Final Cut Pro X Shortcuts

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June 2018 Posts

] (Right Bracket) | Select Right Edge

Command-3 | Go to Viewer

Shift-Space Bar | Play Reverse

Control-Option-V | Apply Video Role

Control-C | Show All Clips

Option-Right Arrow | Go to Next Subframe

Shift-Command- – (Hyphen) | Decrease Clip Height

Command-Down Arrow | Select Clip Below

Shift-Command-1 | Show/Hide Photos & Audio Sidebar

Control-Option-M | Apply Music Role

Option-3 | Switch to Viewer Angle 3

Command-] (Right Bracket) | Timeline History Forward

Shift-, (Comma) | Nudge Left 10 Frames

Control-J | Play Reverse

Command-N | New Project

Shift-. (Period) | Nudge Right 10 Frames

Option-E | Add Default Video Effect

Option-. (Period) | Nudge Audio Subframe Right

Option-M | Add Marker and Modify

Option-7 | Switch to Viewer Angle 7

Shift-Q | Connect to Primary Storyline – Backtimed

Option-] (Right Bracket) | Trim End

Shift-O | Go to Range End

Option-Shift-Left Arrow | Previous Audio Angle

Down Arrow | Next

Shift-Delete | Replace with Gap

Command-J | Project Properties

Control-Option-4 | Large Filmstrips

Control-9 | Apply Keyword Tag 9

Control-E | Show/Hide Precision Editor


May 2018 Posts

Control-= (Equal Sign) | Raise Volume 1 dB

Command-V | Paste Insert at Playhead

X | Select Clip Range

Option-Command-C | Copy Effects

Option-[ (Left Bracket) | Trim Start

\ (Backslash) | Select Left & Right Edit Edges

Shift-Command-M | Match Audio

Control-D | Change Duration

Option-Shift-Right Arrow | Select Next Audio Angle

Control-Command-V | Show Vectorscope

Control-7 | Apply Keyword Tag 7

Shift-Down Arrow | Select Next Clip

Tab | Activate Next Area

Command-+ (Plus Sign) | Zoom In

Control-Option-6 | Clip Labels Only

, (comma) | Nudge Left

Option-F | Insert/Connect Freeze Frame

Command-Delete | Move to Trash

Control-Option-E | Apply Effects Role

Control-Command-3 | Show/Hide Event Viewer

Option-Command-G | Synchronize Clips

Option-4 | Switch to Angle 4

Shift-F | Reveal in Browser

Control-Option-Down Arrow | Decrease Waveform Size

Left Arrow | Go to Previous Frame

Shift-S | Audio Skimming

Control-6 | Apply Keyword Tag 6

Right Arrow | Go to Next Frame

Shift-Command-N | New Folder

Control-I | Set Range Start

Control-Command-H | Show Histogram


April 2018 Posts

Option-Command-Up Arrow | Lift from Storyline

Option-X | Clear Selected Ranges

I | Set Range Start

Command-, (Comma) | Preferences

Shift-Command-V | Paste Attributes

Shift-? (Question Mark) | Play Around

Command-A | Select All

8 | Cut & Switch to Viewer Angle 8

H | Hand Tool

Option-Command-4 | Go to Inspector

Shift-Command-. (Period) | Show More Filmstrip Frames

Option-Shift-Command-F | Reveal Project in Browser

– (Hyphen) | Negative Timecode Entry

Control-Option-Left Arrow | Previous Pick

Shift-N | Create Normal Speed Segment

W | Insert

Option-Command-M | Match Color

Option-Delete | Reset Current Controls

Shift-I | Go to Range Start

Control-V | Show/Hide Video Animation

Shift-Command-Right Arrow | Select Next Video Angle

Control-Shift-Y | Add to Audition

Shift-Command-G | Break Apart Clip Items

Control-Shift-M | Delete Markers in Selection

T | Trim Tool

Shift-Up Arrow | Extend Selection Up

Control-Option-3 | Waveforms and Filmstrips

V | Enable/Disable Clip

Control-Shift-R | Render All

Option-Command-H | Hide Other Applications


March 2018 Posts

B | Blade

Option-R | Replace from Start

Shift-Command-, (Comma) | Show Fewer Filmstrip Frames

Control-1 | Apply Keyword Tag 1

Command-9 | Background Tasks

Shift-Command-Left Arrow | Previous Video Angle

