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Helpful Editing Shortcuts in Adobe Premiere Pro | DeliBytes #54

Cutting a video can take a lot of time, and with so many features, tools, and options in Adobe Premiere Pro, you’ll want to adopt a couple of helpful editing shortcuts to speed up the whole process. So, lets run you through a couple of helping editing shortcuts in Adobe Premiere Pro that you can use when you’re cutting your footage.

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So, here we are back in Adobe Premiere Pro.

The first shortcut I’m gonna show you is probably the most important one when editing. Command + S or Control + S for PC saves your project. This is a shortcut you should apply at any and all moments you make changes to your project. Even though Premiere has an autosave feature running, getting into the habit of using this shortcut will give you peace of mind that you will never lose any progress.

Command + C or Control + C for PC is copy. When you’re working in the timeline, one hand is on the mouse, and the other on the keyboard. Selecting a clip with your mouse and then hitting Command and C instead of right clicking and navigating to copy is gonna save you precious seconds in the process. To paste, simply hover your playhead over the area of the timeline you want and hit Command + V.

Now, in your timeline you’ll notice there are bars in the bottom and side that you can use to click and drag to zoom in and out of your sequence. But why waste time clicking and dragging when you can just hit the plus and minus keys? Super easy. So, when you’re wanting to cut a clip, you can either go to the razor tool from the tool panel next to your timeline, or you can just hit C on your keyboard. Once you’ve cut your clip, simply hit the V key and you’re back to the normal select tool. Holding down Shift along with the razor tool is a nifty shortcut that can be used to cut down the entire timeline from wherever your playhead is hovering instead of razoring each individual clip from layer to layer.

For the most part in Premiere, you’re working with different panels in their own little corners, but if you hover your mouse over a particular panel and hit the little tilde key, which is that little squiggly symbol that lives in the upper far left hand side of your keyboard, it’ll expand the panel into full screen. So, you can use this for when you’re needing to do detailed cutting in your timeline or for getting closer looks at you preview monitor, for example. Simply hit the squiggly again, and you’re back to normal. Hope that video was helpful, guys. If you have any questions, then feel free to go to the Deli Agency website below, and keep an eye out for more Deli Bites coming soon.


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