CommandPost is a completely free and open source Mac application that allows you to seriously speed up your creative editing process through powerful and customisable automation tools. Think Apple’s Automator, with a little bit of BetterTouchTool and Keyboard Maestro thrown in, but specifically designed for creative professionals.

It’s currently focussed on Apple’s Final Cut Pro - however the road-map is to add useful functionality for other tools we use on a daily basis, like Adobe After Effects and mocha Pro.

Built on-top of a powerful and flexible plugin architecture, the aim of CommandPost is to build an open platform where editors worldwide can easily create and share useful tools to make their editing lives easier - allowing them to spend less time worrying about keystrokes, and more time doing creative things. We want to remove boring workflow obstacles so that everyone can get home earlier and spend less time in front of a computer.

For those that know how to do basic coding, building plugins for CommandPost will also be a breeze, as they’re created using the powerful, fast, and easy-to-learn Lua - the same scripting language used by Blackmagic Fusion, Adobe Lightroom and even parts of Apple iOS. It’s also fully compatible with Hammerspoon.

You can listen to Chris explain CommandPost on Final Cut Pro Radio Episode #57 and Episode #43.


CommandPost has hundreds of useful features. Here are some of our favourites:

All Applications


Final Cut Pro


For more information check out our User Guide.


You can download the latest release here.

CommandPost is currently in a public beta testing phase, with around 1.2K active monthly users.

Please review our license agreement and privacy policy before downloading.

You can review the release notes and download previous versions here.

If you find CommandPost useful, please consider making a donation for development.

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System Requirements

CommandPost supports macOS Yosemite 10.10.5 or later (including macOS Mojave 10.14.3).

It requires Accessibility Permissions, so you’ll need your computer’s Administrator Password.

Beta 50 supports Final Cut Pro 10.4.4 (or later). If you’re using an older version of Final Cut Pro, you can use an older version of CommandPost.

The Touch Bar & Magic Mouse features require macOS Sierra 10.12.1 or later.

How to Contribute

You can help support CommandPost by:

Or help out with development by:


The best way to get support is via the CommandPost > Provide Feedback button in the CommandPost menu.

You can also post issues and feature requests on the CommandPost GitHub Page. Registering with GitHub is free, and we actively monitor these requests.

Alternatively, you can always email us via


CommandPost was originally thrown together by Chris Hocking as a proof-of-concept to make finding the Final Cut Pro browser playhead easier for Scott Simmons (you can read the origin story here).

It’s now developed and maintained by Chris Hocking & David Peterson through GitHub.

Special Thanks