Capcut Shortcuts

Capcut Shortcuts
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CapCut is an amazing video editor with awesome features. Its interface is one of the easiest interfaces of any video editor which makes it a most popular video editor all over the world as more than 500 million people are using it in their daily routine of video editing all over the world. 

Moreover, in CapCut we can add effects, transitions, stickers, sounds and music in a very short time. All become possible due to its easy interface and most importantly its shortcuts.

What are Capcut Shortcuts

we can say a shortcut is a technique in which we use a particular key from the keyboard to act. Shortcuts make our work far easier than they appear. Without a shortcut, we need to do the same work with the help of a mouse or some other way. That is a time-consuming activity. In short, shortcuts save our time which is why they are called ‘Shortcuts’

Here we will discuss almost all shortcuts of CapCut.

Main Menu Capcut Shortcuts

ActionWindowsMacOS
File > NewCtrl+Ncommand+N
File > OpenCtrl+Ocommand+O
File > Open OtherCtrl+Shift+Oshift+command+O
File > SaveCtrl+Scommand+S
File > Save AsCtrl+Shift+Sshift+command+S
File > Backup and SaveCtrl+Alt+Soption+command+S
File > Export VideoCtrl+Ecommand+E
File > Export FrameCtrl+Shift+Eshift+command+E
File > CloseCtrl+Wcommand+W
File > QuitCtrl+Qcommand+Q
Edit > UndoCtrl+Zcommand+Z
Edit > RedoCtrl+Y / Ctrl+Shift+Zshift+command+Z
View > FullscreenF11 / Ctrl+Shift+Fcontrol+command+F / F11
View > Layout > LoggingAlt+1option+1
View > Layout > EditingAlt+2option+2
View > Layout > FXAlt+3option+3
View > Layout > ColorAlt+4option+4
View > Layout > AudioAlt+5option+5
View > Layout > PlayerAlt+6option+6
View > Audio Peak MeterCtrl+1command+1
View > PropertiesCtrl+2command+2
View > RecentCtrl+3command+3
View > NotesCtrl+Shift+3shift+command+3
View > PlaylistCtrl+4command+4
View > TimelineCtrl+5command+5
View > FiltersCtrl+6command+6
View > MarkersCtrl+Shift+6shift+command+6
View > KeyframesCtrl+7command+7
View > HistoryCtrl+8command+8
View > ExportCtrl+9command+9
View > JobsCtrl+0command+0
Help > Keyboard Shortcuts? or /? or /
Help > TopicF1F1
Rename clip (Properties)F2F2
Find (Recent)F3F3
Settings > Proxy > Use ProxyF4F4
ReloadF5F5
Settings > Preview Scaling > NoneF6F6
Settings > Preview Scaling > 360pF7F7
Settings > Preview Scaling > 540pF8F8
Settings > Preview Scaling > 720pF9F9

Player Shortcuts

ActionWindows/LinuxMacOS
PlayL or SpaceL or space
PauseK or SpaceK or space
RewindJJ
Fast ForwardLL
Loop\\
Set InII
Set OutOO
Next FrameRight or K+Lright or K+L
Previous FrameLeft or K+Jleft or K+J
Forward One SecondPage Downpage down
Backward One SecondPage Uppage up
Forward Two SecondsShift+Page Downshift+page down
Backward Two SecondShift+Page Upshift+page up
Forward 5 SecondsCtrl+Page Downcommand+page down
Backward 5 SecondsCtrl+Page Upcommand+Page up
Forward 10 SecondsCtrl+Shift+Page Downshift+command+page down
Backward 10 SecondsCtrl+Shift+Page Upshift+command+page up
Forward JumpAlt+Page Downoption+page down
Backward JumpAlt+Page Upoption+page up
Set Jump TimeCtrl+Jcommand+J
Seek StartHomehome
Seek EndEndend
Seek Next EditAlt+Rightoption+right
Seek Previous EditAlt+Leftoption+left
Switch Source/ProjectPP
Grab FocusShift+Escshift+esc
Enter TimecodeCtrl+Tcmd+T

