Final Cut Pro

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Application

CMD+H

Hide Application

Hide Final Cut Pro

CMD+ALT+H

Hide Other Applications

Hide all applications except Final Cut Pro

CMD+ALT+K

Keyboard Customization

Open the Command Editor

CMD+M

Minimize

Minimize Final Cut Pro

CMD+O

Open Library

Open an existing library or a new library

CMD+,

Preferences

Open the Final Cut Pro Preferences window

CMD+Q

Quit

Quit Final Cut Pro

CMD+SHIFT+Z

Redo Change

Redo the last command

CMD+Z

Undo Change

Undo the last command

Editing

CTRL+ALT+L

Adjust Volume Absolute

Adjust the audio volume across all selected clips to a specific dB value

CTRL+L

Adjust Volume Relative

Adjust the audio volume across all selected clips by the same dB value

E

Append to Storyline

Add the selection to the end of the storyline

CTRL+SHIFT+Y

Audition: Add to Audition

Add the selected clip to the audition

ALT+Y

Audition: Duplicate as Audition

Create an audition with a timeline clip and a duplicate version of the clip, including applied effects

CMD+SHIFT+Y

Audition: Duplicate from Original

Duplicate the selected audition clip without applied effects

SHIFT+Y

Audition: Replace and Add to Audition

Create an audition and replace the timeline clip with the current selection

CMD+B

Blade

Cut the primary storyline clip (or the selection) at the skimmer or playhead location

CMD+SHIFT+B

Blade All

Cut all clips at the skimmer or playhead location

CMD+SHIFT+G

Break Apart Clip Items

Break the selected item into its component parts

CTRL+D

Change Duration

Change the duration of the selection

CTRL+SHIFT+T

Connect Default Lower Third

Connect the default lower third to the primary storyline

CTRL+T

Connect Default Title

Connect the default title to the primary storyline

Q

Connect to Primary Storyline

Connect the selection to the primary storyline

SHIFT+Q

Connect to Primary Storyline - Backtimed

Connect the selection to the primary storyline, aligning the selection’s end point with the skimmer or playhead

CMD+Y

Create Audition

Create an audition from the selection

CMD+G

Create Storyline

Create a storyline from a selection of connected clips

1

Cut and Switch to Viewer Angle 1

Cut and switch the multicam clip to angle 1 of the current bank

2

Cut and Switch to Viewer Angle 2

Cut and switch the multicam clip to angle 2 of the current bank

3

Cut and Switch to Viewer Angle 3

Cut and switch the multicam clip to angle 3 of the current bank

4

Cut and Switch to Viewer Angle 4

Cut and switch the multicam clip to angle 4 of the current bank

5

Cut and Switch to Viewer Angle 5

Cut and switch the multicam clip to angle 5 of the current bank

6

Cut and Switch to Viewer Angle 6

Cut and switch the multicam clip to angle 6 of the current bank

7

Cut and Switch to Viewer Angle 7

Cut and switch the multicam clip to angle 7 of the current bank

8

Cut and Switch to Viewer Angle 8

Cut and switch the multicam clip to angle 8 of the current bank

9

Cut and Switch to Viewer Angle 9

Cut and switch the multicam clip to angle 9 of the current bank

Delete

Delete

Delete the timeline selection, reject the browser selection, or remove a through edit

CMD+ALT+Delete

Delete Selection Only

Delete the selection and attach the connected clip or clips to the resulting gap clip

CMD+SHIFT+A

Deselect All

Deselect all selected items

CMD+D

Duplicate

Duplicate the browser selection

V

Enable/Disable Clip

Enable or disable playback for the selection

CTRL+S

Expand Audio

View audio and video separately for selected clips

CTRL+ALT+S

Expand/Collapse Audio Components

Expand or collapse audio components for the selection in the timeline

SHIFT+X

Extend Edit

Extend the selected edit point to the skimmer or playhead position

SHIFT+Down Arrow

Extend Selection Down

In the browser list view, add the next item to the selection

CMD+CTRL+Right-Arrow

Extend Selection to Next Clip

In the timeline, add the next item to the selection

SHIFT+Up Arrow

Extend Selection Up

In the browser list view, add the previous item to the selection

ALT+SHIFT+Y

Finalize Audition

Dissolve the audition and replace it with the audition pick

W

Insert

Insert the selection at the skimmer or playhead position

ALT+F

Insert/Connect Freeze Frame

Insert a freeze frame at the playhead or skimmer location in the timeline, or connect a freeze frame from the skimmer or playhead location in the event to the playhead location in the timeline

