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Thread: Sony Vegas Keyboard Shortcuts Chart

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    Sony Vegas Keyboard Shortcuts Chart

    Project file shortcuts Magnification and view shortcuts
    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Create new project Ctrl+N
    Create new project and bypass Project Properties dialog Ctrl+Shift+N
    Open existing project or media file Ctrl+O
    Save project Ctrl+S
    Open project’s properties Alt+Enter
    Close current project Ctrl+F4
    Exit Vegas Pro software Alt+F4
    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Set focus to timeline Alt+0
    Show Explorer window (show/hide window if not docked) Alt+1
    Show Trimmer window (show/hide window if not docked) Alt+2
    Show Mixer window (show/hide window if not docked) Alt+3
    Show Video Preview window (show/hide window if not docked) Alt+4
    Show Project Media window (show/hide window if not docked) Alt+5
    Show Edit Details window (show/hide window if not docked) Alt+6
    Show Transitions window (show/hide window if not docked) Alt+7
    Show Video FX window (show/hide window if not docked) Alt+8
    Show Media Generators window (show/hide window if not docked) Alt+9
    Show Plug-In Manager window (show/hide window if not docked) Ctrl+Alt+1
    Show Video Scopes window (show/hide window if not docked) Ctrl+Alt+2
    Show Surround Panner window (show/hide window if not docked) Ctrl+Alt+3
    Show Media Manager window (show/hide window if not docked) Ctrl+Alt+4
    Show XDCAM Explorer window (show/hide window if not docked) Ctrl+Alt+5
    Show Mixing Console window (show/hide window if not docked) Ctrl+Alt+6
    Show Device Explorer window (show/hide window if not docked) Ctrl+Alt+7
    Show/hide audio bus tracks B
    Show/hide video bus track Ctrl+Shift+B
    Show/hide event media markers Ctrl+Shift+K
    Show/hide active take information Ctrl+Shift+I
    Show/hide waveforms on events in the timeline Ctrl+Shift+W
    Show/hide event buttons (Generated Media, Event Pan/Crop, Video FX, and Ctrl+Shift+C
    Recreate Generated Music)
    Show/hide event fade lengths between selected and nonselected events: Ctrl+Shift+T

    Toggles the display of the frame under the cursor when you perform edge trimming. Ctrl+Shift+O 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.

    Show/hide envelopes Ctrl+Shift+E
    Show next window F6 or Ctrl+Tab
    Show previous window Shift+F6 or Ctrl+Shift+Tab
    Recall window layout Alt+D, then press 0-9
    Save window layout Ctrl+Alt+D, then press 0-9
    Load default window layout Alt+D, then press D
    Load audio mixing window layout Alt+D, then press A
    Load color correction window layout Alt+D, then press C
    Toggle focus between track list and timeline (and bus track list and timeline if bus Tab
    tracks are visible)
    Switch focus to previous/next track or bus track Alt+Shift+Up/Down Arrow
    Decrease height of all tracks or bus tracks (depending which has focus) Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow
    Increase height of all tracks or bus tracks (depending which has focus) Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow
    Minimize/restore track height Grave Accent (`)
    When restoring track height, tracks that you previously minimized are not restored.
    You can restore these tracks by clicking the Restore Track Height button ( ) on the
    track header.
    Set track heights to default height Ctrl+Grave Accent (`)
    Minimize/restore the window docking area F11 or Alt+Grave Accent (`)
    Maximize/restore the timeline vertically and horizontally (window docking area and Ctrl+F11 or Ctrl+Alt+Grave
    track list will be hidden) Accent (`)
    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Minimize/restore the track list Shift+F11 or Shift+Alt+Grave
    Accent (`)
    Zoom in/out horizontally in small increments (if timeline has focus) Up/Down Arrow
    Zoom in/out horizontally in large increments or zoom to selection (if one exists) Ctrl+Up/Down Arrow
    Zoom in time until each video thumbnail represents one frame Alt + Up Arrow
    Zoom waveforms in/out vertically (audio only) Shift+Up/Down Arrow

    Cursor placement, loop region, and time selection commands
    Most of the cursor placement commands, when combined with the Shift key, also perform selection.

