Keyboard Shortcuts

Help Menu

From the Help menu, choose Keyboard Shortcuts to view the shortcut keys that can help streamline your work with Vegas software. The available shortcut keys are arranged in tables according to function.

The following shortcuts represent the default configuration. Your system may differ if you've used the Customize Keyboard dialog to customize your keyboard shortcuts.


Which keyboard shortcuts would you like to use?

Project file

Magnification and view

Cursor placement, loop region, and time selection

General editing

Event selection and editing

Red eye reduction

Playback, recording, and preview

Timeline and track list

Trimmer commands

Track motion

Surround Panner

Miscellaneous

Multimedia keyboard

Mouse wheel shortcuts

 

Project file shortcuts

Command

Icon

Keyboard Shortcut

Create new project

 

Ctrl+N

Create new project and bypass the Project Properties dialog

Ctrl+Shift+N

Exit Vegas

 

Alt+F4

Close the current project

 

Ctrl+F4

Open existing project

Ctrl+O

Project properties

Alt+Enter

Save project

Ctrl+S

Magnification and view

Command

Keyboard Shortcut

Set focus to track view

Alt+0

Show Explorer window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Alt+1

Show Trimmer window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Alt+2

Show Mixer window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Alt+3

Show Video Preview window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Alt+4

Show Project Media window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Alt+5

Show Edit Details window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Alt+6

Show Transitions window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Alt+7

Show Video FX window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Alt+8

Show Media Generators window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Alt+9

Show Plug-In Manager window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Ctrl+Alt+1

Show Video Scopes window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Ctrl+Alt+2

Show Surround Panner window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Ctrl+Alt+3

Show Media Manager window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Ctrl+Alt+4

Show XDCAM Explorer window
(show/hide window if not docked)

Ctrl+Alt+5

Show/hide audio bus tracks

B

Show/hide video bus track

Ctrl+Shift+B

Show/hide event media markers

Ctrl+Shift+K

Show/hide active take information

When this command is selected, the current take information will be displayed on events in the timeline.

Pitch shifted audio events will display the amount of pitch shift in the bottom-left corner of the event. If the media has a known root note, the new root is displayed in parentheses:

Stretched audio events will display a percentage in the lower-right corner of the event to indicate the stretched playback rate. If the media has a known tempo, the effective playback tempo (after stretching) is listed in parentheses after the stretch amount.

Audio and video events that are not synchronized will be highlighted in the timeline, and the amount of offset will be displayed. Very small offsets that are below the resolution of the timeline may be displayed as 0.00. Set the project time format to samples to see the offset amount.

Ctrl+Shift+I

Show/hide waveforms and frame images on events in the timeline

Ctrl+Shift+W

Show/hide event buttons (Generated Media, Event Pan/Crop, Video FX, and Recreate Generated Music)

Ctrl+Shift+C

Show/hide event fade lengths between selected and nonselected events:

Ctrl+Shift+T

Toggles the display of the frame under the cursor when you perform edge trimming. For example, when you drag the edge of a video event with this command selected, the Video Preview window will update to draw the last frame in the event as you drag.

When the command is not selected, a static frame is displayed.

Ctrl+Shift+O

Show/hide envelopes

Ctrl+Shift+E

Show next window

F6 or
Ctrl+Tab

Show previous window

Shift+F6 or
Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Recall window layout

Alt+D, then press 0-9

Save window layout

Ctrl+Alt+D, then press 0-9

Toggle focus between track list and timeline (and bus track list and timeline if bus tracks are visible)

Tab

Switch focus to previous/next track or bus track

Alt+Shift+Up/Down Arrow

Decrease height of all tracks or bus tracks (depending which has focus)

Ctrl+Shift+Down Arrow

Increase height of all tracks or bus tracks (depending which has focus)

Ctrl+Shift+Up Arrow

Minimize all tracks

`

Set track heights to default height

Ctrl+`

Minimize/restore the window docking area

F11 or
Alt+`

Maximize/restore the timeline vertically and horizontally
(window docking area and track list will be hidden)

Ctrl+F11 or
Ctrl+Alt+`

Minimize/restore the track list

Shift+F11 or
Shift+Alt+`

Zoom in/out horizontally in small increments (if timeline has focus)

Up/Down Arrow

Zoom in/out horizontally in large increments or zoom to selection (if one exists)

Ctrl+Up/Down Arrow

Zoom in time until each video thumbnail represents one frame

Alt + Up Arrow

Zoom waveforms in/out vertically (audio only)

Shift+Up/Down Arrow

Cursor placement, loop region, and time selection

Most of the cursor placement commands, when combined with the Shift key, also perform selection.

