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#248 - Track Targeting Your Way to a Speedier Edit

Track Targeting.

You need shortcuts for this, it will make your editing life so much faster.

In Premiere Pro I have these keyboard shortcuts set to toggle on/off these tracks:

  • Toggle Target Video 1 = 1 (as in number 1 on the keyboard)
  • Toggle Target Video 2 = 2
  • Toggle Target Video 3 = 3
  • Toggle Target Audio 1 = Alt+1
  • Toggle Target Audio 2 = Alt+2
  • Toggle Target Audio 3 = Alt+3
  • Toggle Target Audio 4 = Alt+4

Why is this helpful? Let me count the ways.

One. When making edits I use H set to 'Add Edit' - which cuts across any and all tracks that are toggled on - I can use my handy shortcuts to ensure I have what I need selected.

Two. When pasting into the timeline, I can quickly and easily get my tracks toggled up correctly, with my handy shortcuts.

Three. When using the arrow keys to move up and down the edits in my timeline, I can toggle on only the correct tracks using my handy shortcuts.

Doesn't sound like much?

Set up some shortcuts, stop reaching for the mouse. Feel the speed.

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