Top 10 HitFilm Keyboard Shortcuts

User avatarApril 3, 2019 by Surfaced Studio

HitFilm is a powerful video editing and visual effects compositing tool. It comes in 2 flavours: HitFilm Pro and HitFilm Express. HitFilm Expres is free and if you are just getting started, I recommend you check out my complete beginner course for HitFilm Express

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Whether you use the free Express edition or Pro, these keyboard shortcuts might help you speed up your workflow.
If you are on a Mac instead of Windows, use Option instead of ALT and use Command instead of CTRL.

ShortcutFunction
V, H, C, Y, U, R, E, SSelection, Drag, Slice, Slip, Slide, Ripple Edit, Rolling Edit, Rate Stretch Tools
T, R, E, F, BText, Rectangular Mark, Ellipse Mask, Freehand Mask, Orbit Tools
, and .Previous and Next Frame (hold SHIFT for 10 frames back and forward)
CTRL + DDuplicate
I, OSet In and Out points
ALT + LRAM Preview
Page Up and Page DownNext Edit and Previous Edit
ALT + . and ALT + ,Next Keyframe and Previous Keyframe
CTRL + MMake Composite Shot
CTRL + SHIFT + \Unlink Audio and video (CTRL + \ to link)

If none of these seem easy or intuitive to you, you can always customise the keyboard shortcuts in HitFilm to your liking. Simply go to File --> Options --> Shortcuts and set them up to best suit your style

What are your favourite keyboard shortcuts in HitFilm and why? Leave me some comments down below!

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