Command

Icon

Keyboard Shortcut

Center view around cursor

 

\

Go to

 

Ctrl+G

Set end of time selection

 

Ctrl+Shift+G

Go to beginning of time selection or viewable area (if no time selection)

 

Home

Go to end of time selection or viewable area (if no time selection)

 

End

Go to beginning of project

Ctrl+Home or
W

Go to end of project

Ctrl+End

Select loop region

 

Shift+Q

Restore previous five time selections

 

Backspace

Move left by grid marks

 

Page Up

Move right by grid marks

 

Page Down

Move left/right one pixel (when Quantize to Frames is turned off)

 

Left or Right Arrow

Move to previous/next marker

 

Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow

Move one frame left/right

 

Alt+Left or Right Arrow

Move left/right to event edit points (including fade edges)

 

Ctrl+Alt+Left/Right Arrow

Jog left/right (when not in edge-trimming mode or during playback)

 

F3/F9

Move cursor to corresponding marker or select corresponding region

 

0-9 keys (not numeric keypad)

Move to previous CD track

 

Ctrl+Comma

Move to next CD track

 

Ctrl+Period

Move to previous CD index or region

 

Comma

Move to next CD index or region

 

Period

Set in and out points

 

I (in) and O (out)

Create time selection while dragging on an event

 

Ctrl+Shift+drag with mouse

General editing

Command

Icon

Keyboard Shortcut

Cut selection

Ctrl+X or
Shift+Delete

Copy selection

Ctrl+C or
Ctrl+Insert

Paste from clipboard

Ctrl+V or 
Shift+Insert

Paste insert

 

Ctrl+Shift+V

Paste repeat

 

Ctrl+B

Delete selection

Delete

Trim event to selection

Ctrl+T

Render to new track

 

Ctrl+M

Undo

Ctrl+Z or
Alt+Backspace

Redo

Ctrl+Shift+Z or
Ctrl+Y

Rebuild audio peaks

 

Shift+F5

Switch to normal editing tool

Ctrl+D

Switch to next editing tool

 

D

Switch to previous editing tool

 

Shift+D

Event selection and editing

Command

Icon

Keyboard Shortcut

Range select

 

Shift+click events

Multiple select

 

Ctrl+click individual events

Select all

 

Ctrl+A

Unselect all

 

Ctrl+Shift+A

Cut selection

Ctrl+X or
Shift+Delete

Copy selection

Ctrl+C or
Ctrl+Insert

Paste from clipboard

Ctrl+V or
Shift+Insert

Paste insert

 

Ctrl+Shift+V

Paste repeat

 

Ctrl+B

Delete selection

Delete

Split events at cursor

 

S

Trim/crop selected events

Ctrl+T

Enter edge-trimming mode and select event start; move to previous event edge

In this mode, 1, 3, 4, and 6 on the numeric keypad trim the selected event edge. Hold Ctrl while pressing 1, 3, 4, or 6 to time compress/stretch, or hold Alt while pressing 1, 3, 4, or 6 to slip trim, or hold Ctrl+Alt while pressing 1, 3, 4, or 6 to slide a transition or crossfade.

 

Numeric Keypad 7 or
[

Enter edge-trimming mode and select event end; move to next event edge

In this mode, 1, 3, 4, and 6 on the numeric keypad trim the selected event edge

 

Numeric Keypad 9 or
]

Trim left/right (when in edge-trimming mode)

 

F3/F9

Exit edge-trimming mode

 

Numeric Keypad 5

Move or trim selected events one frame left/right

 

Numeric Keypad 1/3

Move or trim selected events one pixel left/right

 

Numeric Keypad 4/6

Move selected events up/down one track

 

Numeric Keypad 8/2

Slip: move media within event without moving the event

 

Alt+drag inside the event

Slip trim: moves the media with the edge as it is trimmed

 

Alt+drag edge of event

Trim adjacent: trims selected event and adjacent event simultaneously

 

Ctrl+Alt+drag edge of event

Slide: trims both ends of event simultaneously

 

Ctrl+Alt+drag middle of event

Slide crossfade: moves crossfade

 

Ctrl+Alt+drag over a crossfade

Stretch (compress) the media in the event while trimming

 

