Keyboard shortcuts


HitFilm can be operated using only the mouse but you will often find it faster to use a combination of mouse and keyboard.

Certain key combinations can be used as shortcuts to common functions. They are listed here.

General

Undo - Ctrl+Z
Redo - Ctrl+Y
Reset - Ctrl+R
New project - Ctrl+N
Open project - Ctrl+O
Save project - Ctrl+S
Save as - Ctrl+Alt+S
Exit - Alt+F4
Switch to Home screen - Ctrl+1
Switch to Project screen - Ctrl+2
Switch to Edit & Effects screen - Ctrl+3
Switch to Export screen - Ctrl+4
Switch to Help screen - Ctrl+5
Select all - Ctrl+A
Remove selection - Delete
Rename selection - F2
Cut selection - Ctrl+X
Copy selection - Ctrl+C
Paste selection - Ctrl+V
Duplicate selection - Ctrl+D

General timeline

Move playhead to start - Home
Move playhead to end - End
Jump to time - Ctrl+J (highlights current time indicator)
Play/pause - Space
Move playhead to previous frame - , or Ctrl+Left arrow
Move playhead to next frame - . or Ctrl+Right arrow
Move playhead back by 10 frames - Shift+, or Ctrl+Shift+Left arrow
Move playhead forward by 10 frames - Shift+. or Ctrl+Shift+Right arrow
Move playhead to previous edit point - Page up
Move playhead to next edit point - Page down
Set in point - I
Set out point - O
Set timeline in and out points to content - P
Increase timeline scale - Ctrl++
Decrease timeline scale - Ctrl+-
Scroll timeline to playhead - Ctrl+Home

Viewer panel

Move selected layer left by one pixel - Left arrow
Move selected layer right by one pixel - Right arrow
Move selected layer up by one pixel - Up arrow
Move selected layer down by one pixel - Down arrow
Move selected layer left by ten pixels - Shift+Left arrow
Move selected layer right by ten pixels - Shift+Right arrow
Move selected layer up by ten pixels - Shift+Up arrow
Move selected layer down by ten pixels - Shift+Down arrow
Select tool - V
Hand tool - H
Text tool - T
Rectangle mask tool - R
Ellipse mask tool - E
Freehand mask tool - F
Orbit tool - B
Set selected mask point to linear - Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L
Set selected mask point to curved - Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C

Editor sequence timeline

Select tool - V
Hand tool - H
Slice tool - C
Snap toggle - S
Ripple delete - Alt+Delete
Move selected clip left by one pixel - Left arrow
Move selected clip right by one pixel - Right arrow
Move selected clip up by one pixel - Up arrow
Move selected clip down by one pixel - Down arrow
Move selected clip left by ten pixels - Shift+Left arrow
Move selected clip right by ten pixels - Shift+Right arrow
Move selected clip up by ten pixels - Shift+Up arrow
Move selected clip down by ten pixels - Shift+Down arrow

Composite shot timeline

Select tool - V
Hand tool - H
Slice tool - C
Snap toggle - S
Open New Layer menu - Ctrl+Alt+N
New plane - Ctrl+Alt+A
New camera - Ctrl+Alt+C
New light - Ctrl+Alt+L
New grade - Ctrl+Alt+G
New text - Ctrl+Alt+T
New point - Ctrl+Alt+P
Move playhead to previous keyframe of selected property - Alt+,
Move playhead to next keyframe of selected property - Alt+.
Move selected layer left by one pixel - Left arrow
Move selected layer right by one pixel - Right arrow
Move selected layer up by one pixel - Up arrow
Move selected layer down by one pixel - Down arrow
Move selected layer left by ten pixels - Shift+Left arrow
Move selected layer right by ten pixels - Shift+Right arrow
Move selected layer up by ten pixels - Shift+Up arrow
Move selected layer down by ten pixels - Shift+Down arrow

Media panel (when panel is active)

Set in point - I
Set out point - O
Move trimmer playhead to previous frame - Left arrow
Move trimmer playhead to next frame - Right arrow
Move trimmer playhead left by 5 frames - Shift+Left arrow
Move trimmer playhead right by 5 frames - Shift+Right arrow
Move trimmer playhead to start - Home
Move trimmer playhead to end - End
Create new composite shot - Ctrl+Shift+N
Create new plane - Ctrl+Shift+A
Import media files - Ctrl+Shift+O