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Adobe Premiere Pro Shortcuts – The Ultimate Guide

in Blogposts on 2023-02-07

As a video editor, you know the importance of a streamlined workflow. The more efficiently you can work, the more time you can spend on the creative aspects of your projects. That’s why having a solid understanding of the shortcuts in Adobe Premiere Pro is essential. In this post, we’ll take a look at the most important Premiere Pro shortcuts that can help you work faster and more efficiently.

  1. Basic Navigation Shortcuts
  • Spacebar: Preview the selected clip
  • J, K, and L: Move back and forth in the timeline
  • Home and End: Move to the beginning or end of the timeline
  • Page Up and Page Down: Move up and down the timeline
  1. Editing Shortcuts
  • X: Cut the selected clip
  • C: Copy the selected clip
  • V: Paste the selected clip
  • B: Blade tool to split clips
  • Ctrl + Shift + D (⊞ WIN) or CMD + Shift + D ( MAC): Duplicate the selected clip
  1. Timeline Shortcuts
  • Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T (⊞ WIN) or CMD + Alt + Shift + T ( MAC): Create a new sequence
  • Ctrl + Alt + T (⊞ WIN) or CMD + Alt + T ( MAC): Create a new clip from the current timeline
  • Ctrl + Shift + Up/Down Arrow (⊞ WIN) or CMD + Shift + Up/Down Arrow ( MAC): Move the selected clip up or down
  1. Audio Shortcuts
  • Ctrl + Shift + L (⊞ WIN) or CMD + Shift + L ( MAC): Lower the audio volume
  • Ctrl + Shift + M (⊞ WIN) or CMD + Shift + M ( MAC): Mute audio
  • Ctrl + Shift + Up/Down Arrow (⊞ WIN) or CMD + Shift + Up/Down Arrow ( MAC): Adjust audio levels
  1. Effects Shortcuts
  • Ctrl + Shift + E (⊞ WIN) or CMD + Shift + E ( MAC): Apply the last effect used
  • Ctrl + Shift + 5 (⊞ WIN) or CMD + Shift + 5 ( MAC): Open the Effect Controls panel
  • Ctrl + Shift + X (⊞ WIN) or CMD + Shift + X ( MAC): Reset an effect
  1. Markers Shortcuts
  • Ctrl + 8 (⊞ WIN) or CMD + 8 ( MAC): Add a marker
  • Ctrl + Alt + 8 (⊞ WIN) or CMD + Alt + 8 ( MAC): Go to the next marker

By mastering these shortcuts, you’ll be able to work faster and more efficiently in Adobe Premiere Pro. However, don’t feel like you need to memorize all of these shortcuts right away. Start with the ones you use the most and gradually add more to your workflow as you become more comfortable with the software.

This guide will provide you with a solid foundation of the most important Premiere Pro shortcuts, allowing you to streamline your video editing workflow and focus on what’s truly important – bringing your creative vision to life.

Image by Rahadiansyah on Unsplash

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