Resources

Fine-tune your workflow with third-party products, detailed online tutorials and support from a thriving community of industry professionals.

Plug-ins, Devices and Content

Learn more about the wide variety of plug-ins, devices and content designed for Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor.
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Documentation

Browse and search online help documentation for Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor:

Final Cut Pro X online help
Motion online help
Compressor online help

You can also download iBooks versions of the user guides:

Final Cut Pro X User Guide
Motion User Guide
Compressor User Guide

Ripple Training

Learn the fundamentals and discover advanced tips from the Final Cut Pro experts at Ripple Training.

Getting Started in Final Cut Pro X

Follow Ripple Training founder Steve Martin in this free eight-lesson tutorial series for new users who need to get up to speed quickly in Final Cut Pro X.
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Core Training

This foundational six-hour curriculum covers the essentials, from import to final delivery and everything in between. 
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What’s New in Final Cut Pro 10.3

These free tutorials from Ripple Training’s Steve Martin and Mark Spencer provide an overview of the powerful new features in Final Cut Pro 10.3.
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In-Depth Training

Learn techniques for media management, audio editing, colour grading and more in this deep-dive series designed for pros.
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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 from leading video training developers.

FCP Exchange

FCPWORKS presents an ongoing series of workshops for professionals and enthusiasts. Attend in person or view online to learn workflow techniques from top editors. The FCP Exchange website also includes video tutorials with tips and tricks from Final Cut Pro pros.

FCP X from PremiumBeat

Visit The Beat blog for news, tips and tricks on Final Cut Pro. Then download Final Cut Pro X Editor Kits to learn key Final Cut Pro techniques — such as 3D titles and speed effects — with accompanying tutorials and free PremiumBeat music and Shutterstock footage.

PowerUp Training

Larry Jordan provides comprehensive training to video editors covering Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor. His conversational style, in-depth techniques and extensive resources help media pros find work, improve their skills and keep clients happy.

lynda.com

Final Cut Pro X Essential Training is a video-based tutorial series that covers all aspects of Final Cut Pro. Instructor Ashley Kennedy helps you 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 improve your efficiency and provide a wealth of useful tips.

macProVideo.com

The Mac Training Specialists at macProVideo.com bring you Final Cut Pro X tutorials. Stream them in your web browser or download HD videos to your Mac, iPad and iPhone. Get started with nearly an hour of free Final Cut Pro First Look tutorials.

Moviola

Moviola.com offers hundreds of videos dedicated to mastering Final Cut Pro. Whether you are an enthusiast or a seasoned professional, the site includes a huge collection of tutorials to discover. Moviola also offers hands-on training at its Hollywood facility.

POST-PROfessionals

Robin Kurz’s best-selling German-language Final Cut Pro training includes nearly 15 hours of instruction, starting with the basics and going all the way to project delivery. Learn tips and tricks designed for the beginner editor and experienced professional.

White Papers

The ProRes White Paper includes detailed technical and workflow information about the Apple ProRes codec. Visit the ProRes Authorised Products page to view Apple-certified ProRes products.

The iTunes Store Package Quick Start Guide describes how to use Compressor to turn your movie into an iTunes Store Package and use Apple-certified delivery partners to submit to the iTunes Store for sale.

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 describes how to manage media with libraries in Final Cut Pro.

The Wide Colour Gamut White Paper offers a deeper look at wide colour workflows with Final Cut Pro X, so you can get the most from your RAW and Log C footage.

The Audio Roles White Paper explains how to use the power and flexibility of roles for editing, audio adjustments and mixing.

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

Support

Apple Support Pages

Find up-to-date information about key topics and basic troubleshooting tips for all three apps.
Final Cut Pro Support Page
Motion Support Page
Compressor Support Page

Apple Support Communities

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

AppleCare Professional Support

AppleCare Professional Support offers IT department–level support for deploying and managing professional video workflows that include Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor.
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Certification

Apple Pro Training Centres

Expand your skills at an Apple Pro Training centre. These centres meet Apple’s highest standards for facilities, instructors, course delivery and infrastructure.
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Apple Pro Certification

Complete your training in Final Cut Pro and Motion to become an Apple Certified Professional.
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Communities

Tap into a rich source of information sharing and support by visiting a Final Cut Pro blog, participating in a web forum or attending a user group in your area.

Blogs

Deepen your knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor through tips, tutorials, artist profiles and more.
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User Groups

Join a Final Cut Pro user group in cities across the United States and around the world.
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Web Forums

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

Help us improve Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor.