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Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training

Organizing our footage & super full screen panel shortcut Premiere

Daniel Walter Scott

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All right, we're in our own separate little fresh video. Let's talk about organizing our footage, and I'm going to share with you the super secret shortcut, because scrolling in here is a pain in the bum, because it's really small. You can start extending it and readjust your workspace. Shortcut I'm going to show you is going to be really helpful for a zillion different things in Premiere Pro, and it's the Tilde key. 

The Tilde key is a hard one to describe, it's a little wavy, squiggly thing. It's this thing here. It's tied together often with this thing. I'm not even sure which one activates it, but these two are often grouped together on lots of keyboards. Like on my Macbook Pro, at the moment, on my PC keyboard, when I'm on a PC keyboard, my EditKeys keyboard is up here in the top left. On my old Mac, is in the top left, and on my new Mac, for some reason it's down here, next to the Z key. They've pushed the Shift key over. So just have a look at your keyboard, try and figure out where it is. If you have a keyboard that doesn't have it, I-- sometimes that key works, but you'll have to kind of try and work it out. Some other languages, different country's keyboards might not show it. You might have to Google, how to find it. 

Tilde's the word. Sometimes it's called the Grave key. I've never heard it called the Squiggle, I call it the Tilde. And I'm sure that's not pronounced right, but you get the idea. So this key, what does it do? It means wherever your mouse is hovering, watch this, mouse hovering, 'Tilde' key. No way, it made it full screen. How do you get it back? Hit 'Tilde' again. So you can see how awesome this is for sorting out our project files. If I hit 'Tilde' again, but look at this, is my favorite one, is, over the Timeline, hit 'Tilde'. Hey, look at that, it's full screen, and I can work on this, and I can use my other shortcut, ' \ ', look at that; 

I get like-- it's obviously problematic if you need to see the video here, but say you are doing something with, just down here you want to kind of line this up. Remember, we were doing this, you're like, "Ah, can I line it up?" You can do it really easily when you can see it full screen. Tilde, the Grave key, or Squiggly. So it works for anything, same with Program Window, Tilde. You just have to have your mouse over it, doesn't have to have the blue line, just hovering above any panel. Effects Panel is going to become more and more useful later on, and it's going to be really good when we can bump it up to full screen. 

The ones that don't work very well, Lumetri Color. Doesn't really-- it's actually not very well lined up for this. If I want to do some basic correction, I click on this, and I go into here, it's all a bit disjointed, but maybe this in the future it will be better. Let's look under Basic Correction. I don't think this is more helpful. They might rearrange this later in the future. Just becomes probably too big and unusable. Awesome, that's the Tilde key. Let's have a look at finishing off what I wanted to start with, which was organizing this project. I'm going to show you another shortcut. 

So I'm going to go to here, we've got our footage, we've got our audio, and this isn't too bad, right? We've got a pretty simple looking project. I told you before, I very rarely start a project with all my bins, because sometimes it's just small and doesn't need them all, but later on when I am either frustrated by stuff everywhere, or I'm sending this file off to someone, and I'm trying to at least pretend I've got the illusion of organization in my files, I'm going to go through and order them. What you can do is, let's say I need everything into the Footage folder, but it's all messy, there's all sort of mp4s everywhere, there's mp3s, there's JPEGs, it's a big mess. You need to do this, type in dot mp4, ' .mp4 ', to kind of match the extension at the end here. That's really cool because I can select just the mp4s, I can close this down, this little search, remember, you turned the searches off once you've stopped using them, and it goes back to where it was, but it's got all the right things selected. 

So if they're not in a lovely order, like this, they're all just mixed up. You've got them all selected, and you say, all you do is go in there. So you might go up here and say, actually I got audio everywhere. It's all mixed in dot mp3, ' .mp3'. You select all the mp3s, then you come back out. By coming back out, you hit the little cross, ' x '. You can just dump it into the correct folder. That's a nice easy way to kind of group everything up real quick. Tilde key, awesome. Oh, doesn't work if you've got typing in here, look at that, just typed the Tilde key. So it must be that apostrophe, reverse thing. So I got to delete it, and click out of it, then hit Tilde'. That's a problem, in all my years of Premiere Pro I've never actually done. So well, we did it together. Tilde on, Tilde on/off, Tilde, on/off. Cool, huh? And we learned a little search feature inside the Project Window. 

All right, our footage is in a nice kind of organization, we've learned some shortcuts. Let's jump into the next video.