… for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Tip #221: Shortcuts to Extend and Trim Edits
Power shortcuts to speed trimming.
It is almost always easier to drag an edit point. But it is faster and, more often, more precise to use a keyboard shortcut. Here are some trimming and playback shortcuts that can speed your work.
NOTE: With the exception of the first shortcut, all remaining shortcuts do not require you to first select the edit point. Plus, all these tricks assume you have sufficient media handles for the trim.
|Shortcut||What It Does|
|E||Move the selected edit point to the position of the Playhead. (A roll trim.)|
|W||Ripple trim next (downstream) edit to the position of the playhead|
|Shift – W||Extend the next edit to the position of the playhead (no gap)|
|Option – W||Trim the next edit to the position of the Playhead (leaves a gap)|
|Q||Ripple trim the previous (upstream) edit to the position of the playhead|
|Shift – Q||Extend the previous edit to the position of the playhead (no gap)|
|Option – Q||Trim the previous edit to the position of the Playhead (leaves a gap)|
|Shift – K||Play around the Playhead|
|Shift – Space||Play from slightly before the In to slightly after the Out|
|Cntrl – Space||Play from current Playhead position to the Out|
NOTE: Preferences > Playback determines how far before an edit and how far after an edit the playhead will play.
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