Premier Keyboard Shortcuts

There are keyboard shortcuts for Adobe’s Premier for almost every editing function. I am forever learning and reciting them, however here is some useful shortcut commands that I’ll be sure to employ when it comes to editing our documentary.


By linking our audio and video clips, they will become locked together. This may come in handy when editing our documentary to assure the audio remains with its partnered footage on the timeline. This will be suitable when the film’s subjects are being interviewed and the audio is required to stay with the footage. The keyboard command for this is Ctrl+l

Grouping clips assists the editing process when you want to move or delete a whole grouped section. To do this select Ctrl+g

The keyboard commands for zooming in and out will be useful quite often. We will be doing this a fair bit, as sometimes you need to zoom in to view an element on your timeline. Zooming in also helps you edit more precisely and can prevent overlooking items. Additionally, zooming out helps you get a broader perspective of what’s compiled on your timeline. The keyboard shortcut for these are: Zoom In = and Zoom Out –

When exploring a new editing tactic, we may want to disable a clip while investigating a new approach. Disabling a clip means that it will not appear in your film when you export it. Ultimately, we may also want to enable the clip. To do this, select Shift+E on your keyboard.


Abode Premier also has a list of keyboard shortcuts on their website, I will be viewing this quite often over the coming weeks.

Analysis/ Reflection 6 ‘Premier shortcuts’

There are various keyboard shortcuts that can be utilized for your efficiency in Adobe Premier. Here are some that I have sourced that should come in handy when I am editing:

Apply Video Transition – Cmd+D (Mac OS)

Apply Audio Transition – Shift+Cmd+D


However, the most useful tips I have found in my practice so far is the shortcut of marking in and out, as below:

Mark in – I

Mark Out – O