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50 Avid Keyboard Shortcuts for Win & Mac

Other than learning the Avid keyboard shortcuts, there are two more key factors in being a successful and professional editor. Precision and Speed. Precision comes when you spend hours working on the software which leads to more experience. And speed comes with how well you know the tools.

List of Avid Keyboard Shortcuts

An editor who is very much well known with the below list of Avid keyboard shortcuts will become a key part of your workflow. These Avid keyboard shortcuts will improve your workflow and allow you to work faster and more efficiently. Download the Avid keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac users in Pdf form.

Most used Avid Keyboard Shortcuts

Action Avid Keyboard Shortcuts Windows Avid Keyboard Shortcuts Mac
Undo Ctrl + Z Command + Z
Redo Ctrl + Y Command + Y
Copy Ctrl + C Command + C
Paste Ctrl + V Command + V
Send selected window back to its default location Ctrl + ‘ Command + ‘
Reduce Image Ctrl + K Command + K
Enlarge Image Ctrl + L Command + L

Bin Shortcuts

Action Windows Shortcuts Mac Shortcuts
Creates a new bin Ctrl + N Command + N
Selects all items Ctrl + A Command + A
Closes open windows Ctrl + W Command + W
Print Ctrl + P Command + P
Duplicates selected clip Ctrl + D Command + D
Creates a Group Clip Ctrl + Shift + G Command + Shift + G
Information Ctrl + I Command + I
Decrease Clip Frame Image Ctrl + K Command + K
Increase Clip Frame Image Ctrl + L Command + L
Tidy up Ctrl + T Command + T

Tools Shortcuts

Action Windows Shortcuts Mac Shortcuts
Opens or selects the Timeline window Ctrl + 0 Command + 0
Audio tool Ctrl + 1 Command + 1
Avid Calculator Ctrl + 2 Command + 2
Command Palette Ctrl + 3 Command + 3
Composer window Ctrl + 4 Command + 4
Media Creation Ctrl + 5 Command + 5
Console Ctrl + 6 Command + 6
Capture Tool Ctrl + 7 Command + 7
Effects Palette Ctrl + 8 Command + 8
Project window Ctrl + 9 Command + 9

Capturing Shortcuts

Action Windows Shortcuts Mac Shortcuts
Mark the In-Point of a sub clip F1 F1
Mark the Out-Point of a sub clip F2 F2
Adds a Red locator to the clip F3 F3
Begins the capture F4 F4
Adds a Red locator to the clip F5 F5
Adds a Green locator to the clip F6 F6
Adds a Blue locator to the clip F7 F7
Adds a Cyan locator to the clip F8 F8
Adds a Magenta locator to the clip F9 F9
Adds a Yellow locator to the clip F10 F10
Adds a Black locator to the clip F11 F11
Adds a White locator to the clip F12 F12

Timeline Shortcuts

Action Windows Shortcuts Mac Shortcuts
Increases the height of the selected track Ctrl + L Command + L
Decreases the height of the selected track Ctrl + K Command + K
Shows more detail in the Timeline Ctrl + [ Command + [
Shows less detail in the Timeline Ctrl + ] Command + ]
Find Ctrl + F Command + F
Adds a new video track Ctrl + Y Command + Y
Adds a new audio track Ctrl + U Command + U
Selects all tracks Ctrl + A Command + A
De-selects all tracks Ctrl + Shift + A Command + Shift + A
Displays the entire Sequence in the Timeline Window Ctrl + / Command + /
Zoom Ctrl + M Command + M

Download Avid Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

Download Avid Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

Implementing the above list of Avid keyboard shortcut into your day-to-day life will make you a more confident editor. DaVinci Resolve is an excellent video editor when compared with Avid. Hence you can even have a look and download the DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts list in PDF form.

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