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Now, we've learned a lot of ways to fine-tune our edit using all of the trim tools. And I really wanted to point out some of the great keyboard shortcuts that are in Adobe Premiere Pro that will really speed up this whole act of trimming. And they're worth learning because this is what's going to make you fly through the fine-tuning process. So, the first one that I want to show you is, simply by pressing the T key, you will jump to the closest edit point. And that's very useful. And if you hit the wrong one because maybe it was closer to the previous or the following.
The up and down arrow keys will allow you to jump to the exact edit point that you want to work on. Now, Ctrl+T on a Mac or Shift+T on a Windows machine will allow you to toggle between the five different types of trim tools. Such as trim edit, left and right, Ripple trim, left and right, as well as a Roll edit. And this is very efficient because once I do this, I can type in numbers to move that edit point back or forward. Or use a keyboard shortcut to really fine tune that edit. Now, for instance, if I hold down Option+left arrow key on a Mac, or Ctrl+left arrow key on Windows, I can actually start trimming precisely one frame at a time.
And you can take a look in the upper right hand corner and see where that roll edit is going. Another Ctrl+T on a Macintosh, I switch to a different type of edit, now the Option+left arrow is starting to trim the end off that reverse angle shot of Vanessa. And if trimming one frame at a time isn't quite quick enough, I can hold down the Option and Shift key on the Mac, or the Control and Shift on a Windows machine. And then, using the left and right arrow jump by multiple frames.
And that's the default that you would set under your Preferences. As you see here, it's jumping back or forward by five frames. That's the large frame offset. So, that's really cool but I haven't even begun to tell you some of my favorite trimming shortcuts. I'm going to go ahead and deselect my edit point. And simply position the play head in the middle of the clip. If I want to trim off everything at the head, maybe this is all me talking before the camera starts rolling, I can do what's called a Top and Tails edit.
So, the keyboard shortcuts for this are Q and W, and they're right next to each other on the keyboard. If I hit the Q key, it will lop off everything before the play head to that edit point. So now, we just have the back half of the clip. Let me undo that, Cmd+Z. And if I hit the W, it will lop off everything to the right of where the play head is parked. And this is really quick when you have extra media at the beginning or the end of a clip. And finally, one of my favorite keyboard shortcuts is the extend edit. And you do this by selecting the edit point that you want. And you're playing along and you say you know something that's where the beginning needs to be.
And depending on the type of edit you've selected, if you hit the E key, it will move that edit point to that location. And that's really useful when fine tuning role edits. Because I could be watching and say, this is exactly where I want the cut point to be and instead of grabbing the Roll Edit tool and moving it, I can simply hit the E key and roll the cut to that exact point. That was a lot of keyboard shortcuts in a short amount of time. But it merits rewatching this video to learn those because those are some of the techniques that will make your trimming fly.
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