If you are editing a lot of videos, you know that shortcodes and hot-keys are essential for fast editing. We actually shared a tip on using gaming keyboards for editing becasue they have more keys that you can assign macros to.
But LinusTechTips just upped the game of adding shortcodes by creating a whole 87-shorcut keyboard form a cheap $15 keyboard. Of course, the video editor from LinusTechTips is kinda of an extreme-case in the sense that he already has his entire letter-set, numbers, shift, alt and control combos assigned to macros and he needed MORE macro buttons.
His solution was to use a second cheap keyboard, along with a set of programs to create a whole new set of clickable macro buttons.
- The first step is to get Luamacros and AutohotKey both are donationware
- Then run Luamacros and configure the auxilery keyboard to be assigned to macro.
- You cna write your own integration code, or use LinusTechTips code to connect Luamacros and AutohotKey.
- The coding a kinda crude, but very effective. Each keypress writes a string to a file and calls AutohotKey to execute a macro. AutohotKey then reads the script and executes a macro.
To make it fancier, AutohotKey made a complete set of keyboard stickers to display what each button does
[DIY 87-Key Macro Keyboard – Because he has too many keyboard shortcuts | LinusTechTips, thanks for the tip, Adam]