Premiere Pro Toolbar – Tutorial and Demo
An essential part of learning how to use Premiere, getting familiar with the toolbar should be first on the list of things to master when starting out with the software. You can more than triple the speed and efficiency of you editing once you have the function of the tools and the keyboard shortcuts down. You probably won’t end up using every tool all the time but 50% should form part of your everyday editing.
The tools are described briefly below but are fully demonstrated in the video.
The default tool, used to select clips in the timeline.
|M||Track Select tool|
Select all clips on a track from a given point, or select multiple tracks.
|B||Ripple Edit tool|
Adjust an edit point and move other clips in the timeline to compensate.
|N||Rolling Edit tool|
Adjust an edit point between two clips without affecting the rest of the timeline.
|X||Rate Stretch tool|
Change the duration of a clip while simultaneously changing the speed to compensate.
Cut a clip (or multiple clips) into two clips.
Move a clip’s in and out points by the same amount simultaneously, so the rest of the timeline is not affected.
Move a clip back and forth in the timeline, while simultaneously adjusting adjacent clips to compensate.
Create control (anchor) points.
Drag the timeline view left and right.
Click in the timeline to magnify the view, or drag and select a rectangular area to zoom into.
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