Control-Option-2 | Large Waveforms

Hold K + J or L | 1/2 speed playback

Control-Option-5 | Filmstrips Only

Option-S | Solo

Control-Tab | Next Tab

Command-6 | Go to Color Inspector

Control-\ (Backslash) | Select Both Video Edit Edges

= (Equal Sign) | Positive Timecode Entry

Option-Shift-2 | Cut/Switch Multicam Video Only

Control-K | Stop While Editing Text

Control-[ (Left Bracket) | Select Left Video Edge

Option-Command-W | Insert Default Generator

Z | Zoom Tool

Option-Shift-C | Copy Keyframes

Option-V | Paste as Connected

Control-4 | Apply Keyword Tag 4

Control-Shift-V | Solo Animation

O | Set Range End

Option-Command-S | Clip Skimming

Option-Command-K | Keyboard Customization

Shift-Command-X | Remove Attributes

Option-Shift-V | Paste Keyframes

Option-9 | Switch to Angle 9

Control-Command-1

Control-F | Favorites


February 2018 Posts

Control-Command-W  | Show Video Waveform

Control-Command-J  | Library Properties

Option-1  | Switch to Angle 1

D  | Overwrite

Control-Shift-O  | Play to End

5 | Cut & Switch to Angle 5

Option-Left Arrow | Go to Previous Field

Shift-Command-A | Deselect All

Control-M | Delete Marker

Command-A | Select All

Option-Command-X | Remove Effects

Shift-D | Overwrite – Backtimed

Command-7 | Show/Hide Video Scopes

Control-Option-D | Apply Dialogue Role

P | Position Tool

Shift-Command-O | Set Additional Range End

Control-R | Render Selection

Shift-Down Arrow | Extend Selection Down

Control-] (Right Bracket) | Select Right Video Edge

Option-Shift-1 | Cut/Switch Multicam Audio and Video

Control-Option-Up Arrow | Increase Waveform Size

Shift-Command-K | New Keyword Collection

Option-Command-B | Enable/Disable Balance Color

Option-Tab | Next Text

Command-F | Find

Control-Command-4 | Toggle Inspector Height

Command-C | Copy

Command-O | Open Library


January 2018 Posts

Command-L | Loop Playback

Command-B | Blade

Command-Y | Create Audition

Command-E | Share to Default Destination

Control-S | Expand Audio

Command-T | Add Default Transition

Control-Shift-S | Detach Audio

Command-R | Retime Editor

Command-` (Grave Accent) | Show/Hide Sidebar

Command-2 | Go to Timeline

Option-Shift-Y | Finalize Audition

Option-Shift-X | Cut Keyframes

Option-\ (Backslash) | Trim to Selection

Home key (fn-Left arrow) | Go to Beginning

Command-H | Hide Application

Y | Open Audition

E | Append to Storyline

N | Snapping

R | Range Selection Tool

A |Select (Arrow) Tool

C | Select Clip

Command-I | Import Media

Shift-Command-R | Reveal in Finder

Space Bar | Play/Pause

Shift-2 | Source Media: Video Only

Q | Connect to Primary Storyline

2 | Cut and Switch to Viewer Angle 2

Control-O | Set Range End

Option-W | Insert Gap

Shift-Command-A | Deselect All

Option-Space Bar | Play from Playhead


December 2017 Posts

Shift-Right Arrow | Go Forward 10 Frames

Control-Shift-Left Arrow | Previous Angle

Command-M | Minimize

Control-2 | Apply Keyword Tag 2

Command-Right Arrow | Go to Next Subframe

Control-Command-Right Arrow | Extend Selection to Next Clip

Shift-X | Extend Edit

Shift-Command-I | Set Additional Selection Start

Option-Down Arrow | Nudge Down

Control-Z | Zoom to Samples

Control-5 | Apply Keyword Tag 5

Option-Shift-N |  View Clip Names

Command-K | Show/Hide Keyword Editor

Option-Y | Duplicate as Audition

Shift-B | Blade Speed

Shift-] (Right Bracket) | Select Right Audio Edge

Control- – (Hyphen) | Lower Volume 1 dB

Command-X | Cut

Command-[ (Left Bracket)

K | Stop

Shift-H | Retime: Hold

F | Favorite

Control-T | Connect Default Title

Shift-Command-B | Blade All

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