Final Cut Pro Tip #044

Quickly Move Clips Between Tracks While Keeping the Same Timing

As many Final Cut Pro techniques are concerned, there is more that one way to get things done. Way back in Final Cut Pro Tip #002 we discussed how to use the shift drag technique to move a clip from track to track without moving forward or backward in time. This is especially nice because we can work quickly without having to worry about keeping our hands steady.

If you prefer to move clips in the same way without using the mouse out all, try this method:

  1. Select the clip you want to move in the timeline.
  2. Press and hold the option key.
  3. Use the up or down arrows on the keyboard to move the clip up or down a track.