Adobe Premiere Pro CC: The Wrench in the Timeline

Posted on by Larry

Over the years, Adobe has worked to clean up the Premiere interface, remove the clutter and make the remaining tools easier to find and use. But, there is one tool hiding in plain sight that you may not have looked at: the Wrench in the Timeline.

Yup, there’s a wrench in the works for Premiere. Let’s take a look at what it does.

When you click the Wrench icon – located in the top left corner of the Timeline – it displays a menu of options, grouped into six sections, that control the display of the Track Header and clips in the Timeline. (The Track Header are those icons to the left of each track in the Timeline.)

VIDEO CONTROLS

The first three settings determine how clips are displayed in the Timeline:

AUDIO CONTROLS

OTHER COOL STUFF

A SECTION OF ONE

TRACK AND PRESET CONTROLS

CUSTOMIZATION CONTROLS

SUMMARY

Most of the time, the default settings will be fine. But, for those times where you need something special, the timeline customization options give you lots of options to work with.


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2 Responses to Adobe Premiere Pro CC: The Wrench in the Timeline

  1. ck says:

    Hi – for some reason I don’t see this wrench, and I can’t seem to change any of the timeline settings (e.g. adjusting the height of a track in the timeline). Did I accidentally toggle something that disabled this function? Is there a way to access the timeline settings other than the wrench? I’m using Adobe Premier Pro 6.0.5.
    Thanks,
    CK

    • Larry says:

      CK:

      Your version of Premiere is too old for this setting. When Adobe moved Premiere to the Creative Cloud, they made major changes to the interface by removing elements. It was at this time that the wrench appeared.

      Larry

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