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

Apple Authorized Training and Certification

Learn Final Cut Pro and earn certification by attending Apple-authorized courses in an instructor-led setting.

LearnQuest Training Courses

Attend courses from LearnQuest, Apple's Authorized Global Training Provider for Final Cut Pro. The 3-day course includes hands-on training led by an Apple Certified Trainer.
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Final Cut Pro Certification

After you complete the Apple-authorized training course, become an Apple Certified Professional by passing the certification exam at an Apple Authorized Training Provider.
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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, color 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 beginning editor and experienced professional.

Books

Apple Pro Training Series

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

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Buy the Motion guide on iBooks

Final Cut Pro: Pro Workflow

Proven feature-film techniques from Michael Matzdorff, first assistant editor on the Warner Bros. film Focus starring Will Smith, which was edited entirely in Final Cut Pro X.

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Motion 5 Cookbook

Take full advantage of the deep features in Motion. Author Nick Harauz takes you through dozens of tutorials with downloadable content and descriptive text and images that are easy to follow.

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Motion 5: How It Works

This 300-page interactive ebook by author Edgar Rothermich teaches Motion using rich illustrations and diagrams that make it easy to comprehend complex concepts, features, and workflows in a very intuitive way.

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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 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 Color Gamut White Paper offers a deeper look at wide color 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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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.