Here is a summary of all the CatDV shortcut  keys including  how to set up keyboard macro’s and modify / define custom shortcuts


Menu Keyboard Shortcuts

This page summarizes  all the menu command shortcuts in one place. Press Cmd (Mac OS X) or Ctrl (Windows) together with one of the following keys:

A / Shift A Select All / Deselect All
B / Shift B Bulk Edit / Search & Replace
C / Shift C Copy Clips / Timecode Calculator
D / Shift D Assign To Event / Import Directory
E / Shift E Export Movie / Export Still
F / Shift F Find Clip / Remote Query
G / Shift G Find Next / Toggle Grouping
H / Shift H (Reserved by Mac OS X) / (Unused)
I / Shift I Clip Details / HTML Summary
J / Shift J File Details / Catalog Summary
K / Shift K Connect to Server / Server Admin
L / Shift L Launch In Default App / New Empty Clip
M / Shift M Mark Clip / Insert Marker
N / Shift N New Catalog / New View
O / Shift O Open/Import File / Programmable Import
P / Shift P Play Media / Present Movie
Q / Shift Q Quit / (Reserved by Mac OS X)
R / Shift R Run Slide Show / (Unused)
S / Shift S Save Catalog / Toggle Summary Mode
T / Shift T Tape Details / Tape Library Management
U / Shift U New Subclip / Toggle Subclip Limits
V / Shift V Paste Clips / Verbatim Logger
W / Shift W Close Window / Convert Markers to Subclips
X / Shift X Cut Clips / Programmable Export
Z / Shift Z Undo / Redo
– / = Select Reviewed / Select Marked
Automatic Column Widths
1..4 Switch Details Tabs
Up, Down Previous/Next Clip
[, ] Rotate Left or Right
F1F5F7 Help menuRefresh WindowVerbatim logger dictionary (logger needs to be open)
/ Help

Also see Menu Shortcuts
Keyboard macros

You can define up to ten keyboard shortcuts for common keywords (such as the name of a character) and map these to ten consecutive keys, such as the numeric keypad digits, F1 through F10, or a two key combination such as Ctrl-A followed by the digits 0 through 9. When you press the key (or key combination) the macro text is inserted into the text area.

If you precede the macro text with an asterisk ‘*’ then an event marker is created at that point. For example, you could define F1 as “*Penalty” and F2 as “*Goal” and use these to quickly log events in a football match.
Defining shortcuts

You can configure the keyboard shortcuts to control the movie and insert timecode markers using theSettings button. In general you need to use special keys (for example function keys, the Tab key, or a modifier combination such as Ctrl-J/K/L) for these functions because the normal keys are used to type descriptive text into the text area.

When defining shortcut keystrokes (or key combinations) you need to enter the name of the key according to a special scheme. The following examples illustrate the names you can use:

“F1″, “alt SPACE” (ie. Alt key and space bar), “NUMPAD0″ (numeric keypad 0), “CAPS_LOCK”, “TAB”, “shift TAB”, “ctrl A”, “ctrl PERIOD” (ie. Control key and full stop), “alt COMMA”, “ENTER”, “BACK_SLASH”, etc.

The following modifiers are supported: “shift”, “alt”, “ctrl” and “meta” (the Cmd key on Mac OS X, not available on Windows).

Also see Verbatim Logger


Media Dialog

Often it’s convenient to play the movie for a clip so it’s scaled to fit within the clip details panel at the top of the main window, but you can also play media in a separate window. The media dialog is resizable and offers additional features, such as full screen playback or slide show operation:

  • Use the Play Media menu command (or toolbar button) to play selected clips one at a time. (You can also use the keyboard shortcut Cmd/Ctrl-P, or define a double click action of Media Previewin Preferences and then double click a clip to play its media).
  • Use the Present Movie command to present the selected clips combined into a single sequence that plays smoothly as a whole (this is mainly intended for video clips).
  • Use the Run Slide Show command to present the selected clips as a slide show of individual clips (this is mainly intended for stills and audio clips).

All these options use the media dialog to show the media, either in a window or full screen. Double click or press Escape to close the media dialog. See below for various other keyboard shortcuts you can use to control the media as it’s playing. For a description of the movie controller that is used when playing movies see the clip details panel.

There are also a number of Preferences options that control how media is played, for example the slide show delay. The Present Movie and Run Slide Show commands are only available if you turn on advanced menus.
Keyboard shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts can be used to control the media presentation and mark the clip that is playing and also control movie playback in the clip details panel. (Some keys are only relevant to the separate Media Dialog window or in the embedded Clip Details panel, but most are common to both.)

Space bar play or pause a movie
Up, Down move to previous or next clip in the catalog
Escape (or Cmd-W) close the media dialog
F toggle into full screen mode. Double click to return to normal mode.
Tab (or R) start or pause slide show mode
Enter close a slide show
+, – increase or decrease the audio volume
[, ] rotate image 90 degrees left or right
D double the playback size of the movie or image
Shift-D restore playback to normal size
Ctrl-R refresh the display, re-centering the window on the screen
0-9 adjust speed of slide show (when slide show is running)
Alt-0 – Alt-5 set star rating of the clip
C toggle showing/hiding the movie controller
J/K/L/; jog-shuttle controls (see below)
Shift-L toggle looping playback mode
Cmd/Ctrl-M toggle the mark flag for the clip
Cmd/Ctrl-Shift-M clear the mark flag for the clip
M insert a timecode event marker
G/N/? mark the clip as good/no good/maybe
I, O set start/end of a selection (in2/out2)
P play the selection from start to end (in2 to out2)
Shift P Set the clip’s poster thumbnail to the current frame
T, Y move to start/end of a selection (in2/out2)
S, E play start/end of a selection (in2/out2)
Ctrl-J (or Cmd-I) display clip details dialog
A Toggle audio waveform display (for QuickTime movies only)
Cmd/Ctrl +/- Zoom in and out of the audio waveform display

JKL controls

The behaviour of the JKL jog-shuttle controls depends on the Preferences setting:

  • In shuttle mode ‘J’ plays in reverse and ‘L’ plays forward. Successive presses will speed up playback to 1x, 1.5x, 2x, 3x, or 4x normal rate. Press ‘K’ to stop the movie, and hold down ‘K’ at the same time as pressing ‘J’ or ‘L’ to step one frame at a time. (Professional Edition only)
  • In jog mode ‘J’ and ‘L’ step backwards by 0.5s or one frame respectively, while ‘L’ and ‘;’ step forwards by the corresponding amount.
  • Additionally, the numeric keypad can be used as follows:
-, + step back or forwards by one frame
1, 3 step back or forwards by 0.25s
4, 6 step back or forwards by 1s
7, 9 step back or forwards by 5s
2, 8 play backwards or forwards
5 toggle playback
/, * setstart/end of a selection (in2/out2)

These keys apply in the media dialog, in the Movie and Proxy tab of the clip details dialog, and when playing movies full screen.

Also see Media Dialog