Five Tips to Speed Up Your Editing Workflow

Every video project is different. You can have a client looking over your shoulder at every instance, or you can have a client not giving you any direction of what they want, which leads to multiple re-edits to produce a video they like and need. This means that where you can save time, you should. And one of the areas you can cut down is to know your NLE (non-linear editing system) and optimize it to suit you and the project you are busy with. In this video, Pond5 shows how you can streamline your editing and speed up your workflow.

If you are new to Premiere Pro, take the time to get to know the preferences and what you can do to customize your working environment. If you're a pro, making changes that get you out of your comfort zone can often lead to better edits and new creative ideas.

  • Organize your files from the start
  • Use proxies
  • Set your defaults
  • Conform media
  • Use Master clip effects

What's great about these tips is that they can always be switched off or changed if they don't work for you. My advice is to give it a try.

[via Pond5]

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2 Comments

How about simply not editing so much? Ditching Photoshop would help in that regard.

Kian McKellar's picture

This is great. The Master Clip color correction is really helpful.