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Tip #1076: Favorite Icons in the Button Editor

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

The Button Editor allows you to customize the buttons displayed in the Source or Program Monitors.

The Button editor. Arrows are explained in the text.

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Over the years, Adobe has significantly slimmed down the Premiere interface. There are a fraction of the on-screen buttons compared to when the Creative Cloud first premiered. (Um, so to speak.)

One of those changes reduced the number of buttons displayed at the bottom of both the Source and Program Monitors. However, we can get many of these back using the Button Editor (screen shot). This customizes the buttons displayed in the Source or Program Monitors.

To open it, click the Plus icon in the lower right corner of either the Source or Program Monitor panels. (Each panel can have its own customization. The two Button Editors are essentially identical.)

NOTE: The Plus icon is indicated by the bottom arrow in the screen shot.

The screen shot displays most, but not all, of the Button Editor choices. Here are my three favorite additions.

  • Left arrow. Exports a still frame based on whatever is under the playhead. This feature supports exporting stills using DPX, JPEG, OpenEXR, PNG, Targa or TIFF formats.
  • Center arrow. Opens Comparison View. (See Tip #253).
  • Right arrow. Toggles between enabling camera native or proxy media.

I’ve added all three of these to my customized monitor panel.


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