AVS Video Editor Shortcut Key

 File and Effects Area

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+N

Use it to start a new project, add new videos to your future movie, edit and save it into a file or onto a disc.

02

Ctrl+O

Use it to open a previously saved project to edit it or save a video into a file or onto a disc.

03

Ctrl+S

Use it to save the currently edited project.

04

Shift+Ctrl+S

Use it to save the currently edited project under a different name.

05

Ctrl+I/Insert

program Files and Effects Area so that they can be used to create a movie.

06

Delete

Use it to delete the selected media file from the Files and Effects Area

07

F2

Use it to rename the selected media file at the Files and Effects Area.

08

Ctrl+A

Use it to select all the media items at the Files and Effects Area

09

Ctrl+R

Use it to start AVS Video Recorder and capture video from a capture device connected to your personal computer.

10

Ctrl+P

Use it to save your movie into one of the supported formats and burn it onto a disc or upload to a portable device.

11

Enter

This option is available only if you have applied the Detect scenes option.

12

Backspace

Use it to return to that category of the Media Library where you were before the detection process (All or Video category). This option is available only if you have applied the Detect scenes option.

13

Ctrl+Z

Use it to reverse the last performed command. If this option is not available, it means there is no action to undo.

14

Shift+Ctrl+Z/Ctrl+Y

Use it to repeat your last undone command or action performed.

15

F1

Use it to open the AVS Video Editor help file.


 Central Buttons

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+1

Use it to open the Start Project page of the program where you can create a new project from media files on the hard disk drive, capture them from a camera or computer screen. You can also reopen one of your recent projects.

02

Ctrl+2

Use it to browse for the imported media files - video, audio and image files, add them to the Timeline/Storyboard, view their properties and edit them. It can be also used to switch to the Timeline or Storyboard view of the main video.

03

Ctrl+3

Use it to view the available transitions and add them to your video.

04

Ctrl+4

Use it to view the available video effects, add them to your video and edit them.

05

Ctrl+5

Use it to view the availabe text presets, add a text to your video and edit it.

06

Ctrl+6

Use it to record your voice from a microphone connected to your personal computer soundcard input jack.

07

Ctrl+7

Use it to create chapters for your video. They can be used to create a disc menu in case you plan to burn your video on a disc.


 Preview Area

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+Space

Use it to playback or pause the currently edited video or selected effect/transition in the Preview Area. This shortcut is common for all the windows where the player is present.

02

Ctrl+Alt+S

Use it to stop video file playback. Every time you use it to stop the playback, the cursor goes back to the beginning of the file. This shortcut is common for all the windows where the player is present.

03

Alt+Left

Use it to go to the previous frame of the currently edited video or selected effect or transition in the Preview Area. This shortcut is common for all the windows where player is present.

04

Alt+Right

Use it to go to the next frame of the currently edited video or selected effect or transition in the Preview Area. This shortcut is common for all the windows where player is present.

05

Ctrl+Alt+N

Use it to find the next scene in the video clip. Once you click it, it will turn into the Stop button to let you stop searching scenes when needed.

06

Alt+Enter/F11

Use it to make the Preview window occupy all the available screen space.

07

Alt+Down

Use it to change the forward preview playback speed of the currently edited video or selected effect or transition in the Preview Area. Each time you use this shortcut the playback speed will change to 0.25x, 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x speed.

08

Alt+Up

Increase Speed

09

Alt+ "-"(minus)

Use it to reduce the volume of the currently edited video or selected effect/transition in the Preview Area. This shortcut is common for all the windows where the player is present.

10

Alt+ "+"(plus)

Use it to increase the volume of the currently edited video or selected effect/transition in the Preview Area. This shortcut is common for all the windows where the player is present.

11

Ctrl+Alt+M

Use it to switch the sound of the played video on or off. This shortcut is common for all the windows where the player is present.


 Timeline

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

F8

Use it to split the video into two parts at the current

02

Delete

Use it to delete the currently selected element from the Timeline.

03

Up

Use it to go one line up at the Timeline.

04

Down

Use it to go one line down at the Timeline.

05

Ctrl+D

Use it to duplicate the selected object at the Timeline.

06

Ctrl+Z

Use it to cancel the last performed command.

07

Ctrl+Z/Ctrl+Y

Use it to repeat the last undone command.

08

Ctrl+Tab

Use it to switch between view modes: Timeline and Storyboard.

09

Ctrl+PgDn/"+"(Num Lock)

Use it to zoom the Timeline in and enlarge the view of the added video and effects.

10

Ctrl+PgUp/"-"(Num Lock)

Use it to zoom the Timeline out and reduce the view of the added video and effects.

11

F9/"*"(Num Lock)

Use it to return the view of the video and effects at the Timeline so that the whole video was displayed at the Timeline Area.

12

Left

Use it to step one frame back in the video.

13

Right

Use it to step one frame forward in the video

14

Ctrl+Left

Use it to go one second back in the video.

15

Ctrl+Right

Use it to go one second forward in the video.

16

Home

Use it to place the cursor of the Timeline at the beginning of your project.

17

End

Use it to place the cursor of the Timeline at the end of your project.


 Video Effects Properties

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Ctrl+[(F3)

Use it to mark the beginning of the trimmed area.

02

Ctrl+](F4)

Use it to mark the end of the trimmed area.

03

Ctrl+Alt+I(F5)

Use it to mark the fade in area.

04

Ctrl+Alt+O(F6)

Use it to mark the fade out area.

05

Ctrl+Z

Use it to reverse the last performed command. If this option is not available, it means there is no action to undo.

06

Shift+Ctrl+Z/Ctrl+Y

Use it to repeat your last undone command or action.

07

F1

Use it to open the AVS Video Editor help file.

08

Ctrl+Alt+L/F8

Use it to split the video into scenes at the current cursor position.

09

Ctrl+Alt+D

Use it to start scene detection.

10

Ctrl+Alt+Z/F9

Use it to open the zoom timeline

11

Ctrl+M

Use it to join the selected scenes together.

12

Del

Use it to delete the currently selected scene.

13

Ctrl+[

Use it to mark the beginning of the trimmed area.

14

Ctrl+A

Use it to select all the detected scenes.

15

Shift+Ctrl+Left

Use it to quickly go to the previous time stamp of the trajectory.


 Disc Menu

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

Shift+Ctrl+Left

Use it to go to the previous page of your disc menu. This option is available in the Styles and Content view of the Disc Menu.

02

Shift+Ctrl+Up

Use it to go to the main page of your disc menu. This option is available in the Styles and Content view of the Disc Menu.

03

Shift+Ctrl+Right

Use it to go to the next page of your disc menu. This option is available in the Styles and Content view of the Disc Menu.

04

Insert

Use it to add one more chapter to your disc. This option is available in the Chapters view of the Disc Menu.

05

Delete

Use it to delete the selected chapter from your disc. This option is available in the Chapters view of the Disc Menu.

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