Third-Party Software and Devices

Leading third-party developers have created a wide variety of plug-ins, devices, and content for use with Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4.
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White Papers

The Final Cut Pro X Transition White Paper includes detailed information to help editors transition from previous versions of Final Cut Pro.

The Final Cut Pro X Media Management White Paper is designed to help you optimize both individual and collaborative workflows with Final Cut Pro X.

The ProRes White Paper includes in-depth information about Apple ProRes, one of the most popular codecs in professional video post-production.

The RED Workflows White Paper outlines various options for RED-based post-production workflows with Final Cut Pro X.

The Compressor Transition White Paper includes an overview of the new interface and features in Compressor 4.1.


Browse and search web-based help for Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and Motion, or download PDF versions of the documentation.


AppleCare Professional Video Support can help you keep your project running smoothly, whether you’re editing video, designing motion graphics, or setting up encoding for final delivery.

Find up-to-date information about key topics as well as basic troubleshooting tips.

Participate in online forums for Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and Motion hosted by Apple.

Books and Online Learning

Apple Pro Training Series and Apple Pro Video Series

Publishers and post-production experts help you learn more about Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4.
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Master Final Cut Pro X concepts, features, and workflows with this unique and highly visual book series.

Web Tutorials

Whether you’re new to Final Cut Pro or just looking to pick up some tips, you can get up to speed quickly by viewing online tutorials provided by leading video training developers.

PowerUp Training with Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan provides comprehensive training to video editors using Final Cut Pro. His unique style, techniques, methods, and resources will increase your productivity and enhance your skills. Power up your learning of Final Cut Pro, new or old, with Apple Certified Trainer Larry Jordan’s free articles and videos.

Ripple Training

Apple Pro Video Series: Final Cut Pro X is the Apple-certified online video curriculum covering the workflows, tools, and features of Final Cut Pro X. Learn from Apple master trainer and Ripple Training founder Steve Martin as he presents five hours of instruction designed for both new and experienced video editors. In addition, follow motion graphics expert Mark Spencer as he explains how to use Motion 5 to create custom titles, transitions, and effects for Final Cut Pro X.

Final Cut Pro X Essential Training, a video-based tutorial series published by, demonstrates why Final Cut Pro is the primary tool for professional video editors. Instructor Ashley Kennedy covers all the steps needed to get up and running, cut a story, mix audio, and deliver a final project. Whether you are brand-new to Final Cut Pro or an experienced editor, this course will have you up and running quickly.

Final Cut Pro X tutorials by the Mac Training Specialists at Learn Final Cut Pro X from Apple Courseware Author Michael Wohl. Stream tutorials in your web browser or download HD videos to your Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Get started with 44 minutes of free Final Cut Pro X First Look tutorials.


GeniusDV provides online training for learning Final Cut Pro X. Training is hosted by John Lynn, a longtime certified Final Cut Pro instructor, and features an interactive environment with video tutorials and downloadable media.

Supported Cameras

Film and video professionals use a wide variety of cameras for post-production.
Find out which cameras arecompatible with Final Cut Pro


Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, you can expand your skills at an Apple Pro Training center. These centers meet Apple’s highest standards for facilities, instructors, course delivery, and infrastructure.

An Apple Certified Pro has demonstrated operational knowledge of one of Apple’s professional applications.


As the world of Final Cut Pro professionals continues to expand, the body of collective knowledge grows with it. Tap into a rich source of information sharing and collegial support by joining a user group, participating in a web forum, or browsing a Final Cut Pro blog.

User Groups

Join a Final Cut Pro user group in cities across the United States or around the world. Learn more

Web Forums

Share insights and information with the worldwide community of Final Cut Pro users. Learn more


Deepen your knowledge of Final Cut Pro through tips, tutorials, artist profiles, and more. Learn more