Final Cut Express Custom Buttons: Time-Saving Tip

Published on December 8, 2010

This video tutorial will show you a real time-saver in Final Cut Express because it demonstrates how to add custom buttons. They give you quick access to functions you use frequently.

It's easy to do, and it only takes a minute. Check out this video to see how it works:

If you've watched my other Final Cut Express training videos, you'll know that I use keyboard shortcuts a lot. This saves time because I don't have to move the mouse all the way up to the menu bar, click on a word, move the mouse again, click on another word, and so on.

Keyboard shortcuts speed things up, but what happens if you're on a laptop computer that doesn't have the keys you need for the shortcut?

Unfortunately, the current version of Final Cut Express doesn't allow you to create your own keyboard shortcuts (unlike Final Cut Pro which does give you the ability).

The solution? Create custom buttons instead.

When you create a custom button, you can give yourself quick access to the functions you use the most in Final Cut Express.

I hope you find this tip helpful!

Have other tips related to custom buttons in Final Cut Express? Let me know in the comments...

This article was last updated on May 9, 2018


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