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  • Fri, Jun 18 2010 10:29 PM

    Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    For those of you who are having difficulty finding them, here are the Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts.

    {EDIT} And attached are updated shortcuts for MC 5, CONTAINING SOME NEW ONES.

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  • Sat, Jun 19 2010 7:32 PM In reply to

    • VE7AXO
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    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    Larry,

    Thanks for that link.  It also shows a comparison list of updated icons for some of the shortcuts, which were updated for MC3.  Is that keyboard shortcut list still valid for MC5, or are there any additional icon changes?

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  • Sat, Jun 19 2010 7:48 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    To the best of my knowledge, all previous keyboard shortcuts are still intact for MC 5. If anyone discovers any new ones, or any that are changed or missing, please report in this thread.

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  • Sun, Jun 20 2010 6:25 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    Here is a revised list of keyboard shortcuts relative to MC 5. THERE ARE NEW ONES.

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  • Sun, Jun 20 2010 6:42 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    Thanks a lot Larry.

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  • Sun, Jun 20 2010 6:56 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    Here are 6 of them in a more visual presentation:

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  • Thu, Jun 24 2010 8:51 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    The document mentions added functions; but does not seem to account entirely for the functions that have been *removed*.

    Maybe someone expert in the new key commands can refute the criticism re: the changing of the control-key on Mac, which I have commented on in these threads -- and offer a solution for what we've lost:

    http://community.avid.com/forums/p/85315/483530.aspx

    http://community.avid.com/forums/p/85356/483985.aspx

    http://community.avid.com/forums/p/85475/483813.aspx

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  • Thu, Jun 24 2010 9:18 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    lunelson:

    The document mentions added functions; but does not seem to account entirely for the functions that have been *removed*.



    Lu, just to keep the record straight, the "pdf document" in Larry's post is not an Avid pdf as such.
    I stitched it together using screen shots from MC5's online user guide.
    I have the PC version of MC5, so I am not sure if the online user guide for the MAC is different (I guess it should be on things like keyboard shortcuts).

    As it is created from the user guide - it only mentions what exists in the actual programme. It would be very strange if the user guide was listing things that the user cannot find and use.

    Sorry I can't be more specific than that.

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  • Fri, Jun 25 2010 2:41 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    On my Mac, Option+C no longer "copy the In/Out selection and send it to the Source monitor" - I use that shorcut so often... Now, in v5, it switches the Composer window from the dual Source/Record shape to a single Record monitor window. That happens to me dozens of times everyday...!

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  • Fri, Jun 25 2010 3:22 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    This is probably due to the new modifier key behavior that Avid has bestowed upon us.  

    For giggles, try CMD+C instead of Option+C.  

    The more I read about these sorts of key function changes, the less I'm finding myself likely to upgrade to v5.  And the less I'll be recommending it to the others as well.

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  • Wed, Jul 21 2010 7:01 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    Is there a reason for 3 play buttons on the keyboard?

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    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    Saylur:

    Is there a reason for 3 play buttons on the keyboard?

    I read, in one of the myriad of books (three) I have on MC, that the reason is to do with how one's hands are positioned for specific parts of the edit:  at one point, the left hand may be 'busy' doing things, leaving the right hand 'available' to press a play key, and a bit later, it's the right hand that's busy doing something leaving the left hand more freely available to press a play key.

    That made sense, until you realise the SPACE key is also mapped to Play ... and, my hands may be different from everyone else's, but whichever hand is 'active', and wherever and however they're poised over the keyboard, I always a thumb available on at least one hand to press the SPACE key.

    So that answer no longer made sense.

    And I have remapped the 'other' Play keys to something else - that made more sense to me.

    So, I'm not surprised that, more than a year later, Saylur's original question remains unanswered ...

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  • Tue, Sep 13 2011 3:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    Different (key)strokes for different folks.  

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  • Tue, Sep 13 2011 4:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    See what Patience gets you . Surprise Thanks for the reply. I have remapped a couple of them also.

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    Regards

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  • Thu, Jan 26 2012 11:48 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer Keyboard Shortcuts

    Does anyone know if there is a way to export a list of all actual and potential keyboard shortcuts out of Media Composer in TXT format...tab delimited (as is possible in both Premier and FCP7)? If so, how?! And what I mean by 'potential' keyboard shortcuts would be an blank feild next to something that has no keyboard shortcut for it yet, but could ultimately have one assigned via custom keyboard mapping. Any help would be apreciated!

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