View keyboard shortcuts in the Command Editor

Final Cut Pro provides a wide variety of menu commands and keyboard shortcuts that let you control almost every aspect of your project, from playback to displaying windows and inspectors to working with tools.

The Command Editor provides a set of keyboard shortcuts for Final Cut Pro in English, Japanese, French, and German. The language that is shown is determined by your computer’s operating system. To learn how to change the language used by Final Cut Pro, see OS X Help, available from the Help menu when the Finder is active.

View standard keyboard shortcuts

  1. Choose Final Cut Pro > Commands > Customize (or press Option-Command-K).

    The Command Editor appears.

    Command Editor window
  2. To find keyboard shortcuts in the Command Editor, do any of the following:

    • Click one or more keys on the virtual keyboard (or click one of the four modifier buttons at the top of the Command Editor).

      The Command groups associated with the selected key or keys appear in the bottom-left corner of the window, and a list of all the keyboard shortcuts associated with the key you selected appears in the bottom-right corner of the window.

      Command Editor window showing command groups associated with selected key

      When you hold down any modifier buttons on the keyboard, the key colors update. Key colors correspond with command classifications; for example, playback commands, such as Play/Pause (Space bar), are blue. The Command Groups window on the left side of the Command List contains a clickable color key for reference.

    • Enter a command name, description keywords, or a key name in the search field at the top-right corner of the window.

      The commands that match the search term are listed in the Command List at the bottom of the window.

      Tip: To show the keys that correspond with the items in the Command List, click the Keyboard Highlight button to the left of the search field.

      Click any command in the list to view its details in the Command Detail area in the bottom-right corner of the window.

      Command Editor window showing search term and search results
    • Click a Command group to quickly filter the Command List to display only the commands and keyboard shortcuts in that group.

      Click any command in the list to view its details in the Command Detail area in the bottom-right corner of the window.

      Command Editor window showing commands  and shortcuts for selected command group

View shortcuts from a different command set

If your system has multiple command sets, you can easily switch between them. For more information, see Export and import command sets in the Command Editor.

Do one of the following:

  • Choose Final Cut Pro > Commands, and then choose a command set from the submenu.

    The Command Editor window appears, showing the command set you chose.

  • If you’ve already opened the Command Editor, choose a command set from the pop-up menu at the top-left corner of the window.

    Menu options for switching command sets