Keyboard Shortcut mappings for Blend Modes
One of the things I REALLY miss about Final Cut Pro 7.0 was the ability to map Blend Modes to keyboard shortcuts.
As a finishing editor & colorist, I spend a LOT of time conforming editor's timelines for color correction in Davinci Resolve, and eventual roundtrip back into Premiere. This task constantly requires that I be able to compare stacked clips with each other using "Difference" mode on the top clip, which makes it really quick to slip and slide clips into alignment with each other.
In FCP 7.0, I would just map "Difference" to a keyboard shortcut, and another one for "Normal", and could quickly perform this task. In Premiere, I constantly have to open the Effect Controls, and twirl down the Opacity subgroup, and manually select "Difference" from the Blend Mode options.
Having to do this hundreds of times for conforming clips in a big timeline is physically painful (for someone like me who has had surgery on my wrist due to RSI related issues), and terribly inefficient.
Being able to map each Blend Mode to a specific keyboard shortcut would be a huge productivity win.
Myer Pjani commented
And FONTS also...
Edward Gilman commented
WHY IN THE WORLD, I REPEAT 10,000 MILLION TIMES… WHY IS THERE NOT A KEYBOARD SHORTCUT FOR THE BLENDING MODES IN PREMIERE (within Effects Controls) like there is in Adobe Photoshop (Command + and - to cycle through). IS THIS SOME KIND OF CRUEL JOKE?!?!?!?!?!?! AND WHY CAN’T THIS BE CUSTOMIZED WITHIN THE PROGRAM ITSELF inside the KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS FOR EFFECTS CONTROLS???????????????? The scrolling feature to cycle through with a mouse or trackpad is USELESS.
Jeff M commented
And as someone else requested, to be able to scroll through Blend Modes with the keyboard would be great.
Mel Matsuoka commented
OMG, I just accidentally discovered that Premiere 2020 (14.6, and perhaps even earlier) added keyboard shortcut mappings for both Difference and Normal Blend Modes!
"Set Opacity Blend Mode Difference"
"Set Opacity Blend Mode Normal"
My long national nightmare is finally over!
Kevin Monahan commented
**** yeah. I loved this FCP feature so much, I wrote about it in my FCP book. Upvoted!