Join Todd Kopriva for an in-depth discussion in this video Keyboard shortcut changes, part of Premiere Pro CS6 New Features Overview.
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Premiere Pro CS6 has added many keyboard shortcuts and changed some others. In this video, we'll look at many of the additions and changes as well as see how to revert to the Premiere Pro CS5.5 keyboard shortcut set if you're not ready to move on to the new set just yet. Let's begin by going to the going to the Keyboard Shortcut dialog box, Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts. And here, we see that the Keyboard Layout Preset is named Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. We can choose to revert to the CS5.5 set and then go to the CS6 set when we're ready.
We'll actually start here. Notice that as before, you can switch to the keyboard shortcuts for Avid Media Composer or Final Cut Pro, if those are what you're most familiar with. Note that some of the changes in Premiere Pro CS6 are meant to give editors coming from these applications more comfort and familiarity. Click Cancel, and now let's look at some other specific keyword shortcuts. In previous versions of Premiere Pro, pressing M was for Match frame. But now, pressing M adds a marker, like so.
The keyboard shortcut for match frame is now F. Pressing F loads the current frame into the Source monitor. Many of the keyboard shortcut changes have to do with working with in and out points. With the Timeline panel active, I'll press I to set an in point, this is the same as previous, and I'll move the time indicator to set an out point here. So, I and O are still used for setting in and out points respectively. The keyboard shortcuts for going to the in point and going to the out point have changed.
They used to be Q and W, which were hard to remember. But now, Shift + I goes to the in point. And Shift + O goes to the out point, which is easier to remember. Similarly, clearing the in point and clearing the out point used to be done by pressing D and F, respectively. Again, difficult for many people to remember. So now, on Windows, the keyboard shortcut for clearing the in point is Ctrl + Shift + I. And the keyboard shortcut for clearing the out point is Ctrl + Shift + O. On Mac OS, these are Option + I and Option + O. I'll undo those by pressing Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Z again, the keyboard shortcut for clearing both in and out point at the same time used to be G. But now, it's Ctrl + Shift + X, on Mac OS, this is Option + X. In previous versions of Premiere Pro to go to the next edit point or previous edit point was done with Page Down and Page Up. But now, this is accomplished with the Down Arrow and the Up Arrow. I'll press the Down Arrow, I'll do it again, I'll press the Down Arrow again. Notice how each time that I press the Down Arrow, it moves to the next edit point.
The same thing with the Up Arrow, going to the previous edit point. If you add the Shift modifier, then it goes to the previous edit point on any track. Many of the keyboard shortcut changes have to do with the new Dynamic Trimming Features. Previously, pressing T would open the Trim monitor. Now, pressing T enters into this dynamic Trimming mode. Pressing Shift + T on Windows or Ctrl + T on Mac OS, changes the Trim type. By pressing Shift + T repeatedly and notice the Trim type changing in the Timeline panel. Pressing Ctrll with either the Left or Right Arrow key, moves the trim left or right.
On Mac OS, the modifier is the Option key not the Ctrl key. If I add the Shift so that I am pressing Ctrll + Shift + Left Arrow, it moves the trim further. And on Mac OS, that's Option + Shift with the Left Arrow or the Right Arrow. I can also move an entire clip in the Timeline. I select in a clip and pressing Alt + Shift and the Left or Right Arrow key. On Mac OS, that's Cmd + Shift and a Left or Right Arrow key.
To instead perform a Slip Edit, I use Ctrl + Alt + Shift and a Left or Right Arrow key. Notice that as I'm pressing the Left and Right Arrow key with Ctrl + Alt + Shift, that part of the clip that's being shown in the poster frame here is changing. You can probably see that more easily with the current time indicator positioned on this clip. So again, Ctrl + Alt + Shift. It's performing a Slip Edit. To slide instead, I'll use Alt + Shift + Period, or Alt + Shift + Comma to slide right and left. Alt +Shift + Period, and now Alt + Shift + Comma. On Mac OS, instead of Alt + Shift, it's Option + Shift. There are also several new keyboard shortcuts for working with cameras and multi-camera mode.
Go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, and search for Camera to see that we can select a camera by pressing its number key. So, to select Camera 2, you press 2. To select Camera 9, you press 9, and so on. And to cut in between cameras, use Ctrl plus the numbers key, cut to Camera 2, Ctrl + 2, and so on. Press Cancel.
On Windows, the keyboard shortcut for opening a nested sequence has changed to Ctrl + Shift + F. Let's create a new sequence and nest our existing sequence into it. And now, if we want to dive into this nested sequence, we press Ctrl + Shift + F, that opens the nested sequence.
The keyboard shortcut has not changed on Mac OS, it is still Shift + T on Mac OS. So, there's a quick run through of the keyboard shortcut changes in Premiere Pro CS6. And keep in mind that if you want to revert to the Premiere Pro CS5.5 keyboard shortcuts, until you're ready to learn the new shortcuts, just go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts and choose the Old Set.
- User interface improvements
- Importing and sequence setup improvements
- Editing improvements
- Effect improvements
- Performance improvements
- Audio improvements
- Exporting improvements
- Miscellaneous new and removed features