    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Center view around cursor \
    Go to Ctrl+G
    Set end of time selection Ctrl+Shift+G
    Go to beginning of time selection or viewable area (if no time selection) Home
    Go to end of time selection or viewable area (if no time selection) End
    Go to beginning of project Ctrl+Home or W
    Go to end of project Ctrl+End
    Select loop region Shift+Q
    Restore previous five time selections Backspace
    Move left by grid marks Page Up
    Move right by grid marks Page Down
    Move left/right one pixel (when Quantize to Frames is turned off ) Left or Right Arrow
    Move to previous/next marker Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow
    Move one frame left/right Alt+Left or Right Arrow
    Move left/right to event edit points (including fade edges) Ctrl+Alt+Left/Right Arrow
    Jog left/right (when not in edge-trimming mode or during playback) F3/F9
    Move edit cursor to playback cursor during playback Alt+Down Arrow
    Move cursor to corresponding marker or select corresponding region 0-9 keys (not numeric keypad)
    Move to previous CD track Ctrl+Comma
    Move to next CD track Ctrl+Period
    Move to previous CD index or region Comma
    Move to next CD index or region Period
    Set in and out points I (in) and O (out)
    Create time selection while dragging on an event Ctrl+Shift+drag with mouse

    General editing commands

    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Cut selection Ctrl+X or Shift+Delete
    Copy selection Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert
    Paste from clipboard Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert
    Paste insert Ctrl+Shift+V
    Paste repeat Ctrl+B
    Delete selection Delete
    Trim event to selection Ctrl+T
    Render to new track Ctrl+M
    Undo Ctrl+Z or Alt+Backspace
    Redo Ctrl+Shift+Z or Ctrl+Y
    Rebuild audio peaks Shift+F5
    Switch to normal editing tool Ctrl+D
    Switch to next editing tool D
    Switch to previous editing tool Shift+D
    Enable multicamera editing Ctrl+Shift+D

    Event selection and editing commands:



    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Range select Shift+click events
    Multiple select Ctrl+click individual events
    Select all Ctrl+A
    Unselect al Ctrl+Shift+A
    Cut selection Ctrl+X or Shift+Delete
    Copy selection Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert
    Paste from clipboard Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert
    Paste insert Ctrl+Shift+V
    Paste repeat Ctrl+B
    Delete selection Delete
    Split events at cursor S
    Trim/crop selected events Ctrl+T


    Enter edge-trimming mode and select event start; move to previous event edge Numeric Keypad 7 or [ In this mode, 1, 3, 4, and 6 on the numeric keypad trim the selected event edge. Hold Ctrl while pressing 1, 3, 4, or 6 to time compress/stretch, or hold Alt while pressing 1, 3, 4, or 6 to slip trim, or hold Ctrl+Alt while pressing 1, 3, 4, or 6 to slide a transition or crossfade.

    Enter edge-trimming mode and select event end; move to next event edge Numeric Keypad 9 or ]
    In this mode, 1, 3, 4, and 6 on the numeric keypad trim the selected event edge
    Trim left/right (when in edge-trimming mode) F3/F9
    Exit edge-trimming mode Numeric Keypad 5
    Move or trim selected events one frame left/right Numeric Keypad 1/3
    Move or trim selected events one pixel left/right Numeric Keypad 4/6
    Move selected events up/down one track Numeric Keypad 8/2
    Slip: move media within event without moving the event Alt+drag inside the event
    Slip trim: moves the media with the edge as it is trimmed Alt+drag edge of event
    Trim adjacent: trims selected event and adjacent event simultaneously Ctrl+Alt+drag edge of event
    Slip-trim right edge of event Alt+Shift+drag event
    Event split or split/trim Ctrl+Alt+Shift+click or drag
    event
    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Slide: trims both ends of event simultaneously Ctrl+Alt+drag middle of event
    Slide crossfade: moves crossfade Ctrl+Alt+drag over a crossfade
    Stretch (compress) the media in the event while trimming Ctrl+drag edge of event
    Raise pitch one semitone = (not numeric keypad)
    Raise pitch one cent Ctrl+=
    Raise pitch one octave Shift+=
    Lower pitch one semitone - (not numeric keypad)
    Lower pitch one cent Ctrl+
    Lower pitch one octave Shift+
    Reset pitch Ctrl+Shift+= or Ctrl+Shift+-
    Select next take T
    Select previous take Shift+T
    Convert cut to transition Numeric Keypad /
    Numeric Keypad *
    Numeric Keypad
    Convert transition to cut Ctrl+Numeric Keypad /
    Open in audio editor Ctrl+E