ALT+W

Insert Gap

Insert a gap clip at the skimmer or playhead position

CMD+ALT+W

Insert Default Generator

Insert the default generator at the skimmer or playhead position

CMD+ALT+Up Arrow

Lift from Storyline

Lift the selection from the storyline and connect it to the resulting gap clips

CTRL+-

Lower Volume 1 dB

Lower the audio volume by 1 dB

CTRL+P

Move Playhead Position

Move the playhead by entering a timecode value

ALT+G

New Compound Clip

Create a new compound clip (if there’s no selection, create an empty compound clip)

ALT+,

Nudge Audio Subframe Left

Nudge the selected audio edit point left by one subframe, creating a split edit

ALT+SHIFT+,

Nudge Audio Subframe Left Many

Nudge the selected audio edit point left by 10 subframes, creating a split edit

ALT+.

Nudge Audio Subframe Right

Nudge the selected audio edit point right by one subframe, creating a split edit

ALT+SHIFT+.

Nudge Audio Subframe Right Many

Nudge the selected audio edit point right by 10 subframes, creating a split edit

ALT+Down Arrow

Nudge Down

Nudge down the value of the selected keyframe in the animation editor

,

Nudge Left

Nudge the selection one unit to the left

SHIFT+,

Nudge Left Many

Nudge the selection 10 units to the left

.

Nudge Right

Nudge the selection one unit to the right

SHIFT+.

Nudge Right Many

Nudge the selection 10 units to the right

ALT+Up Arrow

Nudge Up

Nudge up the value of the selected keyframe in the animation editor

Y

Open Audition

Open the selected audition

`

Override Connections

Temporarily override clip connections for the selection

D

Overwrite

Overwrite at the skimmer or playhead position

SHIFT+D

Overwrite - Backtimed

Overwrite from the skimmer or playhead position back

CMD+ALT+Down Arrow

Overwrite to Primary Storyline

Overwrite at the skimmer or playhead position in the primary storyline

ALT+V

Paste as Connected

Paste the selection and connect it to the primary storyline

CMD+V

Paste Insert at Playhead

Insert the Clipboard contents at the skimmer or playhead position

CTRL+SHIFT+Left Arrow

Previous Angle

Switch to the previous angle in the multicam clip

ALT+SHIFT+Left Arrow

Previous Audio Angle

Switch to the previous audio angle in the multicam clip

CTRL+Left Arrow

Previous Pick

Select the previous clip in the Audition window, making it the audition pick

CMD+SHIFT+Left Arrow

Previous Video Angle

Switch to the previous video angle in the multicam clip

CTRL+=

Raise Volume 1 dB

Raise the audio volume by 1 dB

SHIFT+R

Replace

Replace the selected clip in the timeline with the browser selection

ALT+R

Replace from Start

Replace the selected clip in the timeline with the browser selection, starting from its start point

SHIFT+Delete

Replace with Gap

Replace the selected timeline clip with a gap clip

CMD+A

Select All

Select all clips

C

Select Clip

Select the clip under the pointer in the timeline

CMD+Up Arrow

Select Clip Above

Select the clip above the current timeline selection at the skimmer or playhead location

CMD+Down Arrow

Select Clip Below

Select the clip below the current timeline selection at the skimmer or playhead location

SHIFT+[

Select Left Audio Edge

For audio/video clips in expanded view, select the left edge of the audio edit point

[

Select Left Edge

Select the left edge of the edit point

SHIFT+\

Select Left and Right Audio Edit Edges

For audio/video clips in expanded view, select the left and right edges of the audio edit point