Timeline Shortcuts

ActionWindowsMacOS
CutCtrl+Xcommand+X
CopyCtrl+C or Ccommand+C or C
PasteCtrl+Vcommand+V
Add Audio TrackCtrl+Ucommand+U
Add Video TrackCtrl+Icommand+I
CloseCtrl+Wcommand+W
AppendAA
Ripple DeleteX or Shift+Del or Shift+BackspaceX or shift+delete
LiftZ or Del or BackspaceZ or delete
InsertVV
OverwriteBB
ReplaceRR
SplitSS
Split All TracksShift+Sshift+S
Trim clip inII
Ripple trim clip inShift+Ishift+I
Trim clip outOO
Ripple trim clip outShift+Oshift+O
Add/Edit marker at cursorMM
Add/Edit marker around selected clipsAlt+Moption+M
Cycle Marker ColorCtrl+Alt+Moption+command+M
Delete MarkerCtrl+Shift+Mshift+control+M
Seek to previous marker<<
Seek to next marker>>
Set Current Track BelowCtrl+Alt+Downoption+command+down
Set Current Track AboveCtrl+Alt+Upoption+command+up
Zoom In#ERROR!#ERROR!
Zoom Out--
Zoom Fit00
Make Tracks ShorterCtrl+-command+-
Make Tracks TallerCtrl+=command+=
ReloadF5F5
Select clipsingle left-click mousesingle-click mouse
Select and seek clipdouble left-click mousedouble-click mouse
Select under playheadCtrl+Spacecommand+space
Select AllCtrl+Acommand+A
Select all on current trackCtrl+Alt+Aoption+command+A
Select NoneCtrl+Dcommand+D
Move selection leftCtrl+Leftcommand+left
Move selection rightCtrl+Rightcommand+right
Move selection upCtrl+Upcommand+up
Move selection downCtrl+Downcommand+down
Seek start of selecteddouble-clickdouble-click
Toggle Mute trackCtrl+Mcontrol+M
Toggle Hide trackCtrl+Hcontrol+H
Toggle Lock trackCtrl+Lcontrol+L
Toggle SnappingCtrl+Pcommand+P
Toggle Ripple modeCtrl+Rcommand+R
Toggle Ripple All TracksCtrl+Alt+Roption+command+R
Toggle Ripple mode and all tracksCtrl+Shift+Rshift+command+R
Toggle Ripple markersAlt+Roption+R
Toggle Ripple markers, mode, and all tracksAlt+Shift+Rshift+option+R
Insert TrackCtrl+Alt+Ioption+command+I
Remove TrackCtrl+Alt+Uoption+command+U
Copy Timeline to SourceCtrl+Alt+Coption+command+C
Center the PlayheadCtrl+Shift+Pshift+command+P
Scroll to Playhead on ZoomCtrl+Alt+Poption+command+P
Move Track UpAlt+Shift+Upshift+option+up
Move Track DownAlt+Shift+Downshift+option+down
Group/UngroupCtrl+Gcommand+G
Nudge Forward..
Nudge Backward,,

Playlist Shortcut

ActionWindowsMacOS
AppendShift+Ashift+A
CopyShift+Cshift+C
DeleteShift+Xshift+X
InsertShift+Vshift+V
UpdateShift+Bshift+B
Move UpCtrl+Shift+Upshift+command+up
Move DownCtrl+Shift+Downshift+command+down
Open NextAlt+Downoption+down
Open PreviousAlt+Upoption+up
Select AllCtrl+Shift+Ashift+command+A
Select Item N1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 91 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Selection NoneCtrl+Shift+Dshift+command+D
Open SelectedCtrl+Enter or double-clickcommand+return or double-click
Goto/SeekShift+Enter or Shift+double-clickshift+return or shift+double-click

