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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Get trained, certified or just up to speed on Apple pro video apps through a wealth of online training materials, ebooks, white papers and more.

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

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.

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 get you up to speed quickly.


Robin Kurz’s bestselling 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 first-time editor and experienced professional.

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 custom titles, transitions and effects for Final Cut Pro X.

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.

Moviola 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.


Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X

Master invaluable workflow tips that allow you to tap into the full power of Final Cut Pro X — regardless of your skill level.

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Apple Pro Training Series

Learn more about Final Cut Pro X and Motion from the official guide of the Apple Training and Certification programme.

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Final Cut Pro X: Pro Workflow

Proven feature film techniques from Michael Matzdorff, first assistant editor on the film Focus, the first major Hollywood film edited entirely with Final Cut Pro X.

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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.


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

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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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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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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.


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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