Using the Keyboard to Control the Edit Movie Window

Using the Keyboard to Move the Cursor

To move around in the Sorter Window with the keyboard, begin by selecting a cell with the mouse. Press the TAB key to move to the next cell to the right of the active cell. When the last cell in the row is reached it will wrap to the next row down in the first cell. Pressing SHIFT+TAB will move in the reverse direction. Alternatively, hold down CTRL and use the arrow keys to move up, down, right, and left around the cells. When text is being edited, then tabbing to next row, the selection point is set to the end of the text in the same cell and column column. If the Edit Instance Movie window is open and TAB is used, the cursor will move up or down the same column.

Using the Keyboard to Control the Edit Movie Window

Since the Sorter Window is more about inputting text using the keyboard, there are 3 shortcuts to control the edit movie window. These shortcuts are available to help reduce the amount of time for using the mouse and these are designed to behave like the shuttle control on VTR.

If the Sorter is the key window, the arrows control the movie functions. If the edit instance movies is open, the mouse must be used to position the cursor.

CTRL+L plays the movie forward. Pressing this shortcut multiple times sequentially will play the video faster and faster incrementally. When movie looping is turned off and the playhead reaches the end of the movie, pressing CTRL+L will start the movie playing from the beginning again.

CTRL+K pauses the movie.

CTRL+J plays the movie backward. Pressing this shortcut multiple times sequentially will play the video faster and faster backwards incrementally.

CTRL+I will set the start time for the selected instance according to the location of the playhead in the edit instance movie window.

CTRL+O will set the end time for the selected instance according to the location of the playhead in the edit instance movie window.

CTRL+T will set either the start time or the end time according to the location of the playhead. If the playhead is before the midpoint of the clip, pressing CTRL+T will set the start time. If the playhead is after the midpoint of the clip, pressing CTRL+T will set the end time.

SHIFT+CTRL+I will subtract 0.5 seconds from the start time of the instance. (Subtracting makes the start time earlier, thus making the instance longer)

SHIFT+CTRL+O will add 0.5 seconds to the end time of the instance, making the instance longer.

SHIFT+CTRL+T will subtract 0.5 seconds from the start time if the playhead is closer to the start of the instance. If the playhead is closer to the end time, 0.5 seconds will be added to the end time.

 

 

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