Filters Shortcut

ActionWindowsMacOS
Choose a FilterFF
Select Previous FilterUpup
Select Next FilterDowndown
Add Selected FilterEnterreturn
Remove FilterShift+Fshift+F

Keyframes

ActionWindowsMacOS
Zoom InAlt+=option+=
Zoom OutAlt+-option+-
Reset ZoomAlt+0option+0
Set Filter Start[[
Set Filter End]]
Set First Simple Keyframe{{
Set Second Simple Keyframe}}
Seek Previous Simple KeyframeAlt+[option+[
Seek Next Simple KeyframeAlt+]option+]
Toggle Keyframe at playhead;;

Rich Text Editor

ActionWindowsMacOS
UndoCtrl+Zcommand+Z
RedoCtrl+Y/Ctrl+Shift+Zshift+command+Z
CutCtrl+Xcommand+X
CopyCtrl+Ccommand+C
PasteCtrl+Vcommand+V
Paste Text OnlyCtrl+Shift+Vshift+command+V
Select AllCtrl+Acommand+A
Move cursor to the rightRightright
Move cursor to the leftLeftleft
Move cursor to previous lineUpup
Move cursor to the next lineDowndown
Move cursor to next wordCtrl+Leftoption+left
Move cursor to previous wordCtrl+Rightoption+right
Move cursor to start of lineHomecommand+home or command+left
Move cursor to end of lineEndcommand+end or command+right
Move cursor to startCtrl+Homehome or command+up
Move cursor to endCtrl+Endend or command+down
SelectShiftshift

Some other notable things

Player

To Skim Press and then hold Shift+Alt. Scrub or seek through content by  moving the mouse cursor up and downwards without clicking and dragging.

Timeline

  • Whilst adjusting a shot or trimming, hold down the Alt option on MacOS to momentarily disable snapping. On Linux, if you press Alt before dragging, it typically shifts the application window; therefore, ensure you press Alt after initiating the drag.
  • To skim through content without clicking and dragging, press and hold Shift+Alt while using the horizontal position of the mouse cursor.
  • Click twice on a fade in/out control (circle) to switch it between a duration of one second and no duration.
  • Press and hold the Ctrl key on MacOS as you drag one side of a marker to adjust its duration.

Multiple Selection in Playlist and Timeline

  • To choose a sequence of clips (several consecutive clips), simply click on the initial (or final) clip, then hold down the Shift key and click on the last (or initial) clip.
  • To choose or unselect several clips one by one, press and hold the Ctrl key on MacOS while clicking on the clips.

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Numeric Fields

Numeric fields can be increased or decreased by scrolling the mouse wheel when the cursor is positioned over them. In certain versions, holding the Ctrl key Command on macOS accelerates the increment and decrement actions, multiplying them by a factor of 10 compared to the usual rate, depending on the number of decimal digits involved.

Entering Time Values

Timecode fields, like the one displayed prominently at the bottom of the player, don’t always necessitate entering a complete timecode value. There are abbreviated methods for inputting time values. 

Firstly, entering a number without colons (e.g., 100) denotes a frame number. It’s important to note that frame numbers start at 0, so 100 refers to the 101st frame. If a colon (:) is included, it’s interpreted as either a timecode (HH:MM:SS: FF, where FF represents frames) or a clock value (HH:MM: SS.MS, where MS signifies milliseconds or any fraction of a second). 

The distinction lies in the delimiter used in the final field, which could be a colon or a decimal point (or comma in some regions). Additionally, not every field of the time value needs to be specified. For instance, entering “::1.0” represents one second. 

However, it’s not necessary to include all separators; they’re interpreted from right to left. Hence, in our example, “1:” indicates one second. Similarly, “:1.0” or “:1.” also represents one second, whereas “1.0” does not because it lacks a colon. “:1.5” signifies one and a half seconds. “1::” represents one minute, while “1:30:” stands for one minute and thirty seconds. Lastly, “1:::” denotes one hour.

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Charlotte
Charlotte
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Thanks for this valuable content amazing content

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