Here’s a list of handy keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Premiere Pro. I keep forgetting these little helpers every 6 months or so…
By no means an extensive or complete list, here are the ones that I like using:
- SPACE – Playback at 100%
- K – Stop
- J – Play 100% backwards (multiple presses accelerates back)
- L – Play 100% forwards (multiple presses accelerates forwards)
- Left Cursor – step forward one frame
- Right Cursor – step back one frame
- \ (Backslash) – toggle between zoomed in and full view of the timeline
- Fn + Up (or Page Up) – jump to the next edit point
- Fn + Down (or Page Down) – jump to the previous edit point
- Fn + Left – jump to the beginning of the sequence
- Fn + Right – jump to the end of the sequence
- V – Selection Tool
- B – Ripple Edit Tool
- N – Rolling Edit Tool
- X – Rate Stretch Tool
- C – Razor Tool
Import / Export
- CMD/CTRL+M – Export Media
- CMD+I – Import Media
Create your own Shortcuts
Premiere has a handy menu in which we can lookup existing shortcuts, as well as setup our own. There are so many functions, and not all of them have pre-defined shortcuts. Head over to Premiere Pro – Shortcuts and save whole sets of shortcut setups.
Needless to say, we can also change existing shortcuts to something more personal here.
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Hi Jay, Great Post on Premiere pro shortcut.
I’m Michael Dowson, an Associate Video Editor at Motionarray.com. I was on the hunt for information on Premiere Pro Keyboard shortcuts a little while ago when I came across
this post. One thing I noticed in my research was that most of the keyboard shortcut information is out of date which is why we have recently decided to launch a complete guide to Premiere Pro Keyboard on our site.
We’ve been lucky to get a huge number of Google search since it’s launching in February.
Would it be too much to ask of you to include our most recent and up-to-date infographic in your post or perhaps feature the URL as a valuable resource page inside it?