92 Shortcuts for Avid Media Composer 7

1. Audio Shortctucs

Option+ click Pan slider

Snaps to Mid in Audio Mix tool

Option+ click Volume slider

Snaps to 0 dB in Audio EQ and Audio tools

Option+ click Audio Track Monitor button

Selects track for audio scrub monitoring

Option+ click Track Solo button (Automation Gain tool) /Option+ 18)

Mutes selected track (1 to 8)

Option+ drag keyframe

Moves selected audio keyframe horizontally in Timeline

Option+ click digital scrub parameters in Composer monitor

Opens Audio Settings dialog box

2. Bin Shortcuts

+N

Creates a new bin

+A

Selects all items in the active bin or the Project Window, if selected

+W

Closes open windows, bins or dialog boxes

Return

Confirm column edit and move to edit the same column on the next bin item (while entering text)

+P

Prints the selected bin in whatever view you have selected (Text, Frame or Script View)

+D

Duplicates selected clip(s), sequence(s), or title(s)

+Shift+G

Creates a Group Clip from selected Master Clips or Sub Clips

+I

Information: First, select clips or sequences in the bin, then use shortcut to open the Console window to display information

Shift+Ctrl+ click Clip Menu

Change the relink selection to Unlink

Option+ drag clips between bins

Makes a copy of the clip.

+ Click

Create a pop-up window of information about the selected item.

+K/+L

Decrease / Increase Clip Frame Image (when in Frame View or Script View)

+T

Tidy up: Align Clip to Grid (when in Frame View)

3. Capturing

F1

While capturing (but not Batch Capturing), pressing F1 will mark the In-Point of a subclip. If you press F1 at a later time (before pressing the F2 key) the in-Point will be updated.

F2

While capturing (but not Batch Capturing), pressing F2 will mark the Out-Point of a subclip.

F3

Adds a Red locator to the clip

F4

When in Capture Mode, F4 begins the capture. When in Log Mode, F4 logs a Master Clip to the bin.

F5

Adds a Red locator to the clip

F6

Adds a Green locator to the clip

F7

Adds a Blue locator to the clip

F8

Adds a Cyan locator to the clip

F9

Adds a Magenta locator to the clip

F10

Adds a Yellow locator to the clip

F11

Adds a Black locator to the clip

F12

Adds a White locator to the clip

4. Editing

+Z

Undo

+R

Redo

+C

Copy

+V

Paste

Option+ Clipboard Symbol

Copy the material between a Mark In and Mark Out on the selected tracks, and places it not just into the Clipboard, but into the Source Window.

Option+ Weight Lift Symbol

Lift the material between a Mark In and Mark Out on the selected tracks, and places it immediately into the Source Window.

Option+ Cut Symbol

Extract the material between a Mark In and Mark Out on the selected tracks, and places it immediately into the Source Window.

Option+ double-click on a Clip, Sequence, / Title icon in a bin

Open the selected item(s) in a pop-up monitor.

Option+ click on either the Source Monitor / Record Monitor

Change the cursor/pointer to a hand-icon. You can now drag a subclip or a subsequence to a bin.

Option+ drag a clip (or multiple clips) into the Record monitor

The clip(s) will be spliced into your Sequence at the Mark In position.

Shift+ drag a clip (or multiple clips) into into the Record monitor

The clip(s) will be overwritten into your Sequence at the Mark In position.

+K/ Command L

Reduce / Enlarge Image (With Source or Record Monitor) or Reduce/Enlarge Track (with Timeline active)

Option+ Track Symbol

Ignore the Track Selectors and places an In and Out Mark based on the two nearest transitions to the blue Position Indicator.

Esc

Toggle between making the Source and Record monitors active.

+'

Send selected window back to its default location.

5. Effect Mode

Tab

Moves from one active slider to next (In Effect Editor)

Shift+Arrow Left/Shift+Arrow Right

Moves 10 units on a slider instead of 1 unit.

Option+ drag corner, side, / center of wire frame

Displays the image as you move it, rather than displaying just a wire frame outline.

Option+ drag keyframe

Grab an active keyframe in the Keyframe Position Bar and move it earlier or later in time.

Ctrl+A

With the Keyframe Position Bar active, this will select all the keyframes.

Select segment + Delete key

Remove an effect.

Select a segment, and then Option + double-click an Effect in the Effect Palette / an Effect Template in a bin.

Add an effect to a segment that already has an effect on it, creating a "Nest."

+Option+ click and drag video image (with image zoomed in)

Change Arrow Pointer to Hand Pointer for moving an enlarged video image around in the Record Monitor.

Option+ Video Symbol

Render to last drive selected, without bringing up the render dialog box.

Press P while rendering

Displays the percentage of the render that is complete.

Press T while rendering

Displays render time completed and an estimated total render time.

+.

Stops the render process and displays a dialog box asking if you would like to keep the already rendered portion.

Click anywhere in the Timecode track

Exit Effect Mode and return you to Source/Record Mode.

6. Timeline

+ click near a transition in the Timeline

Snaps the blue position indicator to the "head frame" (the first frame) of a segment. It also makes the blue position indicator snap to Mark In points or to the next audio keyframe.

+ Opt click near a transition in the Timeline

Snaps the blue position indicator to the "tail frame" (the last frame) of a segment. It also makes the blue position indicator snap to Mark In points or to the next audio keyframe.

+L/+K

Increases / Decreases the height of selected track(s).

Option+ drag

Hold key, then place cursor between two tracks. The resize icon will appear. Now when you hold the mouse button down you make the track wider or narrower

+[/]

Shows more or less detail in the Timeline.

+F

Find

+Y

Adds a new video track.

+U

Adds a new audio track.

Option++Y

Opens a dialog box which allows you to add a specifically numbered audio or video track.

Option++U

Opens a dialog box which allows you to add a specifically numbered audio or video track.

+ click on video / audio monitor icon in track selector

Solo 1 video track at a time (up to 16)

Shift+ click segments when in Segment Mode / Effect Mode

Select multiple segments.

+ drag a segment when in Segment Mode

Snap the "head" of the selected segment(s) to a transition and to Mark In/Out and the blue position indicator.

Option++ drag a segment when in Segment Mode

Snaps the "tail" of the selected segment(s) to a transition and to Mark In/Out and the blue position indicator.

Ctrl+ drag up / down

Allows you to move segments to a higher or lower track without letting them move left or right.

+A

Selects all tracks

Shift++A

De-selects all tracks

Option+ Video Icon

Perform a match-frame, but does not remove previously placed Mark In or Mark out points.

Option+Track Icon

For the clip on the top-most selected track, this opens the bin in which that clip resides

Conmmand+/

Displays the entire Sequence in the Timeline Window.

+M

Allows the editor to select an area of the timeline to "zoom" into. The smaller the slection, the greater the magnification.

+J

After using the "Zoom" shortcut above, this shortcut allows the editor to return to the previously used timeline magnification.

7. Tools

+ = (equals)

First, select the Composer Window, a Bin, the Timeline or the Capture Tool, then use this shortcut to quickly open the related settings. To open the Trim settings, you must be in Trim Mode AND make sure that the Composer window is active (rather than the Timeline window).

0

Opens or selects the Timeline window

1

Audio tool

2

Avid Calculator

3

Command Pallette

4

Composer window

5

Media Creation

6

Console

7

Capture Tool

8

Effects Pallette

9

Project window

Created by bernd on 7/14/2013. Last updated by Digeratii on 2/7/2014

 

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