Here’s a quick list of Final Cut Pro’s keyboard shortcuts. Learning these will make you a more efficient editor!
 

General

Arrange Windows to Standard Layout….Control-U

New Project……………………………………….Shift-Command-N

New Sequence………………………………….Command-N

Save All……………………………………………Option-Command-S

Import File…………………………………………Command-I

New Bin……………………………………………Control-B

Show Effects…………………………………….Command-5

 

Timeline 

Snapping………………………………………….N

Linked Selection……………………………….Shift-L

Add Edit…………………………………………..Control-V

Clear In……………………………………………Option-I

Clear Out…………………………………………Option-O

Clear In and Out……………………………….Option-X

Add Audio Transition…………………………Option-Command-T

Add Video Transition…………………………Command-T

Mark Audio In…………………………………..Option-Command-I

Mark Audio Out………………………………..Option-Command-O

Render All: Audio and Video………………Option-R

Ripple Cut……………………………………….Shift-X

Select In to Out………………………………..Option-A

 

Viewer 

Fit to Window…………………………………..Shift-Z

Mark Clip………………………………………..X

Mark In…………………………………………..I

Mark Out………………………………………..O

Play Forward………………………………….Spacebar

Open Text Generator………………………Control-X

Show/Hide Viewer…………………………..Command-1

 

Navigation

Rewind…………………………………………..J

Stop……………………………………………….K

Fast Forward…………………………………..L

Go Back One Frame………………………..left arrow

Go Back One Second…………………….Shift-left arrow

Go to In Point…………………………………Shift-I

Go to Out Point………………………………Shift-O

Looping Playback…………………………..Control-L

Play Reverse…………………………………Shift-Space

Play to Out…………………………………….Shift-P

Select In to Out………………………………Option-A

 

Canvas

Insert Clip………………………………………F9

Overwrite Clip………………………………..F10

Replace Clip………………………………….F11

Superimpose Clip…………………………..F12

Show/Hide Canvas………………………..Command-2

 

Log and Capture

Show Log and Capture…………………..Command-8

Log Clip………………………………………..F2

Capture Now…………………………………Shift-C

Batch Capture……………………………….Control-C

 

Motion

Go to Previous Keyframe……………….Option-K

Go to Next Keyframe……………………..Shift-K

Add Motion Keyframe…………………….Control-K

 

Effects

Render All…………………………………….Option-R

Render Selection (In to Out)…………..Command-R

Make Favorite Effect……………………..Option-F

Make Freeze Frame (in Viewer)……..Shift-N

 
Remember, you can customize your own keyboard shortcuts, as well. For more information on doing that, check out Apple’s helpful blog.