Speed Editor Cheat Sheet

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Pedro Dias

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Speed Editor Cheat Sheet

PostMon Jan 11, 2021 5:01 am

With some of the buttons on this thing having click, double-click, click-hold, double-click-hold etc, I'd be thankful for a cheat sheet that I could print out while I'm learning to use this device. Is there anything made already?
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Re: Speed Editor Cheat Sheet

PostWed Jan 13, 2021 5:02 pm

Daryn Mosten does superb Resolve training. Here's a quickie he did on the Speed Editor recently. I just wrote down everything he said. He promises more in the future.

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Re: Speed Editor Cheat Sheet

PostTue Apr 20, 2021 2:06 pm


I'm surprised that none of the YouTubers (or BlackMagic themselves) have put together a quick reference PDF for this (at least not that I can find). Anyone else had luck?

The Missing Manual

In Resolve, go Help -> Reference Manual. It will open the PDF stored locally on your PC.

From page 40, is about the Speed Editor.

C:\Program Files\Blackmagic Design\DaVinci Resolve\Documents

On Mac that's
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Shift ⇧ + Cmd ⌘ + G
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/Applications/DaVinci Resolve/DaVinci Resolve.app/Contents/Resources/

The file name is
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DaVinci Resolve.pdf

Quick Tips
[list=][*]Single Press - The label on the top of the key
[*]Double Tap - The label on front of the key
[*]Triple Tap - possibly options for the double tap option
[*]Single or Double Press and Hold - Use scroll wheel to go through options (such as marker color) quickly
[*]SCRL - fast movement
[*]JOB - small adjustment
[*]SHTL - move at constant speed, wheel controls speed
[*]Battery Level in Preferences > Control Panels > Speed Editor[/list]

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