C O M P I L E D B Y Z A K R AY

MEDIA COMPOSER 5
COMPLETE SHORTCUT GUIDE
GENERAL
Toggle Source/Rec Play Step Backward 8 Frames Step Forward 8 Frames Step Backward 1 Frame Step Forward 1 Frame Play Play In to Out Toggle V2 Toggle V1 Toggle A1 Toggle A2 Toggle A3 Toggle A4 Play Go to In Go to Out Mark In Mark Out Mark Clip Source/Record Mode Trim Mode Mark In Mark Out Trim A Side Trim AB Sides Trim B Side Quick Transition Go to Previous Edit Go to Next Edit Clear In Clear Out Clear Both Marks esc ` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 = ⇥ Q W E R T Y U I O P [ ] \ A S D F G

GENERAL (cont.)
Focus Play Reverse Pause Play Forward Add Keyframe Lift Extract Copy to Clipboard Splice-In Overwrite Trim Left 8 Frames Trim Left 1 Frame Trim Right 1 Frame Trim Right 8 Frames Go to Start Go to End Delete Multicamera 1 Multicamera 2 Multicamera 3 Multicamera 4 H J K L " Z X C V B M , . / ↖ ↘ ⌫ F9 F10 F11 F12

BIN: FRAME VIEW AND SCRIPT VIEW
Enlarge frames Reduce frames Align frames to grid Display information about clip ⌘L ⌘K ⌘T ⌘click frame

AUDIO
Snap to Mid in Audio Mix tool Snap to 0 dB in Audio EQ and Audio tools Select track for audio scrub monitoring ⌥click Pan slider ⌥click Volume slider ⌥click Audio Track Monitor button ⌥click Track Solo button or ⌥1-8 ⌥drag keyframe ⌥click digital scrub parameter s in Composer monitor

BIN: TEXT VIEW (cont.)
Sort items by heading Select column heading, then ⌘E

Allow editing of custom column headings ⌥click custom column headings Open list of previous entries from custom ⌥click column column cell Open list of previous entries from custom ⌥click column column cell

Mute selected track (1 to 8)

Move selected audio keyframe horizontally in Timeline Open Audio Settings dialog

CAPTURE
Mark the beginning of the subclip while capturing. Mark the end of the subclip while capturing. Add a red locator Start capture, End locator entry, In Log mode, set in and out points. F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 to F12

BIN: GENERAL
Create new bin Select all items in bin or project Close open window or dialog Print active bin Duplicate Group Display bin information Alternate Relink and Unlink Commands in Clip menu Copy ⌘N ⌘A ⌘W ⌘P ⌘+ D ⇧ ⌘G ⌘I ⇧ ⌃ click Clip menu ⌥drag clips between bins

While capturing, add a locator to the current frame of the master clip. While editing, add a locator to the active clip or sequence. Each function key adds a different color locator.

EDITING COMMANDS
Undo Redo Cut Copy Paste Extract and place selected material in Source monitor Copy and place selected material in Source monitor ⌘Z ⌘R ⌘X ⌘C ⌘V ⌥X ⌥C ⌥Z ⌥doubleclick in bin

BIN: TEXT VIEW
Move pointer to next column Move pointer to previous column Move pointer to next row Move pointer to previous row ⇥ ⇧⇥ ↩ ⇧↩

Lift and place selected material in Source monitor Open in pop-up monitor

EDITING COMMANDS (cont.)
Open Clip Info dialog Select monitor, then ⌘I ⌥click in monitor ⌥ (on Command palette) ⌥drag clip into Record monitor ⇧ drag clip into Record monitor ⌘D ⌘L

EFFECT MODE (cont.)
Move from one active slider to next ⇥ (in Effect Editor) ⇧→ ⇧← ⌥drag corner, side, or center of wireframe ⌥drag keyframe ⌘click keyframe, ⌘A Highlight segment, then ⌫ Highlight segment, then ⌥doubleclick effect in Effect Palette ⌘click in monitor ⌥ (on Fast menu) T (while rendering) P (while rendering)

Change to hand pointer for dragging subclip to bin Open Bin Selection dialog (if multiple bins are open) Splice clip into sequence

Move 10 units right on a slider Move 10 units left on a slider Update image as you drag, rather than moving just wireframe

Allows you to move keyframe Select all keyframes

Overwrite clip into sequence

Duplicate Enlarge frames in Record or Source monitor Reduce frames in Record or Source monitor Change to hand pointer for dragging zoomed frame

Remove effect

Nest effect if effect is already present ⌘K ⌘⌥click in monitor while zoomed in on frame

Change pointer to magnifying glass Render to last drive selected Open a timer in Render message box

Edit to position indicator on record side, ⌃ V, ⌃ B ignoring in and out points Mark clip duration at position, ignoring track selection and filler Return highlighted window to default location in monitor Switch between Source and Record monitor ⌥T ⌘’ Esc

