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Using another nonlinear editors keyboard shortcuts for years can really make someone unhappy when asked to use a new product where they're all different. Luckily for Final Cut Pro and Avid users, Premiere Pro CS5.5 has presets for both. Now on a Mac, choose Premiere Pro>Keyboard Shortcuts. Alternatively on a PC, choose Edit and Keyboard Shortcuts, and this will open up the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog. Now from the dropdown, you can see they already have presets for Avid Media Composer 5 and Final Cut Pro 7.0.
So let's choose Avid Media Composer 5. A longtime Avid user can now see all the shortcuts that they're used to. But let's just say for example, you wanted to change the Go to Next Edit Point, choose Edit, and then let's choose Shift+5. As you can see now, I've changed it to Shift+5, and that will get me to go to my Next Edit Point. Now we're going to Save As My New Avid Layout, and we'll choose Save, and we've saved a Preset now.
As you can see this dropdown menu, here it is, My New Avid Layout, and one thing to remember before you click OK, this New Avid Layout is going to be your default layout for your Keyboard Shortcuts from here on out. If you want to go back to Premiere Pro CS5.5 or Final Cut Pro 7.0 or even the Avid Media Composer 5 layout, you must go back in and change that here, and we're going to click OK. Avid and Final Cut Pro users can easily switch to their own Keyboard Shortcuts in Premiere Pro CS5.5.
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