Using the Extend Edit Function in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

Adobe Blog by Kevin Monohan

The extend edit function is available in most mature non-linear editing programs and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 is no exception. The way an extend edit works is to first place the the current time indicator (CTI) or playhead either before or after an existing edit, engage a keyboard command and then the edit point does a roll trim to the CTI. To clarify, an extend edit is merely a roll trim that is performed with the CTI and a keyboard shortcut. It’s really a time saving edit function that all should be familiar with.

Achieving an extend edit in Adobe Premiere Pro is very simple, however, you’ll have to customize the keyboard first in order to have access to the function.

Here’s how to set that up:

  1. Go to Edit > Keyboard Customization
  2. Ensure “Application” is chosen in the drop down menu.
  3. In the Keyboard Customization dialog, scroll down until you see Roll Next Edit to CTI and Roll Previous Edit to CTI
  4. Select “Roll Next Edit to CTI” by clicking on the name.
  5. Click once in the Shortcut field next to the command.
  6. Type “E” for extend.
  7. Repeat the process for Roll Previous Edit to CTI, except use Shift + E for that command (Note: these are just recommendations for shortcuts, you may use whatever ones you like).
  8. The Set command for the keyboard will now say [Custom]. You now have a custom set of shortcuts to customize as you see fit.
  9. Click the OK button and the Keyboard Customization window closes. read more...

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