Kino provides keyboard control that is similar to the UNIX vi editor.
Kino follows the general translation rules:
To extend the analogy further, kino has two modes of operations: Normal and Ex mode. By default, the Normal mode is operational; Ex mode is accessed by the use of the ':' key (or by clicking on the Command text entry).
Some commands can be prefixed by numeric values to indicate the number of units (frames, seconds or scenes) that the command should be applied to. A [n] in the table below indicates a command that accepts a count parameter.
|<space>||Toggle between play and pause.||Yes||Yes|
|l, <right-arrow>||Move one frame forward.||[n]||Yes|
|h, <left-arrow>, ctrl-h, Backspace||Move one frame backward.||[n]||Yes|
|w, W, e, E||Move one second forward.||[n]||Forward Scan|
|b, B||Move one second backward.||[n]||Reverse Scan|
|0, ^||Move to start of scene.||[n]||Previous Index|
|$||Move to end of scene.||[n]||Next Index|
|j, +, <down-arrow>||Move to start of next scene.||[n]||Next Index|
|k, -, <up-arrow>||Move to start of previous scene.||[n]||Previous Index|
|gg||Move to first frame.||Yes||Rewind|
|G||Move to last frame.||Yes||Fast Forward|
|ctrl-f||Move forward 5 scenes.||Yes|
|ctrl-b||Move backward 5 scenes.||Yes|
|x, Delete, dl||Cut current frame.||[n]|
|dw||Cut a second.||Yes|
|dd||Cut current scene.||[n]|
|d$||Cut to end of current scene.
(Set out point)
|dG||Cut to end of movie.||Yes|
|d0, d^||Cut from start of scene.
(Set in point)
|dgg||Cut from start of movie.||Yes|
|y<space>, yl||Copy current frame.||[n]|
|yy, Y||Copy current scene.||[n]|
|y$||Copy to end of scene.||Yes|
|y^, y0||Copy from start of scene.||Yes|
|p||Paste after current frame.||[n]|
|P||Paste before current fram.e||[n]|
|i, a, A||Switch to capture.||Yes|
|Esc||Return to edit mode.||Yes|
|.||Repeat last command.||Yes||Yes|
|ctrl-j||Split scene before current frame.||Yes|
Ex Mode commands are entered in the Command text area. They are typically prefixed with a colon (:) and activated by a carriage return.
|:r||Insert file (DV AVI or SMIL) before current frame.||Yes|
|:a||Append file (DV AVI or SMIL) to scene.||Yes|
|:A||Append file (DV AVI or SMIL) to movie.||Yes|
|:W||Switch to export mode.||Yes|
|:w||Save the movie as SMIL.||Yes|
|:split||Split scene before current frame.||Yes|
|:<numeric>||Move to specified frame.||Yes|
|.||Repeat last command.||Yes||Yes|
|Esc||Return to Edit mode.||Yes|
In export mode, Enter starts exporting and Esc stops. The Alt key plus the underlined character key on field labels activates all keyboard accellerators. This applies to the various export pages as well. For example, Alt-a switches to the AVI page.
The Esc key behaves, well, like an escape action in many contexts. The edit mode (notebook page) is considered the "home" mode. Therefore, in every other mode, pressing Esc returns you to the editor. On the other hand, you might be in a situation where Esc serves another purpose. Pressing Esc while in many text entry fields, exits entry mode by removing the focus. Also, pressing Esc during the process of capturing, playing, or exporting halts the corresponding process. For example, if you are capturing video to disk, then pressing Esc stops the capture process, and pauses the camera vcr. Pressing Esc again, stops the camera vcr thereby parking the tape head and stopping the video preview. Pressing Esc yet again exits the capture mode and returns to the editor.
Unfortunately, the keyboard accellerators for menus, where indicated by an underscore character, are broken. However, the keyboard equivalents for menu items, where indicated by a right-aligned value, do work. For example, Alt-F does not activate the File menu; however, Ctrl-P does open the Preferences dialog box.
Within the Preferences and popup message dialogs, you can press Enter to apply the changes and close the dialog except if your current focus is in a text entry. In Preferences, keyboard accellerators work where indicated.
The file dialogs are slightly different. First of all, pressing Enter does not always simulate the OK button. The default focus is the text entry, and just like a shell prompt, it supports Tab for file and directory name completion! If you enter a valid file name and then press Enter, then the dialog chooses the file and closes.
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