… for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Tip #1004: A Faster Way to Jump

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

We can jump to a specific timecode, or move to a spot relative to where we are now.

Click the blue numbers (bottom), then enter a new timecode to jump the playhead there.

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As projects get bigger, finding faster ways to move around means you can get more done in less time. Here’s a cool trick.

Click directly on the blue timecode numbers at the bottom left of of the Program (or Source) Monitor, then enter the timecode where you want to move the playhead.

Press Return and the playhead jumps there instantly.

EXTRA CREDIT

Enter timecode as HHMMSSFF, without punctuation.

Type +, followed by a number and Return, and the playhead will add that duration to the current playhead location and move right.

Type , followed by a number and Return, and the playhead will subtract that duration to the current playhead location and move left.

If you enter a number greater than your frame rate, Premiere will automatically calculate the correct duration.


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4 Comments
  1. Clark Morris
    Clark Morris says:

    –Could note that before typing “+” or “-“, be sure you have no clip selected elsewhere in your timeline or you will be moving that clip the amount you type in, not your playhead.

    –((Oops! A little “FCP X” slipped into the last line of this “Premiere” tip?))

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    • Larry Jordan
      Larry Jordan says:

      Clark:

      Thanks for your note – you are correct, this technique moves ANY selected clip.

      And thanks for pointing out the FCP X reference – as did Chris earlier. Both Premiere and FCP X have this tool, but it operates slightly differently. I copied the first tip and didn’t proof-read sufficiently.

      Larry

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    • Larry Jordan
      Larry Jordan says:

      Chris:

      Thanks for the catch – which I’ve now fixed. Both Premiere and FCP X have this tool, but it operates slightly differently. I copied the first tip and didn’t proof-read the copy sufficiently.

      Larry

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