The Source Monitor and Program Monitor contain several controls that resemble the playback controls on a video deck. To play or cue a clip, use the Source Monitor controls. To play or view the active sequence, use the Program Monitor controls.
By default, the most useful buttons are displayed along the bottom of the Source and Program Monitors. However, the playback controls are customizable with the use of the Button Editor. To open the button editor, click the icon at the lower right corner of the panel. The Button Editor launches. Drag the button of your choice into the button bar.
You can only add two rows of buttons. To remove a button, drag it away from the button bar. To hide the buttons bar, click the wrench icon and select Show Transport Controls from the pop-up list.
To see its keyboard shortcut, hover over a button with the mouse. Most playback controls have keyboard equivalents. When you want to use keyboard shortcuts to control playback, make sure that the monitor you want is active. Click the monitor you want to activate it. A blue border appears around the monitor to show that it has been selected.
Many commands have keyboard shortcut equivalents, so you can complete tasks with minimal use of the mouse. You can also create or edit keyboard shortcuts. For more information, see Keyboard shortcuts in Premiere Pro.
|Step forward one frame||Right, K + L||Right, K + L|
|Step forward five frames||Shift +||Shift + Right||Shift + Right|
|Step back one frame||Left, K + J||Left, K + J|
|Step back five frames||Shift +||Shift + Left||Shift + Left|
|Go to next marker||Shift + M||Shift + M|
|Go to previous marker||Ctrl + Shift + M||Cmd + Shift + M|
|Go To In||Shift + I||Shift + I|
|Go To Out||Shift + O||Shift + O|
|Go To Next Edit Point||Down||Down|
|Go To Previous Edit Point||Up||Up|
When using keyboard shortcuts to move in a time ruler, make sure the panel that you want is active. (Japanese-language keyboards only) To use these keyboard shortcuts on a Japanese-language keyboard, make sure that your keyboard is in direct input mode, rather than Japanese input mode.
If the icon is not present in the button bar, drag-and-drop from the Button Editor. For more information, see Customizing the monitor panel button bar.
- To move the playhead in reverse at a normal speed, press J.
- To move it backwards faster, press JJ.
- To move backward slowly, press J and K.
- To move back one frame at a time, press K and tap the J key.
- To play in reverse slightly faster, press Shift + J.
- To move the playhead forward, press L.
- To move it forward faster, press LL.
- To move forward slowly, press L and K.
- To move forward one frame at a time, press K and tap the L key.
- To play forward slightly faster, press Shift + L.
If you are playing back too quickly, press the opposite keyboard shortcut to slow playback. For example, if you were playing back too quickly forward, press Shift + J to slow playback down by one increment.
You can press Shift + L and Shift + J up to five times to fine-tune the speed of playback.
The Source Monitor plays back individual clips. In the Source Monitor, you prepare clips that you want to add to a sequence. You can set In and Out point, insert markers and specify the source tracks of a clip.
The Program Monitor plays back the sequence of clips that you are assembling. It is your view of the active sequence in a Timeline panel. You can set sequence markers and specify sequence In and Out points. Sequence In points and Out points define where frames are added or removed from the sequence. For more information, see Using the Source Monitor and Program Monitor.
While editing in a Timeline panel, you can find the source frame for any sequence clip and display it in the Source Monitor.
If the source clip for the frame in the sequence clip is already open in the Source Monitor or listed in the Source menu, the Source Monitor displays the last frame you viewed in the clip. To match the frame, close the clip in the Source Monitor before typing the Match Frame or Reveal Nested Sequence keyboard shortcut.