Top 10 Useful DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts you Should Remember
If you want to boost your productivity with software usage then it becomes essential to take help from keyboard shortcuts. The rule is same for DaVinci Resolve because there are so many tools and control functions that users often need to access from drop down menus. It is possible to use keybindings for convenience when you are working on colour grading tools. The article below will help you to learn about most useful keybindings for DaVincu Resolve. The details are with reference to Window keybindings but if you are working on Mac then you simply need to replace control key with the Mac key for operation.
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Section 1: General Shortcuts:
DVR possess four different functionality pages and they are usually accessed from four buttons available on bottom portion of DVR interface. These buttons are usually organized with workflow order and they always stay active so that users can easily switch between grading, editing, importing and outputting needs.
Following switch page keys can make your task much easier:
Section 2: Shortcuts in Edit Page
1. Key board Shodcuts for PlayBack:Stop/Start Playback
Action: Stop or Start video playback.
Following keyboard shortcuts can be used to navigate between timelines, clips and control playback.
- Spacebar: Start or Stop Playback.
- Step Back/Step Forward: Use Left and Right arrow keys from keyboard to apply back and forth motion on frame. Shift+Left arrow and Shift+Right arrow will help you to advance playhead with one second increment.
- Next Edit/Previous Edit: Access Uparrow to move playhead to last edit and down arrow to move playahead to next edit.
- First and Last Frame of Current Clip: Users can access semicolon key for moving playhead to first frame that intersects playhead whereas Apostrophe key helps to advance playhead to last frame.
- Previous Keyframe/Next Keyframe: Use shift+semicolon to move playhead to next keyframe on left side whereas Shift+Apostrophe can be utilized to move playhead to next frame in right side.
- Timeline Start/ Timeline End: Homekey can move playhead to first frame of timeline and End key move playhead to last timeline frame.
- In Point/ Out Point: Shift+I can move playahead to In Point that is set on timeline/viewer and Shift+O can move playhead to Out Point.
2. Loop Playback:
Action: Users often need to watch their grade over playback; Loop playback option can save your time for playback control adjustment.
3. Using JKL to Control Playback:
These shortcuts are common for most of the editing applications but they provide effective controls for editing as well as playback. The list includes:
J: To play 100% backward.
K: Stop playback
L: To play 100% forward.
Repetitive J: Increase backward play speed.
Repetitive L: Increase forward play speed.
Shift+J: Play with fast reverse.
Shift+L: Play fast forward.
K+J: Slow motion backward.
K+L: Slow motion forward.
Press K with J Tap: Move Playhead back by one frame.
Press K with L Tap: Move playahead forward by one frame.
Section 3: Shortcuts in Colour Page
1. Managing Node:
- Deactivate all Nodes: Alt+D:
- Deactivate the Current Node: Ctrl+D:
- Append Serial Node: Alt+S:
- Prepend Serial Node: Shift+S:
It helps users to deactivate entire grade means every node on the clip layer will be automatically deactivated. It will help you to make better analysis for your project.
Many times users need to know that whether they are working on right node to improve grade or not. If you use Ctrl+D shortcut then it will immediately disable your current node and you will be able to analyse appearance of your project without that particular node.
One may need to append any specific node on node graph during editing process. It can be easily done by using Alt+S settings where ordinary corrector node gets itself added right after your current node.
It is same as that of appending node function where a new corrector node is added right before the current working node.
2. Controlling Views:
- Cleaning UI: Atl+F:
- Full Screen: Ctrl+F:
- Fullscreen Plus Goodies: Shift+F:
- Fitting After Zooming: Shift+Z:
- Masking: Shift+H:
You will find DVR colour tab highly cluttered with things like node graphs, clip lists and timeline etc and it becomes really difficult to search for necessary image parts during editing process. Use Atl+F to get rid of these unwanted items so that you can have larger view of image.
Use this shortcut when you wish to have full screen view of your project.
The previous full screen control never allows users to work on Power Window. But if you really want to access that portion then simply use Shift+F and it will provide you options to change window as per need.
Bring back your zoomed image to normal settings on window.
Sub-select required parts of image so that you can have more details about specific portions.
3. Playback Colour Page:
Skipping between Various Clips: Arrow Keys Up/Down: To check the sequence of editing clips with its neighbours, simply use skipping option with above shortcut key.
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