How do I program my keyboard with Avid shortcuts?

To simplify the editing process in Avid, keyboard shortcuts can be assigned. This article discusses the neccessary procedures to program common Avid commands to your keyboard.

To program Avid buttons your keyboard:

1. Open the Command Palette (Tools>Command Palette). Make sure “Button to Button Reassignment” is turned on.
2. From the Project Window, open the Keyboard Settings (Settings>double click “keyboard”)
3. With both the Command Palette and the Keyboard open, and with "menu to button reassignment" selected, drag any button to any keyboard button you wish.

command palette
The command palette

keyboard
The Avid Keyboard - drag any button from the command palette to any button on the keyboard, making sure that "button to button reassignment" is selected in the command palette.

To program Avid menu commands your keyboard:

1. Open the Command Palette (Tools>Command Palette). Make sure “Menu to Button Reassignment” is turned on.
2. From the Project Window, open the Keyboard Settings (Settings>double click “keyboard”)
3. With both the Command Palette and the Keyboard open, and with menu to button reassignment selected, click the button you would like to change on the keyboard. Next, select the menu command you would like assigned to the keyboard. The menu command will be assigned to your desired keyboard button.

Product: Avid Xpress/Xpress DV
System(s): All
Versions: All
Issue ID: 16
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