Create decent set of Graphics actions for text & shapes/modifications Keyboard shorts
Currently the only decent set of graphics keyboard shortcuts available to use is the "Legacy Titler".
From create new title, default still, roll & crawl, font, specific font sizes, all the transform options for opacity, size, rotation ... and far more. Oh, wait, it gets worse ... go down to the Panels section, and you've got another what, 20 options? Nudge anything anywhere, geez, this is a pretty awesome list.
For the EGP and mogrts?
The very few basic things from the main application Graphics drop-down menu, add a new one, make it a master graphic, that sort of thing. No practical working items.
What about down in the Panels section, options for the EGP?
Three: "Essentials Graphics Panel Menu"; "Clear Selection"; and "Smart Quotes".
There isn't a single keyboard shortcut available that I can find for working with text or graphics for size, opacity, rotation, placement, nudging, bringing forward/pushing back, alignment, nothing ... zero zip nada. I've been patient, this was talked about when the EGP first came out, but not a single blasted thing has been done. I've had shall we say a number of people point out they were so much faster at creating their basic timeline graphics for lower thirds & such with the old Titler as they had set and worked with their keyboard shorts until they could just blast them out.
Not only am I trying to get better speed, I'm also trying to map this Tangent Elements panel to do more. I can quickly map keyboard shorts to it, but ... there's nothing worth trying in the new EGP panel. It's a total pain of mouse here, mouse there, slow and ... slower.
Could we please get at least the same set of controls the old Titler STILL has?
You're correct that not all shortcuts work in all panels, nor should they, especially for Graphics. For example, you would not want to hit Shift+D (aka capital D) with text selected and apply a transition to your Graphic in the Timeline. Likewise, you would not want to be in the Timeline panel with a clip selected, hit Shift + D and replace a bunch of highlighted text with a capital D. There are plenty of other examples where a certain shortcut does not apply within certain panels. We disable certain things contextually to keep you from triggering something in some unrelated panel without knowing it.
As for the organization within the KBS dialog, I agree with you there. But realize it's pretty straightforward with the Legacy Title because most of those controls are inside that separate Titler dialog, so you have a container to keep all the shortcuts in. Graphics are different because they do not happen in a modal dialog. So you've got EGP-specific shortcuts in one place, Graphics (main menu) items in another and general text editing actions in a general list outside any sub list for panel or menu items. We're open to suggestions, but it's a matter of how Pr organizes all their editable shortcuts and not specific to Graphics.
R. Neil Haugen commented
Thanks for the response, James. And you're right, I missed a few things that *are* available. Largely because of the way that list is put together graphically.
On first glance, it appears that the long list of individual items under the Title line is indented to the Title line, therefore ... part of the Title section. Until you read a bit, and realize that clearly multi-cam options are not part of any title work.
With the typical look-pattern of what's available for Graphics/EGP and what's available for Titles (Legacy titler) one will often miss those same types of controls that are listed out in that general list. Which I know generates questions ... if you set say an audio nudge volume up short, in that general list, what *exactly* are you affecting? Any panel currently open, the timeline only, a mixer if that's the highlighted panel, what?
Same with the graphics items left in the 'general' list. Are those applied only on ... something? Do they work in any highlighted panel? What?
I've got more experience customizing keyboard shorts than many I talk with, I can't answer those for certain until I've used them. And in my experience, the application of those "general" shortcuts can be very variable.
You can set them, but you do have to then test every possible place they might work. Not necessarily as user-friendly or "intuitive" as one might prefer.
Look in the main list, between Application > Title and > Panels
There are additional shortcuts there for things like Increasing or Decreasing Font Size, Kerning and Leading as well as Faux Styes and Paragraph Alignment. There are also several shortcuts under Application > Graphics > Align.
I'm not saying that is all you will ever need. Nudging and Layer ordering commands are conspicuously missing, among other things. But it's a start, right?