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1 Quick render: In Adobe Premiere, most effects and videos render in real time. To have a full preview of all the effects, you can press “Enter”, which will render the project and enables you to preview the overall video effect in the “Monitor” window.
2 Always use “Bins”: You can click the “Folder” icon in the “Project” window to create a new folder to store video clips or other things. Store them in many different folders rather than only one so that you can find what you want more quickly. Create bins for storing separate audio, video, photo, etc. This Adobe Premiere tip will definitely makes your project more organized and can save time for editing.
3 Never start a Premiere Pro project from scratch: That was Jeff Greenberg’s number-one piece of advice for large project management. It means don’t waste your time rebuilding the same project structure that you use for every edit. Create a project with all your bins, search bins, named tracks, sequences, adjustment layers, and any other assets you regularly use — save it all as a template. You only have to do it once, and you will save valuable minutes at the start of every project. Just remember to duplicate the template project file before you start working in it.
4 Automate to Sequence: This first tip is awesome when you just want to make a quick montage of shots, especially when you want that montage to be synced with the beat of some music. For this to work, you first need to lay down your music track, add markers to the sequence where you want the edits to be, then select all of the clips you want to add. After that, it’s simply a matter of hitting the “Automate to Sequence” button in Premiere’s media pool area, and voila, your clips are in the timeline with cuts where you need them to be. Now just adjust the timing and arrangement of shots to your taste.
5 Swap Clips in Timeline: Chances are, if you’re building a sequence using the technique above, you’ll want to rearrange some of the clips in the timeline. Well, simply by holding down CMD+ALT on the keyboard, then dragging clips to where you want them, you can insert that lip in the new position and have all of the clips around automatically adjust. Super simple, and super useful.
6 Adjustment Layers: Now, I’m sure most Premiere editors know about adjustment layers by now since they’ve been around for a couple of years, but if you don’t know about them or use them, you really should. Basically, an adjustment layer lives on top multiple clips in your timeline, which means it’s a great way to add any effect in Premiere to multiple shots at once. They’re great for color correction, blurring and sharpening, having animations that are consistent from shot to shot, and so much more
7 Paste Attributes (Shortcut): For when you have a clip that you’ve applied some effects or transformation properties to that you want to reuse. Just select the clip, hit “Copy” and use Paste Attributes on the clips that you want to put those on. I used that a lot for this blog post’s video because I wanted to copy the position and zoom of the clips.
8 Assign multiple keyboard shortcuts to a command: You can assign multiple keyboard shortcuts for a single command. The Keyboard Shortcuts dialog displays the keyboard shortcut as an editable button, which lets you easily change, add, or delete shortcuts. To add shortcuts to a command, click to the right of an existing shortcut. If there is no existing shortcut, click anywhere in theShortcut column. A new shortcut button is created in which you can type the shortcut.
9 Set To Frame Size command: Use the Set To Frame Size command to scale an image to the sequence frame size without rasterizing the image. When you use this command, the native pixel resolution is preserved, letting you see the sharpest resolution when you zoom in on an image.
- Right-click (Windows), or Control-click (Mac OS) an asset in a Timeline.
- Select Set To Frame Size.
When you select the Set To Frame Size command, the Scale To Frame Size setting is toggled off for improved playback performance.
10 Preference to specify number of frames to move playhead: In previous versions of Premiere Pro, using the keyboard shortcut Shift+Left or Right arrow, moved the playhead by a fixed number of five frames.
Premiere Pro now provides a preference that lets you control the number of frames to move. In the Preferences dialog, select the Playback pane, and enter the number of frames for Step Forward/Back Many. The default is set to ten frames.
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