The Media Management area consists of 4 sub tabs as well as sub views and a landing page. The following parts can be named:

  • VidiEditor landing page

  • Project Bin

    • Media root and Collection View

    • Eventlist View

  • Browse / Search

  • Effects Pane

  • Settings Pane

    • Video Media

    • Audio Media

    • Motion Graphics

All of them share the functionality of organizing media or options for the media. Usually, the views offer GUI elements such as lists, grids or form fields where the user wants to navigate in and does a user interaction. The different options for the 4 tabs will be discussed in the subsequent sections.

VidiEditor landing page

If the VidiEditor is opened without relation to an existing project or media, the user will be directed to a landing page offering the option to open an existing project, to create a new project, or to open a recently used project.

VidiEditor landing page

Following keyboard options are available in this view:

Shortcut

Interaction

tab

Forward navigation through elements

shift + tab

Backward navigation through elements

Enter

Execute functionality of element

Tab navigation

Before discussing the different parts of the media management area, it is essential to mention that shortcuts are available to switch between the above mentioned tabs of the media management area. This can be done with mentioned shortcuts:

Shortcut

Interaction

Shift +  F1

Active Project Bin

Shift +  F2

Active Browse / Search

Shift +  F3

Active Effects pane

Shift +  F4

Active Settings pane

Shift +  F5

Burger Menu / Info

The following figure offers an overview:

Tab navigation keyboard shortcuts

Project Bin

The functionalities of the gneral project bin are documented here Media Interactions in the Project Bin [VE UG] and here for collections inside the bin Collections in the Project Bin [VE UG] and here for media having eventlists available Eventlist View [VE UG]).

Following keyboard shortcuts exist to navigate in those areas.

Media root and collection view

When entering the view:

Shortcut

Interaction

Tab

Forward Navigate through controls: Search field, search button, Grid, Settings

Shift + Tab

Backward Navigate through controls: Search field, search button, Grid, Settings

Enter

Execute Search

When user navigates to result grid following options are possible:

Shortcut

Interaction

Tab

Forward Navigate through controls: Search field, Settings, Grid

Shift + Tab

Backward Navigate through controls: Search field, Settings, Grid

Arrow up

Upward navigation in grid

Arrow down

Downwards navigation in grid

Shift + M

Open context menu on selected result item

Menu key

Open context menu on selected result item

S

Add to source Player

T

Add to Timeline

Shift + T

Add partial to Timeline (only possible inside a collection on media with in / out)

D

Delete from Bin

Enter

Navigate layer deeper (Collections / Eventlist)

Backspace

Navigate layer higher (Collections / Eventlist)

Following figure illustrates the behavior for better understanding.

Keyboard navigation in project bin on Media

Eventlist View

When entering the eventlist view following keyboard shortcuts exist:

Shortcut

Interaction

Tab

Forward Navigate from Eventlist to Eventlist (Header Tabs)

Shift + Tab

Backward Navigate from Eventlist to Eventlist (Header Tabs)

Arrow up

Upward navigation in events – highlight event without navigation in player

Arrow down

Downwards navigation in events – highlight event without navigation in player

Arrow left

Navigate left on thumbnail or collapse metadata on customized event list

Arrow right

Navigate right on thumbnail or expand metadata on customized event list

Enter

Commit Selected event to navigate player / initialize player if item not loaded

T

Add to event to Timeline

Backspace

Navigate layer higher in bin – to item

Shift + M

Open context menu on selected result item

Menu key

Open context menu on selected result item

Browse / Search

Functionalities of the browse panel are explained in Browse Content (Search) [VE UG] in addition following keyboard shortcuts can be used insided this view:

When entering the view:

Shortcut

Interaction

Tab

Forward Navigate through controls: Search field, search button, Media Type selector, Result grid, Paging

Shift + Tab

Forward Navigate through controls: Search field, search button, Media Type selector, Result grid, Paging

Enter

Execute Search

When user navigates to result grid following options are possible:

Shortcut

Interaction

Tab

Forward Navigate through controls: Search field, Result grid, Media Type selector

Shift + Tab

Backward Navigate through controls: Search field, Result grid, Media Type selector

Arrow up

Upward navigation in grid

Arrow down

Downwards navigation in grid

Shift + M

Open context menu on selected result item

Menu key

Open context menu on selected result item

S/Enter

Add to Source Player

B

Add to Project Bin

T

Add to Timeline

PageUp

Next page of result

PageDown

Previous page of result


Effects Pane

The effects pane is used for different options that can be attached to the timeline. Those are mainly:

  • Add transitions

  • Add motion graphics

A user can use following keyboard keys inside this view:

Shortcut

Interaction

Tab

Forward Navigate through controls: Search field, Tree View

Shift + Tab

Forward Navigate through controls: Search field, Tree View

Enter

Execute Search

Arrow up / down

Navigate in tree

Arrow left / right

Expand / Collapse folder

T

Add Motion Graphic to Timeline

Following figure explains this in addition:

Keyboard navigation in effects pane