Other Useful Shortcuts
In addition to playback and trimming tools shortcuts, several other shortcuts can help you work faster and more efficiently in Premiere Pro. Here are some of the most useful ones:
- CMD+D (or CTRL+D on Windows) - Apply Default Video Transition
Adding video transitions to your footage can make your videos look more professional, but doing it manually can be a hassle. Fortunately, Premiere Pro has a keyboard shortcut that allows you to apply the default video transition with ease.
You can also set a custom default transition in Premiere Pro by right-clicking on the Impact Dissolve transition in the Effects browser and selecting "Set Selected As Default Transition."
- ALT+Drag - Duplicate Clips
If you need to duplicate a clip, you can easily do it by dragging it while holding down the Alt key (Option key on Mac). This shortcut saves you time and allows you to duplicate a clip in just a few seconds.
- Shift+Del - Ripple Delete
The Shift+Del shortcut can be a real game-changer, as it allows you to quickly and easily delete unwanted footage and make room for your masterpiece with just a few keystrokes. This shortcut deletes the selected clip and ripples the remaining clips in your timeline, saving you time and making your editing process much smoother.
Faster Editing Starts with Memorizing Keyboard Shortcuts
These are just a few of the essential keyboard shortcuts in Premiere Pro that can help speed up your editing process. Remember, whenever you have repeated tasks, there's likely a keyboard shortcut for it. The more shortcuts you know, the faster and more efficiently you can edit your videos.
So go ahead and start memorizing these shortcuts. The more you use them, the more you'll feel like a video editing wizard. Happy editing!