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The good thing about premiere Pro is there's five or six ways to do everything. The bad thing about Premiere Pro is there's five or six ways to do everything, and that can be a little bit confusing. In this video, I'm going to show you examples of the different ways you can drive Adobe Premiere Pro. The first thing we're going to do is bring a new clip into our Swiss monitor. And we'll go down to the project folder. And I want you to take a look at something. I can look at the clips and folders in my project panel.
Either as icons or in a more traditional view such as a list. And to do that I'm going to simply click on this list View button. So, the first way to drive is clicking on buttons, and you'll see there's buttons all over the screen, whether they're at the bottom of the project panel or at the bottom of your source or program panel such as Play, Rewind, go to your end point. And one thing I love about the buttons is that when I hover my mouse over any of them.
I'll get a tool tip that tells me exactly what that button does. It also tells me a keyboard shortcut. But first, let's go ahead and select a clip that we want to bring into our source monitor. Now, as you see, I have a small amount of space because of my screen real estate and one of the coolest things I found in Premiere Pro Is that if I press the Tilde key, it will actually enlarge whatever window my mouse is hovering over to full screen. And this is awesome if I want to just quickly find something and then shrink it back down again. Now, let's say I want to grab one of my graphics at the very bottom of the screen. I can simply click on the triangle and that will open up and I'm going to use the scroll wheel on my mouse to take a look at the contents. Now if I press the Tilde key again it shrinks back down to its original location.
In addition to using the scroll wheel on your mouse you could grab the slider to the right side of any panel, define the specific item that you're looking for. Lets go ahead and grab The wide shot from camera 1, I'm going to simply grab PizzaO1-A-WS.mov and just for your reference, that's how I've labelled my shots and cameras, Pizza being the show, O1 being the scene, A being the camera and then I had a note to myself WS because that's a wide shot.
Now I can grab and simply drag it to the upper left hand window and let go. And the clip will now appear in that window. Now once I'm in that window, and I want to play the clip, so if I wanted to scrub through the clip I can simply grab the yellow play head indicator, and move it left to right to find the part of the scene that I want to work with. >> If I wanted to just play the clip, I could simply hit the Play button like I would On a DVD player. >> Absolutely.
It's a great task for kids. This dough is so. >> Or, I could press the Spacebar, to Start and Stop playback. Now, in addition to being able to drag things around, there's other ways to drive Premiere Pro. As you noticed when I want it to play I could hit the space bar. Well, there's a lot of keys on the keyboard that are actually short cuts for a lot of the actions that you would do with the mouse. For instance, if I want it to play backwards I could hit the J key (NOISE) or if I wanted to fast forward I could double tap the l key. (NOISE) And race through my clip.
Now we'll look at a lot of keyboard shortcuts as we go through this course but I wanted you to be aware that if you like to use keyboard shortcuts you can use them in Premiere Pro. You can also use what's called contextual menus. And you get to those by simply right clicking on specific areas of your screen. So for instance if I right clicked on a clip. In my project panel I would get a drop down window of all the things I could do with that clip. If I right-click in a different area of the interface I would get a slightly different drop down window.
So if you get a little bit lost and you're not exactly sure how to do something, try right clicking or Ctrl + Clicking if you don't have a two button mouse to see what options might be available to do to that item in the drop down window. And speaking of drop-down windows, you'll also notice there's an area on the upper right hand corner of many of the panes which also have drop-down windows. Now these aren't right-clicking. This is just clicking on the icon and, again, and this will allow you to modify the pane, change the contents of what you're viewing in that window. Or at overlays to help you with your edit.
We'll find a similar menu at the bottom of the source and program monitors where you'll see a small wrench. By clicking on the wrench, you'll bring up the same drop down menu that we saw in the upper right hand corner. And of course, you can always go to any of your main menus at the top of the screen to perform many of the actions that you would do with the keyboard shortcut or by dragging. If an element is grayed out, that means that you can perform that action in the window or pain that you're in or with the clip that you have selected.
And to quickly review, Some of the different ways your can drive Premiere Pro you can double click in this case we've loaded a clip that starts off that's black. I can simply click and drag. I could right click to open it up or use a keyboard shortcut. And when I'm ready to edit I can simply either drag it from the left window to the right window. Drag it down to the timeline and place it exactly where I want it to go, or I can even use a keyboard shortcut or button such as, Period or Comma to do insert and over write edits. What's important to remember is the flexibility of being able to edit the way that you want, whether it's clicking and dragging, keyboard shortcuts or drop down menus, as long as you get the job done.
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