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

What’s New in
Final Cut Pro 10.7

Explore the powerful new features in Final Cut Pro 10.7 with a free tutorial led by Ripple Training founder, Steve Martin.

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Final Cut Pro 10.7

What’s New in Motion 5.6

Mark Spencer provides an in-depth overview of the new features in Motion 5.6 including object tracking and the new Neon filter.

Learn more about What’s New in Motion 5.6

Learn FCP in Under 60 Minutes

Follow along with Ripple Training’s Steve Martin as you edit a video from start to finish using Final Cut Pro 10.6.

Learn more about Getting Started in Final Cut Pro

Motion Magic in Under 60 Minutes

Follow along with Mark Spencer as he shows you how to leverage Motion for creating & publishing effects and motion graphics for Final Cut Pro.

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Final Cut Pro Core Training

A 7-hour foundational learning experience that will walk you through the process of editing, sound mixing, color grading, and delivering the videos you’ve always dreamed about.

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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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iJustine Teaches Final Cut Pro

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

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Video Encoding in Compressor 4.4

Master the process of video encoding. Learn how to create custom presets, use droplets to save time, and leverage distributed processing with other Mac computers on your network.

Learn more about Video Encoding in Compressor 4.4

Advanced Motion Training

Learn advanced motion graphics techniques including working with particle emitters, replicators and cameras, as well as how to rig and publish your compositions to Final Cut Pro.

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Free Quick Tips for Final Cut Pro and Motion

Learn useful tips and tricks to make you faster and more proficient in Final Cut Pro and Motion.

Learn more about Free Quick Tips for Final Cut Pro and Motion

Mastering the Object Tracker

Get the most out of the ability of Final Cut Pro to track titles, logos, effects, and more — in a wide variety of tracking scenarios.

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Animating with Behaviors in Motion

Learn how to quickly create stunning motion graphics using the unique and powerful Behaviors in Motion.

Learn more about Animating with Behaviors in Motion

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.

LinkedIn Learning

Final Cut Pro 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 Weekly with Nick Harauz and Jeff Greenberg.

Motion Tutorials for Everyone

Jenn Jager’s tutorial series covers how to animate logos, create dynamic text, build Final Cut Pro transitions and effects, and much more. This training is perfect for beginners but includes fresh ideas to keep experienced Motion users inspired.

FCP from PremiumBeat

Visit The Beat blog for news, tips, and tricks on Final Cut Pro. Then download Final Cut Pro 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.

Hawaiki Motion Tutorials

Learn advanced visual effects and compositing techniques from Simon Ubsdell using Motion.

macProVideo.com

The Mac Training Specialists at macProVideo.com bring you tutorials for Final Cut Pro and Motion. 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.

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 the experienced professional.

PowerUp Training

Larry Jordan provides comprehensive training to video editors that covers 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.

Pixel Film Studios

David Austin leads you through over 200 easy-to-understand tutorials for Final Cut Pro — allowing editors to master the program at their own pace.

AV Ultra

Free high-quality and professional Motion 5 training from Stanislaw Robert Luberda. Learn the basics of animation using Behaviors and Keyframes, and go further with lessons that cover rigging and publishing titles, effects, and transitions in Final Cut Pro.

Tech Talk America

An interactive 12-part course on video production made specifically for small businesses and nonprofits, presented by David A. Cox.

Learn more about Tech Talk America

Certification
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Final Cut Pro Certifications

Showcase your Final Cut Pro skills and enhance your portfolio with the Apple authorized certification program from FMC. Choose from three exams geared toward professionals in specific disciplines, and prepare for each with live instructors or free online tutorials.

Learn more about Final Cut Pro Certifications

Apple Authorized Certification Providers

Learn how your educational or training institute can become an official provider of Final Cut Pro instruction and certification. With access to exercise files, student guides, and training for instructors, your organization can be an important resource for creatives looking to advance their skills and careers.

Learn more about Apple Authorized Certification Providers

Books
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Final Cut Pro Power Tips

Larry Jordan’s highly illustrated guide is packed with over 520 power tips, techniques, shortcuts, and hidden gems designed to make you more productive right now.


Buy at Peachpit

Motion 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.


Buy at Packt

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.


Buy on Apple Books

Motion: 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.


Buy on Apple Books

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 Authorized Products page to view Apple-certified ProRes products.

The Final Cut Pro 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 Color Gamut and High Dynamic Range in Final Cut Pro offers a deeper look at High Dynamic Range (HDR) and wide color workflows with Final Cut Pro, 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.

The Final Cut Pro Shared & Remote Solutions White Paper published by frame.io describes best practices in shared and remote workflows for individuals and teams. It includes up to date information on third party hardware and software for storage, collaboration and review and approval.

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

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.

Learn more about AppleCare Professional Support

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

Pro Video Formats
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Pro Video Formats

The Pro Video Formats package is a free download available to all Mac users. It provides support for a range of video codecs used in professional video workflows.

Learn more about Pro Video Formats

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

Final Cut Pro Radio

Helpful tips, tricks, and commentary on Final Cut Pro.

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 International

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.

User Groups

SFCutters

San Francisco, CA

Feedback

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