Give the mouse scroll wheel the same basic functionality it has in After Effects. Please!
There's no question about it: in terms of mouse scroll wheel functionality, After Effects is great and Premiere Pro falls flat!
Why not give some of AE's basic scroll wheel functionality to Pr? After all, aren't both programs made by the same company and meant to work hand in hand with each other?
Great scroll wheel functionality also exists inside Pr itself, but unfortunately, only in the Timeline.
The new Text window in Pr 15.1 Beta also adds something never seen before in Pr yet a long time feature of AE: the ability to click-hold the scroll wheel to temporarily invoke the hand tool. This is a GREAT feature! So why isn't it available everywhere in Pr that makes sense?
Please see the attached charts which compare scroll wheel functionality in Pr vs AE, and suggests how things could be improved in Pr.
As always, thanks for listening!
Paul Roper commented
For starters, Adobe should at least add a "speed" preference so we can set how quickly the scroll wheel pans across the timeline, so we can adjust it from its current, fixed setting of "painfully slow" to something less miserable.
Pierre Louis Beranek commented
I found a great FR by Eric Blair that relates to scroll wheel functionality. When zooming in/out of the Timeline with Alt+scroll, the Timeline should zoom in centered on the playhead! The way it currently works isn't nearly as useful and is also inconsistent with how zooming centers on the playhead when using the + & - keys.