I’m a great fan of adobe’s keyboard shortcuts. I had memorised most of the keyboard shortcuts when I was working in the post-production studio. Learning shortcuts is an energy saver which can speed up our work considerably. Certain shortcuts are easy to remember because the first letter of the tool matches the task name, namely Peen Tool [P], Mark In [I], Mark Out [O]. In Premier Pro we can copy customised shortcuts from one computer to another computer, or to another location on our computer.
The are many keyboard shortcuts one can utilise in Adobe Premiere Pro, but I would like to discuss those we will be using on a more consistent basis as we edit a movie. If it’s on Mac: CTRL = COMMAND and ALT = OPTION.
- Selection Tool: [V]
- Razor Tool: [C]
- Slide Tool: [U]
- Slip Tool: [Y]
- Track Selection Tool: [M]
- Ripple Edit Tool: [B]
- Rate Stretch tool: [X]
- Add Edit: (SHIFT) + CTRL+[A]
- Mark In/ Out: [I] / [O]
- Default Transition: CTRL + [D]
- Mark Clip: [X]
- Link / Unlink: CTRL + [L]
- Pen Tool: [P]
- Unselect All: CTRL + SHIFT + A
- Navigation: (SHIFT) + LEFT / RIGHT / UP / DOWN
- Hand Tool: H
- Export Media: CTRL + M
- Rolling Edit Tool: [N]
- Insert to Timeline: [,]
- Grouping Tool: CTRL + [G]
I would like to discuss my favourite tools:
Selection Tool: [V]
Selection Tool is the default tool in Adobe Premier and the most used. It is used to select clips in the timeline
Ripple Edit Tool: [B]
This tool is used to adjust an end point and move the other clip in the timeline to compensate.
Rolling Tool: [N]
Rolling Tool is my favourite tool in adobe premier which is used to adjust an end point between two clips. Changing this end points won’t affect rest of the timeline or other clips.
Grouping Clips :[CTRL] + [G]
For using this tool firstly we should select all the clips to be grouped and then press CTRL + G. When we click a clip in the created group, they all turn grey, i.e., gets selected. Grouping helps in moving multiple clips as a whole. After grouping, if we click on the end of a clip, it trims that clip and clicking on edge trim the group.
Razor Tool: [C]
Using Razor Tool, a clip can be divided into two pieces, i.e., unwanted part of the clip can be removed easily.
Add Default Transition: [SHIFT] + [D]
By this tool, default transition effect can be added to the selected clips. Transition effects sink two shots correctly and blend nicely.
Add Edit: CTRL + K
Add Edit is similar to Razor Tool, but it cuts only targeted clips. Add edit can be viewed in a sequence by clicking the wrench icon and choose “Show Through Edits”.
Track Selection Tool: [M]
With Selection Tool all clips on a track from a specified point can be selected, or even select multiple tracks.