Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Mapping multiple shortcuts to one command, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Essential Keyboard Shortcuts.
When you're customizing the keyboard there's one more important thing to keep in mind, and that is that you're not stuck with only one keyboard shortcut per command. Which means you can actually program multiple keyboard shortcuts to do exactly the same thing. And there's actually several good reasons you might want to do this. It's all found, again, under keyboard shortcuts. And a good example for this, I think, is under marker. And I want to make sure we're starting with our default set here.
So we see everything as it would be if you've made any changes. So, under marker, you have some really standard ones for mark in and mark out that we've talked about, I and O. And these are very familiar and very convenient, but they're especially convenient for a right handed user. A left handed user might like to do that same user of marking in and out on the fly with the keyboard. But if they want to use their left hand, they might want to make some additional keyboard shortcuts. So, you can see that if I click and I double click, right next to the existing I, I get a new spot that I can program a new shortcut, and a logical one on the left side of the keyboard would be W.
But what you'll notice is, is if I want to use W here, I get a message that says that W is already is use for something else. So at this point it will be your decision as to whether you want to leave intact the default, which W is already programmed to do a Ripple Trim to the next edit or would you rather use W to be your left hand shortcut for mark in? As you start to go down the customizing road, you will have some of these decisions.
But that's the nature of customizing. They're your decisions. What do you want to use the keyboard for? And keep in mind that you're not limited to one shortcut per command. If it suits you to have a right handed shortcut and a left handed shortcut for something important, you do have that freedom.
- 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