Visual Keyboard Shortcut Editor

You can use the Visual Keyboard Shortcut editor to view the keys with their assigned shortcuts, assign new shortcuts, and delete existing ones. The feature also lets you easily navigate and provides maximum workflow efficiency.

When you select a key on the Keyboard Layout, you can view all the commands that are assigned to that key and all other modifier combinations.

  • Prelude detects the keyboard hardware and the appropriate keyboard layout is displayed accordingly.
  • When Prelude detects a non-supported keyboard, the default view is to display the U.S. English keyboard. By default, the Adobe Prelude Default preset is displayed.
  • When you change a shortcut, the preset pop-up menu changes to Custom. After you make the required changes, use the Save As option to save the customized shortcut set as a preset.

Using and customizing the Visual Keyboard Shortcut

  • To view the Visual Keyboard Shortcuts, select Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts (Windows) or Prelude CC > Keyboard Shortcuts (macOS).

The Keyboard Shortcut window appears which shows you the layout of a keyboard. All the application level shortcuts are marked in purple while all panel wide shortcuts appear in green. For keyboard shortcuts that are applicable in both the levels, the color will depend on whether the panel is open or not. If the Panel is selected, it would appear in green otherwise in purple.

Visual keyboard
Visual keyboard

Shortcut assignment using drag-and-drop

You can assign shortcuts by dragging a command from the Command list to a key in the Keyboard Layout. You can also apply shortcuts using the modifier combination for the currently selected key displayed in the Key Modifier List. The Command List and the Modifier list appear below the keyboard. 

  • To assign a command to a key along with a modifier, hold down the modifiers during drag-and-drop.
  • To remove the last assigned shortcut command, select the key and click Undo. 
  • To remove all shortcuts assigned, click Clear.

Conflict resolution

When an existing shortcut conflicts with another command:

  • A warning appears at the bottom of the editor. 
  • Undo and Clear buttons in the lower right corner are enabled.  
  • The command in conflict is highlighted in blue, and clicking the key automatically selects the command in the command list. 

You can now easily change the assignment for the conflicting command.

