Resources

Improve 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, content and devices that extend the power of Final Cut Pro.

Learn More about Plug-ins, devices, and content.

Documentation
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Browse online user guides for Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor:

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

You can also download the user guides from Apple Books:

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

Learn about the latest updates to Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor:

Apple Authorised Training and Certification
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Learn Final Cut Pro and earn certification by attending Apple-authorised courses in an instructor-led setting.

LearnQuest Training Courses

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

Learn more about LearnQuest Training Courses

Final Cut Pro Certification

After you complete the Apple-authorised training course, become an Apple Certified Professional by passing the certification exam. The Final Cut Pro certification exam is delivered on the Pearson OnVUE online proctoring platform. Watch the OnVUE Testing Experience video before you proceed. Schedule exam.

Learn more about Final Cut Pro Certification

Ripple Training
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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.

Learn more about Getting Started in Final Cut Pro X

Core Training

This foundational six-hour curriculum covers the essentials, from import to final delivery and everything in between.

Learn more about Core Training

What’s New in Final Cut Pro 10.4

These free tutorials from Ripple Training’s Steve Martin and Mark Spencer provide an overview of the powerful new features in Final Cut Pro 10.4.

Learn more about What’s New in Final Cut Pro 10.4.4

In-Depth Training

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

Learn more about In-Depth Training

iJustine Teaches Final Cut Pro X

Follow along with popular YouTuber iJustine, as she teaches you her complete workflow for creating and delivering videos using Final Cut Pro X.

Learn More about iJustine Teaches Final Cut Pro X

Web Tutorials
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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 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.

LinkedIn Learning

Final Cut Pro X Essential Training is a video-based tutorial series that covers all aspects of Final Cut Pro. Instructor Nick Harauz helps you get up and running, cut a story, mix audio and deliver a final project. You can also learn new Final Cut Pro editing techniques every Friday in Final Cut Pro X Weekly with Nick Harauz and Jeff Greenberg.

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.

Hawaiki Motion Tutorials

Simon Ubsdell shares advanced Motion workflows that can enhance your Final Cut Pro X projects.

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.

POST-PROfessionals

Robin Kurz’s best-selling German-language Final Cut Pro training includes over 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.

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

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

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.

Working with Wide Colour Gamut and High Dynamic Range in Final Cut Pro X offers a deeper look at High Dynamic Range (HDR) and wide colour workflows with Final Cut Pro X, so you can get the most from your RAW and Log C footage.

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

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
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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

Communities
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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

Alex4D

Curated blog of news and notes about the Final Cut Pro ecosystem.

FCP.co

The most comprehensive resource for Final Cut Pro news.

FCPWORKS

Workflow advice and events from Final Cut Pro experts.

FCPX.tv

Final Cut Pro news, articles, tutorials and reviews.

LumaForge

Read about collaborative video editing from the company behind the Jellyfish shared storage device.

The Beat

Discover the latest video editing tutorials and tips for Final Cut Pro, delivered by the video experts at PremiumBeat.

Podcasts

FCPX Grill

Podcast created by and for Final Cut Pro editors.

MacBreak Studio

Final Cut Pro veterans discuss video production on Mac computers.

Web Forums

Apple Support Communities

Forums for Apple applications, hosted by Apple.

Creative Cow

Forums for discussing Final Cut Pro tips and techniques.

FCP.co Forum

The forum companion to the comprehensive FCP.co website.

Final Cut Pro Editors

Facebook group for Final Cut Pro tips and discussions.

Twitter

View Tweets about Final Cut Pro.

Final Cut Pro on Facebook

Read posts about new products and plug‑ins related to Final Cut Pro.

Feedback

Help us improve Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor.