2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 27, 2013 11:57 AM by DC Steve
DC Steve Level 1 (25 points)

Friends,

 

I am creating a short video that consists of about 40 stills and a few video clips.  For each of the stills I want to create a Ken Burns effect.  I know that there is a keyboard command to open the crop tool.  Can I create a keyboard command that opens the Ken Burns editor?  I guess the broader question is whether I can create a macro that combines a keystroke and one or more mouse clicks?

 

Thanks!

 

Steve


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 (32,197 points)

    The Keyboard-shortcuts-editor

    ⌥ - ⌘ - K

     

    doesn't list the 'Ken Burns'-effect as 'shortcutable' …

     

    And I doubt, that even Automator

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2488?viewlocale=en_US

    would createany useful 'shortcuts':

     

    Each picture is different - so, how should a 'standardised' KB work?

     

    .... ?

     

    What does work indeed , is copy/paste of Attributes:

    create your KB for clip#1

    hit cmd-c

    select clip#2 (or many) hit ⇧-⌘-V and select the 'crop' attributes ...

  • DC Steve Level 1 (25 points)

    I agree that each edit is unique so I'm not trying to automate the actual editing process.  What I'd like to do is automate opening the KB dialogue box, rather than just automate the crop dialogue. 

     

    Thanks for your ideas.

     

    Steve