16 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2010 10:04 AM by JSS1138 RSS

    Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes

    HarryPutnam Community Member

      I've done a fair bit of googling on the subject of setting a keyboard shortcut for creating keyframes, but have not found the definitive answer.

       

      No doubt there is some URL that will tell how its done or if it can be done, and I may well be beating a well answered question here. 

      I don't find such an answer.

       

      Can anyone tell me if it is possible to create a keyboard shortcut to set keyframes, or if one already exists.

       

      I've grepped the full list of keyboard shortcuts (from printed out text file of all of them) and do not see much about keyframes.

        • 1. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
          JSS1138 Community Member

          If it's possible, you'll do it via Edit>Keyboard Customization...

           

          If it ain't there, it ain't anywhere.

          • 2. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
            HarryPutnam Community Member

            JSS1138 wrote:

             

            If it's possible, you'll do it via Edit>Keyboard Customization...

             

            If it ain't there, it ain't anywhere.

             

            What does it mean when you say "If it ain't there it ain't anywhere"

             

            Do you mean it might not be possible after all or what?

             

            Do you know for sure if it is or is not possible?

             

            I've looked around in that area quite a bit without seeing how I might set a keyboard combo that would insert a keyframe.

             

            I've reduced all the kb shortcuts to 1 large text file, in that file the word keyframe appears in two places, line 438 and 439 under `effects control' panel.  You can set a keyboard combo to `snap to video or audio keyframes'

             

            Message was edited by: HarryPutnam  Took out some remarks that were not helping

            • 3. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
              Community Member

              I think you have to click the little keyframe thing and thats that....

               

               

              weird...at first I thought you were talking about keyframes for groups of pictures (gop ) or something..

               

              I think what you see in the menu for "keyboard" setup is basically the only stuff you can change and create "new" shortcuts etc...so thats why Jim said " if its not there...you cant do it "  basically...

               

              good luck

              • 4. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
                JSS1138 Community Member

                Do you know for sure if it is or is not possible?

                 

                No.  But if you can't find it in keyboard customization, then there are only two possible explanations.  The first is that you've somehow missed it.  The second (and more likely) is that it's simply not possible.

                • 5. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
                  Todd_Kopriva Adobe Employee

                  What would it even mean to have "a shortcut for setting keyframes"?

                   

                  What functionality, exactly, are you looking for?

                  • 6. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
                    the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                    I am facing the same puzzle. The addition of Keyframes in the Effects Control Panel is basically a one-click thing, and if one makes a change to the attributes, PrPro does it automatically.

                     

                    Might be a great reason to have a keyboard shortcut, but it escapes me.

                     

                    Hunt

                    • 7. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
                      HarryPutnam Community Member

                      the_wine_snob wrote:

                       

                      I am facing the same puzzle. The addition of Keyframes in the Effects Control Panel is basically a one-click thing, and if one makes a change to the attributes, PrPro does it automatically.

                       

                      Might be a great reason to have a keyboard shortcut, but it escapes me.

                       

                      Hunt

                      I no doubt use the most terrible work flow known to man but here is how it would help me.

                       

                      I usually do fades, audio and video, in the timeline, not in the limited space one has to work in using the effects controls.

                       

                      I go to effects-contorls  for `position' and `scale' but not usually for fading.  (opacity and audio volume)

                       

                      In the timeline you must set two keyframes by clicking on the tool in the head of the track.  That tool may be a good ways from where work is being preformed, and you need to move the cursor to get the second one on the timeline.

                       

                      If I could hit Ctrl-k or something similar and plop a keyfram into selected clip at the cursor, that, to me, would be a big improvement and over time a bit of a time saver too.

                       

                      If you fellows would be kind enough to describe briefly how you handle that sort of thing.... I'd probably benefit from it.

                       

                      Do you always use effect-controls panel, or maybe some custom predefined insertion setting?

                      Can one make a keyboard command to insert a predefined clip ending/beginning sort of definition?

                       

                      (A digression about the setting of kb shortcuts)

                       

                      It would seem that if a command exists, there would be a way to set a kb shortcut... no?

                       

                      Maybe even if scripting were necessary.

                       

                      Here is an example of what I mean:

                      on the right click menu in timeline one finds `reveal in project' .  When you click it, a command is clearly executed and you are jumped to that piece of source material in project panel.   So, if there is a command that premiere can be told to execute with a mouse click, could it not also be told to execute it with a keyboard command?

                      • 8. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
                        Todd_Kopriva Adobe Employee

                        See this section for how something similar is handled in After Effects, requiring a separate shortcut for each property.

                         

                        Here's a reminder of where the feature-request form is.

                        • 9. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
                          HarryPutnam Community Member

                          Todd_Kopriva wrote:

                           

                          See this section for how something similar is handled in After Effects, requiring a separate shortcut for each property.

                           

                           

                          Now I'm really confused.... I'm apparently too dim to see how that chart applies to figuring out how to insert keyframes in Premier with keyboard shortcuts.

                           

                          Are you saying some of those apply to premier?

                          • 10. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
                            Todd_Kopriva Adobe Employee

                            No, I'm giving you hints about how to word your feature request for Premiere Pro.

                            • 11. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
                              JSS1138 Community Member

                              I usually do fades, audio and video, in the timeline

                               

                              Dude, there are "effects" for those and they already have keyboard shortcuts.  You are doing it the hard way.

                              • 12. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
                                HarryPutnam Community Member

                                JSS1138 wrote:

                                 

                                I usually do fades, audio and video, in the timeline

                                 

                                Dude, there are "effects" for those and they already have keyboard shortcuts.  You are doing it the hard way.

                                 

                                I'm at risk of bein drummed out of here for being as dense as a fence post .... but can you give something concrete.  Something I can at least look up.   Maybe the name of the `effects' group where these are found.

                                 

                                Maybe at least the proper name so that searches have some chance of turning something up.

                                • 13. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
                                  JSS1138 Community Member

                                  The default video transition is a dissolve.  The default for audio is a crossfade.  Both go to black or silence if placed at the end of a clip.

                                   

                                  The keyboard shortcuts are CTRL+D for video and CTRL+SHIFT+D for audio.

                                  • 14. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
                                    the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                                    And, those defaults can be reset to other choices.

                                     

                                    Hunt

                                    • 15. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
                                      HarryPutnam Community Member

                                      JSS1138 wrote:

                                       

                                      The default video transition is a dissolve.  The default for audio is a crossfade.  Both go to black or silence if placed at the end of a clip.

                                       

                                      The keyboard shortcuts are CTRL+D for video and CTRL+SHIFT+D for audio.

                                      Ahh now I see what you all were gettingat.

                                       

                                      I nevers specified  that I'm speaking of stacked clips, 2 or more.

                                       

                                      Somehing along the line of multicamera editing but without the confusion of generating a new timeline section or having to unwinde it later it something needs editing.

                                      Just sewing several clips together by hand.

                                       

                                      The only way I could think of to do that with transitions would be to make multiple cuts where needed or by Multicam technique and I find that in many cases its easier done by hand than multicam... having a kb shortcut to insert keyframes would help that along.

                                       

                                      Is there no one else doing that?

                                      • 16. Re: Keyboard Shortcut for setting keyframes
                                        JSS1138 Community Member

                                        If you target multiple tracks, you can add the default transition to all those clips with a single keypress.