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Using the J, K, & L Keys in Final Cut Pro

fcp_icon.pngThe best way to scrub through a clip in Final Cut Pro, whether it be in the Viewer, Canvas, or Timeline, is by using the J, K, & L keys.  If you're not already using these "quick" keys, start using them today!  The J, K, & L keys allow you to play a clip backward, stop, or play forward respectively.  These 3 keys are the most convenient way to screen a clip for specific actions.  By using combinations of these keys, you can play a clip slow or fast, move forward or backward, and view it frame by frame without ever touching your mouse.

jkl_keys.png  Whether you are a Final Cut Pro newbie, or a seasoned veteran, being able to move through your footage and make your edits fast and efficiently is a very important part of the editing process.  Using the JKL keys to move through your footage is a great way to view your shots.  One of the great things about JKL is that they're right below the I and O keys.  So all you have to do is press I for an In point and O for an out point.  A lot of editors use this technique for editing on a daily basis.  By using this method, you only use a small portion of the keyboard and save time over "mousing around".  This may seem simple to most editors but if you're not in the habit of using the keyboard, using the J, K, & L keys is a great place to start!

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