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In this chapter, I'm going to share with you a few brief movies which will highlight a couple of shortcuts that we can use when working with video files inside of Lightroom. For starters, I want to take a look at how we can playback our video, and also how we can customize the interface, so that we can open up some more screen real estate for the video file. Well, here we have a video clip, its titled sculptor.mov, and to play this back, we can either click on the Play button here -- I'll go ahead and do that now. (Video playing) Or we can press the Spacebar key.
If we press the Spacebar key once, the video clip will start; press it a second time, and that video clip will stop. Let me show you what I mean. (Video playing) All right. Well, now that we've seen that, let's also talk about how we can open up some more screen real estate so that we can dedicate more space to viewing our clip. Here, we're going to press the Shift+Tab key. That will hide almost all of the interface. Next, press the T key to hide the toolbar below. Then, if we press the L key, what will happen is it will hide that playback component completely, and it will also dim the interface.
Press the L key one more time, and it will just show us this video file. Often, this is a great way to kind of appreciate or evaluate your video clip. Now here, in order to play this back, we need to use that shortcut which we learned previously, and that shortcut is the spacebar key. So I'll go ahead and press the spacebar key to play another short segment of this video file. (Video playing) Press the spacebar key again in order to stop the clip, and then what we can do is go ahead and bring back the rest of the interface by pressing Shift+Tab, and then by pressing the L key to turn the lights back on.
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