How to move around timeline, jump to start/end of clips?

mortoraymortoray Website User Posts: 51

I'm having trouble moving the playhead around in the timeline. I can't figure out any keyboard shortcut for some common operations. In particular, how do I jump to the start/end of a clip, or the timeline as a whole?

I'd also like to be able to jump to the next clip in a layer.

 

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  • tddavistddavis Moderator, Website User Posts: 4,171 Moderator

    @mortoray Not sure if this list from the manual will help:

    https://fxhome.com/reference-manuals/hitfilm-pro

    4.17. Keyboard Shortcuts


    Many tools and functions in HitFilm can be selected or accessed using keyboard shortcuts. Getting familiar with the keyboard shortcuts can greatly speed up your workflow. If you prefer to use your own shortcut settings, rather than the defaults, any shortcut can be edited to suit your preferences.

    The Keyboard Shortcuts editor can be accessed at File > Options, then clicking the Shortcuts tab. Additional details on keyboard shortcuts is available on the Shortcuts Options page of this manual.

    *To edit a shortcut, click on the current key combo to select it, then type in the new key combo you wish to use.

    To the right of each shortcut is a Reset button, which can be used to reset that shortcut to its default setting. At the bottom of the Shortcuts tab is a Reset All Shortcuts button, which will reset all shortcuts to the defaults listed below.

    General

    • Undo – Ctrl+Z
    • Redo – Ctrl*+*Y
    • New Project – Ctrl+N
    • Open Project – Ctrl+O
    • Save Project – Ctrl+S
    • Save As – Ctrl+Alt+S
    • Exit – Alt+F4
    • Delete – Del
    • Rename – F2
    • Cut – Ctrl+X
    • Copy – Ctrl+C
    • Paste – Ctrl+V
    • Duplicate – Ctrl+D
    • Select All – Ctrl+A
    • Reset – Ctrl+R
    • Create New Composite Shot – Ctrl+Shift+N
    • Create New Plane – Ctrl+Shift+A
    • Import Media – Ctrl+O
    • Switch to Home Screen – Ctrl+1
    • Switch to Project Screen – Ctrl+2
    • Switch to Edit Screen – Ctrl+3
    • Switch to Export Screen – Ctrl+4

    Common Timeline

    • Set In Point – I
    • Set Out Point – O
    • Set In and Out Points to Content – P
    • Set In and Out Points to View – (no default)
    • Move Playhead to Start of Timeline – Home
    • Move Playhead to End of Timeline – End
    • Jump to Time – Ctrl+J (highlights current time indicator)
    • Play/Pause – Space
    • RAM Preview – Alt+L
    • Previous Frame – ,
    • Next Frame – .
    • Jump Back by 10 Frames – Shift+,
    • Jump Forward by 10 Frames – Shift+.
    • Previous Edit Point – Page up
    • Next Edit Point – Page down
    • Increase Timeline Scale – Ctrl+Shift+=
    • Decrease Timeline Scale – Ctrl+-
    • Scroll to Playhead – Ctrl+Home
    • Previous Keyframe – Alt+,
    • Next Keyframe – Alt+.
    • Add/Remove Keyframe – Alt+T
    • Slice Selected Objects/Layers – Ctrl+Shift+D
    • Move Playhead to In Point – Shift+I
    • Move Playhead to Out Point – Shift+O
    • Remove Attributes – Shift+CTRL+X
    • Paste Attributes – Shift+CTRL+V
    • Remove Effects – Option+CTRL+V
    • Fit to Frame – (no default)
    • Fit to Frame Width – (no default)
    • Fit to Frame Height – (no default)
    • Center in Frame – (no default)
    • Remove All Color Labels From the Selection – 0
    • Apply Color Label 1 to the Selection – 1
    • Apply Color Label 2 to the Selection – 2
    • Apply Color Label 3 to the Selection – 3
    • Apply Color Label 4 to the Selection – 4
    • Apply Color Label 5 to the Selection – 5
    • Apply Color Label 6 to the Selection – 6
    • Apply Color Label 7 to the Selection – 7
    • Apply Color Label 8 to the Selection – 8
    • Apply Color Label 9 to the Selection – 9

    Editor Sequence Timeline

    • Select Tool – V
    • Hand Tool – H
    • Snap On/Off – Shift+S
    • Slice Tool – C
    • Slip Edit Tool – Y
    • Slide Edit Tool – U
    • Ripple Edit Tool – R
    • Roll Edit Tool – E
    • Ripple Delete – Alt+Delete
    • Make Composite Shot – Ctrl+M
    • Rate Stretch Tool – S
    • Link Video and Audio Clips – CTRL+\
    • Unlink Video and Audio Clips – Shift+CTRL+\

    Composite Shot Timeline

    • Select Tool – V
    • Hand Tool – H
    • Slice Tool – C
    • Snap On/Off – Shift+S
    • Open New Layer Menu – Ctrl+Alt+N
    • New Plane Layer – Ctrl+Alt+A
    • New Camera Layer – Ctrl+Alt+C
    • New Light Layer – Ctrl+Alt+L
    • New Grade Layer – Ctrl+Alt+G
    • New Text Layer – Ctrl+Alt+T
    • New Point Layer – Ctrl+Alt+P
    • Move Layer(s) to Playhead – (No Default)
    • Make Composite Shot – Ctrl+M
    • Rate Stretch Tool – S

    Trimmer

    • Set In Point – I
    • Set Out Point – O
    • Previous Frame – ,
    • Next Frame – .
    • Move Playhead to Start – Home
    • Move Playhead to End – End
    • Move Playhead to In Point – Shift+I
    • Move Playhead to Out Point – Shift+O
    • Play/Pause – Space
    • Toggle Loop Playback – Ctrl+L
    • Shuttle Left – J
    • Shuttle Right – L
    • Shuttle Stop – K
    • Insert Media on the Current Timeline – B
    • Overlay Media on the Current Timeline – N

    Viewer Panel

    • Select Tool – V
    • Hand Tool – H
    • Text Tool – T
    • Rectangle Mask Tool – R
    • Ellipse Mask Tool – E
    • Freehand Mask Tool – F
    • Orbit tool – B
    • Set Mask Point(s) to Linear – Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L
    • Set Mask Point(s) to Curved – Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C
    • Toggle Full Screen Preview – Alt+CTRL+F
    • Move Position Left by 1 Pixel – Left Arrow
    • Move Position Right by 1 Pixel – Right Arrow
    • Move Position Up by 1 Pixel – Up Arrow
    • Move Position Down by 1 Pixel – Down Arrow
    • Move Position Left by 10 Pixels – Shift+Left Arrow
    • Move Position Right by 10 Pixels – Shift+Right Arrow
    • Move Position Up by 10 Pixels – Shift+Up Arrow
    • Move Position Down by 10 Pixels – Shift+Down Arrow
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