Top 5 Final Cut Pro X Tutorials and Training Resources

Apple’s Final Cut Pro X has been gaining traction with web content creators, professionals and creatives due to its ease of use and user-friendliness. While Final Cut Pro 7 was an editor favorite, FCP X got off to a rocky start. However, it has since improved its capabilities with every release.

So if you’re looking to give Final Cut Pro X another look, or just get a refresher – you’ll want to check out this list of the top 5 Final Cut Pro X tutorials and resources.

Final Cut X User Interface showing an editing timeline

Let’s Look at the Best Final Cut Pro X Tutorials and Training Resources

1. Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan is a master in all things media. His work is well known by many video editors, media professionals, and aspiring editors.

Larry’s website,, offers numerous tutorials for both old and new users, including accessible tutorials on FCP X. He also has an excellent and extensive free monthly newsletter, a tip of the day, free weekly webinars and his own Youtube channel.

You’re always sure to learn something new when perusing around his website.

2. MacBreak Studio

MacBreak Studio is a web show put on by the folks over at Ripple Training on their Youtube Channel that focuses on exploring video production software on the Mac platform, including Motion and Final Cut Pro X.

With more than 370 episodes in the MacBreak Studio series, you can learn how to make the most out of Final Cut Pro X with plugin reviews, workflow tips and hidden features you didn’t know existed within FCPX. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.

3. Lynda

Lynda is recognized as one of the top resources for improving not only technical skills, but business and creative skills too. It also host a great selection of Final Cut Pro X tutorials.

Classes are offered by experienced professionals like Ashley Kennedy, who delivers an extensive 7-hour course designed to guide you through the essential tools necessary to familiarize yourself with FCPX, from project preparation and organization to media management and project exporting.

Whether you’re making a full movie, editing a clip, or simply have a particular question about a feature – Lynda’s Final Cut Pro tutorials will get you up to speed. Lynda offers a 10 Day trial period, so try it out and see if it’s right for you.

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4. Creative Cow

Creative Cow is the ultimate grab-bag of information for video editors on the internet. This peer-to-peer community prides itself in sharing knowledge through forums, video, and written tutorials.

Easily search functionality and quality content created by professionals or head over to their Youtube channel to check out their selection of Final Cut Pro X tutorials.

There’s always something to learn and incorporate into your own projects.

5. NewBlueFX

If you’re looking for plugin resources, you can explore a wide range of Final Cut Pro X video tutorials on our youtube page or tutorials page.

For example, if you’re looking to create some impressive titles for your next project, check out this walkthrough of Titler Pro in Final Cut Pro X:

And we’re always posting the latest editing resources for Final Cut, new tutorials, customer stories and more. So stay up to date by either subscribing to our newsletter or RSS’ing to our blog.

Plus, did you know that all of our plugins are compatible with FCPX? Even better is we’ve got a 100% free plugin you can use called Color Fixer Pro. It simplifies color correction with just a few clicks.

Do you have a favorite resource for Final Cut Pro X editors? Let us know in the comments below!


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