Open percentage rendered in Render message box

EFFECT MODE
Change pointer to hand pointer ⌘⌥click and drag video image (with image zoomed in) Esc

Exit Effect mode

PAINT TOOL
Rescale object from its center ⌥drag handle of object in Paint Effect ⌥ (in Paint tool) ⌥ (in Paint tool) ⌥click in monitor while creating Paint Effect with brush Select Reshape, then ⌃ click control point of join Select

TIMELINE (cont.)
Enable single-frame motion for moving segments Enlarge highlighted track Reduce highlighted track Activate Trim mode Activate Trim mode with slip rollers selected. ⌥drag segment in Timeline ⌘L ⌘K Lasso a transition Lasso a segment by dragging pointer from right to left ⌃ lasso a segment below the top track by dragging pointer from right to left ⌘A ⌘⇧ A Lasso Track Selector panel ⌘Y ⌘U ⌥New Video/ Audio Track (Clip menu) ⌘click Track Monitor icon ⌘] ⌘[ ⌘F ⇧ click segments ⌃ drag segment in Timeline

Send object back one layer Bring object forward one layer Change pointer to eyedropper

Change straight-edge join to smooth join, or vice-versa

Activate Trim mode with slip rollers selected.

Allow movement of direction bar, independent of direction bar on opposite side of control point

Reshape, then ⌥click and drag either end of direction bar

Select all record tracks Deselect all record tracks Reverse current track selection

Create new video track

TIMELINE
Snap to first frame of transition or mark or to next audio keyframe ⌘click near transition in Timeline ⌘drag segment in Timeline ⌘⌥drag segment in Timeline ⌥drag Track Selector button

Create new audio track Open a dialog with choice of track number

Snap to head of transition, mark, or position indicator Snap to tail of transition, mark, or position indicator Reposition tracks vertically in Timeline

Solo video or audio track

Show more detail Show less detail Open Find Text dialog Enable selection of multiple segments Restrict motion to vertical

TIMELINE (cont.)
Resize the track ⌥drag Track Selector border up or down ⌃ lasso segment(s) below the top track by dragging pointer from left to right Click segment in Timeline, then ⌥ (in Fast menu)

TITLE TOOL (cont.)
Open the Title Tool for editing ⌃ doubleclick title icon in bin ⇧ ⌘S ⌥click Title tool ⇧ ⌘H ⇧ ↑ , ⇧ ↓, ⇧ →, ⇧ ← ⇧ ⌥↑, ⇧ ⌥↓ ⇧ ⌘L ⇧ ⌘K

Open the Save Title dialog Switch between Selection tool and Text tool Open Soften Shadow dialog Move shadows Soften or harden shadows Bring selected object to front Send selected object to back

Activate the previously used Segment mode (Extract/Splice-in or Lift/ Overwrite) and selects all segments inside lasso

Place match frame in Source monitor without marking in point at frame

PLAYING AND MARKING FOOTAGE
Step forward 10 frames (NTSC or PAL) or 8 frames (24p) Step backward 10 frames (NTSC or PAL) or 8 frames (24p) Step 1 field forward ⌥4 ⌥3 ⌥2 ⌥1 ⌥click and drag Mark icons in position bar ⌥Q ⌥W ⌥I ⌥O

TOOLS
Open or activates Timeline window Open Audio tool Open Avid Calculator Open Command palette Activate Composer window Open Media Creation Settings dialog Open Console window Open Digitize tool Open Effect Palette Activate Project window Open settings for active window Open Video Input tool ⌘0 ⌘1 ⌘2 ⌘3 ⌘4 ⌘5 ⌘6 ⌘7 ⌘8 ⌘9 ⌘= ⌘-

Step 1 field backward Move Mark icons in position bar

Mark in point Mark out point Go to in point Go to out point

Play continuous loop from in point to out ⌃ 6 point Play forward (press repeatedly to shuttle L at 2, 3, 5, and 8 times normal speed) Play backward (press repeatedly to shuttle at 2, 3, 5, and 8 times normal speed) Pause Play forward at 8 fps (NTSC), 6 fps (PAL) Play backward at 8 fps (NTSC), 6 fps (PAL) Step forward 1 frame Step backward 1 frame J

TITLE TOOL
Align object with bottom of frame Turn bold on and off for selected text Turn italics on and off for selected text Open Font Replacement dialog Enter Preview mode (turns on antialiasing) ⇧ ⌘Z ⇧ ⌘B ⇧ ⌘I ⇧ ⌘F ⇧ ⌘P

K K + hold L K + hold J K + tap L K + tap J

TRIM MODE
Enter Trim mode at previous transition, ignoring track selection Enter Trim mode at next transition, ignoring track selection Add black filler at trim to maintain sync ⌥A ⌥S ⌃ drag singlesided trim toward selected side ⌥doubleclick segment ⌘doubleclick segment Esc

Put segment into Slide mode

Put segment into Slip mode

Exit Trim mode

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