Knowledge Base

⌨️ Using Shortcuts While Scriptwriting

When you are using the editor, take advantage of shortcuts to make the audio description scriptwriting process a whole lot easier.

Creating cue points

Click a place on the timeline where you would like to add a cue point.

Press ENTER to add a cue point.
timeline in the software shows waveforms from the video, orange line indicates where the video is currently paused

A text block will now appear to the right of the video player. This is where you write your description.

Text block containing "Your Text", blue cue point appears on the timeline

Press ESCAPE to confirm your description. You'll see a blue cue point appear in the timeline.

Press SPACE to start the player and listen to a preview of your description.

Press SPACE again to stop the player and then ENTER add another cue point.

Timeline containing various blue cue points indicating where descriptions have been added


Using the video player

The video player is easy to use, allowing you to work on your project quickly and efficiently.

  1. Use the buttons to play, stop, rewind, and fast-forward the video.
  2. On the right, you can adjust the volume of the audio description in relation to the original audio track.
video player with fast forward, rewind, pause, and play buttons. Volume control slider with timecode on the right.


Here are some keyboard shortcuts for easy navigation:

  • Arrow keys: move one frame forward or back
  • SHIFT + arrow keys: move 3 seconds forward or back
  • SPACE: play and pause the video