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You can download the keyboard shortcut layout images and the Premiere keyboard file here: davidblairportfolio.com/daves-premiere-keyboard-shortcuts if you don't want to download a zip file get the images at davidblairportfolio.com/daves-premiere-pro-tutorial and either enter the shortcuts in yourself or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you the .kys shortcuts file.
In the video I explain where to put the Premiere shortcut file on your computer.
Download the six short video clips used in the tutorial here:
Click Download and choose Original. (This is footage I shot and used in this video:vimeo.com/202299861)
This 100 minute tutorial teaches Premiere Pro by way of a custom keyboard shortcut layout. It's geared for people who have never used Premiere, producers and directors who want to learn to edit, and even experienced editors who want to use the software better. I not only teach the shortcuts, but give advice and best practices based on my years of editing experience.
Even if you've never used editing software before, by the end of this video you should know just about everything you need to know to do most of what you need to do. I include tips on audio, transitions, color correction, keyframe animation, rendering and exporting. Most Premiere tutorials teach you how to do things the wrong way. This one will teach you the right way.
I recommend watching this tutorial on a second monitor or laptop while you have Premiere open, and working along with me. This is not necessary, but helpful. You can pause the video as you go, and use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to backup and go forward in the video. I also suggest printing out the keyboard layout to have in front of you.
I've been a video editor since 1996. I had worked in digital tape-to-tape rooms until 2005, when I started using Final Cut Pro. I noticed the keyboard shortcut layout seemed to be designed by software engineers, not video editors. They were kind of all over the place, and sometimes required awkward key combinations (like command+shift, etc.).
Since I know how to type, I wanted all the shortcuts to be on the left side of the keyboard, so the left hand has access to all the shortcuts while the right hand never has to leave the mouse, and I wanted to use only lower and uppercase keys.
Over time I developed a really efficient and fast shortcut layout that I've used with Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve 15. I've taught it to a few people who were new to editing and it really seemed to make sense to them. I also noticed that even experienced editors had some really bad habits and don't use the software in an efficient way. For instance, a lot of people drag footage from the source window to make an edit. If you do that, this tutorial is definitely for you.