Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Tips for quick video editing

Learn workflow shortcuts, file performance enhancements, scrubbing tricks, and tips that improve and quicken the video editing experience in Premiere Pro. (Watch, 8 min)

Adobe Premiere Pro CC offers many enhancements to help you get your work done quickly so you can focus more on your creativity and less on complicated workarounds — what Adobe calls “editing finesse.”

Even though you have probably developed your own particular way of working in Premiere Pro, you might as well make the most of these editorial workflow improvements as you cut your footage. A few of them don’t even require any effort on your part — such as the auto-save changes, helpful overwrite warnings, end-of-media indicator, and new metadata columns in the Project panel.

Most enhancements are intended to speed the way you work, such as relinking media, keyboard shortcuts, Media Browser favorites, multiple browsers, and various workspace customizations. Some improvements seem rather specialized, such as duplicate frame marker enhancements, reverse match frame, and adding marker names. One particular feature is really useful in the editing process: maintaining pitch during scrubbing so that dialogue remains intelligible as you quickly skip through the timeline.

Find out more about each of these particular features at the corresponding time markers in my demo:

Let us know what you think

Each release of Premiere Pro features editor-focused improvements, many of which are requested by users in forums and at events. Visit the Adobe feature request form to tell them what you’d like to see in a future release of Premiere Pro.


Maxim Jago

Maxim is a presenter, award-winning writer, film director, and Adobe Master Trainer who has trained a variety of audiences around the world. Follow him @MaximJago.