… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #1298: Shortcuts to Move Clips

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

I use these tips all the time when I need to tweak a clip into better position.

Select a connected clip, then type comma or period to move it left or right.

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While clips in the Primary Storyline are magnetically “connected” to each other, that is not true for any connected clip. Here’s a quick tip that allows you to move connected clips or storylines using only the keyboard.

  • Select the connected clip(s) you want to move.
  • Type comma to move the selected clips left one frame.
  • Type Shift + comma to move the selected clips left ten frames.
  • Type period to move the selected clips right one frame.
  • Type Shift + period to move the selected clips right ten frames.

NOTE: This keyboard shortcut won’t work on clips in the Primary Storyline.

EXTRA CREDIT

This same keyboard shortcut also works for selected edit points.


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