… for Apple Final Cut Pro X
Tip #199: 4 Keyboard Shortcuts That Save HOURS!
These shortcuts work for whatever clips you have selected.
I am SUCH a fan of keyboard shortcuts. Once you start using them, you’ll be amazed at how much time they save so you can concentrate on telling your story. These are shortcuts I use in every edit.
NOTE: A key point here is that these shortcuts work with one or more selected clips in the Browser!
|Shortcut||What It Does|
|E||Appends (Edits) all selected Browser clips to the end of the timeline in the order they were selected|
|W||Insert edits all selected Browser clips at the position of the playhead/skimmer|
|D||Overwrite edits all selected Browser clips at the position of the playhead/skimmer|
|Q||Edits all selected Browser clips on the first available layer above (video) or below (audio) the Primary Storyline|
The key point to note is that ALL selected clips are edited, in the order you selected them. If you have a bunch of selects, select them in the order you want them to appear in the timeline, type E and, poof!, instantly, they are edited in order!
NOTE: Look at your keyboard. See how E – W – D – Q all fall easily under the fingers of the left hand. This allows right-handed editors to keep one hand on the mouse and the other on the keyboard to edit clips as fast as you can decide which clip to edit next.