Shortcuts Final Cut Pro for MacOS

Final Cut professional video editor was developed for mac OS. Rarely used by lovers. But if you are just starting to work with the program, we recommend that you study the main hot keys in order to get used to the layout of the keys, their combinations. This greatly optimizes your work and will save you from routine tasks. The program allows you to customize the shortcut keys at your discretion. If you worked with other video editors and got used to a different key layout, in Final Cut you can customize how hot keys work in the same way, and not be used to other combinations. Also on the site it is possible to choose an individual keyboard overlay. A full set of hot keys is available in the Final Cut manual. Additional program KeyCue shows hotkeys in a special HUD window. Change combinations available in the settings.


MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+O Open file
Return Open selected file
Shift+Return OPen in separate window
Control+Shift+Return Open item editor
Command+W Close window
Command+? HElp
Command+Q Quit
Command+S Save
Option+S Save all
Command+Z Undo
Command+Y Redo
Shift+S Adio scrub on or off
Shift+Y Edit render quality
Shift+L Looping on or off
Shift+L Snappig on or off

Application Window

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+1 Viewer
Command+2 Canvas
Command+3 Timeline
Command+4 Browser
Command+5 Effects
Command+6 Favorites bin
Command+7 Trim edit
Command+8 Log and capture
Command+9 Item properties
Command+0 Sequence Settings
Option+Q Preferences


MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+C Copy
Command+X Cut
Option+D Duplicate
Option+A Make in/out a selection
Command+V Paste
Option+V Paste attributes
Command+A Select all
Command+D Deselect all
MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Right arrow Forward one frame
Left arrow Backward one frame
Shift+Right arrow Forward one second
Shift+Left arrow Back one second
F Match frame
Shift+E Next edit
Option+E Previous edit
Shift+G Next gap
Option+G Previous gap
' Shuttle forward
; Shuttle backward
Home To beginning of media
End To end of media
Down arrow To next edit or in/out
Up arrow To previous edit or In/Out
Shift+Down arrow To next marker
Shift+Up arrow To previous marker
Shift+F To master clip

Finding items

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+F FInd
Command+G FInd next (in find results)
Shift+F3 Find previous (in Find results)


MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+PAge up Horizontal scroll left
Shift+Page down Horizontal scroll right
Page up Vertical scroll up
Page down Vertical scroll down

Screen Layout and Display

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+U Custom layout 1
Option+U Custom layout 2


MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+I Import file
Command+E New project
Command+N New sequence


MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+V Toggle list
Command+B Insert bin
Right arrow Oepn bins
Left arrow Close bins
Option+F Make favorite
Option+B Show logging columns
Shift+B Show standard columns


MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+L Create or break link
L Linked selection on or off
Option+L Create or break stereo pair
Shift+T Change track size
Option+T Clip Keyframes on or off
Option+W Clip Overlays on or off
Delete Delete and leave gap
Shift+Delete Ripple delete (no gap)
Shift+Z Fit sequence in window
F5+track number Lock video track
Shift+F5 Lock all video tracks

In and Out points

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
I Set in points
O Set out point
J Set video in only
Shift+J Set video out only
Option+I Clear in
Option+O Clear out
Option+X Clear in and out
Shift+A Make selection an In or out
X Mark clip
Shift+A Goto in point
Shift+O Go to out point

Logging and capturing

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
F2 Log clip
Command+H Batch capture


MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Y Change render quality
F15 Display frame
Command+M Print to video
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Date of change: 14.03.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program