How can we improve Premiere Pro?

Keyboard shortcut for Effects & Presets PLEEEEEASE!!! : )

Hello. I'd like to see a master key to assign effects OR a way to map effects and presets to the keyboard using the Keyboard Shortcut tool.

I've submitted this request before having come from Final Cut Pro and it was a huuuuuge time saver for me in the editing process as I used this feature on FCP multiple multiple times on every single edit I did, every day, and I can't imagine others would not have the same reason for using it as me and I likely very frustrated at how long it takes to apply the Warp Stabiliser effect, for example, to a clip or a series of clips. This is a very consistent task that I do in every edit and many many times in each edit usually. I'm sure I'm not the only person who is constantly adding warp stabiliser to shots by dragging the thing onto every clip and then setting the smoothness percentage. I can't even manage to just select every clip I want to throw the stabiliser on to and then copy paste a version of the effect that I've set the smoothness percentage for. This can't be unusual. Any clip shot handheld with a dslr will need this, just about, if you want to get rid of that minor jitter. Many dslr users out there you reckon..?

I would love to see this, it is a massive massive time saver and I'm confident many many editors would need this feature for the same reason.

I also would love to see functionality so that when you stop your playhead over a clip during playback or by moving the playhead that it automatically selects that clip so that it's settings are ready to play with in the effect controls window. This seems so basic common sense to me to me and I'm trying not to get angry because I know you are good people in there, but it seems some mind numbingly obvious to me as an editor that you would want the clip that you are now looking at to be the one that is selected and presenting it parameters in the effect controls window. FCP did this automatically. PP will do this when the Lumetri Colour window is open...why not for Effect Controls??

Thank you, I appreciate you listening to my rant. I would be over the moon with these changes!!

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  • Ivaylo Ivanov commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This was posted more than a year ago! People have been wanting this feature for so many years already! Nothing has changed in the new updates...come on adobe this is getting ridiculous.
    I can't believe we are still paying for this...

  • AdminFrancis Crossman (Product Manager, Adobe DVA) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you for the request, Joel. This is certainly a great idea that we are interested in implementing. Here are a couple of workflow suggestions in the meantime.
    - Enable "Selection follows playhead" in the sequence menu. The lumetri color panel turns this on by default, but you are free to turn it on yourself at any point.
    - Selecting multiple clips will allow you to add effects, including effects presets, to all at once.
    - Label colors are a good way to keep things organized (A-Cam = Blue, B-Cam = Green, B-Roll = Purple, etc.). You can select all clips with the same label and apply an effect. Right-click on a clip in the timeline > Label > Select Label group.
    - Master clip effects are a good way to apply an effect to every instance of the media throughout your project.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Taran would You be so nice and write AHK for Warp Stabilizer only ? On that basic i'll try to build ofher simple Hotkeys. I'm not expert in programming yet so I will be obliged !

  • TaranVH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Haha, don't forget, guys, you CAN have this feature if you use AutoHotKey. I use it every day. I'll make a tutorial video showing EXACTLY how to install it for super noobs. But in the meantime, here's the code:
    https://github.com/TaranVH/2nd-keyboard/blob/master/Almost_All_Premiere_Functions.ahk#L304

    ALTERNATIVELY, the Palette Gear DOES have this feature - but only for effects, not presets. It's pricey, though. https://palettegear.com/
    You can even add transitions with the Palette Gear. And delete transitions!

  • Bob Sanders commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For the LOVE OF GOD Adobe, please, make this happen! It would be such a simple modification that would save us, professional editors, countless hours of editing.

  • Alan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd also love a quick effect search like fusions tools! Hit a command and start typing the effect name or nickname, then hit enter and your effect is applied.

    I think video copilot made a plug-in like this for after effects that was amazing.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please we need that, and you can do like this:
    You save a preset
    You go to keyboard shortcut and you search the preset you have created and then assign a new keyshortcut
    You click on the clip, press the shortcut "bam" effect applied.

    Was that hard?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Coming from the CreativeCow Forums, yeah we need this a lot, huge time saver!

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