Ctrl+drag edge of event

Raise pitch one semitone

 

= (not numeric keypad)

Raise pitch one cent

 

Ctrl+=

Raise pitch one octave

 

Shift+=

Lower pitch one semitone

  

- (not numeric keypad)

Lower pitch one cent

 

Ctrl+-

Lower pitch one octave

 

Shift+-

Reset pitch

 

Ctrl+Shift+= or
Ctrl+Shift+-

Select next take

 

T

Select previous take

 

Shift+T

Convert cut to transition

 

Numeric Keypad /
Numeric Keypad *

Numeric Keypad -

Convert transition to cut

 

Ctrl+Numeric Keypad /

Open in audio editor

Ctrl+E

Red Eye Reduction

The following commands apply to the Red Eye Reduction dialog.

Command

Icon

Keyboard Shortcut

Scroll Left/Right

 

Right/Left Arrow

Press Shift to scroll quickly

Scroll Up/Down

 

Up/Down Arrow

Press Shift to scroll quickly

Jump to top/bottom of image

 

Page Up/Down

Shift+Home/End

Jump to left/right edge of image

 

Home/End

Shift+Page Up/Down

Jump to horizontal center of image

 

 \

Numeric Keypad *

Jump to vertical center of image

 

Shift+\

Shift+Numeric Keypad *

Jump to horizontal and vertical center of image

 

C

Playback, recording, and preview

Command

Icon

Shortcut

Arm track for record


(track header)

Ctrl+Alt+R

Arm for record and set recording path

 

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R

Record


(transport bar)

Ctrl+R

Looped playback

Q or
Ctrl+Shift+L

Play from start

Shift+Spacebar or
Shift+F12

Start playback

Spacebar

Play from any window

 

Ctrl+Spacebar or
F12

Play/pause

Enter or
Ctrl+F12

Stop playback

Spacebar or Esc

Go to start of project

Ctrl+Home

Go to end of project

Ctrl+End

Dim (attenuate) mixer output

Ctrl+Shift+F12

Preview cursor position.

You can specify the length of the time that is previewed using the Cursor preview duration box on the Editing tab of the Preferences dialog.

 

Numeric Keypad 0

Scrub playback

 

J, K, or L

Selectively prerender video

 

Shift+M

Preview in player

 

Ctrl+Shift+M

Build dynamic RAM preview

 

Shift+B

Toggle external monitor preview.

 

Alt+Shift+4

Generate MIDI timecode

F7

Generate MIDI clock

Shift+F7

Trigger from MIDI timecode

Ctrl+F7

Timeline and track list

Command

Icon

Shortcut

Insert new audio track

Ctrl+Q

Insert new video track

Ctrl+Shift+Q

Change audio track volume or video track compositing level (when focus is on track list)

 

Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow

Change audio track panning or video track fade-to-color setting (when focus is on track list and automation controls are visible)

Click the Automation Settings button and choose Show Automation Controls to adjust the track fade-to-color setting.

 

Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right Arrow

Mute selected tracks

Z

Mute selected track and remove other tracks from mute group

 

Shift+Z

Solo selected tracks

X

Solo selected track and remove other tracks from solo group

 

Shift+X

Override snapping

 

Shift+drag

Quantize to frames

Alt+F8

Enable/disable snapping

F8

Snap to grid

Ctrl+F8

Snap to markers

Shift+F8

Post-edit ripple affected tracks

 

F

Post-edit ripple affected tracks, bus tracks, markers, and regions

 

Ctrl+F

Post-edit ripple all tracks, markers, and regions

 

Ctrl+Shift+F

Auto ripple mode

Ctrl+L

Automatic crossfades

Ctrl+Shift+X

Render to new track

 

Ctrl+M

Group selected events

 

G

Ungroup selected events

 

U

Ignore event grouping

Ctrl+Shift+U

Clear group without deleting events

 

Ctrl+U

Select all events in group

 

Shift+G

Insert/show/hide track volume envelope

V

Remove track volume envelope

 

Shift+V

Insert/show/hide track panning envelope

P

Remove track panning envelope

 

Shift+P

Cycle through effect automation envelopes

 

E and Shift+E

Show/hide envelopes

 

Ctrl+Shift+E

Adjust envelope point up/down by one pixel

 

Select envelope point and hold the mouse button; press 8 or 2 on the numeric keypad

Adjust envelope point left /right by one pixel

 

