Send clips from Final Cut Pro to Motion using your keyboard

The Share Menu in Final Cut Pro X is a great way to send your projects to apps like Xsend Motion. You can quickly send some clips to Motion and keep your creativity flowing.

Don't have Xsend Motion in your Share menu? See Installing Xsend Motion into Share menu.

Don't have Xsend Motion in your Share menu? See Installing Xsend Motion into Share menu.

But using the mouse to click a menu and then click Xsend Motion adds time, it can be done even faster using the keyboard!

However, Share menu items cannot be assigned keyboard shortcuts in the Final Cut Pro commands editor. We have to do it a different way.

Using the System Preferences application, we can assign a keyboard shortcut for any command in a menu. This article from Apple explains the steps in detail.

Open System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Shortcuts. Select App Shortcuts on the left, click the Add button and add "Xsend Motion..." exactly as it appears in Final Cut Pro. Assign a keyboard shortcut and you're done. This video demonstrates...

Now you can get your clips from Final Cut Pro into Motion faster than ever!