Premier Use tips

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ChrisG
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New thread from Computer Video section subject. Please post your Premier tips. tricks, hot-key tricks with a view to creating a Premier users guide.

Whose going to be first then?
its started - please keep it running -thanks

[This message has been edited by ChrisG (edited 25 November 2000).]

RVS
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OK,
Hit the forward slash key\ and your project compresses to show in its entirety on the timeline.
shift,control and alt then while holding down all three place cursor over time scale on timeline untill cursor changes to bin to purge your temp files there fore requiring a re render.
ctrl+s often to save
If using Raptor and the machine locks up with cursor showing a black downward pointing triangle press shift+esc, this will free up the program.
Set your command keys to the ones you use the most with the edit command, the take some tape and stick along side the f-keys and label them for quick reference.
While working with audio and adjusting levels hold ctrl alt shift cursor will change when over audio line if you then drag levels down you will get a icon showing db and percentage it also is slower to react therefore more accurate.

Who is next?

ChrisG
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Can we take it as read that this is not a subject of interest to CV readers and Bob was right not to develop it in the magazine as DV World did? Or maybe there aren't any nice little secrets stashed away in Premier?

Chris

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Well, it isn't of much interest to me, I junked Premiere over a year ago when I discovered how nice EditDV is (infinite video tracks, effects and transitions on ALL of them, no A/B roll needed). I only ever go back to Premiere to do imports of big stills, and then I need a stiff drink before I do it.

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ChrisG
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Ah, yes but do you have some nice little tips for those of us who have to use Premier (ie Miro Instant Video/dv500) from your previous experiences? That would be excepting junking it and using a different programme of course.