Reuben Evans. Shortcuts save time, everyone knows that. Master these moves to edit more fluidly, and enable your mind to think more creatively. Instead of thinking about the tools, your mind can focus entirely on the creative choices. FCP X is already fast, but it is still an important discipline to identify repetitive tasks and create your own shortcuts. It can be overwhelming to try to remember the dozens of shortcuts available to you, so start with just a few at a time.
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Keyboard shortcuts are all about speed. NOTE : Here are two other articles on creating custom keyboard shortcuts:. There are over menu options in Final Cut Pro X; and hundreds of keyboard shortcuts. However, not every menu choice has a shortcut and not all shortcuts are directly tied to menu choices. You can easily customize your own keyboard shortcuts and even create separate keyboard shortcuts for different editors on the same system.
Click to see a larger image. This displays the Command Editor. Click one or more of the modifier keys at the top to display all keys that have shortcuts assigned when those modifier keys are pressed. Gray means no shortcut is assigned to that combination of modifier and letter key. To create a shortcut, find the command to which you want to assign, or modify, a shortcut in the Command list at the bottom. Make sure the correct modifier keys are selected at the top, then DRAG the command on top of the letter to which you want to assign it.
Click Make Copy to create a separate command set. You probably noticed that the keys are color coded by function. If you want to see just those shortcuts associated with effects, for example, click the Effects text in the left panel. In the menu at the top left, you can select between different command sets.
This allows you to have separate command sets for different users or different functions. NOTE : This dialog also allows you to duplicate a command set, export a command set to move it between computers, import a command set, or delete a custom set.
If you select a different command set after making changes, but before you click Save , this dialog appears. To see all the shortcuts assigned to a specific key, select the key and look at the Key Detail list in the lower left. To create multiple shortcuts for the same menu, select the menu, then type the keys you want to assign to it. As you can see I created four different shortcuts for Add Chapter Marker. Um, by accident. It disappears in a puff of smoke. Finally, if all you want to do is switch between command sets, and not create any new shortcuts, you can do so in the Commands menu.
Just pick the one you want. This is another one I use a lot. Your email address will not be published. Access over 1, on-demand video editing courses. Become a member of our Video Training Library today! October 15, at pm. Larry says:. October 16, at am. November 13, at am. Is it possible to alter the right click commands in fcpx. Add to the menu here? Anna: We can customize keyboard shortcuts, but not the contents of a menu, in Final Cut. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
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Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts for Final Cut Pro X
I confess, I'm a keyboard shortcut junkie. Anything I can do to help me edit faster is a good thing; and nothing says "speed" like keyboard shortcuts. There are well over menu options in FCP X, with hundreds of keyboard shortcuts. But, which ones are the best?
Top 40 Keyboard Shortcuts for Final Cut Pro X