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Meet Adobe Premiere Pro, and learn the skills necessary to professionally edit video. Abba Shapiro first introduces a "fast track" approach to Premiere that shows the entire import to output process in eight quick steps—ideal as an overview for new editors and a preview of the new features in CC that experienced users will want to see right off the bat. Then transition to the expanded workflow that begins with importing media, creating a basic rough edit, and then refining the cut with music and sound effects, transitions, visual effects, and titles. The course also includes information on exporting and archiving projects, as well as advice for becoming more efficient in Premiere with actions, keyboard shortcuts, and other workflow enhancing tricks.
There's no need for a project file for this video. You can follow along with any project that you might have opened. One of the things that I like about Premiere Pro is the fact that there are a lot of keyboard shortcuts. I also like the fact that I can modify the existing ones or add keyboard shortcuts in situations where there isn't already assigned. To modify the keyboard shortcuts you will go under the Premiere Pro menu on a Macintosh and you'll see keyboard shortcuts. Or, on a Windows machine it will be under the edit menu at the bottom.
Let me go ahead and launch the keyboard shortcuts dialogue box and give you a quick tour. First of all, I want to point out that there's a default set of keyboard shortcuts. But if you click on this drop-down menu, you'll see that there's also one for Adobe Premiere Pro 6 as well as for Media Composer and Final Cut Pro. So, if you're migrating from one of those editing systems, you can use the keyboard shortcuts that you're used to. Personally, I recommend taking the time to learn the keyboard shortcuts that are designed for this application because I find them pretty intuitive. And also, if you're ever in a situation where you're hopping on to somebody else's computer, you'll be able to edit with their default Adobe keyboard configuration.
Now, I use the keyboard shortcut menu a lot of different ways. Sometimes I use it just to find out what a keyboard shortcut is. So, if I want to find out all the trimming keyboard shortcuts, I'll type in the word trim and as you can see there is all the different ones already assigned to trimming. T for the Trim Edit tool, W and Q for Ripple Trim edits, as well as the options to trim forward or backwards by a single or many frames.
Now, let's suppose there's a menu item that I use all the time but there is no keyboard shortcut. Revert is something that I do all the time. What revert does is it actually goes back and opens up the project the way it was when you last saved it. So, if you've been saving all along. And you say, you know something? I messed everything up. You can hit Revert. And the project will change to the last time you physically hit Cmd+S or Ctrl+S or the state it was in when you first launched it if you hadn't saved it. Why would I use this? Well, a lot of times I'll review with the producer and show them lots of changes.
And at the end of the session they'll go, you know, it was just fine the way it was And I'll go back and go to the File menu, and select Revert. Well, I do this a lot. So, it would be nice to have a keyboard shortcut for that. So, I'm going to go ahead and assign a keyboard shortcut. And to do that, I'll simply double click where it says shortcut. And I'm going to try the letter r. Because r is a good way for me to remember revert. So, I'll press r. And I discover that r is already taken.
The shortcut is being used for the Rate Stretch tool, so if I choose r for a revert I'm going to use a pretty useful keyboard shortcut, so let me try a variation. I'm going to try using a modifier key. So instead of using r what about Shift+R. Well, Shift+R is not taken, so that's going to work perfectly. You'll also notice at the top, now that I've modified the default keyboard, it's going to save this as a custom. I could go in and save it as my own keyboard layout, such as Abba's custom key set.
I'll not use the apostrophe s just to keep it simple and I will hit Save. Now, in the drop-down menu I can quickly jump from the default to my own custom key set which has a revert keyboard shortcut. Let me go ahead and hit OK and I want to point out now under the File menu, under Revert it says Shift+R. Prior to this there was no keyboard shortcut assigned at all. Creating keyboard shortcuts is quick and easy and can really increase the efficiency of your editing.
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