One of the first things you need to learn, when converting from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X is to be aware of what keyboard short cuts are the same and which are different.
I am a believer in only, initially, having a small repertoire if common keyboard short cuts, so as not to cloud your mind. I make it a policy to try to remeber a new short cut in each session and slowly add to the repertoire.
The following is a comparison between the Keyboard short cuts in FCP X and FCP 7.
These are my main shortcuts from FCP 7 and their equivalent in FCP X.
Fortunately there are a number of key shortcuts that have NOT changed these are prefixed below as
There are some keyboard short cuts that need explanation – these are listed with ★
Function name FCP 7 FCP X Inpoint I I Outpoint O O Add Marker M M Add Marker & modify MM MM Fit to Window ⇧ Z ⇧ Z Multiple speeds to R L L Multiple speeds to L J J Stop K K Play/Stop Space bar Space bar Undo ⌘ Z ⌘ Z Redo ⌘⇧ Z ⌘⇧ Z Go to next edit point ' ' Go to previous edit point ; ; Select Blade B B Add Default Transition ⌘ T ⌘ T ★ Snapping on/off N N ★ Nudge clip Left - number (enter) - number (enter) ★ Nudge clip Right number (enter) + number (enter) ★ Copy effects ⌘ C ⌘⌥ C ★ Paste attributes/effects Right click ⌘⌥ V Zoom into timeline ⌘ or ⌥ + ⌘ + Zoom out of timeline ⌘ or ⌥ - ⌘ - Render all ⌥ R ⌃ ⇧ R Render selection ⌘ R ⌃ R Enable & disable clip ⌃ B V Extend edit E moves to playhead ⇧X moves to playhead Reveal in viewer/browser F ⇧F Overwrite at playhead F10 Q Insert in Storyline F9 W
★ Snapping on/off: In FCP 7 when the N key is held down or pressed while moving a clip, with the mouse, the snapping function returns to whatever it was previously set at, when the mouse is released. In FCP X this is not needed with the magnetic timeline function. But when a connected clip is moved, if the N key is held down during the move the snapping function returns to its previous setting as it does in FCP 7. (If the N key is pressed and released it does not return in FCPX)
★ Nudge clip Right: In FCP 7, selecting a clip and entering a number then pressing enter will move the clip to the right as per the number of frames. FCP X requires the + to be entered prior to the number just as the – is required, before the number, in both FCP 7 and FCP X to move the clip to the left