\

Select Left and Right Edit Edges

Select the left and right edges of the edit point

CTRL+\

Select Left and Right Video Edit Edges

For audio/video clips in expanded view, select the left and right edges of the video edit point

CTRL+[

Select Left Video Edge

For audio/video clips in expanded view, select the left edge of the video edit point

CTRL+SHIFT+Right Arrow

Select Next Angle

Switch to the next angle in the multicam clip

ALT+SHIFT+Right Arrow

Select Next Audio Angle

Switch to the next audio angle in the multicam clip

CMD+Right Arrow

Select Next Clip

Move the playhead and the selection to the next topmost timeline clip in the same role

CTRL+Right Arrow

Select Next Pick

Select the next clip in the Audition window, making it the audition pick

CMD+SHIFT+Right Arrow

Select Next Video Angle

Switch to the next video angle in the multicam clip

CMD+Left Arrow

Select Previous Clip

Move the playhead and the selection to the previous topmost timeline clip in the same role

SHIFT+]

Select Right Audio Edge

For audio/video clips in expanded view, select the right edge of the audio edit point

]

Select Right Edge

Select the right edge of the edit point

CTRL+]

Select Right Video Edge

For audio/video clips in expanded view, select the right edge of the video edit point

CMD+SHIFT+O

Set Additional Selection End

Set an additional range selection end point at the playhead or skimmer location

CMD+SHIFT+I

Set Additional Selection Start

Set an additional range selection start point at the playhead or skimmer location

CTRL+E

Show/Hide Precision Editor

When an edit point is selected, show or hide the precision editor

N

Snapping

Turn snapping on or off

ALT+S

Solo

Solo the selected items in the timeline

SHIFT+1

Source Media: Audio & Video

Turn on audio/video mode to add the video and audio portion of your selection to the timeline

SHIFT+3

Source Media: Audio Only

Turn on audio-only mode to add the audio portion of your selection to the timeline

SHIFT+2

Source Media: Video Only

Turn on video-only mode to add the video portion of your selection to the timeline

CMD+CTRL+ALT+C

Split Caption

Replace the selected captions with abutting single-line captions, one for each line of text in the original captions.

ALT+1

Switch to Viewer Angle 1

Switch the multicam clip to angle 1 of the current bank

ALT+2

Switch to Viewer Angle 2

Switch the multicam clip to angle 2 of the current bank

ALT+3

Switch to Viewer Angle 3

Switch the multicam clip to angle 3 of the current bank

ALT+4

Switch to Viewer Angle 4

Switch the multicam clip to angle 4 of the current bank

ALT+5

Switch to Viewer Angle 5

Switch the multicam clip to angle 5 of the current bank

ALT+6

Switch to Viewer Angle 6

Switch the multicam clip to angle 6 of the current bank

ALT+7

Switch to Viewer Angle 7

Switch the multicam clip to angle 7 of the current bank

ALT+8

Switch to Viewer Angle 8

Switch the multicam clip to angle 8 of the current bank

ALT+9

Switch to Viewer Angle 9

Switch the multicam clip to angle 9 of the current bank

G

Toggle Storyline Mode

Turn on or turn off the ability to build storylines when dragging clips in the timeline

ALT+]

