Here is something I’ve been experimenting with for a few days.

I’ve always wanted to edit using gestures. I’ve even considered developing an iPhone/iPad app for it. I bought a Magic Trackpad (I edit on an Apple iMac) about a year ago, and was quite disappointed with the integration with OSX.


Also, it doesn’t seem like multi-touch works with FCPX yet (despite what the manual says).

But I found an app called BetterTouchTool (available from www.boastr.de) that let you program custom gestures for your Magic Trackpad.


There are LOADS of gestures, and they can all be assigned to keyboard shortcuts. Voila, the future!


Here is a video of me showing how I’ve set mine up.




If you would like to make comment on this video, please do it via youtube, so there’ll be one place with all the information. Cheers!


To download my preset, please click here:



To download a text version of the commands, please click here: