Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Logging, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Essential Keyboard Shortcuts.
So we're focused on some of the shortcuts that are useful when you are ingesting and logging your footage. And all of these are going to start go together but I want to focus for a moment specifically on logging. That's when you're you're adding metadata to your footage. So we're here in the interface and a little bit by way of review and getting efficient, you'll see that our project panel, where we'll likely be doing a lot of our logging, is a little buried behind things. So, you'll remember that a lot of our common windows have shortcuts, and in the case of the project panel, that's just Shift+1.
So I'll use my shortcut, shift+1, to bring up my project panel. And then also by way of review, quickly hit grave or tilde and that'll go full screen. So, that'll just let us look at the project panel full screen as we talk about some of these other things. The beauty of Grave or Tilde is I can also jump back to my regular look at any point when I need to, which I probably will, as I show you these things. In fact, let's start here because, one of the things I want to point out is if you quickly want to open something while you are in your project panel and you're like, oh, let me see what that really is.
The keyboard shortcut is shift+O and shift+O will automatically open into the source viewer, whatever it is that you want to look at. In this case it is bringing up my audio wave forms. There we go. Shift+O and I open up directly to the video as well. So, shift+O is a quick shortcut just to open in the source viewer. Now, if we go big again using my favorite grave of tilde, I also want to show you that while you are actually logging, when you are entering information here It's pretty useful to just navigate around all this metadata using the keyword shortcuts.
In particular return, always moves it down the column to the next one down and stay active so you can continue to type in to it. So if you are renaming a lot of clips, you can be renaming typing and then once you're done, hitting return to move down. Likewise if you're going across and you're entering a lot of metadata on one row, you can use tab to move across all this metadata, and automatically, anything that's editable will highlight.
And if we're making edits, lets say to the description and we want to add, you know, wide shot of truck or what have you, I'm not using the mouse at all I'm just using return. So if I'm doing now go down the whole list, I can do it that way or if I now have to also put in a log note, you know, bad audio or what have you, I can do it there and I'm not using the mouse at all. Just using return to go down and tab to go across. And then I'll just shrink this back down again using my grave key.
And just remember, if you need to look at something to actually see what's going on, to continue to log it, then the shortcut is shift+O and we quickly open it. So again, when we talk about just logging, for instance, a lot of the other things we're talking about in terms of importing, in terms of workspaces, they're all going to come together at these parts. But for now, just focusing on using return and tab when you're actually entering metadata or logging. And then I also really like shift+O, the keyboard shortcut to open a clip from the project panel into the source viewer.
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- 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