Select envelope point and hold the mouse button; press 4 or 6 on the numeric keypad

Adjust envelope point value in fine increments without changing the point's timeline position

 

Ctrl+ drag envelope point or segment

Adjust envelope point value in normal increments without changing the point's timeline position

 

Ctrl+Alt+ drag envelope point or segment

Adjust envelope point's timeline position without changing its value

 

Alt+ drag

Insert command marker

 

C

Insert marker

 

M

Insert region

 

R

Insert CD track region

 

N

Insert CD track index

 

Shift+N

Trimmer commands

The following commands apply to the Trimmer window. Many of the shortcuts that apply to the timeline also work in the Trimmer. This list highlights commands unique to the Trimmer.

Command

Icon

Shortcut

Add media from cursor

A

Add media to cursor

Shift+A

Transfer time selection from timeline to Trimmer after cursor

 

T

Transfer time selection from timeline to Trimmer before cursor

 

Shift+T

Toggle selected stream: audio/video/both

 

Tab

Toggle audio/video stream height

 

Ctrl+Shift+ Up/Down Arrow

Sort Trimmer history

H

Clear Trimmer history

Ctrl+Shift+H

Remove current media from Trimmer history

Ctrl+H

Save markers/regions

S

Toggle automatic marker/region saving

 

Shift+S

Open in audio editor

Ctrl+E

Track motion

The following commands apply to the Track Motion and 3D Track Motion windows.

Command

Shortcut

Change 3D layout

1-6 (not numeric keypad)

Lock aspect ratio

A

Scale about center

C

Edit in object space

O

Prevent movement

X, Y, and Z

Prevent scaling

Shift+X, Shift+Y, and Shift+Z

Enable snapping

F8

Enable rotation

Shift+F8

Surround panner

Add Ctrl to the following shortcuts if you want to move the pan point in fine increments.

Command

Shortcut

Constrain motion to a line through the center of the surround panner

Shift+drag the pan point (only when Move Freely is selected)

Constrain motion to a constant radius from the center

Alt+drag the pan point (only when Move Freely is selected)

Alt+mouse wheel

Constrain motion to the maximum circle that will fit in the Surround Panner

Alt+Shift+drag the pan point (only when Move Freely is selected)

Alt+Shift+mouse wheel

Move the pan point forward/back
(when the pan point is selected)

Up/Down Arrow

Page Up/Page Down

Mouse wheel

Move the pan point left/right
(when the pan point is selected)

Left/Right Arrow

Shift+Page Up/Page Down

Shift + mouse wheel forward/back

Move the pan point to a corner, edge, or center of the Surround Panner
(when the pan point is selected)

Numeric Keypad

Move the pan point to a corner on the largest circle that will fit in the Surround Panner
(when the pan point is selected)

Ctrl+Numeric Keypad 1,3,7,9

Miscellaneous

Command

Shortcut

Online Help

F1

What's this help

Shift+F1

Shortcut menu

Shift+F10

Make fine fader/slider adjustments

Ctrl+drag

Change relative keyframe spacing

Alt+drag keyframes

Move region without changing length

Alt+drag region tag

Multimedia keyboard

Command

Shortcut

Play/Pause

Play/Pause

Play from start

Shift+Play/Pause

Stop

Stop

Mute track

Mute

Mute track and remove other tracks from mute group

Shift+Mute

Solo track

Ctrl+Mute

Solo track and remove other tracks from solo group

Ctrl+Shift+Mute

Change audio track volume or video track compositing level (when focus is on track list)

Ctrl + Volume Up/Down

Change audio track panning or video track fade-to-color setting (when focus is on track list)

Shift + Volume Up/Down

Change track focus

Next/Prev Track

Mouse wheel shortcuts

Command

Shortcut

Zoom in/out

Wheel

Scroll vertically

Ctrl+wheel

Scroll horizontally

Shift+wheel

Move the cursor in small increments

Trim the selected event edge one pixel (if you're in edge-trimming mode)

Adjust scrub rate during playback

Ctrl+Shift+wheel

Move the cursor by frames

Trim the selected event edge one frame (if you're in edge-trimming mode)

Adjust scrub rate during playback

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+wheel

Auto-scroll

Click wheel button and move mouse

Move fader/slider

In plug-in windows, click the control first to give it focus.

Hover over handle and use wheel

Move fader/slider in fine increments

Ctrl+hover over fader and use wheel