70 DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts to Master: 2023 Cheat Sheet

Anant Desai
Anant Desai

18 Aug 2023

4 min read

70 DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts to Master: 2023 Cheat Sheet


In the realm of video editing, the utilization of efficient tools is pivotal for enhancing productivity. DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts emerge as essential assets within this landscape, serving as catalysts to elevate your workflow’s velocity and finesse. 

We delve into the paramount significance of leveraging DaVinci Resolve Shortcuts, illuminating how they transcend the barriers of complexity, propelling you toward remarkable outcomes through accelerated work processes. Whether you’re a seasoned maestro or an aspiring virtuoso navigating the software’s nuances, these shortcuts become the compass guiding you to expedited achievements.

Embark on a journey where celerity meets craftsmanship, and witness how the orchestration of keystrokes can orchestrate your mastery over intricate tasks, redefining your creative voyage in the realm of video editing.


70 Useful DaVinci Resolve Keyboard Shortcuts to Master

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

Basic 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 the 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 Marking:

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

How to Add 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. 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 file 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. 

If your system doesn’t have the space or the specifications to run DaVinci Resolve 18, feel free to use Postud.io (pronounced Postudio) to meet your editing needs. 


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