Trim End

Trim the end of the selected or topmost clip to the skimmer or playhead position

ALT+[

Trim Start

Trim the clip start point to the skimmer or playhead position

ALT+\

Trim to Selection

Trim clip start and end points to the range selection

Effects

CTRL+SHIFT+T

Add Basic Lower Third

Connect a basic lower-third title to the primary storyline

CTRL+T

Add Basic Title

Connect a basic title to the primary storyline

CMD+ALT+E

Add Default Audio Effect

Add the default audio effect to the selection

CMD+T

Add Default Transition

Add the default transition to the selection

ALT+E

Add Default Video Effect

Add the default video effect to the selection

ALT+Delete

Color Board: Reset Current Board Controls

Reset the controls in the current Color Board pane

CMD+CTRL+C

Color Board: Switch to the Color Pane

Switch to the Color pane in the Color Board

CMD+CTRL+E

Color Board: Switch to the Exposure Pane

Switch to the Exposure pane in the Color Board

CMD+CTRL+S

Color Board: Switch to the Saturation Pane

Switch to the Saturation pane in the Color Board

CMD+ALT+C

Copy Effects

Copy the selected effects and their settings

ALT+SHIFT+C

Copy Keyframes

Copy the selected keyframes and their settings

ALT+SHIFT+X

Cut Keyframes

Cut the selected keyframes and their settings

CMD+ALT+B

Enable/Disable Balance Color

Turn Balance Color corrections on or off

CMD+SHIFT+M

Match Audio

Match the sound between clips

CMD+ALT+M

Match Color

Match color between clips

ALT+Tab

Next Text

Navigate to the next text item

CMD+SHIFT+V

Paste Attributes

Paste selected attributes and their settings to the selection

CMD+ALT+V

Paste Effects

Paste effects and their settings to the selection

ALT+SHIFT+V

Paste Keyframes

Paste keyframes and their settings to the selection

ALT+SHIFT+Tab

Previous Text

Navigate to the previous text item

CMD+SHIFT+X

Remove Attributes

Remove selected attributes from the selection

CMD+ALT+X

Remove Effects

Remove all effects from the selection

CMD+R

Retime Editor

Show or hide the retime editor

SHIFT+N

Retime: Create Normal Speed Segment

Set the selection to play at normal (100 percent) speed

SHIFT+H

Retime: Hold

Create a 2-second hold segment

CMD+ALT+R

Retime: Reset

Reset the selection to play forward at normal (100 percent) speed

CTRL+SHIFT+V

Solo Animation

Show one effect at a time in the Video Animation editor

General

Delete

Delete

Delete the timeline selection, reject the browser selection, or remove a through edit

CMD+F

Find

Show or hide the Filter window (in the browser) or the timeline index (in the timeline)

