Viewer and Canvas Commands

Use the following keyboard shortcuts to control general, compositing, and navigation functions in the Viewer and the Canvas.

General Viewer and Canvas Commands

Keyboard shortcut
Function
ShiftZShift-Z
Fit to window.
CommandEqualSignCommand-Equal Sign (=)
Zoom in.
CommandHyphenMinusCommand-Hyphen (-)
Zoom out.
OptionControlWOption-Control-W
Show overlays.
OptionZOption-Z
Show timecode overlays.
FF
Show match frame.
XX
Mark clip. (Set In and Out points at the beginning and end of the clip.)
ControlKControl-K
Add a motion keyframe.
II
Mark the In point.
OO
Mark the Out point.
SemicolonSemicolon (;)
Go to the previous edit.
ArrowUpUp Arrow
Go to the previous edit.
ShiftVerticalBarShift-Vertical Bar (|)
Play from the In point to the Out point.
SpacebarSpace bar
Play forward from the playhead position.
ReverseSolidusBackslash (\)
Play around the current frame. (Playback begins and ends based on the Preview Pre-roll and Preview Post-roll settings.)
ApostropheApostrophe (')
Go to the next edit.
ArrowDownDown Arrow
Go to the next edit.
ControlXControl-X
Open the text generator.
ControlWControl-W
Close the active tab.

Compositing Commands

Keyboard shortcut
Function
WW
Cycle through wireframe views for the selected clip.
OptionArrowDownOption-Down Arrow
Nudge down. (Reposition the clip in wireframe view.)
OptionArrowLeftOption-Left Arrow
Nudge left. (Reposition the clip in wireframe view.)
OptionArrowRightOption-Right Arrow
Nudge right. (Reposition the clip in wireframe view.)
OptionArrowUpOption-Up Arrow
Nudge up. (Reposition the clip in wireframe view.)

Navigation Commands

Keyboard shortcut
Function
Enter a timecode value and press Return.
Navigate to a timecode value.
JJ
Rewind. (Play in reverse at 100 percent speed.)
Press J repeatedly.
Rewind faster. (Play in reverse at greater than 100 percent speed.)
KK
Stop playback.
LL
Play forward at 100 percent speed.
Press L repeatedly.
Fast-forward. (Play forward at greater than 100 percent speed.)
KPlusSignLK-L
Play forward in slow motion. (Play forward at less than 100 percent speed.)
JPlusSignKJ-K
Play in reverse in slow motion. (Play in reverse at less than 100 percent speed.)
Hold down K and press L.
Go forward one frame.
Hold down K and press J.
Go back one frame.
Control6Control-6
Go back two edits. (Move the playhead back by two edit points.)
ArrowLeftLeft Arrow
Go back one frame.
ShiftArrowLeftShift-Left Arrow
Go back 1 second.
Control9Control-9
Go forward two edits. (Move the playhead forward by two edit points.)
ArrowRightRight Arrow
Go forward one frame.
ShiftArrowRightShift-Right Arrow
Go forward 1 second.
ShiftIShift-I
Go to the In point. (Move the playhead to the In point position.)
ShiftKShift-K
Go to the next keyframe. (Move the playhead to the next keyframe.)
ShiftOShift-O
Go to the Out point. (Move the playhead to the Out point position.)
OptionKOption-K
Go to the previous keyframe. (Move the playhead to the previous keyframe.)
ControlLControl-L
Loop playback.
OptionReverseSolidusOption-Backslash (\)
Play every frame of a clip.
ShiftSpacebarShift-Space bar
Play in reverse at 100 percent speed.
ShiftPShift-P
Play to the Out point.
OptionAOption-A
Select In to Out. (Select all clip items between the sequence In and Out points.)
OptionReturnOption-Return
Open in editor. (Open the selected clip’s media file in another application.)