Nothing speeds up your workflow like keyboard shortcuts.

That’s why you’ll be happy to know that Blackmagic Design added a very important feature to it’s keyboard shortcuts in Davinci Resolve 15. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you this new feature that will pretty much allow you to assign the same keyboard shortcuts to different tasks in different tabs.

This means that you can assign a certain keyboard shortcut to perform a certain action in the color tab, a different action in the edit tab and another different action in the Fusion tab.

For example, in this video tutorial, I show you how you can assign the letter D as a keyboard short cut that does the “Ripple Delete” action in the edit tab. And at the same time, we’ll assign the same shortcut to the “Reset All Grades And Nodes” action in the color tab.

First, you want to assign a certain keyboard shortcut to a certain task. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do that:

  1. Go to Preferences
  2. Make sure you’re on the User tab
  3. Click on Keyboard Mapping
  4. Click on the dropdown menu Global, and chose the tab you want to edit
  5. In the search bar, look for the shortcut you want to edit (for example, Ripple Delete)
  6. Double click on the shortcut and assign whatever keyboard keys you want (for example, the letter D)
  7. Create a preset name and hit Ok, than Save

Next, you want to assign the same keyboard shortcut to perform a different task in a different tab. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click on Preferences
  2. Click on the dropdown menu and chose a different tab (in the tutorial i chose Color)
  3. In the search bar, look for the shortcut you want to edit (for example, Reset All Grades and Nodes)
  4. Change the keyboard shortcut to D
  5. Now, the letter D will act as a shortcut to Ripple Delete when you’re on the Edit tab, while on the Color tab, it will Reset All Grades and Nodes.