CMD+ALT+3

Go to Event Viewer

Make the event viewer active

CMD+I

Import Media

Import media from a device, a camera, or an archive

CMD+CTRL+J

Library Properties

Open the Library Properties inspector for the current library

CMD+Delete

Move to Trash

Move the selection to the Finder Trash

CMD+N

New Project

Create a new project

CMD+J

Project Properties

Open the Properties inspector for the current project

CTRL+SHIFT+R

Render All

Start all rendering tasks for the current project

CTRL+R

Render Selection

Start rendering tasks for the selection

CMD+SHIFT+R

Reveal in Finder

Reveal the selected event clip’s source media file in the Finder

Marking

ALT+C

Add Caption

Add a caption to the active language subrole at the playhead location

M

Add Marker

Add a marker at the location of the skimmer or playhead

CTRL+C

All Clips

Change the browser filter settings to show all clips

ALT+M

Add Marker and Modify

Add a marker and edit the marker’s text

CTRL+1

Apply Keyword Tag 1

Apply keyword 1 to the selection

CTRL+2

Apply Keyword Tag 2

Apply keyword 2 to the selection

CTRL+3

Apply Keyword Tag 3

Apply keyword 3 to the selection

CTRL+4

Apply Keyword Tag 4

Apply keyword 4 to the selection

CTRL+5

Apply Keyword Tag 5

Apply keyword 5 to the selection

CTRL+6

Apply Keyword Tag 6

Apply keyword 6 to the selection

CTRL+7

Apply Keyword Tag 7

Apply keyword 7 to the selection

CTRL+8

Apply Keyword Tag 8

Apply keyword 8 to the selection

CTRL+9

Apply Keyword Tag 9

Apply keyword 9 to the selection

ALT+X

Clear Selected Ranges

Clear the range selection

ALT+O

Clear Range End

Clear the range’s end point

ALT+I

Clear Range Start

Clear the range’s start point

CTRL+M

Delete Marker

Delete the selected marker

CTRL+SHIFT+M

Delete Markers in Selection

Delete all of the markers in the selection

CMD+SHIFT+A

Deselect All

Deselect all selected items

CTRL+SHIFT+C

Edit Caption

Open the selected caption in the caption editor

F

Favorite

Rate the browser selection as favorite

CTRL+F

Favorites

Change the browser filter settings to show favorites

CTRL+H

Hide Rejected

Change the browser filter settings to hide rejected clips

CMD+SHIFT+K

New Keyword Collection

Create a new Keyword Collection

CMD+ALT+N

New Smart Collection

Create a new Smart Collection

R

Range Selection Tool

Make the Range Selection tool active

Delete

Reject

Mark the current selection in the browser as rejectedNote: The Delete key removes selected items if the timeline is active instead of the browser.

CTRL+Delete

Rejected

Change the browser filter settings to show rejected clips

CTRL+0

Remove All Keywords From Selection

Remove all keywords from the browser selection

CTRL+ALT+D

Roles: Apply Dialogue Role

Apply Dialogue subroles to the selected clip’s components

CTRL+ALT+E

Roles: Apply Effects Role

Apply Effects subroles to the selected clip’s components

CTRL+ALT+M

Roles: Apply Music Role

Apply Music subroles to the selected clip’s components

CTRL+ALT+T

Roles: Apply Titles Role

Apply the Titles role to the selected clip

CTRL+ALT+V

Roles: Apply Video Role

Apply the Video role to the selected clip

CMD+A

Select All

Select all clips

X

Select Clip Range

Set the range selection to match the boundaries of the clip below the skimmer or playhead

CMD+SHIFT+O

Set Additional Range End

Set an additional range selection end point at the playhead or skimmer location

CMD+SHIFT+I

Set Additional Range Start

Set an additional range selection start point at the playhead or skimmer location

O

Set Range End

Set the end point for the range

CTRL+O

Set Range End

Set the end point for the range while editing a text field

I

Set Range Start

Set the start point for the range

CTRL+I

Set Range Start

Set the start point for the range while editing a text field

U

Unrate

Remove ratings from the selection

Organization

ALT+N

New Event

Create a new event

CMD+SHIFT+N

New Folder

Create a new folder

SHIFT+F

Reveal in Browser

Reveal the selected clip in the browser

CMD+ALT+SHIFT+F

Reveal Project in Browser

Reveal the open project in the browser

CMD+ALT+G

Synchronize Clips

Sync the selected event clips

Share and tools

CMD+E

Share to Default Destination

Share the selected project or clip using the default destination

A

Select (Arrow) Tool

Make the Select tool active

B

Blade Tool

Make the Blade tool active

SHIFT+C

Crop Tool

Make the Crop tool active and display onscreen controls for the selected clip or the topmost clip under the playhead

ALT+D

Distort Tool

Make the Distort tool active and display onscreen controls for the selected clip or the topmost clip under the playhead

H

Hand Tool

Make the Hand tool active

P

Position Tool

Make the Position tool active

SHIFT+T

Transform Tool

Make the Transform tool active and display onscreen controls for the selected clip or the topmost clip under the playhead

T

Trim Tool

Make the Trim tool active

Z

Zoom Tool

Make the Zoom tool active

View

CTRL+ALT+6

Clip Appearance: Clip Labels Only

Depending on the clip name setting, display timeline clips with clip names, role names, or active angle names only

