Nice job isolating this, chillyche. I've noted it and will check whether it's already documented in our bug database.
Cool. Thanks. I intend to put this thing through its paces. When PPCC is fully armed and operational, it will be a post production dream.
the go to next edit and go to previous edit commands don't work within a sequence in the source monitor.
That's probably normal. When a sequence is loaded into the Source Monitor, it's seen as a single 'clip', much like a nested sequence, so there are no 'edits' to go to.
Perhaps it is normal, but then I'd respectfully ask Adobe to look into a new normal. As an FCP and Avid editor, I'm very much used to editing from Sequences -- that is, loaded into the source monitor. If I'm not intending to nest that sequence (which I'm not, and my little insert and overwrite sequences as nests or individual clips toggle is 99% of the time set on individual clips), then I'd still very much want the sequence to behave as a string out of clips. Indeed, if I have a sequence of 20 great moments, and I want to play around in the middle of the sequence, I'd like to just jump forward six or seven cuts with six or seven strokes of the S key (or whatever key I have set for go to next edit), rather than having to play at 4x speed through the first however many seconds/minutes in my sequence. Using the mouse to find the spot is uncool, I don't want to have to be constantly switching between mouse and keyboard.
Like I've said, I'm very interested in the editing world embracing premiere. But just found myself working at about half speed today, due to me not knowing all the ins and outs of the program, and due to the program having some rather akward interface choices. This is one of those choices.
Also, the fact that I can't set in point and out point keys to more than one key. Both my FCP and my Avid keyboard are setup to use I and O as well as E and R. This means that when I'm two-hand editing, I can mark in and out with my left hand, while JKLing with the right, and when I'm doing something with the mouse, I can use I and O, and not have my hand travel back and forth between JKL and E and R. It would be relatively easy, I would reckon, to allow more than one key to share the same function.
I'd respectfully ask Adobe to look into a new normal.
I don't want to have to be constantly switching between mouse and keyboard.
That's why I keep one hand on each. There are still (and will probably always be) some things you just can't do with a keyboard, or that are more efficient with the mouse. (Horizontally scrolling the sequence, for example, which I probably do more often any other other action in PP.)
@Jim: given your wealth of knowledge about the app, it's safe to assume you know about the Timeline panel's shortcuts "Show Previous Screen"/"Show Next Screen" (Page Up/Page Down by default). So I'm curious why those don't suffice for horizontal scrolling. Does it just take too long (i.e., too many steps) to go a long way?
When I'm feeling too lazy to reach for the mouse, my preferred KB-sequence to navigate a distance is:
- minus sign to zoom out a little
- page up/down a few times to move left/right
- plus sign to zoom back in
I'm curious why those don't suffice for horizontal scrolling.
Doesn't put things where I want them. It's a 'page at a time' kind of shortcut.
There is also the action of rapidly moving the CTI to a new position, or quickly scrubbing through footage, or selecting multiple clips at a time, either in a bin or the sequence.
Editing is just overall faster with combo over keyboard only, I think, and always will be. Even with all the latest developments, I have to slow down because the software just can't keep up with how fast I do things.