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Zack Linderman
Selecting a clip in the timeline using the keyboard?
on Mar 31, 2013 at 3:15:40 am

hello all,

I have a very annoying workflow issue while cutting together certain videos that I make.

I'm running Premiere Pro CS6 on Windows 7 and this workflow issue arises when I'm cutting together a tutorial series that I do.

Basically, I have a large video file that contains both screen capture and voice over. What I like to do in post is cut out all the dead spaces and any misspeaks that I make.

Currently, I do this by jogging through my timeline using JKL and hitting 'control K' to insert a cut. I would create two cuts and simply extract the useless footage via ripple delete.

The problem is, I can not, for the life of me, find a way to select a clip without using the mouse. For this workflow grabbing the mouse every cut in order to ripple delete is incredibly sluggish.

I would love to do all of this using the keyboard as it would dramatically speed up the workflow.

Is there a way to select a clip using only the keyboard in Premiere CS6 so I can ripple delete it without using the mouse? In FCP7 I could simply set in and out points and ripple delete that way, but Premiere doesn't let you do that.

Keep in mind, I'm talking about a lot of edit points, so it wouldn't make sense to, say, subclip my main source footage or anything like that.

Any tips would be much appreciated.


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Matt Gal
Re: Selecting a clip in the timeline using the keyboard?
on Mar 31, 2013 at 4:55:21 am

Could I suggest an alternative workflow without actually answering your question...

JKL as you usually do but rather than inserting cuts why not just mark an IN where you would normally place your first cut and mark an OUT where you would place your second cut.

After this you can just use the EXTRACT command which is the ' key.

So the keys used would be J K L, I, O and '



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Zack Linderman
Re: Selecting a clip in the timeline using the keyboard?
on Mar 31, 2013 at 5:04:16 am

I can't believe I didn't know about the extract command.

Thank you-- this will help me out immensely.


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Kevin Monahan
Re: Selecting a clip in the timeline using the keyboard?
on Apr 1, 2013 at 11:23:04 pm

Yes, the extract command gets by many, but it is included in almost all NLEs.

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David Lawrence
Re: Selecting a clip in the timeline using the keyboard?
on Apr 3, 2013 at 3:46:37 am

[Kevin Monahan] "Yes, the extract command gets by many, but it is included in almost all NLEs."

The extract command is great, I use it often. But getting back to the OP's original question, is there a way to select a clip under the CTI using only the keyboard? This would be very useful in many situations.

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Kevin Monahan
Re: Selecting a clip in the timeline using the keyboard?
on Apr 3, 2013 at 8:06:27 pm

No, but it's an awesome feature request: http://www.adobe.com/go/wish

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David Lawrence
Re: Selecting a clip in the timeline using the keyboard?
on Apr 4, 2013 at 12:37:14 am

[Kevin Monahan] "No, but it's an awesome feature request: http://www.adobe.com/go/wish"

Done! :)

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Kevin Monahan
Re: Selecting a clip in the timeline using the keyboard?
on Apr 14, 2013 at 4:38:55 pm

[David Lawrence] "is there a way to select a clip under the CTI using only the keyboard? This would be very useful in many situations."

We do have that command in Premiere Pro CS Next. Just press the D key. It will actually select all under the playhead, depending on how the tracks are selected. Pretty cool!

See how fast those feature requests work! ;-)

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David Lawrence
Re: Selecting a clip in the timeline using the keyboard?
on Apr 15, 2013 at 5:02:46 am

[Kevin Monahan] "We do have that command in Premiere Pro CS Next. Just press the D key. It will actually select all under the playhead, depending on how the tracks are selected. Pretty cool!

See how fast those feature requests work! ;-)"


YES!

The day new features were announced, I got a personal email from Dave McGavran in response to my feature request, telling me to check the NAB sneak videos!

I'll just repeat my reply to him --

You guys are awesome!!! :) Many thanks!

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