Vegas Pro 18 keyboard shortcuts

Vegas Pro 18

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 months ago
- Shortcuts
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Ctrl + N

Create new project

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + N

Create new project and bypass the Project Properties dialog

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Alt + F4

Exit

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Ctrl + F4

Close the current project

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Ctrl + O

Open an existing project

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Alt + ⤶ Enter

Project properties

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Ctrl + S

Save project

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

Save project as

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Ctrl + Alt + S

Save version (incremental save)

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Alt + 0

Set focus to timeline

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Alt + 1

Show Explorer window

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Alt + 2

Show Trimmer window

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Alt + 3

Show Master Bus window

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Alt + 4

Show Video Preview window

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Alt + 5

Show Project Media window

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Alt + 6

Show Project Notes window

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Alt + 7

Show Transitions window

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Alt + 8

Show Video FX window

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Alt + 9

Show Media Generators window

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Ctrl + Alt + 1

Show Plug-in Manager window

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Ctrl + Alt + 2

Show Video Scopes window

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Ctrl + Alt + 3

Show Surround Panner window

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Ctrl + Alt + 4

Show Edit Details window

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Ctrl + Alt + 5

Show Mixing Console window

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Ctrl + Alt + 6

Show Device Explorer window

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Ctrl + Alt + 7

Show Loudness Meters window

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Ctrl + Alt + 8

Show Dashboard

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Alt + G

Open Color Grading mode

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Alt + M

Open Motion Tracking mode

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B

Show / Hide audio bus tracks

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + B

Show / Hide video bus tracks

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + K

Show / Hide event media markers

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + I

Show / Hide active take information

Note: Stretched audio events will display a percentage in the lower-right corner of the event to indicate the stretched playback rate. If the media has a known tempo, the effective playback tempo (after stretching) is listed in parentheses after the stretch amount.
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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + W

Show / Hide waveforms on events in the timeline

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Show / Hide event buttons

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Ctrl + Alt + M

Toggle Event headers

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + T

Show / Hide event fade lengths between selected and non-selected events

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + O

Toggle the display of the frame under the cursor or display splitscreen previews when you perform one of following edits:

Event slip, event slip-trim, event slide, or crossfade/transition slide. For example, when you drag the edge of a video event with this command selected, the Video Preview window will update to draw the last frame in the event as you drag. When the command is not selected, a static frame is displayed.
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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

Show / Hide envelopes

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F6

Show next window

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or Ctrl + Tab
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↑   Shift + F6

Show previous window

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or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Tab
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Alt + D then 0 - 9

Recall window layout

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Ctrl + Alt + D then 0 - 9

Save window layout

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Alt + D then D

Load default window layout

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Alt + D then V

Load Vegas 14 default layout

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Alt + D then A

Load audio mixing window layout

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Alt + D then C

Load color correction window layout

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Tab

When both are visible, toggle focus between track list and timeline (and bus track list and timeline if bus tracks are visible)

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Alt + ↑   Shift + ↑  ↓

Switch focus to previous / next track or bus track

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↑  ↓

Zoom in / out horizontally in small increments (if timeline has focus)

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Ctrl + ↑  ↓

Zoom in / out horizontally in large increments or zoom to selection (if one exists)

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Alt +

Zoom in time until each video thumbnail represents one frame

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Decrease height of all tracks or bus tracks (depending on the focus)

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Increase height of all tracks or bus tracks (depending on the focus)

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`

Minimize / restore track height

When restoring track height, tracks that you previously minimized are not restored. These tracks can be restored by clicking the Restore Track Height button on the track header.
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Ctrl + `

Set track heights to default height

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F11

Minimize / restore the window docking area

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or Alt + `
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Ctrl + F11

Maximize / restore the timeline vertically and horizontally (window docking area and track list will be hidden)

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or Ctrl + Alt + `
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↑   Shift + ↑  ↓

Zoom waveforms in / out vertically (audio only)

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\

Center view around cursor

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Ctrl + G

Go to

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + G

Set end of time selection

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Home

Go to beginning of time selection or viewable area (if no time selection)

