4 Adobe Premiere Pro Editing Hacks you Need to Know

Adobe Premiere Pro is a staple of video editing and post production.  The NLE lets editors of all levels create engaging, high quality work, and is flexible for workflows of all kinds.  

Recently, premiumbeat.com posted a  great guide with four excellent hacks to help you create better products within Adobe Premiere Pro. 

Check out their video on this topic, below:

We'll be taking a look at their four hacks, and some highlights form the article, below.  

1) Custom Presets:

Setting custom presets can allow for editors to work faster, and smoother.  This can substantially cut down production time within Premiere Pro, and really make a post production workflow more efficient.  Presets can be downloaded online, or created simply and easily within Premiere itself.  

2) Double Click Effect:

This is a method that can be used once your presets are built to even further save time, with greater efficiency.  

"My next way to speed up the workflow, let’s say you’ve created your own presets. Take the preset that you’ve created—such as the PB Ozark—drag-and-drop it over. It’s rather time-consuming to drag-and-drop it from one side of the screen to the other.

Instead, just double-click it, double-click the effect, and it adds it in. So, whatever it is, so long as your correspondent clip is selected in your timeline, you can just double-click the effect."

3) Keyboard Shortcuts:

Keyboard shortcuts can automate controls within Premiere at the press of a button.  This should be done within Premiere for frequent actions editors use all the time.  This will vary depending on the editor and the workflow.  

"Shift+Command+ the key of your choice" within Premiere will set this action to this key, and now this will only require the press of one button within the NLE.  

4) Audio Gain:

When you import a variety of clips from different sources, the audio will likely have no consistency, and will go from being to low, to peaking.  All of your clips should be set and normalized to minus zero.  

"So, we’ll highlight all of these clips, right-click the audio, go into Audio Gain, then Normalize Max Peaks to minus zero. What that’s going to do is set all of my audio clips within my timeline to a level that all of a sudden we see in our audio track. We’re going to see all the levels boost up. Now, if we press play, it’s all at a level that’s up to standard for most people."

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