Closing Lower Professional X Keyboard Shortcuts to Edit Video Effectively

Speed ​​up your Final Cut Pro X video editing with these keyboard shortcuts for editing, reviewing, and more.

If you want to edit video on macOS, choose Final Cut Pro X. In addition to editing video, this feature gives you powerful control over audio, motion graphics, and delivery. If you're serious about getting into production from start to finish, Final Cut Pro X will help you transition.

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Since Final Cut Pro X offers a number of robust options, shortcuts are almost required. After all, you don't want to juggle menus while trying to play your content. Instead, you can focus on what is important.

That's why we created this handy list of Final Cut Pro X shortcuts. Because of the scope of the program, the links have been divided into ten categories. Overall, they are tailored to different phases of editing, review, and general program usage.

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Final Cut Pro X keyboard shortcuts

abbreviation action
Application shortcuts
Cmd + H. Hide app
Cmd + M. Minimize the app
Cmd + O. Open library
Cmd + Q. Quit the app
Command + comma (,) Open the settings
Option + Command + K. Command editor
Shift + Command + Z. Repeat change
Cmd + Z. Undo change
C. Select clip
Cmd + C. Copy selection
Cmd + D. duplicate
Cmd + X. Cut the selection
Cmd + G. Create a storyline
Cmd + Y. Create auditions
Cmd + B. blade
Shift + Command + B. Sound all
Cmd + A. Choose all
Shift + Command + A. deselect all
Ctrl + D. Change duration
Ctrl + L. Set the volume relatively
Ctrl + Option + L. Adjust the volume absolutely
Clear Clear
Option + Command + Delete Delete selection only
V. Activate / deactivate clip
G Toggle storyline mode
Option + right bracket ()) Cut end
Option + left bracket (() Trim start
Option + backslash () Crop to selection
Option + Command + M. Matching colors
Shift + Command + M. Match audio
Option + Command + C. Copy effects
Option + Shift + C. Copy keyframes
Option + Shift + X. Cut out keyframes
Option + Shift + V. Insert keyframes
Option + Command + V. Paste effects
Shift + Command + V. Insert attributes
Option + tab Next text
Option + Shift + Tab Previous text
Option + C. Add caption
Ctrl + Shift + C. Edit label
M. Add markers
Option + M. Add and change markers
Ctrl + C. Show all clips
Option + X. Delete selected areas
Option + O. Delete end of range
Option + I. Delete range start
Ctrl + M. Delete marker
Ctrl + Shift + M. Delete markings in selection
R. Area selection tool
X. Select clip area
Ö Set end of range
Ctrl + O. Set end of range (while editing a text field)
I Set range start
Ctrl + I. Set end of range (while editing a text field)
U. Removes ratings from the selection
Option + N. New event
Shift + Command + N. New folder
Option + Command + G. Sync clips
Shift + F. View the selected clip in the browser
Option + Shift + Command + F. Show project in browser
Navigation and playback
S. Turn skimming on / off
Shift + S. Audio skimming on / off
Option + Cmd + S. Clip skimming on / off
Left arrow Go to the previous frame
Option + left arrow Move to the previous field
Shift + Left Arrow Go back ten frames
Right arrow Go to the next picture
Option + right arrow Switch to the next subframe
Shift + Right Arrow Go forward ten frames
Home button Go to the beginning
End key Go to the end
Semicolon (;) Switch to the previous edit
Apostrophe (& # 39;) Go to the next edit
Shift + A. Monitor audio
L. Play forward
J. Play in reverse order
Slash (/) Play selection
Ctrl + Shift + O. Play to the end
Space bar Start or pause playback
K. Stop playback
Option + Shift + A. Start / stop voiceover recording
ONE Arrow tool
B. Blade tool
H. Hand tools
P. Position tool
T. Trim tool
Z. Zoom tool
Shift + C. Crop tool
Option + D. Distort tool
Shift + T. Transformation tool
Cmd + plus sign Zoom in
Cmd + minus sign Zoom out
Shift + Z. Zoom suitable
Ctrl + Z. Zoom in on samples
Option + Shift + N. Show clip names
Ctrl + A. Show / hide audio animation
Ctrl + V. Show / hide video animation
Ctrl + Y. Show / hide skimmer information
Shift + Command + hyphen (-) Decrease clip height
Shift + Command + Equals Sign (=) Increase the clip height
Ctrl + Option + Up Arrow Increase the waveform size (clip appearance).
Ctrl + Option + Down Arrow Reduce the waveform size (clip appearance).
Cmd + 1 Go to the browser
Cmd + 2 Go to the timeline
Cmd + 3 Go to the viewer
Cmd + 4 Show / hide the inspector
Cmd + 5 Show / hide the effect browser
Cmd + 6 Go to the color board
Cmd + 7 Show / hide video areas
Cmd + 8 Go to Audio Enhancements
Cmd + 9 Show / hide background tasks
Option + Command + 8 Show / hide voice recorder
General links
Cmd + F. Find
Cmd + I. Import media
Cmd + N. New project
Cmd + J. Project properties
Ctrl + R. Render selection
Ctrl + Shift + R. Render everything

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