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End

Go to end of time selection or viewable area (if no time selection)

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Ctrl + Home

Go to beginning of project

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or W
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Ctrl + End

Go to end of project

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↑   Shift + Q

Select loop region

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Backspace

Restore previous five time selections

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Page Up

Move left by grid marks

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Page Down

Move right by grid marks

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←  →

Move left / right one pixel (when Quantize to Frames is turned off)

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Ctrl + ←  →

Move to previous / next marker

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Alt + ←  →

Move one frame left / right

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Ctrl + Alt + ←  →

Move left / right to event edit points (including fade edges)

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F3

Move left / right (when not in edge-trimming mode or during playback)

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or F9
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Alt +

Move edit cursor to playback cursor position during playback

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0 - 9

Move cursor to corresponding marker or select corresponding region

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Ctrl + ,

Move to previous CD track

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Ctrl + .

Move to next CD track

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,

Move to previous CD index or region

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.

Move to next CD index or region

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I

Set in point

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O

Set out point

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift +
+

(drag with mouse) Create time selection while dragging on an event

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Ctrl + X

Cut selection

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or ↑   Shift + Del
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Ctrl + C

Copy selection

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or Ctrl + Insert
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Ctrl + V

Paste from clipboard

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or ↑   Shift + Insert
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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Paste insert

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Ctrl + B

Paste repeat

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Del

Delete selection

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Ctrl + T

Trim event to selection

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Ctrl + M

Render to new track

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Alt + C

Create nested timeline

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Alt + N

Open nested timeline

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Alt + P

Open parent timeline

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Ctrl + Z

Undo

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or Alt + Backspace
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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Z

Redo

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or Ctrl + Y
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↑   Shift + F5

Rebuild audio peaks

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Ctrl + D

Switch to normal editing tool

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D

Switch to next editing tool

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↑   Shift + D

Switch to previous editing tool

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + D

Enable multicamera editing

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↑   Shift +

(click events) Range select

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Ctrl +

(click individual events) Multiple select

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Ctrl + A

Select all

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + A

Unselect all

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Ctrl + X

Cut selection

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↑   Shift + Del

Copy selection

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or Ctrl + C
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or Ctrl + Insert
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Ctrl + V

Paste from clipboard

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or ↑   Shift + Insert
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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Paste insert

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Ctrl + B

Paste repeat

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Del

Delete selection

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S

Split events at cursor

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Alt + S

Smart Split selected event

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F2

Rename selected event

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Ctrl + T

Trim / Crop selected events

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Ctrl + [

Move cursor to edge of previous selected events

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Alt + [

Trim the start of the selected event to the cursor position

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + [

Time select previous selected event

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Ctrl + ]

Move cursor to edge of next selected event

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Alt + ]

Trim the end of the selected event to the cursor position

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ]

Time select next selected event

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Num 1

Move selected events one frame left

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Num 3

Move selected events one frame right

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Num 4

Move selected events one pixel left

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Num 6

Move selected events one pixel right

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Num 7

Enter edge-trimming mode and select event start; move to previous event edge

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or [
In this mode, 1, 3, 4, and 6 on the numeric keypad will trim the selected event edge. See below.
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Num 9

Enter edge-trimming mode and select event end; move to next event edge

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or ]
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F3

Trim left / right (when in edge-trimming mode)

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or F9
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Num 5

Enter / exit expanded edit mode (or exit edge-trimming mode)

You can also double-click an event edge to enter expanded edit mode.
In this mode, 1, 3, 4, and 6 on the numeric keypad will trim the selected event edge. See below
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Num 1

Trim selected events one frame left / right

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or Num 3
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Ctrl + Num 1

Time compress / stretch selected events one frame left / right

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or Ctrl + Num 3
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Alt + Num 1

Slip trim selected events one frame left / right

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or Alt + Num 3
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↑   Shift + Num 1

L/J trim left / right by frames

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or ↑   Shift + Num 3
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Ctrl + Alt + Num 1