    Red eye reduction commands


    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Scroll Left/Right Right/Left Arrow
    Press Shift to scroll quickly
    Scroll Up/Down Up/Down Arrow
    Press Shift to scroll quickly
    Jump to top/bottom of image Page Up/Down
    Shift+Home/End
    Jump to left/right edge of image Home/End
    Shift+Page Up/Down
    Jump to horizontal center of image \
    Numeric Keypad *
    Jump to vertical center of image \
    Numeric Keypad *
    Jump to horizontal and vertical center of image C

    Playback, recording, and preview commands


    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Arm track for record Ctrl+Alt+R
    Arm for record and set recording path Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R
    Record Ctrl+R
    Looped playback Q or Ctrl+Shift+L
    Play from start Shift+Spacebar or Shift+F12
    Start playback Spacebar
    Play from any window Ctrl+Spacebar or F12
    Play/pause Enter or Ctrl+F12
    Stop playback Spacebar or Esc
    Go to start of project Ctrl+Home
    Go to end of project Ctrl+End
    Go to previous frame Alt+Left Arrow
    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Go to next frame Alt+Right Arrow
    Dim (attenuate) mixer output Ctrl+Shift+F12
    Preview cursor position Numeric Keypad 0
    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.
    Scrub playback J, K, or L
    Selectively prerender video Shift+M
    Build dynamic RAM preview Shift+B
    Toggle external monitor preview Alt+Shift+4
    Generate MIDI timecode F7
    Generate MIDI clock Shift+F7
    Trigger from MIDI timecode Ctrl+F7
    Enable multicamera editing Ctrl+Shift+D
    Choose multicamera take 1 - 9
    Choose multicamera take with crossfade Ctrl+1 - 9

    Timeline and track list commands


    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Insert new audio track Ctrl+Q
    Insert new video track Ctrl+Shift+Q
    Change audio track volume or video track compositing level (when focus is on track Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow
    list)
    Change audio track panning or video track fade-to-color setting (when focus is on Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right Arrow
    track list and automation controls are visible)
    Note: Select the Automation Settings button ( ) to adjust the track fade-to
    color setting.
    Mute selected tracks Z
    Mute selected track and remove other tracks from mute group Shift+Z
    Solo selected tracks X
    Solo selected track and remove other tracks from solo group Shift+X
    Mute selected track group Ctrl+Alt+Z
    Mute selected track group and remove other track groups from the mute group Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Z
    Solo selected track group Ctrl+Alt+X
    Solo selected track group and remove other track groups from the solo group Ctrl+Alt+Shift+X
    Override snapping (if snapping is on) or enable snapping (if snapping is off ) Shift+drag
    Quantize to frames Alt+F8
    Enable/disable snapping F8
    Snap to grid Ctrl+F8
    Snap to markers Shift+F8
    Post-edit ripple affected tracks F
    Post-edit ripple affected tracks, bus tracks, markers, and regions Ctrl+F
    Post-edit ripple all tracks, markers, and regions Ctrl+Shift+F
    Auto ripple mode Ctrl+L
    Automatic crossfades Ctrl+Shift+X
    Render to new track Ctrl+M
    Group selected events G
    Ungroup selected events U
    Ignore event grouping Ctrl+Shift+U
    Clear group without deleting events Ctrl+U
    Select all events in group Shift+G
    Insert/show/hide track volume envelope V
    Remove track volume envelope Shift+V
    Insert/show/hide track panning envelope P
    Remove track panning envelope Shift+P
    Cycle through effect automation envelopes E and Shift+E
    Show/hide envelopes Ctrl+Shift+E
    Adjust envelope point up/down by one pixel Select envelope point and hold
    the mouse button, then press 8
    or 2 on the numeric keypad
    Adjust envelope point left /right by one pixel Select envelope point and hold
    the mouse button, then press 4
    or 6 on the numeric keypad
    Adjust envelope point value in fine increments without changing the point’s timeline Ctrl+ drag envelope point or
    position segment
    Adjust envelope point value in normal increments without changing the point’s Ctrl+Alt+ drag envelope point
    timeline position or segment
    Adjust envelope point’s timeline position without changing its value Alt+ drag
    Insert command marker C

    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Insert marker M
    Insert region R
    Insert CD track region N
    Insert CD track index Shift+N



    Trimmer window commands
    The following commands apply to the Trimmer window. Many of the shortcuts that apply to the timeline also work in the Trimmer. The following list highlights commands unique to the Trimmer.

