01 Premiere Pro Basic Operations and Preferences

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Today, I will explain about Preferences setting in Premiere Pro.


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Premiere Pro Preferences

Edit General Preferences

①Click Edit on the menu bar.

②Select Preferences

③In the list that appears, select the item to set up, first we start with the General tab setting

Preferences (General)

Preferences General of Premiere Pro

On the General tab of Preferences, you can configure settings such as startup settings, bin behavior, and tool tip display.

  • At Startup: Choose the display screen when starting Premiere Pro as the home page (Show Home) or the most recent Project (Open Most Recent).
  • When Opening a Project: Choose whether to open the Project to show the home page (Show Home) or show an open dialog (Show Open Dialog)
  • Bins: Set for Bins when Double Click or when using Ctrl + Click or Alt + Click with 3 options: Open new tab; Open in place; Open in new window
  • Projects: Set for Project when Double Click, when Alt + Click with 2 options: Open new tab, Open in new window
  • Show Event Indicator: You can show or hide the event notification popup window displayed at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Show tool tips: Allows you to show or hide the tooltip.
  • Show Workspace Reset Warning dialog on double click: You can switch whether to show or hide Workspace Reset Warning dialog when double-clicking
  • Enable Display Color Management : You can enable or disable color management on your monitor. However, this setting cannot be set unless GPU acceleration is included in your computer.

Preferences (Appearance)

Preferences Appearance of Premiere Pro

Appearance tab allows you to adjust the brightness and dimming of the user interface.

Preferences (Audio)

Preferences Audio of Premiere Pro

On the Audio tab, you can set the automatic generation of audio waveforms and the rendering destination of files edited with Audition.

  • Automatch Time: You can specify the time to return the adjusted controls in the audio mixer before setting them.
  • 5.1 Mixdown Type: You can choose from four methods to mix into a 5.1 audio track: [Font+Rear][Front Only][Front+LFE][Front+Rear+LFE]
  • Large Volume Adjustment: You can set the volume to increase when you increase the clip volume significantly.
  • Play audio while scrubbing: You can switch audio scrubbing while scrubbing.
  • Maintain pitch while shuttling: You can set to keep the audio pitch by pressing the J, K, and L keys on the keyboard while scrubbing or playing.
  • Mute input during timeline recording: You can set to mute the audio while recording the timeline.
  • Automatic audio waveform generation : You can set to display the audio data waveform when the audio data is loaded to the timeline.
  • Linear keyframe thinning: If checked, one more keyframe will be created at a point other than the straight line connecting the start and end of the main keyframe.
  • Minimum time interval thinning interval: You can specify the minimum keyframe time interval in milliseconds.
  • Render edit in Audition files to: When linked with Audition, you can set whether to render the file edited in Audition to the same location as the scratch disc of the captured audio or the same location as the original media file.

Preferences (Audio Hardware)

Premiere Pro Preferences Audio Hardware

Tab Audio Hardware: You can specify the input or output device of the audio hardware to use by default.

Preferences (Auto Save)

Premiere Pro Preferences Auto Save

Auto Save: You can set the interval for automatic project saving, so be sure to set it here. Since Premiere Pro sometimes shuts down unexpectedly during editing due to an error, it is recommended to save automatically at a short interval in case such a situation occurs. If you check “Auto Save also saves the current projects”, not only will the backup of the project be copied at the timing of automatic save, but the currently open project itself will also be saved.

Preferences (Capture)

Premiere Pro Preferences Capture

Tab Capture: You can set whether to stop the capture when a dropped frame occurs, or whether to report the dropped frame.

Preferences (Collaboration)

Premiere Pro Preferences Collaboration

Tab Collaboration: You can set a recheck time for sharing when you edit a project in a team, and you can set a warning before closing the team project.

Preferences (Control Surface)

Premiere Pro Preferences Control Surface

Tab Control Surface: You can add, edit, and delete control surfaces of hardware control devices.

Preferences (Device Control)

Premiere Pro Preferences Device Control

Tab Device Control: You can specify the pre-roll time for device control in seconds.

Preferences (Graphics)

Premiere Pro Preferences Graphics

Tab Graphics allows you to select the supported languages when creating a text layer. For Japanese, select “European and East Asian”

Preferences (Labels)

Premiere Pro Preferences Labels

Tab Labels: You can set the default color and color name.

Preferences (Media)

Premiere Pro Preferences Media

Tab Media: You can make detailed settings when loading media.

  • Indeterminate Media Timebase: You can specify the default frame rate when loading media with indeterminate frame rates.
  • Default Media Scaling: When you import media, you can set whether to automatically adjust the imported media to the default frame size of the project.
  • Write click markers to XMP: If checked, clip markers will be saved in the media file. When this check box is cleared, clip markers are saved in the Premiere Pro project file.

Preferences (Media Cache)

Premiere Pro Preferences Media Cache

Tab Media Cache : You can specify the default storage location of the media cache file, and specify the interval and conditions for automatically deleting the media cache file.

Preferences (Memory)

Premiere Pro Preferences Memory

Tab Memory: You can specify the amount of RAM installed in your computer, the amount of RAM allocated to Adobe products, and the amount of RAM allocated to other applications.

Preferences (Playback)

Premiere Pro Preferences Playback

Tab Playback: You can specify the number of frames to move when you press the left and right cursor keys while holding down the Shift key when operating the cursor on the timeline with the keyboard, or you can set the Media Encoder queue to pause during playback.

Preferences (Sync Settings)

Premiere Pro Preferences Sync Settings

Tab Sync Settings: When editing using Premiere Pro on multiple computers, you can synchronize preferences, workspace layouts, keyboard shortcuts, etc. to Creative Cloud.

Preferences (Timeline)

Premiere Pro Preferences (Timeline)

Tab Timeline: You can set the default duration of the media.

  • Video Transition Default Duration: You can specify the default duration for video transitions in frames.
  • Audio Transition Default Duration: You can specify a default duration for audio transitions in seconds.
  • Still Image Default Duration: You can specify the default duration for still images in seconds.
  • Timeline Playback Auto-Scrolling: the sequence is longer than the displayed timeline, you can choose to scroll the page when the playhead reaches the end of the timeline, or keep the playhead in the center of the screen for smooth scrolling.
  • Timeline Mouse Scrolling:You can specify whether the mouse scroll on the timeline is horizontal or vertical.
  • Snap playhead in timeline when snap is enabled: If this is checked, the playhead will snap when you move it on the timeline.
  • At playback end, return to beginning when restarting playback: If this is checked, the playhead will return to the beginning when playing again after it has been played to the end.
  • Play work area after rendering previews: If checked, the sequence will be played from the beginning after rendering.

Preferences (Trim)

Premiere Pro Preferences Trim

Tab Trim: You can set the number of frames that the trimming point moves when you click the trim offset value button.


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