Background: Today, the playhead comes equipped with a green and red tab that
aids the user in making timeline selections. The user drags the green tab to where they want to start their selection and the red tab to where they want to end it. This functionality is essentially setting in/out points.
Problem: With 1440p and 4k displays, this part of the UI can be comparatively difficult for users to click with their mouse. For power users, using the mouse more than the keyboard can be restrictive and less efficient.
Proposed solution: Allow users to map this functionality to the keyboard (e.g., “I” and “O”_), IN ADDITION to the existing functionality. For instance, when the user presses “I” on their keyboard, the green “start selection” tab will stay with at the current position of the playhead. When the users presses “O” on their keyboard, the red “end selection” tab will move to wherever the playhead currently is.