iMovie (2013): Keyboard shortcuts

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Keyboard shortcuts

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Action
Shortcut

Open the iMovie Help menu

Shift–Command–Question Mark (?)

Show movie properties

Command-J

Import and export

Action
Shortcut

Import media

Command-I

Share the selection to iMovie Theater

Command-E

Play video

Action
Shortcut

Play video beginning from the frame beneath the playhead or skimmer

Space bar

Play the selection

Slash (/)

Play the selected event, clip, or project from the beginning

Backslash (\)

Move the playhead one frame forward

Right Arrow key

Move the playhead one frame backward

Left Arrow key

When playing a clip in the browser, jump forward to the next clip

Down Arrow key

When playing a clip in the browser, jump to the beginning of the current clip, or jump to the previous clip if the playhead is near the beginning of the current clip

Up Arrow key

Play the selected item full screen

Shift-Command-F

Exit full-screen view

Escape (Esc) key

Move the playhead by one frame

Left Arrow key or Right Arrow key

Manage projects and events

Action
Shortcut

Create a new movie project

Command-N

Move to Trash

Moves the selected clip, movie, trailer, or event to the Trash. If only part of a clip is selected, the entire clip is moved to the Trash.

Command-Delete

Open iMovie preferences

Command-Comma (,)

Select and edit video

Action
Shortcut

Select an entire project or clip when a range in a clip is selected, or select all projects or clips when an entire clip is selected

Command-A

Deselect all clips

Shift-Command-A

Add the selection to the movie

E

Connect the selection to the clip at the playhead position

Q

Insert the selection in the movie at the playhead position

W

Automatically improve the video and audio quality of the selected clip

Shift-Command-E

Cut the selected frames

Command-X

Copy the selected frames

Command-C

Paste the selected frames

Command-V

Paste color adjustments

Option-Command-A

Paste crop adjustments

Option-Command-R

Paste stabilization adjustments

Option-Command-Z

Paste rolling shutter adjustments

Option-Command-T

Paste volume adjustments

Option-Command-O

Paste the video effect

Option-Command-L

Paste the audio effect

Option-Command-O

Paste speed adjustments

Option-Command-S

Paste cutaway settings

Pastes adjustments, depending on which type of video is selected.

Option-Command-U

Paste the map style

Option-Command-M

Rate the selection as favorite

F

Unmark selected frames

U

Rate the selection as rejected, or delete the selection from the timeline

Delete key

Loop playback

Command-L

Open the clip trimmer when a clip is selected

Command-Backslash (\)

Open the precision editor

Command-Slash (/)

Work with audio

Action
Shortcut

Open voiceover controls in the viewer

V

Turn on or silence audio while skimming video

Shift-S

Detach audio from a clip

Option-Command-B

Undo the last action

Command-Z

Redo the last action

Shift-Command-Z

Edit text

Action
Shortcut

Copy the selected text

Command-C

Cut the selected text

Command-X

Paste the copied text

Command-V

iMovie window

Action
Shortcut

Minimize the iMovie window

Command-M

Go to Library view (the default main window view)

1

Go to iMovie Theater

2

Show or hide the adjustments bar

3

Show or hide the Libraries list

Shift-Command-1

Show transitions in the browser

Command-1

Show titles in the browser

Command-2

Show maps and backgrounds in the browser

Command-3

Show your iTunes library in the browser

Command-4

Show sound effects in the browser

Command-5

Show your GarageBand library in the browser

Command-6

Play the selected item full screen

Shift-Command-F

Published Date: Mar 23, 2018
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