xberk wrote on 8/9/2014, 11:56 PM
I can't find a way to cycle through the new editing tools with a keyboard shortcut.

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chap wrote on 8/10/2014, 12:25 AM
Me either...


Maybe it can be assigned as a shortcut. I'll dig through the keyboard shortcuts.

chap wrote on 8/10/2014, 12:38 AM
WELL, SOMEWHAT helpful....

Indeed, the different edit tools are listed in the customize keyboard. So in the global settings (where I normally do most of my customizing) I was able to add

CTRL+HOME as Time Compress tool
CTRL+DEL as Slip Edit Tool

However, I couldn't get the NORMAL edit tool to be assigned to anything. By default it is assigned to CTRL+D, but even that wouldn't get it to come up. IE I can toggle between the TIme Compress and Slip tools with Keyboard shortcuts, but when it comes to getting back to normal tool, it is still a mouse click away, unless I am missing something...

50% solved is better than not at all!?

set wrote on 8/10/2014, 12:49 AM
I didn't customize keyboard to add them, but, I still keep to:

- Position my cursor on the edge of clip, with clicking 'CTRL', drag the edge of clip to Time Compress...

- Position my cursor in the middle of clip, with clicking 'ALT', drag left / right to slip edit...

But this can be suggested for later future improvement, where Ctrl+D can be used to cycle inside this....

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Grazie wrote on 8/10/2014, 1:06 AM

As Shuffle and Slide are revealed as Commands without assigned KEYS, in "Customize Keyboard" I've added the following:

1] Shuffle - Crtl, S+H


2] Slide - Ctrl, S+L

And they are NOW revealed as KB s/c in the Edit> . . . Menu:-

However, neither of them will respond when I press 1] or 2] . To me this is a Bug/Oversight.


i am erikd wrote on 8/10/2014, 1:43 AM
Maybe you can clear things up for me but I don't understand why we need these "new tools" at all.

Why map CTL+HOME for time compress when simply holding down the CTL button and dragging any clip has the same effect?

All of these commands already exist and the "new features" make no sense as they are slower than what we already have had for years in Vegas in my opinion.

Grazie wrote on 8/10/2014, 2:25 AM
Maybe you can clear things up for me but I don't understand why we need these "new tools" at all.
"Need"? . . . Maybe others want the option to experiment, explore and see what fits better for/with them. I for one like the opportunity to try-out different workflow methods.


ushere wrote on 8/10/2014, 2:53 AM
and maybe they're good marketing ploys; NEW, IMPROVED, WHITER THAN WHITE....

head down ;-)
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i am erikd wrote on 8/10/2014, 6:52 AM

Sorry but if you hit CTL-Home to activate time stretch you still have to drag the clip in one direction or the other. That is less efficient than holding ctl and dragging. Nothing to experiment with that I can see. Sorry.

ushere wrote on 8/10/2014, 6:25 PM
@ grazie ;-P
PeterWright wrote on 8/10/2014, 8:26 PM
Spot on, Erik,

The new tools are obviously designed for people with more time on their hands.

Five steps instead of three, and with the "old" way, releasing the Ctrl button puts you straight back to normal edit mode.
chap wrote on 8/10/2014, 8:46 PM
THanks for the tip. I actually didn't know about CTRL dragging the clip. Way better, agreed.

I've used Vegas since V3 and edit rather often... I wonder how many pro-tip features I am actually missing out on.

NormanPCN wrote on 8/10/2014, 9:53 PM
Vegas has a gazillion keyboard modifiers and shortcuts. None of us really know them all. The keyboard commands are not obvious, and lets face it, people do not read help files and manuals.

This new tools mode is upfront, in your face, and obvious. Not a bad thing for casual editors.
i am erikd wrote on 8/11/2014, 1:40 AM
Here are some others that I use all the time for what its worth:

alt-drag on any clip - slip event
ctl-alt on any two clips touching and increase/decrease both clips simultaneously
ctl-shift up arrow or down arrow - Increase or decrease size of tracks
ctl-up arrow or down arrow - zoom in all the way to the cursor position or all the way back out
ctl-tab (toggle) up or down arrow - between moving up/down tracks or zooming in/out on timeline
shift up arrow or down arrow - increase/decrease size of audio waveforms
ctl-home or end - move to very beginning or very end of timeline

I'm sure there many others.