Effect Controls no longer allows zoom in on playback cursor
In a small range of recent previous versions of PR, the Effect Controls panel allowed the ability to zoom in on the playback cursor. In my viewpoint, this fixed an annoying issue. However, in the most recent versions, including 2020, the issue is back...
For example, say: I have a 5-minute clip; I have inserted a bunch of keyframes for Position; and now I need to adjust a pair of them that are separated only by a short interval, such as a few frames. I select the clip in the Timeline, go to the Effect Controls panel, click on a Position keyframe arrow to move the playback cursor to the nearest of the two keyframes, and then drag one end of the bottom (horizontal) scroll bar to attempt to zoom in on the playback cursor, so I can see both keyframes with some space between them, so I can see what I'm doing and easily adjust them frame by frame.
In the aforementioned small range of recent previous versions, the playback cursor would stay where it was at, and the zooming would zoom right in on that spot. Now (and also before that small range of previous versions), any horizontal scroll-bar zooming moves the playback cursor out of view, so that I have to zoom, then move the scroll bar until I find the playback cursor again, then zoom some more if it's not enough, then move the scroll bar again, and continue those two actions until I have zoomed in enough to see some separation between the two tightly-set keyframes so I can move them.
This wastes a tremendous amount of time and is very frustrating. Especially since there were indeed a small range of previous recent versions that worked "correctly." I had hoped PR 2020 would fix this, but no...
I have also tried setting a Keyboard Shortcut to Snap to Playhead in the Effect Controls panel, and this does nothing at all. But even if it worked, I shouldn't have to set a Keyboard Shortcut to make it work.
I use keyframes extensively in my editing. Please fix this! Again!
Chariti Canny commented
oh! I stand corrected. I found the solution to the problem that I was having, which I thought you were describing. https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/solved-can-t-zoom-in-on-effect-controls-panel-to-adjust-keyframes/m-p/10653183?page=2
Go to hamburger menu in Effect Controls,
Right click and uncheck Pin to Clip at the bottom of the dropdown menu.
Chariti Canny commented
Thought there was something wrong with my computer bc this wasn't working the way expected (ie directly zoom in on playhead...AT ALL!). I could have sworn it worked the last time i used PP, months ago.
I'm not sure if I'm sadder that i wasted so much time trying to "fix" it or that there is no fix.
Please allow keyboard shortcuts for effect controls timeline.
Trying to spot the key-frames with the bar is a torture.
Add Alt+ scrollwheel to zoom in and out with the playhead centered, not disappearing each time.
Add an option to have playhead of effects control follow timeline playhead and be centered in view.
abe underwood commented
Agreed! Please fix this!
Anthony Rizzo commented
I wish I came here with a solution, but... SAME. This is horrible. I mean, can the Premiere Pro team have a little meeting, maybe over lunch or something, with the After Effects team to discuss zooming into keyframes, why it's important and maybe a couple tips on how to program that? Maybe the Adobe people can be like, "Oh, you mean nobody likes constantly having to scroll around a tiny window to find your keyframes after zooming into a random spot that 100% is not what you were trying to zoom into? Maybe we should change that..."
Denis Salenko commented
I have the same problem. Adobe PLEASE
dan Horn commented
Still having the same problem, seems like such an easy fix