70 Useful Davinci Resolve Keyboard Shortcuts for Every DaVinci User

Anant Desai


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70 Useful Davinci Resolve Keyboard Shortcuts for Every DaVinci User

DaVinci Resolve, like any other video editing software, has several shortcuts that can help to speed up your workflow and enable you to finish your projects efficiently. This article lists Davinci Resolve’s most helpful keyboard shortcuts for speeding up your editing sessions, whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a novice with the software, and getting you to a result faster than before.

70 DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts

This list comprises Davinci Resolve’s most useful keyboard keys for Windows and Mac.

Basic DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts:

  • Cut: Ctrl/Cmd + X
  • Copy: Ctrl /Cmd + C
  • Undo: Ctrl/Cmd + Z
  • Redo: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + Z
  • Paste: Ctrl/Cmd + V
  • Paste Attribute: Alt/Option + V
  • Select All: Ctrl/Cmd +A
  • Deselect All: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + A

DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts for File Handling:

  • Save: Ctrl/Cmd + S
  • Save As: Ctrl /Cmd + Shift + S
  • New Bin: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N
  • New Timeline: Ctrl/Cmd + N
  • Import Project: Ctrl/Cmd + I
  • Export Project: Ctrl/Cmd + E
  • Deselect all tracks: Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+A

DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts for Editing:

  • Trim: T
  • Blade: B
  • Razor: Ctrl/Cmd + B
  • Pointer: A
  • Insert edit: F9
  • Overwrite edit: F10
  • Replace edit: F11
  • Place on top edit: F12
  • Delete: Backspace
  • Dynamic trim mode: W
  • Trim mode: T
  • Select clips forward: Y
  • Edit point type: U
  • Snapping on/off: N
  • Add transition: Ctrl/Cmd + T
  • Set Mark In: I
  • Set Mark Out: O
  • Mark Clip: X
  • Add Marker: M
  • Delete Selected: Backspace
  • Select Nearest Edit Point: V
  • Select Blade: B
  • Snapping on/off: N
  • Toggle Slide & Slip Mode: S
  • Add Parallel Node: Alt/Opt+P
  • New Timeline: Ctrl/Cmd+N
  • New Bin: Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+N
  • Add & Modify New Marker: Ctrl/Cmd+M
  • Modify Marker: Shift+M
  • Delete Marker: Alt/Opt+M
  • Fit to Fill: Shift+F11
  • Audio Scrubbing: Shift+S

DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts for Playback/Navigation:

  • Play (forward): L
  • Play (reverse): J
  • Stop: K
  • Go to the first frame: [;]
  • Go to the last frame: [‘]
  • Go to previous keyframe: [
  • Go to the next keyframe: ]
  • Next clip: ↑ (upwards arrow)
  • Previous clip: ↓ (downwards arrow)

DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts for Nodes:

  • Disable/Enable Current Node: Ctrl/Cmd+D
  • Disable/Enable All Nodes: Alt/Opt+D
  • Bypass all grades: Shift+D
  • Previous Node: Shift+Alt+;
  • Next Node: Shift+Alt+’

DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts for Views and Displays

  • Zoom to Fit: Shift+Z
  • Full-Screen Viewer: Shift+F
  • Cinema Viewer: Ctrl/Cmd+F
  • Retime Controls: Ctrl/Cmd+R
  • Loop/Unloop: Ctrl/Cmd+/

DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts for Marking:

  • Set mark In: I
  • Set mark Out: O
  • Mark clip: X
  • Add Marker: M

Adding or Changing Keyboard Shortcuts in DaVinci Resolve

This list provides DaVinci Resolve keyboard shortcuts that are in-built into the application. On the other hand, many editors find some of these keyboard combinations perplexing or difficult and seek to change them to make them more adaptable to their work style. Fortunately, Blackmagic Design makes DaVinci Resolve editing simple with its keyboard customization and shortcut options.

To add or edit your Davinci Resolve keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys, follow these steps:

Step 1: Select “Keyboard Customization” from the “DaVinci Resolve” option in your menu bar.

Step 2: Determine if you want to create new keyboard shortcuts or copy and edit an existing shortcut layout from another software. Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer are a few that have custom layouts that work on DaVinci. such as Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer. Editors who are used to working with a specific hotkey layout may easily recreate it in DaVinci Resolve without inputting each hotkey manually.

To use a replica keyboard layout:

Step 1: Select the dropdown menu on the top right hand side of the window to utilise a replica keyboard layout, and it should state “DaVinci Resolve” by default. The menu should also display several other options from Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer.

Step 2: In the menu, select the program you wish to replicate, and then press “Save” at the bottom of the box to save your settings.

To create and edit custom hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts, follow these steps:

Step 1: Find the command or tool you wish to give by scrolling through the list of commands or searching for it using the search box.

Step 2: Delete the corresponding key or shortcut associated with this command and replace it with your own, or use the “+” symbol next to the assigned key or key combination to add a new shortcut on top of the original shortcut.

Step 3: Once you’ve finished creating all of your assigned shortcuts, use the dropdown menu in the upper right corner to save them to your default keyboard or build a new keyboard layout. To save your new format as its own preset, choose “Save As New Preset.”


This allows building tailored DaVinci Resolve keyboard shortcuts to help get the most out of editing sessions in a blink. These shortcuts can be used and added so that work efficiency increases and time consumption for that work decreases.

Check out our postudio blog, it can be your guide to help ease your DaVinci Resolve experience.

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