Five Ways to Edit Video More Quickly in Adobe Premiere

Some view editing as the place where the magic happens, while others see it as a necessary evil before they can get back out to shoot some more. Either way, we'd all love to be more efficient at it. These five tips will help you speed up your workflow in Adobe Premiere. 

I use workspaces constantly in Digital Performer, and they've dramatically increased my efficiency and allowed me to intuitively design my window sets for the task at hand. Along with workspaces come four other tips in this great video, including adjustment layers to apply effects and corrections to multiple clips simultaneously, using presets to save single or multiple effects, color-toning, etc. for easy access down the road, using nested sequences to ensure you can easily move around blocks of clips without disturbing their relative ordering, and of course, shortcuts to keep you out of menus.

I truly believe that the more efficient and intuitive you become with your workflow, the more the quality of your work improves, as not only do you get things done more quickly, you spend less cognitive resources on the tedium and more on the artistry. Do you have any tips? Share them in the comments!

[via No Film School]

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Very helpful basic tips. For anyone looking at FCPX the same tips apply, for any NLE really ;)

Thanks Alex for the heads up. I checked out Justin Odisho on youtube and found his videos to be very informative.

Nice work. I really appreciate these types of videos. I always found this one video by Ben Brown to be very helpful in speeding up the editing process.

Oh that's a ripper - as someone in his early days of learning this stuff, I found that super useful!

Some handy tips in there. So much to learn!