Keyboard Shortcuts

There is no need to discuss the important of using keyboard shortcuts in video editing software. And because I am used to using Premier Pro, hence there are few simple and common shortcuts that help me save a lot of time and speed up my work considerably than just “click click”. I did research about “Premier Shortcuts” and below is a list of keyboard shortcuts which I believe the most basic and easiest for me to remember.

These are common shortcuts to open a project, save the file or to import/export the media.

Open Project Ctrl+O Cmd+O
Save Ctrl+S Cmd+S
Save As… Ctrl+Shift+S Cmd+Shift+ S
Import… Ctrl+I Cmd+I
Export Media Ctrl+M Cmd+M

These commands including copy, paste, undo/redo and cut are the same as other soft-wares.

Copy Ctrl+C Cmd+C
Paste Ctrl+V Cmd+V
Undo Ctrl+Z Cmd+Z
Redo Ctrl+Shift+Z Cmd+Shift+ Z
Select All Ctrl+A Cmd+A
Cut Ctrl+X Cmd+X

Besides the above common keyboard shortcuts, there are several dedicated shortcuts which I am using to practice my video editing skills. I use Cmd+/ to create a Bin (Folder) in Media Browser to import footage and sound; and Ctrl+N/Cmd+N to create a sequence in Timeline. I can use “I” to mark in and “O” to mark out, which makes it easy to tag tracks.

I do not think it is necessary for me to use all of the Tool shortcuts. But there are several which are useful for me, such as: the Select Tool “V”, is basic and used most frequently;  “C” for Razor tool, so I can easily split or cut the footage; the Pen tool  is used to adjust parts of the footage and it can be used to mark the key frame as well.

Overall, any shortcut has its own value. However, as a new user to Premier Pro, I find Save shortcut invaluable as it needs to be used regularly in case the system crashes down due to the excessive computational resource usage.

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