85 Shortcuts for iMovie

Jump to: Information shortcuts, Import and Export shortcuts, Play video, Manage events and projects, Audio related, Video edit, Text edit, iMovie window, View menu function, Bookmarks, Advanced Functions, Navigation, Accept/ Cancle

1. Information shortcuts

Shift+Command+?

Open help menu

Command+J

Movie properties

2. Import and Export shortcuts

Command+I

Import media

Command+E

Share the selection movie

3. Play video

Spacebar

Play video beginning from the frame beneath

/

Play the selection

\

Play the selected clip from beginning

Shift+Command+F

Play selected item in full screen

Esc

Exit full screen

Left arrow/Right arrow

Move the palyhead by one frame

4. Manage events and projects

Command+N

Create a new movie project

Command+Delete

Move to trash

Command+,(comma)

Open iMovie preferences

5. Audio related

V

Open voiceover controls in the viewer

Shift+S

Turn on or silence audio while skimming video

Option+Command+B

Detach audio from a clip

Command+Z

Undo

Shift+Command+Z

Redo

6. Video edit

Command+A

Select an entire clip or project

Shift+Command+A

Deselect all clips

E

Add the selection to the movie

Q

Connect the clip at the playhead position

W

Insert the selection in the movie

Shift+Command+E

Automatically improve the Video and audio quality

Command+X

Cut the selected frames

Command+C

Copy the selected frames

Command+V

Paste

Option+Command+A

Paste Color adjustment

Option+Command+R

Paste Crop adjustment

Option+Command+Z

Paste stabilization adjustment

Option+Command+T

Paste Rolling shutter adjustment

Option+Command+O

Paste volume adjustment

Option+Command+L

Paste the video effect

Option+Command+S

Paste the speed adjustments

Option+Command+U

Paste cutway Settings

Option+Command+M

Paste the map style

F

Rate favorite

U

Unmark selected frames

Delete

Rate the selection as rejected or delete

Command+L

Loop Playback

Command+\

Open the clip trimmer

Command+/

Open the precision editor

Command+K

Crop

Command+T

Split clip at Playhead

Shift+Command+S

Create still frame

7. Text edit

Command+C

Copy the selected Text

Command+X

Cut the selected Text

Command+V

Paste the copied Text

8. iMovie window

Command+M

Minimize

1

Go to library view

2

Go to iMovie theater

3

Show or hide the Adjustment bar

Shift+Command+1

Show or hide the Libraries list

Command+1

Show transitions in the browser

Command+2

Show titles

Command+3

Show map and backgrounds

Command+4

Show your iTunes library

Command+5

Show sound effect

Command+6

Show your garageband library

Shift+Command+F

Play in full screen

9. View menu function

Command+E

Switch to Clip Viewer or Timeline Viewer

Option+Command+P

Scroll to playhead

Option+Command+S

Scroll to selection

Option+Command+Z

Zoom to selection

10. Bookmarks

Command+E

Add bookmark

Shift+Command+E

Delete bookmark

Command+]

Next bookmark

Command+[

Previous bookmark

11. Advanced Functions

Shift+Command+V

Paste over at playhead

Command+R

Reverse clip direction

Command+L

Lock audio clip at Playhead

12. Navigation

Space

Play/Stop and Start/stop capture

Home

Move playhead to beginning of movie

Right Arrow

Forward one frame

Shift+Right Arrow

Forward ten frames

Hold Right Arrow

Move playhead forward

Left arrow

Back one frame

Shift+Left Arrow

Back ten frames

Hold Left Arrow

Move playhead backward

Tab

Move between text filed

Down Arrow

Jump forward to the next clip

Up Arrow

Jump to the beginning of the current clip or jump to the previous clip

13. Accept/ Cancle

Return

Accept dialog (OK

Esc

Cancle dialog

Command+Right arrow

Cancle Dialog

Created by Chirag on 3/4/2017. Last updated by guest on 1/1/2010

 

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