Slide a transition or crossfade one frame left (trim adjacent)

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Ctrl + Alt + Num 3

Slide a transition or crossfade one frame right (trim adjacent)

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + Num 1

L/J cut left / right by frames

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or Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + Num 3
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Num 4

Trim selected events one pixel left

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Num 6

Trim selected events one pixel right

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Ctrl + Num 4

Time compress / stretch selected events one pixel left

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Ctrl + Num 6

Time compress / stretch selected events one pixel right

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Alt + Num 4

Slip trim selected events one pixel left

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Alt + Num 6

Slip trim selected events one pixel right

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↑   Shift + Num 4

L/J trim left by pixels

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↑   Shift + Num 6

L/J trim right by pixels

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Ctrl + Alt + Num 4

Slide a transition or crossfade one pixel left (trim adjacent)

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Ctrl + Alt + Num 6

Slide a transition or crossfade one pixel right (trim adjacent)

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + Num 4

L/J cut left by pixels

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + Num 6

L/J cut right by pixels

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Num 8

Move selected events up one track

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Num 2

Move selected events down one track

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Alt +
+

(drag inside the event) Slip trim: Move media within event without moving the event

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Alt +
+

(drag edge of event) Slip trim: Move the media with the edge as it is trimmed

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↑   Shift +
+

(drag edge of event) L/J trim: Ignore event grouping so you can trim audio and video events independently

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Ctrl + Alt +
+

(drag edge of event) Trim adjacent: Trim selected event and adjacent event simultaneously

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift +
+

(drag edge of event) Trim adjacent while ignoring event grouping for last L and J cuts

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Alt + ↑   Shift +
+

(drag edge of event) Slip-trim right edge of event

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Ctrl + Alt +
+

Trim adjacent while ignoring event grouping for fast L and J cuts

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or
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Alt + ↑   Shift +
+

(drag event) Slip-trim right edge of event

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift +
+

(or drag event) Event split or split / trim

Note: Holding the Shift key temporarily overrides snapping if it is enabled. Release the Shift key while dragging to snap the event to available snap points.
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Ctrl + Alt +
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(drag middle of event) Slide: Trim both ends of event simultaneously

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Ctrl + Alt +
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(drag over a crossfade) Slide crossfade: Move crossfade

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Ctrl +
+

(drag edge of event) Stretch (compress) the media in the event while trimming

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=

Raise pitch one semitone

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Ctrl + =

Raise pitch one cent

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↑   Shift + =

Raise pitch one octave

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-

Lower pitch one semitone

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Ctrl + -

Lower pitch one cent

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↑   Shift + -

Lower pitch one octave

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + =

Reset pitch

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or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + -
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T

Select next take

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↑   Shift + T

Select previous take

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Num /

Convert cut to selection

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or Num *
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or Num -
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Ctrl + Num /

Convert transition to cut

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Ctrl + E

Open in audio editor

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←  →

Scroll left / right

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↑   Shift + ←  →

Scroll left / right quickly

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↑  ↓

Scroll up / down

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↑   Shift + ↑  ↓

Scroll up / down quickly

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Page Up / Down

Jump to top / bottom of image

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or ↑   Shift + Home
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or ↑   Shift + End
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Home

Jump to left edge of image

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End

Jump to right edge of image

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Shift + Page Up / Down

Jump to left / right edge of image

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\

Jump to horizontal center of image

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or Num *
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↑   Shift + \

Jump to vertical center of image

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or ↑   Shift + Num *
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Ctrl + Alt + R

Arm track for record

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + R

Arm for record and set recording path

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Ctrl + R

Record

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Q

Looped playback

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or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + L
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↑   Shift + Space

Play from start

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or ↑   Shift + F12
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Space

Start playback

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Ctrl + Space

Play from any window

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or F12
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⤶ Enter

Play / Pause

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or Ctrl + F12
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Space

Stop playback

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or Esc
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Ctrl + Home

