Using Keyboard Shortcuts and Shortcut Buttons
for Multiclip Editing
To make editing more efficient, you can assign multiclip commands to custom
keyboard shortcuts in the Keyboard Layout tool. You can also add multiclip shortcut
buttons to the button bars in the Viewer, Canvas, Timeline, and so on.
You can assign the following multiclip commands to keyboard shortcuts or
Â Switch Video to Angles 1–16
Â Switch Video to Previous or Next Angle
Â Switch Audio to Angles 1–16
Â Switch Audio to Previous or Next Angle
Â Cut Video to Angles 1–16
Â Cut Audio to Angles 1–16
Â Switch Video with Effects to Angles 1–16
Â Switch Video with Effects to Previous or Next Angle
Â Switch Audio with Effects to Angles 1–16
Â Switch Audio with Effects to Previous or Next Angle
Tip: For a complete list of multiclip commands, choose Tools > Button List, then click
the disclosure triangle next to “Multiclip.”
Working with Multiclips
You can set any keyboard shortcuts you want for the multiclip commands in
Final Cut Pro. By default, most multiclip commands use the keys of the number pad
with modifier keys to switch and cut between multiclip angles. For more information
on setting keyboard shortcuts, see Volume I, Chapter 10, “Customizing the Interface.”
Final Cut Pro also comes with a preinstalled keyboard layout and button bars for
multicamera editing. These are usually sufficient for most multiclip editing.
To load the built-in keyboard layout for multiclip (multicamera) editing:
Choose Tools > Keyboard Layout > Multicamera Editing.
To load the built-in button bars for multiclip editing:
Choose Tools > Button Bars > Multiclip.
Note: All multiclip keyboard shortcuts and shortcut buttons can be used during
playback or scrubbing.