General Shortcuts

Action iMovie shortcuts
Help menu Command + Shift + ?
Movie properties Command + J
Import media Command + I
Share the selection movie Command + E
Create a new movie project Command + N
Move to trash Command + Delete
Open iMovie preferenced Command + ,
Copy Command + C
Cut Command + X
Paste Command + V

Play video Shortcuts

Action iMovie shortcuts
Play video Spacebar
Play the selection /
Play the selected clip from beginning \
Play selected item in full screen Command + Shift + F
Exit full screen Esc
Move the play head by one frame ← or →

Audio related Shortcuts

Action iMovie shortcuts
Open voiceover controls V
Turn on or silence audio while skimming video Shift + S
Detach audio from a clip Command + Option + B
Undo Command + Z
Redo Command + Shift + Z

Video edit Shortcuts

Action iMovie shortcuts
Select an entire clip or project Command + A
Deselect all clips Command + Shift + A
Add the selection to the movie E
Connect the clip at the playhead position Q
Insert the selection in the movie W
Automatically improve the video and audio quality Command + Shift + E
Paste color adjustment Command + Option + A
Paste crop adjustment Command + Option + R
Paste stabilization adjustment Command + Option + Z
Paste Rolling shutter adjustment Command + Option + T
Paste volume adjustment Command + Option + O
Paste the video effect Command + Option + L
Paste the speed adjustment Command + Option + S
Paste cutway settings Command + Option + U
Paste the map style Command + Option + M
Rate favorite F
Unmark selected frames U
Rate the selection as rejected or delete Delete
Loop playback Command + L
Open the clip trimmer Command + \
Open the precision editor Command + /
Crop Command + K
Split clip at playhead Command + T
Create still frame Command + Shift + S

iMovie window Shortcuts

Action iMovie shortcuts
Minimize Command + M
Go to library view 1
iMovie theater 2
Show or hide the adjustment bar 3
Show or hide the libraries list Command + Shift + 1
Show transitions in the browser Command + 1
Show titles Command + 2
Show map and backgrounds Command + 3
Show your iTunes library Command + 4
Show sound effect Command + 5
Show your garageband library Command + 6
Play in full screen Command + Shift + F

Bookmarks Shortcuts

Action iMovie shortcuts
Add bookmark Command + E
Delete bookmark Command + Shift + E
Next bookmark Command + ]
Previous bookmark Command + [

View menu function Shortcuts

Action iMovie shortcuts
Switch to clip viewer Command + E
Scroll to playhead Command + Option + P
Scroll to selection Command + Option + S
Zoom to selection Command + Option + Z

Navigation Shortcuts

Action iMovie shortcuts
Play or Stop capture Space
Move playhead to beginning of movie Home
Forward one frame
Forward Ten frames Shift + →
Back one frame
Back ten frame Shift + ←
Move between text filled Tab

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