Boost your productivity editing within Adobe Premiere Pro CC with these multitouch tips.
Tutorial: Multitouch Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015
StreamingMedia blog by Paul Schmutzler
Premiere Pro CC
has harnessed the power of multitouch gestures for a variety of editing functions. Let's look at some of the ways you can be a more efficient editor with multitouch.
Most of the Adobe Creative Cloud
applications have offered some sort of multitouch input for several versions, but a few weeks ago Adobe took these capabilities to the next level. Pinch to zoom, multi-finger scrolling and multi-finger rotation have been featured in Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects already, but with the increasing popularity of tablet computers, Adobe has added more advanced features that are exclusive to touch input devices.
Video editors are a unique breed. They usually have very particular tastes when it comes to input and interaction methods. Some prefer a trackball mouse; some prefer large trackpads. Others swear by a good mouse; others can seemingly use Jedi mind tricks by editing almost exclusively by keyboard shortcut.
Years ago, I developed my own unique editing input style by simultaneously using a trackpad and mouse along with occasional keyboard use. Part of this was out of necessity. At the time, I was confined to a small desk and didn’t have the real estate to move my mouse very far. I primarily used the trackpad to whip the cursor quickly around the screen while using the mouse buttons and scroll wheel for more delicate work.
Through this hybrid input technique, I came to appreciate the multitouch gestures that Apple included in their OS and later how they were incorporated into the Adobe applications that I used on a daily basis. I’m currently in the midst of a major home remodel, so I’m without a desk. My day-to-day editing is done on my 15" MacBook Pro with the built-in trackpad and keyboard as my only input. Again, I’ve had to adapt to this new method.
Fortunately, Premiere Pro has already harnessed the power of multitouch gestures so that my work is still very efficient despite the limitations of my equipment. Let’s look at some of the ways you can be a more efficient editor with multitouch.
Basic Touch Functions in the Premiere Pro UI
Let’s start with the Source Monitor that is usually at the upper-left corner of the Premiere Pro interface. A two-finger pinch gesture can zoom in and out of the loaded footage. A two-finger swiping gesture will scrub through the footage forwards and backwards. These are faster than the typical ways of performing these actions. ...[continue to full article]