3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2012 1:46 PM by brarble

    recent FCP switcher w/ two small issues

    brarble

      Hey guys. Recent convert to Premiere CS6 from FCP 7. Overall the switch is going well, but two things are tripping me up and I was wondering if there might be easy solutions I'm just missing. I've tried searching but they're pretty specific little issues and I haven't been able to find anything, so I was hoping someone here might be able to help.

       

      1) overwriting when Nudging. I used nudging a lot in FCP (and Avid before that) (i.e. the using ">,<" keys to move a clip frame by frame once selected,  or option + ">/<" in Premiere). Here's my issue: in Avid and FCP when you nudged a clip to the point that it hit another clip on the track, the nudging would stop. Meanwhile in Premiere, the selected clip continues going, overwriting the non-selected clip with the selected one. Which is annoying to me. It was nice knowing the program had my back and would stop me when I'd hit a wall vs. having to sctrutinize every time to make sure I'm not overwriting something. Is there a way to change this overwriting behaviour of the nudge function in Premiere. Or is this just something I'm going to have to get used to?

       

      2) deselecting individual clips when using Track Select. Sometimes when you use the Track Select to select all clips before or after the playhead, you accidentally select a track you don't want to move (like a bg music track). In FCP, I'd just command click that specific clip to deselect it and everything else would stay selected. Meanwhile in Premiere there doesn't seem to be any way to tweak the Track Selection once you've made it. Am I missing something? Or is this just another difference I'll have to get used to?

       

      thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: recent FCP switcher w/ two small issues
          brarble Level 1

          Aha! I actually found the solution to 2). I just had to search a little harder. Looks like you just use SHIFT instead of COMMAND to deselect the clip you don't want) (after first switching back to selection tool from track select)

           

          http://forums.adobe.com/message/4759345#4759345

           

          But I'm still looking for answers to the nudging question if anyone's got 'em. Thanks!

          • 2. Re: recent FCP switcher w/ two small issues
            Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

            brarble wrote:

             

            Hey guys. Recent convert to Premiere CS6 from FCP 7. Overall the switch is going well, but two things are tripping me up and I was wondering if there might be easy solutions I'm just missing. I've tried searching but they're pretty specific little issues and I haven't been able to find anything, so I was hoping someone here might be able to help.

            First of all, as a former FCP editor myself, you will find that not everything behaves the same way. I trained on Avid, then Media 100, FCP, and now Premiere Pro. If you've gone down the road I did, you'll find a number of things simply don't work the same way and you'll have to live with the differences. That said, if you want to change anything, you'll have to make a feature request: http://www.adobe.com/go/wish

            brarble wrote:

             

            Hey guys. Recent convert to Premiere CS6 from FCP 7. Overall the switch is going well, but two things are tripping me up and I was wondering if there might be easy solutions I'm just missing. I've tried searching but they're pretty specific little issues and I haven't been able to find anything, so I was hoping someone here might be able to help.

             

            1) Is there a way to change this overwriting behaviour of the nudge function in Premiere. Or is this just something I'm going to have to get used to?

            You'll have to get used to it. What you might try is closing the gap, and then nudge backwards.

            brarble wrote:

             

            2) deselecting individual clips when using Track Select. Sometimes when you use the Track Select to select all clips before or after the playhead, you accidentally select a track you don't want to move (like a bg music track). In FCP, I'd just command click that specific clip to deselect it and everything else would stay selected. Meanwhile in Premiere there doesn't seem to be any way to tweak the Track Selection once you've made it. Am I missing something? Or is this just another difference I'll have to get used to?

            Try Shift+click instead of Command+click.

            • 3. Re: recent FCP switcher w/ two small issues
              brarble Level 1

              Thanks Kevin. Yeah, overall I'm liking the switch. It's just those little details that make it confusing. Thanks for the help!