    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Add media from cursor A
    Add media to cursor Shift+A
    Transfer time selection from timeline to Trimmer after cursor T
    Transfer time selection from timeline to Trimmer before cursor Shift+T
    Toggle selected stream: audio/video/both Tab
    Toggle audio/video stream height Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down Arrow
    Sort Trimmer history H
    Clear Trimmer history Ctrl+Shift+H
    Remove current media from Trimmer history Ctrl+H
    Save markers/regions S
    Toggle automatic marker/region saving Shift+S
    Open in audio editor Ctrl+E
    Show video in Video Preview window Ctrl+P

    Track Motion window shortcuts
    The following commands apply to the Track Motion and 3D Track Motion windows.

    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Change 3D layout 1-6 (not numeric keypad)
    Lock aspect ratio A
    Scale about center C
    Edit in object space O
    Prevent movement X, Y, and Z
    Prevent scaling Shift+X, Shift+Y, and Shift+Z
    Enable snapping F8
    Enable rotation Shift+F8

    Surround Panner commands
    Add Ctrl to the following shortcuts if you want to move the pan point in fine increments.

    Description Keyboard Shortcut
    Constrain motion to a line through the center of the surround panner Shift+drag the pan point (only when Move Freely ( ) is selected)
    Constrain motion to a constant radius from the center Alt+drag the pan point (only when Move Freely ( ) is selected) Alt+mouse wheel
    Description Keyboard Shortcut
    Constrain motion to the maximum circle that will fit in the Surround Panner Alt+Shift+drag the pan point
    (only when Move Freely ( is selected)
    Alt+Shift+mouse wheel
    Move the pan point forward/back (when the pan point is selected) Up/down arrow Page Up/Page Down Mouse wheel

    Move the pan point left/right (when the pan point is selected) Left/Right Arrow Shift+Page Up/Page Down Shift + mouse wheel forward/
    back
    Move the pan point to a corner, edge, or center of the Surround Panner (when the pan Numeric Keypad point is selected)
    Move the pan point to a corner on the largest circle that will fit in the Surround Panner Ctrl+Numeric Keypad 1,3,7,9 (when the pan point is selected)


    Mixing Console commands Miscellaneous commands


    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Rename selected channel F2
    Insert new audio track Ctrl+Q
    Cycle default/narrow/wide channel strips D/N/W
    Hide the selected channel strip Shift+H
    Show the Channel List pane Shift+C
    Show/hide all channel strips Q
    Show/hide audio bus channel strips U
    Show/hide audio track channel strips A
    Show/hide assignable effects channel strips E
    Show/hide master bus channel strip T
    Show/hide preview channel strip P
    Show/hide fader ticks Shift+T
    Show/hide control region labels Shift+L
    Show/hide Faders control region F
    Show/hide Insert FX control region I
    Show/hide I/O control region H
    Show/hide Meters control region M
    Show/hide Sends control region S
    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Online help F1
    Context-sensitive help (What’s This Help) Shift+F1
    Shortcut menu Shift+F10
    Make fine fader/slider adjustments Ctrl+drag
    Change relative keyframe spacing Alt+drag keyframes
    Move region without changing length Alt+drag region tag
    Rebuild audio peaks F5

    Multimedia keyboard shortcuts


    Command Keyboard Shortcut
    Play/Pause Play/Pause
    Play from start Shift+Play/Pause
    Stop Stop
    Mute track Mute
    Mute track and remove other tracks from mute group Shift+Mute
    Solo track Ctrl+Mute
    Solo track and remove other tracks from solo group Ctrl+Shift+Mute
    Change audio track volume or video track compositing level (when focus is on track Ctrl+Volume Up/Down
    list)
    Change audio track panning or video track fade-to-color setting (when focus is on Shift+Volume Up/Down
    track list)
    Change track focus Next/Prev Track

    Mouse wheel shortcuts


    Command Shortcut
    Zoom in/out Wheel
    Scroll vertically Ctrl+wheel
    Scroll horizontally Shift+wheel
    Move the cursor in small increments Ctrl+Shift+wheel
    Trim the selected event edge one pixel (if you’re in edge-trimming mode)
    Adjust scrub rate during playback
    Move cursor one frame at a time Ctrl+Shift+Alt+wheel
    Trim the selected event edge one frame (if you’re in edge-trimming mode)
    Adjust scrub rate during playback
    Move fader/slider Hover over fader and use
    In plug-in windows, click the control first to give it focus. wheel
    Move fader/slider in fine increments Ctrl+hover over fader and use
    wheel

    Hopefully this will help someone out.

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    Re: Sony Vegas Keyboard Shortcuts Chart

    Great post, you never know when these come in handy. Especially if you're doing a lot of video editing, keyboard shortcuts are one of the best ways of getting the video editing job done quickly.

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