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:

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 10.4.9

Explore the powerful new features in Final Cut Pro 10.4.9 with free tutorials led by Ripple Training’s Steve Martin and Mark Spencer.

Learn more about What’s New in Final Cut Pro 10.4.9

What’s New in Motion 5.4.6

Mark Spencer provides an in-depth overview of the new features in Motion 5.4.6, including support for 3D objects and the new Stroke filter.

Learn more about What’s New in Motion 5.4.6

Getting Started in Final Cut Pro X

Learn from Ripple Training founder Steve Martin in this free 10-lesson tutorial series for new users.

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

In-Depth Training

Learn techniques for media management, audio editing, color 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

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 Macs on your network.

Learn more about Video Encoding in Compressor 4.4

Getting Started in Motion 5.4

Learn the foundations of building beautiful motion graphics.

Learn more about Getting Started in Motion 5.4

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.

Learn more about Advanced Motion Training

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

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 tutorials for Final Cut Pro X 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.

Hawaiki Motion Tutorials

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

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 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.

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 covering rigging and publishing titles, effects, and transitions in Final Cut Pro.

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 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 Color Gamut and High Dynamic Range in Final Cut Pro X offers a deeper look at High Dynamic Range (HDR) and wide color 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

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

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 — USA

FCPWORKS

Los Angeles, California, USA

Sacramento Video Industry Professionals

Sacramento, California, USA

  • Karen Olsen

SFCutters

San Francisco, California, USA

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