Application shortcuts

New Project Ctrl+Alt+N (Win), Opt+Cmd+N (macOS)
Open Project Ctrl+Shift+O (Win), Shift+Cmd+O (macOS)
Close Project Ctrl+Shift+W (Win), Shift+Cmd+W (macOS)
Close Ctrl+W (Win), Cmd+W (macOS)
Save As Ctrl+Shift+S (Win), CMD+Shift+S (macOS)
Ingest Ctrl+I (Win), Cmd+I (macOS)
Export Project Ctrl+P (Win), Cmd+P (macOS)
Create Rough Cut Ctrl+N (Win), Cmd+N (macOS)
Exit  Ctrl+Q (Win), Cmd+Q (macOS)
Undo Ctrl+Z (Win), Cmd+Z (macOS)
Redo Ctrl+Shift+Z (Win), Shift+Cmd+Z (macOS)
Cut Ctrl+X (Win), Cmd+X (macOS)
Copy Ctrl+C (Win), Cmd+C (macOS)
Paste Ctrl+V (Win), Cmd+V (macOS)
Clear Delete (Win), Forward Delete (macOS)
Select All Ctrl+A (Win), Cmd+A (macOS)
Deselect All Ctrl+Shift+A (Win), Shift+Cmd+A (macOS)
Set Marker In Point I (Use Alt+I or Opt+I when Heads Up Display is enabled during playback.)
Set Marker Out Point O (Use Alt+O or Opt+O when Heads Up Display is enabled during playback.)
Select Previous Marker Ctrl+Left Arrow (Win), Cmd+Left Arrow (macOS)
Select Next Marker Ctrl+Right Arrow (Win), Cmd+Right Arrow (macOS)
Select Previous Clip Ctrl+Up (Win), Cmd+Up (macOS)
Select Next Clip Ctrl+Down (Win), Cmd+Down (macOS)
Add Selected Markers Shift+= (Win), Cmd+= (macOS)
Add Subclip Marker 1 (Main keyboard)
Add Comment Marker 2 (Main keyboard)
Marker Inspector Shift+5 (Win), Cmd+5 (macOS)
Marker List Shift+6 (Win), Cmd+6 (macOS)
Marker Type Shift+4 (Win), Cmd+4 (macOS)
Metadata Shift+7 (Win), Cmd+7 (macOS)
Monitor Shift+2 (Win), Cmd+2 (macOS)
Project Shift+1 (Win), Cmd+1 (macOS)
Timeline Shift+3 (Win), Cmd+3 (macOS)
Adobe Prelude Help F1
Go To Selected Clip End Shift+End
Go To Selected Clip Start Shift+Home
Go To Time View End End (Win), End or Function+Right Arrow (macOS)
Go To Time View Start Home (Win), Home or Function+Left Arrow (macOS)
Maximize or Restore Frame ' (accent under tilde)
Play In-out Ctrl+Shift+Space (Win), Opt+K (macOS)
Play Stop Toggle Space
Select Find Box Shift+F
Select Next Panel Ctrl+Shift+. (period)
Select Previous Panel Ctrl+Shift+, (comma)
Shuttle Left J
Shuttle Right L
Shuttle Slow Left Shift+J
Shuttle Slow Right Shift+L
Shuttle Stop K
Step Back Left Arrow
Step Back many Frames - Units Shift+Left Arrow
Step Forward Right Arrow
Step Forward many Frames - Units Shift+Right Arrow
Workspace 1 Alt+Shift+1 (Win), Opt+Shift+1 (macOS)
Workspace 2 Alt+Shift+2 (Win), Opt+Shift+2 (macOS)
Workspace 3 Alt+Shift+3 (Win), Opt+Shift+3 (macOS)
Workspace 4 Alt+Shift+4 (Win), Opt+Shift+4 (macOS)
Workspace 5 Alt+Shift+5 (Win), Opt+Shift+5 (macOS)
Workspace 6 Alt+Shift+6 (Win), Opt+Shift+6 (macOS)
Workspace 7 Alt+Shift+7 (Win), Opt+Shift+7 (macOS)
Workspace 8 Alt+Shift+8 (Win), Opt+Shift+8 (macOS)
Workspace 9 Alt+Shift+9 (Win), Opt+Shift+9 (macOS)
Zoom In =
Zoom Out - (hyphen)
Zoom To Clip \

Panel shortcuts

Project  
New Bin
(Prelude CC)
Ctrl+B (Windows), Cmd+B (macOS)
History Panel Menu
 
Step Backward
Left Arrow
Step Forward
Right Arrow
Ingest Dialog
 
Check All Shift+V
Uncheck All Ctrl+Shift+V
Check Selected Item(s)
V
Clear In Out Points
C
Select Directory List
Ctrl+Left Arrow (Win), Cmd+Left Arrow (macOS)
Select Media List
Ctrl+Right Arrow (Win), Cmd+Right Arrow (macOS)
Set In Point
I
Set Out Point
O
Timeline Panel Menu
 
Ripple Delete Alt+Backspace (Win), Opt+Delete (macOS)
Show Next Screen
Down Arrow
Show Previous Screen
Up

New shortcuts in Prelude CC

Trim In Point of Selected Clip to CTI   Q
Trim Out Point of Selected Clip to CTI
W
Insert Clip(s) at the previous edit point
, (Comma)
Insert Clip(s) at the next edit point . (period)
Select clip at Playhead D
Move clips left [ (Left angle bracket)
Move clips right
] (Right angle bracket)

Customize keyboard shortcuts

When you open the Keyboard Shortcuts panel for the first time, the only option in the Set menu is Adobe Prelude Factory Defaults.

You can edit keyboard shortcuts and save the new set. After you save the new set, it appears in the Set menu.

  1. Select Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts (Windows), or Prelude > Keyboard Shortcuts (Mac OS) to open the Keyboard Shortcuts panel.
  2. In the Keyboard Shortcuts panel, select the option for which you want to create or update the keyboard shortcut.
  3. Press the keys that you prefer for the keyboard shortcut.
  4. Click Save As to save the updated Keyboard Shortcut set.
  5. Enter a name for the new set, and click Save.

 

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