Resources

Fine-tune your Final Cut Pro X 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 for use with Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4.
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Documentation

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

Download the Final Cut Pro X User Guide on iBooks
Download the Motion User Guide on iBooks
Download the Compressor User Guide on iBooks

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.

FCP Exchange

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

Videomaker

With three decades of experience covering video production, Videomaker brings deep knowledge of workflows and tools to its popular online courses. The Final Cut Pro X course offers a comprehensive introduction to the app, with tutorials that cover basic concepts through advanced techniques.

PowerUp Training

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.

lynda.com

Final Cut Pro X Essential Training, a video-based tutorial series published by lynda.com, 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 get you up to speed quickly.

Ripple Training

Apple Pro Video Series: Final Cut Pro X is the popular 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 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 customised titles, transitions and effects for Final Cut Pro X.

macProVideo.com

Final Cut Pro X tutorials by the Mac Training Specialists at macProVideo.com. 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.

Moviola

Moviola.com has over 300 videos dedicated to mastering Final Cut Pro X. Whether you are an enthusiast or a seasoned professional, the site includes a huge collection of unique workflows, tips and 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 X training includes over 12 hours of instruction, starting with the basics and going all the way to project delivery. Learn tips and tricks designed for the beginning editor and experienced professional.

White Papers

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

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

The Final Cut Pro X Media Management White Paper describes how to manage media with libraries in Final Cut Pro X.

The Compressor Transition White Paper includes an overview of the streamlined new interface of Compressor.

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

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

London-based consultancy 10dot1 and Alexander Snelling publish detailed white papers on pro workflows. Documents include “Final Cut Pro X in a Shared Environment”, for multi-user collaboration, and “Final Cut Pro X and AS-11”, for delivering broadcast-standard MXF files.

Support

Final Cut Pro Support Page

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

Participate in online forums for Final Cut Pro, Compressor and Motion hosted by Apple.
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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 X 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 X blog, participating in a web forum or attending a user group in your area.

Blogs

Deepen your knowledge of Final Cut Pro 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.