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Old October 30th, 2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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Keyboard shortcuts from Trimmer.

I'm used to using the keyboard to mark in/out points in the Source monitor (Trimmer with Vegas I guess) and using whichever letter on the keyboard to place the selected area on the timeline: dot with Premiere. B with Avid and A with Vegas etc.
What has been happening with me in Vegas is that unless the selected area in the trimmer is highlighted blue, I can't guarantee that the selected area is moved to the timeline. Just using I/O doesn't bring up the highlight, I need to actually click on the clip in the trimmer window first. I guess I'm overlooking something simple here - any suggestions?
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Old October 30th, 2010, 09:10 AM   #2
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If you have the "Collapse loop region" option turned on in the preferences, the "i" and "o" keys don't work properly. I, personally, very seldom use the trimmer. When I do, I tend to just add a marker at the beginning and end points. Then I can select the area between the markers and move that down to the timeline.
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Old October 30th, 2010, 09:20 AM   #3
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I tend to just add a marker at the beginning and end points. Then I can select the area between the markers and move that down to the timeline.
Thanks Edward.
How do you select the area - by clicking on it?
I can do that ok, it's just that with other NLEs, the selection is done just by using I/O and not having to go to a third operation.
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The only time that "I" and "O" have not worked in the trimmer for me is when I have the "Collapse Loop Region" option turned on.

I was able to do it all from the keyboard, though, I pressed "M" at the beginning point. Then stop the playback at the ending point and do a CTRL-SHIFT-Left arrow and it will select everything from the ending point back to the beginning marker.
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Old October 30th, 2010, 10:16 AM   #5
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Just been playing around with things and the best way of working - for me - now seems to use the "I" key to set the in point, use the space bar to stop the clip where I choose, THEN press the "O" key which then selects the required area and it turns blue in the trimmer window, finally pressing A moves it to the timeline.
Thanks for your suggestions.
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