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Shortcuts in Premiere

Here’s a slew of helpful shortcuts when you’re working in Premiere, there are more if you follow the link.

http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/premiere-pro-cc-shortcuts/

Clay Asbury

Premiere Pro CC features additional helpful keyboard shortcuts. This is a list of Timeline Shortcuts that will speed up your video editing and let you work smarter.

I previously looked at time saving tips in Premiere Pro CS 6 here and here. In addition, Adobe Premiere Pro CC has added a lot of shortcuts to the Default keyboard settings, which saves you the time of adding them individually.

To clarify keyboard shortcuts: Mac users have Command & Option, PC users have Control & Alt.  The following shortcuts are written with Command & Option.  Simply sub these keys out for Control & Alt on a PC.

All the Default Shortcuts for Premiere Pro CC are listed here.  Let’s dive into some of the must know timeline shortcuts for Premiere Pro CC:

  1. Toggle Audio Scrub:
    Shift + S

    Sometimes you want to hear audio when you scrub, sometimes you don’t. Turning off scrubbing increases processing power.

  2. Toggle Trim Type:
    Control + T (Shift on PC)

    Toggles between standard trim (leaves a gap), ripple and roll.

  3. Ripple Trim:
    Next Edit – W , Previous Edit – Q

    Lets you trim the head or tail of a clip, a quick way to work.

  4. Slip Clip in Sequence:
    Option+ Command + left/right keys
    Add Shift to move 5 frames

    Changes the in and out points of the clip in the Premiere Pro timeline.  Note, it doesn’t change the length of the clip.

  5. Slide Clip in Sequence:
    Option + , (left) or Option +. (right)
    Add Shift to move 5 frames

    Looks at 3 clips, slides the middle clip left or right.  Thehe clips to the left/right adjust in length (the middle clip stays the same length).

  6. Add keyframes to Opacity/Volume:
    Command Click with Selection Tool

    This is quicker than switching to the pen tool to add keyframes and then switching back to the selection tool. If you don’t see the white line for opacity/volume, go to the wrench (Timeline Display Settings) and select “Show Video Keyframes” or “Show Audio Keyframes”.

  7. Nudge (move a clip up or down):
    Up or Down Arrows

    Hold Alt/Option to select just video or audio (or click the linked selection button), then use the up or down arrow. This will add tracks if they don’t already exist (similar to the FCP behavior)

– See more at: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/premiere-pro-cc-shortcuts/#sthash.ELNMryvQ.dpuf