I'm not sure if this is a new release thing, but I'm noticing all the time at the mo, when I create a new sequence from a clip and open in the timeline panel it is always zoomed way out. Most of these clips are a few seconds long meaning I have to zoom in. Clumsy faffing entails.
Is there a way to tell premiere to zoom to the size of the clip or failing that, Is there a keyboard shortcut?
If the timeline is selected and your press the "\" forward slash key, the timeline will zoom to show the clips on the timeline edge to edge in the timeline window.
So if you have 2 two second clips and you press the "\" key, the timeline will display just those 4 seconds - 2 five second clips and press the "]" key and it will display 10 seconds of the timeline.
The other two keys that will be of interest to you are the "-" minus key and the "=" equals key. If the timeline is active, pressing the "-" key will zoom the view out and pressing the "=" key will zoom the view in.
There is no user setting for default sequence zoom level.
thanks meg, faff quotient reduced!