Video Control Board

Final Cut Pro X

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Keyboard shortcuts

  • Space Bar = Pause and Play

  • Option + N = Create a new event

  • Command + I = Importing media

  • JKL - faster , Pause slower, 

  • S = Skimmer 

  • Shift + S = Audio Skimming

  • Control-Shift-I  = Play from the beginning of a clip or a project

  • Slash(/) = Select a range and play

  • I = In point 

  • O = End point

  • Undo - Command + Z

  • Redo - Command + Shift + Z

  • Snapping - N

  • Command + + = Increase the zooming in timeline

  • Command + - = Decreese the zooming in timeline

  • B = Blade tool

  • A = Arrow tool

  • Z = Magnifying glass for zoom

  • Alt = Zoom out

  • T = Trim tool

  • P = Position tool

  • Shift + F - Helps to locate the file in events folder

  • Control-Y-To enable or disable Keyword info while skimming the clip in browser

  • Space bar = Play and Pause

  • Control-Shift-I = To play from the beginning

  • J=Move through reverse Speeds

  • K=Pause

  • L=Move through forward speeds

  • Command + 4 = Inspector window on or off

  • F = Favorite

  • Delete = Reject a file

  • U = Un rate

  • Command + K = Keyword Editor

  • Control + O = Remove Keyword 

  • Command + N = Create a project

  • Command + J = Project property window

  • X - Select the clip and shows range handles.

  • Option-X = To clear one or more ranges

  • E = Append the selected clip to end of the primary story line

  • W = To insert the clip within the timeline

  • Q =  To add the clip as a connected clip to the primary line.

  • Option +W = To insert a blank clip

  •  Command + Option +W =  To insert a placeholder clip

  • D = Replace

  • Control + D = Duration of the clip

  • Option + F = Freeze frame

  • Shift + Delete =Delete the clip or selection and generate gap clip

  • Option + S = Solo

  • V = Disable/Enable

  • Shift + F = Reveal in Browser

  • Comma (,) = Move the selection left by one frame

  • Shift-Comma (,) = Move the selection left by 10 frames

  • Period (.) = Move the selection right by one frame

  • Shift-Period (.)​ = Move the selection right by 10 frames

  • Option-Comma (,) = Move the selection left by one subframe

  • Option-Shift-Comma (,) = Move the selection left by 10 subframes

  • Option-Period (.) = Move the selection right by one subframe

  • Option-Shift-Period (.) = Move the selection right by 10 subframes

  • Option + Command + Up arrow = move the clip up from primary storyline without ripple​

  • Option + Command + Down arrow = Shift down the clip from primary storyline without ripple

  • Shift + X = Adjust edit points to the playhead position

  • Option + Left Bracket = Trim off the start of the clip

  • Option + Right Bracket = Trim off the end of the clip

  • Option + Backslash (\) = Trim the edit point closest to the playhead

  • T = Trim Tool

  • Control + S = Separate the audio from video in timeline

  • Z = Zoom Tool

  • Command + Plus Sign (+) = Zoom in the time line

  • Command + Minus Sign (–) = Zoom out the time line

  • Shift + Z = Fit to zoom

  • N = Turn snapping on or off

  • J = Move through reverse speeds

  • L = Move through forward speeds

  • left and right arrow keys = Navigate frame by frame

  • Option + left and right arrow keys = Navigate subframe by subframe

  • Down and Up arrow keys = move to previous or next edit points

  • Home = move to start of the timeline

  • End = move to the end of the timeline

  • Control + ' (Apostrophe) = move to the next marker in timeline

  • Control + , (Semicolon) = move to the previous marker in timeline

  • Control + P = Allows to enter the time code value​ and navigate

FAQ

1) Can I replace the symbolic links with the actual source media later?​

Yes, File>Consolidate Event files

2) Can I record a video directly into FCP using your computers built-in camera and mic?

Yes, Click the import media button in the toolbar for this option, Choose the camera listed on the left side of the media import window and choose import. Then follow the on screen instructions or actions