Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the Keyboard Shortcut window, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Essential Keyboard Shortcuts.
We're really feeling the power of keyboard shortcuts now, but I'm about to raise it to a whole nother level. The fact is you're not actually stuck with the keyboard shortcuts as they come as default in the software. You have total control to customize these keyboard shortcuts, and that's what we want to do in this chapter. So, let's get started by looking at the keyboard shortcuts window in detail. That's where all of this goes on. Here I am in Premier Pro, and I just want to go to the Premier Pro menu and open up Keyboard Shortcuts.
And, we were here briefly before, when we looked at learning new shortcuts. But, I want to go through this, step by step. And we'll have to come back for some details on certain things. Just zoom in a little bit and up top you see that you have the different keyboard layout presets and there are a number of ones that come by default and they're associated with different editing programs. We're going to look at this in detail in a second as well as how you save new presets, delete and share them. So that's all the action up top.
As you go down lower, you have a search box which we'll see in a second. But you also just have a list that is organized by the different places that you actually find the keyboard shortcuts. Similar to the way that we actually organize this whole course for you. So as you get into this, if you're looking for sort of program wide shortcuts, you might look in Premier Pro, and then you can drill down deeper for preferences shortcuts. That's the file menu, the edit menu, these are all based by menus and what you would find there.
If I close up the application, you see that I have it all organized by panels as well. So each panel that's available to me, I can tip down the effects panel, the effects panel menu and see what existing keyboard shortcuts are there. So finally we have a really valuable search mechanism. So if I want to just figure out, say, every shortcut that has to do with opening something, I just type open in there and I see every command in general that has open in it.
And you can see, some have shortcuts here and some actually do not have shortcuts. So we'll see in a second, how we can actually add new shortcuts that don't exist yet. There's a good overview of what you can do here in the keyboards shortcut menu. We're going to cancel not click okay at this point, because if we made any changes they were purely accidental and we don't want to get them saved. But when you do start to make additions here, you will click okay, if you want those new keyboard shortcuts to stick.
So this is just an overview of the keyboard shortcuts menu. Now, let's move forward, looking in detail on how you can accomplish different things here.
- Saving, closing, and quitting with shortcuts
- Exporting a movie with a shortcut
- Importing and logging footage with shortcuts
- Marking and adjusting in and out points with shortcuts
- Zooming on the Timeline
- Toggle snapping
- Customizing keyboard shortcuts
- Invoking multiple shortcuts with one command