Go to start of project

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Ctrl + End

Go to end of project

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Alt +

Go to previous frame

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Alt +

Go to next frame

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F12

Dim (attenuate) master bus output

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Num 0

Preview cursor position

You can specify the length of the time that is previewed using the Cursor preview duration box on the Editing tab of the Preferences dialog.
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J

Scrub playback

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or K
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or L
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↑   Shift + M

Selectively prerender video

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↑   Shift + B

Build dynamic RAM preview

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Alt + ↑   Shift + 4

Toggle external monitor preview

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F7

Generate MIDI timecode

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↑   Shift + F7

Generate MIDI clock

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Ctrl + F7

Trigger from MIDI timecode

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + D

Enable multicamera editing

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1 - 9

Choose multicamera take

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Ctrl + 1 - 9

Choose multicamera take with crossfade

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Ctrl + Q

Insert new audio track

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Q

Insert new video track

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Ctrl + ←  →

Change audio track volume or video track compositing level (when focus is on track list)

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ←  →

Change audio track panning or video track fade-to-color setting (when focus is on track list and automation controls are visible)

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Z

Mute selected tracks

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↑   Shift + Z

Mute selected track and remove other tracks from mute group

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X

Solo selected tracks

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↑   Shift + X

Solo selected track and remove other tracks from solo group

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Ctrl + Alt + Z

Mute selected track group

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + Z

Mute selected track group and remove other track groups from the mute group

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Ctrl + Alt + X

Solo selected track group

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Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + X

Solo selected track group and remove other track groups from the solo group

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↑   Shift +
+

Override snapping (if snapping is on) or enable snapping (if snapping is off)

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Alt + F8

Quantize to frames

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F8

Enable/disable snapping

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Ctrl + F8

Snap to grid

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↑   Shift + F8

Snap to markers

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F8

Snap to all events

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F

Post-edit ripple affected tracks

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Ctrl + F

Post-edit ripple affected tracks, bus tracks, markers, and regions

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Post-edit ripple all tracks, markers, and regions

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Ctrl + L

Auto ripple mode

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + X

Automatic crossfades

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Ctrl + M

Render to new track

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G

Group selected events

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U

Ungroup selected events

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + U

Ignore event grouping

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Ctrl + U

Clear group without deleting events

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↑   Shift + G

Select all events in group

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V

Insert / Show / Hide track volume envelope

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↑   Shift + V

Remove track volume envelope

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P

Insert / Show / Hide track panning envelope

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↑   Shift + P

Remove track panning

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E

Cycle through effect automation envelopes

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or ↑   Shift + E
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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

Show/hide envelopes

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+ Num 8

(select envelope point and hold the mouse button; then press 8 on numeric keypad) Adjust envelope point up by one pixel

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+ Num 2

(select envelope point and hold the mouse button; then press 2 on numeric keypad) Adjust envelope point down by one pixel

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+ Num 4

(select envelope point and hold the mouse button; then press 4 on numeric keypad) Adjust envelope point left by one pixel

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+ Num 6

(select envelope point and hold the mouse button; then press 6 on numeric keypad) Adjust envelope point right by one pixel

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Ctrl +
+

(drag envelope point or segment) Adjust envelope point value in fine increments without changing the point's timeline position

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Ctrl + Alt +
+

(drag envelope point or segment) Adjust envelope point value in normal increments without changing the point's timeline position.

Many shortcuts of the timeline will also work in the Trimmer. You'll find commands specific to Trimmer below.
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A

Add media from cursor: Adds current selection to the timeline as an event. If there isn't any selection in the Trimmer, the entire clip is used

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↑   Shift + A

Add media to cursor

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T

Transfer time selection from timeline to Trimmer after cursor

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↑   Shift + T

Transfer time selection from timeline to Trimmer before cursor

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Tab

Toggle selected stream: Audio / Video / Both

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ↑  ↓

Toggle audio / video stream height

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H

Sort trimmer history

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + H

Clear trimmer history

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Ctrl + H

Remove current media from Trimmer history

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S

Save markers / regions

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↑   Shift + S