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Command and Conquer Your Keyboard Commands By Diana Weynand, James Alguire and RevUpTansmedia

Final Cut Pro has provided keyboard shortcuts for the vast majority of its functions, but there have always been a few features or functions where it made sense to have a keyboard shortcut, but none was pre-built and ready to use. In legacy versions of Final Cut Pro you could add, remove or modify keyboard shortcuts by using the Keyboard Layout tools.  (For more info visit

In Final Cut Pro X you use the Commands feature to add, remove, modify, and otherwise manage changes to keyboard shortcuts. In this tutorial you'll learn how to add new shortcuts for functions that don't have them, how to create new Command Sets, and how to export and import command sets to access these shortcuts across multiple editing stations.

Missing In Action

Final Cut Pro X comes with a default Command Set that features keyboard shortcuts for the majority of its features. But it's not comprehensive and a few functions you might like to have quick access to still require a trip to the appropriate menu in the Menu Bar, like creating a new Multicam Clip, relinking files, or moving Projects.


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