Tip #045: Preview Faster

… for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Tip #045: Preview Faster

Larry Jordan – https://LarryJordan.com

In this case, it’s OK – and fast! – to “play around.”

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This is a very fast way to preview a transition.

Using the arrow keys, position the playhead on the transition you want to preview.

Press Shift + K.

Instantly, the playhead backs up a few seconds, plays through the position of the playhead, then stops a few seconds afterward.


You can set how far back or forward the playhead moves with this shortcut using Preferences > Playback:

  • Preroll. Sets how far back the playhead starts.
  • Postroll. Sets how for past the playhead position the playback ends.

By increasing these durations you can use this technique to preview short segments, not just transitions.

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