Editing video can be a tedious, time consuming process. If you use Premiere to edit, these shortcuts will help you get the job done faster.
Editor Lee Morris shows us how his team saves time during the editing process with Premier's shortcuts. By navigating to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts you can assign Premiere actions to your keyboard. In the above video, Morris shares his own assigned shortcuts and explains that his team uses shortcuts on the left side of the keyboard. This way, they can keep editing without having to take their right hand off the mouse.
Morris mentions shortcuts that come with the program, too. For example:
1. Hold "Control" and "Alt" while dragging one clip over another to "swap" the footage.
2. Highlight a clip and hold "Alt," then drag the clip to copy that clip to a new location.
3. Hold "Alt" and click on a video or audio track to grab ONLY that item (if audio and video are linked).
4. With the Cut Tool selected, hold "Shift" and click to cut down the entire height of your timeline. This will save a ton of time if you have multiple video and audio files stacked.
If you're a Premiere user, you'll definitely want to give the video a watch. And for a text version, head to the post below.