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Benjamin Steiner
Simple question: jump forward/backward during playback
on Apr 12, 2015 at 12:19:13 am

Can I use just the arrow keys for that, and can I choose the number of frames? I would like to jump 5 seconds forward/backward.

Thanks


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Juris Eksts
Re: Simple question: jump forward/backward during playback
on Apr 12, 2015 at 11:39:26 am

You can jump forward or backward by typing in +5.00 (or -5.00)


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Benjamin Steiner
Re: Simple question: jump forward/backward during playback
on Apr 13, 2015 at 4:13:18 am

Thanks but the whole point is to use a quick key to do it, to browse the video rapidly... Not possible to assign this to a shortcut key?


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Michael Phillips
Re: Simple question: jump forward/backward during playback
on Apr 13, 2015 at 2:10:34 pm

I fear that this particular keyboard entry would stop playback. There's only a very small set of keys that can be used during video playback like Mark IN, OUT, add a locator/marker, or using an external (supported) mixer for audio levels.

As far as combining function for more complex key combinations, most users turn to third party applications.


Michael


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Benjamin Steiner
Re: Simple question: jump forward/backward during playback
on Apr 13, 2015 at 3:45:31 pm

Thanks, third party applications like what? (I am on Windows for now but suggestions on both systems are welcome)


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Michael Phillips
Re: Simple question: jump forward/backward during playback
on Apr 13, 2015 at 3:59:49 pm

Programs like this...

Windows:
http://www.wintask.com/keyboard-macro.php?gclid=CLKzzLnS88QCFSYV7AodWEIA5Q

OS X:
http://www.keyboardmaestro.com/main/

There may be others, but this was a quick search. Again, I feel this particular process will stop playback, but these apps can be useful for a bunch of other stuff. I have used them to help select "AutoSync and OK" as as simple example of an easy two steps into one.


Michael


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Benjamin Steiner
Re: Simple question: jump forward/backward during playback
on Apr 13, 2015 at 4:29:35 pm

Thanks, actually I already use AutoHotkey for other things but if I assign some
key combination to an arrow key it will mess up everything inside Avid, can't use arrow keys when typing text etc... there is no way to define mor precise indigenous hotkeys?

There is an "add alt key" command in the command palette > Other, but it doesn't do anything: can I assign eg Y to what Alt+Y does?

Thanks.


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Michael Phillips
Re: Simple question: jump forward/backward during playback
on Apr 13, 2015 at 4:38:21 pm

It has been a long time request to have in-app stackable key functions, but that has never made it to the top of the priority list. For now, it is only what third party applications can do.


Michael


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Benjamin Steiner
Re: Simple question: jump forward/backward during playback
on Apr 13, 2015 at 5:20:57 pm

OK thanks.

Any way to assign a keyboard shortcuts to the Settings > Keyboard window?


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Hassan Jaber
Re: Simple question: jump forward/backward during playback
on Aug 8, 2015 at 6:45:01 am

Dear All

Kindly note that i am facing a delay between keyboard and media composer 8.2.4 , when i press to stop the time line it takes like 5 secs to respond please can any one help?

Regards ,


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