The importance of shortcuts

News and sports production is all about getting the latest videos out to the viewers as quick as you can. A natural consequence of this is to look for tools that allows you to complete these tasks quickly. In our opinion, the key application for handling the demand for speed and high-volume content delivery is a good editing tool. Vimond IO belongs in this category for a couple of essential reasons: It is cloud based, extremely fast and easy to use.
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The fact that it is very easy to use and quick to work with is not a coincidence. We have designed the entire product based on user feedback from a large number of power users over several years

A key takeaway was to define sensible keyboard shortcuts to use during the editing process. This may seem like a trivial thing, but for the day-to-day users, this is an absolute demand.

Using shortcuts makes you much more efficient at doing certain tasks on your computer. It increases the productivity and allows you to accomplish more tasks by using the keyboard rather than the computer mouse. 

As important as speed and efficiency is, there are other benefits as well. 

Keyboard use is more accurate in many situations compared to navigating a mouse cursor to the correct place. 

Extensive usage of a computer mouse can create health challenges such as R.S.I - Repetitive Syndrome Injury which is less of a problem when a keyboard is used. 

The keyboard shortcuts in Vimond IO give you the fastest workflow possible, allowing you to create stories in a more fun and efficient way.

Below is a list of all the shortcuts for Vimond IO.

They can also be found in our user manual which is easily accessible from the user interface in Vimond IO.

Happy editing!

Editing

Command

Key

Description

Mark In

I

Set in-point

Mark Out

O

Set out-point for selection

Add clip

E or Enter

Add clip to the end of the timeline

Blade

B

Cut current clip into two pieces

Insert clip

W

Inserts clip into timeline

Overwrite clip

Q

Add clip into the timeline by overwriting the clip at the timeline's marker

Delete

Delete or Backspace

Delete selected clip

Undo

Ctrl/Cmd+Z

Undo last action

Redo

Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Z

Redo last undo


Navigation

Command

Key

Description

Previous clip

Arrow Up (or semicolon)

Jump to the previous clip on the timeline

Next clip

Arrow Down

Jump to the next clip on the timeline

Go to in-point

Shift + I

Jump to selected in-point

Go to out-point

Shift + O

Jump to selected out-point

Mark thumbnail

T

Mark the frame to be used as thumbnail

Open Graphics menu

G

Open the Graphic Overlay dialog

Toggle between Project & Main Menu

Esc

Toggle between and the Main Menu

Move focus

Tab

Tab between the panes in IO

Zoom in on the timeline

+/= (or Mouse scroll wheel)

Hover over the timeline and use the scroll wheel to zoom

Zoom out on the timeline

- (or Mouse scroll wheel)

Hover over the timeline and use the scroll wheel to zoom


Playback

Command

Key

Description

Play/Pause

Space

Toggle Play/Pause

Rewind

J

Increase rewind speed by pressing J multiple times

Stop

K

 

Forward

L

Increase fast-forward speed by pressing L multiple times

Move one frame back

Left Arrow or Hold K + J

 

Move one frame forward

Right Arrow or Hold K + L

 

Rewind half speed

Hold K + Hold J

 

Forward half speed

Hold K + Hold L

 

Play selection

/ (Forward slash)

Play the current selection

Audio

Command

Key

Description

Change dB range in Audio Meter

Mouse click audio meter

Toggle between dB ranges in Audio Meter

Record voice-over

R

Start/Stop the voice-over recording

Expand/collapse audio tracks

Z

When a clip is selected, Z will expand/ collapse the audio tracks in the clip

Mute

M

Mute selected audio track
(only impacts the playback of audio within IO, does not affect audio in the published file)

Solo track

S

Only the selected track will be audible, all others will be muted (only impacts the playback of audio within IO, does not affect audio in the published file)

Add key frame

Mouse click

Click on the rubber band to add a key frame. Drag the key frame up/down to change audio levels.

Add cross fade

D

Add audio cross fade

Remove cross fade

Backspace

If a cross fade is selected, it will be removed

Trim single audio track

(Drag)

When clips are expanded you can change the length of a single audio track by dragging it's end point