Keyboard shortcuts to control Inspector parameters

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Keyboard shortcuts to control Inspector parameters

PostWed Dec 04, 2019 10:38 pm

My request is to be able to control some of the Inspector values using +/- keyboard shortcuts for each Inspector parameter (Opacity, Zoom, position, Rotation, etc...).

The idea is to have two keyboard shortcuts available for each Inspector parameter: an "increase value" and a "decrease value", and when tapping the assigned (+/-) key will do a fine value increment/decrement, and when the same key is hold it will do an exponential fast value decrease/increase.

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This will be useful on complex keyframing editions, that may be quickly adjusted using the keyboard. At the moment the Inspector parameters can be only edited with the mouse (or partially on the MiniPanel).

This will be a time-saver for keyboard-editors geeks like me who are too lazy to use the mouse.

If this is already possible, I'll aprreciate if you tell me how to assign such keyboard shortcuts to the Inspector (specially the transform, which I use a lot). I haven't found how to do that on the manual nor on the keyboard csutomization.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts to control Inspector parameters

PostThu Dec 05, 2019 9:55 pm

You can type numbers directly.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts to control Inspector parameters

PostSat Dec 07, 2019 1:31 am

Jim Simon wrote:You can type numbers directly.


Thanks Jim, typing numbers was the default data entry method on year 1995.

Nowadays one can work much faster and eficiently with a keyboard than with a mouse (and less pain in your cervical spine and shoulders), as the body weight is much more balanced using a keyboard along long sessions than using the mouse.

Consider that you propossed method also involves the use of a mouse. The idea here is to minimize the use of the mouse to zero (which is nearly possible along the edition, when the keyboard map is efficient).

Maybe your destiny will be to keep the 'old school' traditions alive. But we are in 2020, and the human interface with the computer is becoming much more a "Vital" need (in efficiency terms) for a professional than the CPU or RAM capacity of the system. If the human interface is wrong (unefficient/unergonomic keyboard shortcut maps and intensive use of the mouse), the body will soffer the effects after the years of editing, and also involves much more menthal and ocular energy when using a mouse than using only the keyboard as control surface.

Nowadays keyboard keys can be used as "data sliders", and consider that tablets and tactile screens are gaining pressure sensivity, it's easy to see what will be the human interface in the coming years. Be sure that data entry typing numbers or using a mouse will be a thing of the past.

You, Jim, may be a guardian of the "old-school" traditions, but from the same distance at the oposite temporal dimension, you may see a visionaire of what is coming for the next years.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts to control Inspector parameters

PostSat Dec 07, 2019 3:49 pm

studio1492 wrote:The idea here is to minimize the use of the mouse to zero


I just don't think that's possible for this job. We will always need the mouse, and one hand on each is the most efficient overall approach.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts to control Inspector parameters

PostSun Dec 08, 2019 9:52 am

Not using a mouse is the most "old school" method there is!
Criticising Jim for being "old school" is quite funny!
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts to control Inspector parameters

PostSun Dec 08, 2019 2:10 pm

Peter Cave wrote:Not using a mouse is the most "old school" method there is!


LOL I agree,
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts to control Inspector parameters

PostFri Dec 13, 2019 3:03 am

I don’t see any problem whatsoever with this feature request. The requested functionality exists in almost every common productivity and creative tool that exists, so why would anyone (besides Jim, of course) have a problem with this? It’s definitely a necessary and expected UI convention, at least on the Mac.

On Adobe apps, the arrow keys increment the numeric values, and when adding a modifier key, like the shift or command-key, the values step in larger or more precise intervals. It is a bit surprising that Resolve doesn’t have this option.


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Re: Keyboard shortcuts to control Inspector parameters

PostFri Dec 13, 2019 12:10 pm

Here is the idea in a paper. The keys can be the numeric pad (1-9) or the AWSD axis together with an ALT , CMD, CTRL...

This combined with the mouse will be a time saver.
While adjusting the X-Y position with the mouse, the zoom or angle can be controlled by the keyboard, which will bost the transform process.

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I hope now my proposal is more clear.
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Keyboard shortcuts to control Inspector parameters

PostFri Dec 13, 2019 3:53 pm

keyboards are so last years news ......
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts to control Inspector parameters

PostFri Dec 13, 2019 5:27 pm

Glenn Venghaus wrote:keyboards are so last years news ......


Wow, nice work!!!!

it's so sad I purchased the "DVR Editor Keyboard" two months ago, and the $1000 keyboard is unable to control a single parameter of the inspector from the jogwheel. In fact, I found the device unuseful for my needs.

The mastodontic keyboard is resting on a corner, and I'll sell it soon unless BMD issues a new firmware with the expected features.
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