CTRL+ALT+Down Arrow

Clip Appearance: Decrease Waveform Size

Decrease the size of audio waveforms for timeline clips

CTRL+ALT+5

Clip Appearance: Filmstrips Only

Display timeline clips with large filmstrips only

CTRL+ALT+Up Arrow

Clip Appearance: Increase Waveform Size

Increase the size of audio waveforms for timeline clips

CTRL+ALT+4

Clip Appearance: Large Filmstrips

Display timeline clips with small audio waveforms and large filmstrips

CTRL+ALT+2

Clip Appearance: Large Waveforms

Display timeline clips with large audio waveforms and small filmstrips

CTRL+ALT+3

Clip Appearance: Waveforms and Filmstrips

Display timeline clips with audio waveforms and video filmstrips of equal size

CTRL+ALT+1

Clip Appearance: Waveforms Only

Display timeline clips with large audio waveforms only

CMD+SHIFT+-

Decrease Clip Height

Decrease the browser clip height

CMD+SHIFT+=

Increase Clip Height

Increase the browser clip height

CMD+SHIFT+,

Show Fewer Filmstrip Frames

Show fewer filmstrip frames in browser clips

CTRL+A

Show/Hide Audio Animation

Show or hide the Audio Animation editor for the selected clips or components

CTRL+Y

Show/Hide Skimmer Info

Show or hide clip information when skimming in the browser

CTRL+V

Show/Hide Video Animation

Show or hide the Video Animation editor for the selected timeline clips

CMD+SHIFT+.

Show More Filmstrip Frames

Show more filmstrip frames in browser clips

CMD+ALT+SHIFT+,

Show One Frame per Filmstrip

Show one frame per filmstrip

CMD+ALT+2

Toggle Filmstrip/List View

Switch the browser between filmstrip view and list view

ALT+SHIFT+N

View Clip Names

Show or hide clip names in the browser

CMD+Plus Sign (+)

Zoom In

Zoom in to the browser, viewer, or timeline

CMD+Minus Sign (–)

Zoom Out

Zoom out of the browser, viewer, or timeline

SHIFT+Z

Zoom to Fit

Zoom the contents to fit the size of the browser, viewer, or timeline

CTRL+Z

Zoom to Samples

Turn zooming in to audio samples on or off

Windows

CMD+9

Background Tasks

Show or hide the Background Tasks window

CMD+8

Go to Audio Enhancements

Make the Audio Enhancements inspector active

CMD+6

Go to Color Board

Make the Color Board active

CMD+1

Go to Browser

Make the browser active

CMD+ALT+4

Go to Inspector

Make the current inspector active

CMD+2

Go to Timeline

Make the timeline active

CMD+3

Go to Viewer

Make the viewer active

CTRL+Tab

Next Tab

Go to the next pane in the inspector or the Color Board

CTRL+SHIFT+Tab

Previous Tab

Go to the previous pane in the inspector or the Color Board

CMD+ALT+8

Record Voiceover

Show or hide the Record Voiceover window

CMD+CTRL+H

Show Histogram

Show the histogram in the viewer

CMD+CTRL+V

Show Vectorscope

Show the vectorscope in the viewer

CMD+CTRL+W

Show Video Waveform

Show the waveform monitor in the viewer

CMD+SHIFT+7

Show/Hide Angles

Show or hide the angle viewer

CMD+SHIFT+8

Show/Hide Audio Meters

Show or hide the audio meters

CMD+CTRL+1

Show/Hide Browser

Show or hide the browser

CMD+CTRL+6

Show/Hide Comparison Viewer

Show or hide the comparison viewer

CMD+5

Show/Hide Effects Browser

Show or hide the Effects browser

CMD+CTRL+5

Show/Hide Transitions Browser

Show or hide the Transitions browser

CMD+CTRL+3

Show/Hide Event Viewer

Show or hide the event viewer

CMD+4

Show/Hide Inspector

Show or hide the inspector

CMD+K

Show/Hide Keyword Editor

Show or hide the keyword editor

CMD+1

Show/Hide Libraries Sidebar

Show or hide the Libraries sidebar

CMD+SHIFT+1

Show/Hide Photos and Audio Sidebar

Show or hide the Photos and Audio sidebar

CMD+`

Show/Hide Sidebar

Show or hide the sidebar

CMD+ALT+7

Show/Hide 360° Viewer

Show or hide the 360° viewer

CMD+CTRL+2

Show/Hide Timeline

Show or hide the timeline

CMD+SHIFT+2

Show/Hide Timeline Index

Show or hide the timeline index for the open project

CMD+ALT+1

Show/Hide Titles and Generators Sidebar

Show or hide the Titles and Generators sidebar

CMD+7

Show/Hide Video Scopes

Show or hide the video scopes in the viewer

CMD+CTRL+4

Toggle Inspector Height

Switch between the half-height view and full-height view in the inspector