command + C = Copy selected effects and settings

4- Option + Command + C/X = Copy/Cut selected Keyframe and its settings.

5- Shift + Command + M = Match the audio of the different clips

6- Option + Command + M = Match the color of 2 different clips.

7- Option + Command + V = Paste selected Effects and their settings

8- Option + Shift + V = Paste selected keyframes and their settings.

9- Control + Shift + V = Show a single effect at a time in the Animation Editor.

10- Option + Delete = Return the controls to default in the current color-board tab.

11- Control + Command + C = Switch to color pane in the color-board

12- Control + Command + E = This will switch to the Exposure in the Color Board

13- Control + Command + S = This will switch to the saturation in the ColorBoard.

C) Editing Shortcuts

1- Control + Option + L = Adjust the volume for all the selected clips

2- E = Add selected clip to the end of the storyline.

3- Command + B = Blade: cut the storyline/selected clip at the playhead location.

4- Shift Command B = Blade all: Cut all clips at the playhead location.

5- Control + D = Change Duration

6- Control + Shift + Y = Add the selected clip to Audition.

7- Option + Command + Y = Duplicate all the clips in a particular Audition and effects to them.

8- Option + Y = Duplicate the Audition.

9- Q = Connect the selected clip to the Primary Storyline.

10- Shift + Q = Connect to primary storyline, BackTimed.

11- Command + C/X = Copy/Cut the selection.

12- Command + Y = Create a new audition from the selected clip.

13- Command + G = Create a new storyline from the selected clips.

14- Command + V = Paste copied elements at the playhead position.

15- Option + V = Paste the copied elements and connect them to the primary storyline.

16- 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 = When working with multi-cam clips, hitting the corresponding numbers will cut and switch to the correspondent camera angle of the bank you are working in.

17- Command + D = Duplicate your selection.

18- Control + S = View separate audio and video channels for the selected clip.

19- W = Insert your selection at the playhead location.

20- Option + W = Insert gap clip at the playhead position.

21- Control + (-) or (+) = Increase or Decrease the audio volume by 1 Db.

22- Option + G = Create a new compound clip from the selected footage.

23- Option + (,) = Nudge audio edit point to the left by one subframe.

24- Option + (.) = Nudge the audio edit point to the right, by one keyframe.

Note: You can add SHIFT to the following commands to nudge the audio edit point to the left/ right by 10 keyframes instead of one.

25- Control + Shift + Left Arrow = Switch to the previous Video Angle.

26- Control + Shift + Right arrow = Switch to the next video angle.

27- Option + Shift + Left Arrow = Switch to the previous audio angle.

28- Option + Shift + Right Arrow = Switch to the next audio angle.

Note: Angles and audio signals can be switched only in multi-cam footage and its edits.

D) General Shortcuts for Final Cut Pro X

1- Command + I = Import Media from external devices or archives.

2- Control + Command + J = This will open the Library Properties.

3- Command + N = New Project

4- Command + J = Properties of the Current Project

5- Control + R = Start rendering the selection.

6- Control + Shift + R = Start rendering all the clips of the current project.

7- M = Add marker.

8- R = Open the Range Selection Utility

9- Option + N = Create new Event

10- Shift + Command + N = Create a new folder.

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