Add Speed

Add 2x speed to strip and set it’s frame end accordingly. Wraps both the strip and the speed modifier into a META strip.

Shift + Add Speed
Add Transform

For each strip in the selection:

  • Filters the selection down to image and movie strips
  • Centers the pivot point of image strips
  • Adds a transform effect and sets it to ALPHA_OVER

T Add Transform
Border Select

Deselects the strips’ handles before applying border select, so you don’t have to deselect manually first

Shift B Border Select
Change Playback Speed

Change the playback_speed property using an operator property. Used with keymaps

1 Speed to 1x
2 Speed to 1.33x
3 Speed to 1.66x
4 Speed to 2x
Channel Offset

Move selected strip to the nearest open channel above/down

Alt Move to open channel above
Alt Move to open channel above
Concatenate Strips

Concatenates selected strips in a channel (removes the gap between them) If a single strip is selected, either the next strip in the channel will be concatenated, or all strips in the channel will be concatenated depending on which shortcut is used.

C Concatenate selected strips in channel, or concatenate & select next strip in channel if only 1 strip selected
Shift C Concatenate selected strips in channel, or concatenate all strips in channel if only 1 strip selected
Copy Selected Sequences

Copies the selected sequences without frame offset and optionally deletes the selection to give a cut to clipboard effect. This operator overrides the default Blender copy method which includes cursor offset when pasting, which is atypical of copy/paste methods.

Ctrl C Copy selected strips
Ctrl X Cut selected strips
Add Crossfade

Based on the active strip, finds the closest next sequence of a similar type, moves it so it overlaps the active strip, and adds a gamma cross effect between them. Works with MOVIE, IMAGE and META strips

Ctrl Alt C Add Crossfade
Edit Crossfade

Selects the handles of both inputs of a crossfade strip’s input and calls the grab operator. Allows you to quickly change the location of a fade transition between two strips.

Alt C Edit Crossfade
Decrease Playback Speed

Playback speed may be set to any of the following speeds:

  • Normal (1x)
  • Fast (1.33x)
  • Faster (1.66x)
  • Double (2x)
  • Triple (3x)

Activating this operator will decrease playback speed through each of these steps until minimum speed is reached.

[ Decrease Playback Speed
Delete Direct

Delete without confirmation. Replaces default Blender setting

X Delete direct
DEL Delete direct
Fade Strips

Animate a strips opacity to zero. By default, the duration of the fade is 0.5 seconds.

Alt F Fade Right
Ctrl F Fade Left
F Fade Both
Clear Fades

Set strip opacity to 1.0 and remove all opacity-keyframes

Ctrl Alt F Clear fades
Auto select and grab

Grab and move sequences. If you have no strips selected, it automatically finds the strip closest to the mouse and selects it

Grab Closest Handle or Cut

Selects and grabs the strip handle or cut closest to the mouse cursor. Hover near a cut and fire this tool to slide it.

Shift Alt G Grab closest handle or cut
Grab Sequence Handle

Extends the sequence based on the mouse position. If the cursor is to the right of the sequence’s middle, it moves the right handle. If it’s on the left side, it moves the left handle.

Shift G Grab sequence handles
Import Local Footage

Finds the first empty channel above all others in the VSE and returns it

Ctrl Shift I Import Local Footage
Increase Playback Speed

Playback speed may be set to any of the following speeds:

  • Normal (1x)
  • Fast (1.33x)
  • Faster (1.66x)
  • Double (2x)
  • Triple (3x)

Activating this operator will increase playback speed through each of these steps until maximum speed is reached.

] Increase playback speed
Mouse Cut

Quickly cut and remove a section of strips while keeping or collapsing the remaining gap.

Ctrl LMB Cut on mousemove, keep gap
Ctrl Shift LMB Cut on mousemove, remove gap
Mouse Toggle Mute

Toggle mute a sequence as you click on it

Alt LMB Mouse toggle mute
Mouse Trim

Trims a frame range or a selection from a start to an end frame. If there’s no precise time range, auto trims based on the closest cut

Ctrl Alt RMB Trim strip, keep gap
Ctrl Alt Shift RMB Trim strip, remove gap
Preview Last Cut

Finds the closest cut to the time cursor and sets the preview to a small range around that frame. If the preview matches the range, resets to the full timeline

Shift P Preview last cut
Preview to selection

Sets the scene frame start to the earliest frame start of selected sequences and the scene frame end to the last frame of selected sequences.

Ctrl Alt P Preview to selection
Render for Web

Render video with good settings for web upload

Alt F12 Render for web
Ripple Delete

Delete selected strips and collapse remaining gaps.

Shift X Ripple delete
Save Direct

Save without confirmation, overrides Blender default

Ctrl S Save direct
Cycle Scenes

Cycle through scenes.

Shift TAB Cycle scenes
Smart Snap

Trims, extends and snaps selected strips to cursor

Ctrl K Smart snap
Snap Selection to Cursor

Snap selected strips to cursor

Alt S Snap selection to cursor
Toggle Selected Mute

Mute or unmute selected strip

H Mute or unmute selected strip
Toggle Waveforms

Toggle auio waveforms for selected audio strips

Alt W Toggle waveforms
Trim to Surrounding Cuts

Shift Alt LMB Trim to surrounding cuts
Refresh All

Shift R Refresh All

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