Premiere Pro CC: Larry’s Top 25 Keyboard Shortcuts

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These aren’t all the shortcuts I use, but they are my favorites. Add your favorites in the comments, below.

NOTE: It may be easier for FCP 7 editors moving to Premiere Pro CC to change the shortcut options in Premiere to match FCP 7 shortcuts. However, I prefer using Premiere shortcuts in Premiere and Final Cut shortcuts in Final Cut.

Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts  
Shortcut What It Does
Cmd + I Import Media
Cmd + M Export project media
Option + Cmd + N Create new project
Cmd + N Create new sequence
Cmd + S Save project
I Set the In
Option + I Delete the In
O Set the Out
Option +O Delete the Out
Option + X Delete the In and the Out
V Select the Selection (Arrow) tool
S Toggle Snapping on or off
M Set marker at the position of playhead
~ Toggle panel containing cursor full-screen
Cmd Toggle trim tool modes when hovering over edit point
[ period ] Perform an Overwrite edit
[ comma ] Perform an Insert edit
Shift + 5 Display the Effects Controls panel
Shift + 7 Display the Effects panel
Cmd + T Create a new title
Cmd + R Change clip speed or duration
Cmd + D Apply default transition to selected edit point or clip(s)
Option + Left arrow / Option + Right arrow Move selected edit point or clip one frame left / right
Shift + Option + Left arrow / Shift + Option + Right arrow Move selected edit point or clip ten frames left / right
Cmd + L Link/unlink audio from video
Cmd + G Group selected clips


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