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There are some new keyboard shortcuts in CS3. Try this:
Shift+2 then comma/dot.
I don't understand why you wouldn't want the focus on the SM? Otherwise, how do you know or how does Premiere Pro know whether the insert/overlay should come from the Project panel or the Source Monitor?
In PPro 2, Insert/Overlay (dot or comma) worked wherever your focus would be. I was really quick that way. I wouldn`t ever insrt anything into timeline direct from Bin (but that may be just me).
I was used to this - doubleclick a clip in Bin - set In and Out points via keyboard in Source and then press dot or comma. If I needed to place the clip anywhere else, I would just press Tab (I customized it this way) to switch to Program Monitor, use PgUp/PgDn to navigate and then insert/overlay without ever needind to touch the mouse. Tab between Source and Monitor was really quick. CS3 forces me to be slower.
Thanks for your input, though.
Set your Tab to move between Source Monitor and Sequence Pane. See if that helps.
Yes, Jim, but the thing is this is EXACTLY what Adobe removed from Premiere CS3 :( Now you cannot toggle between Source and Program. Just switch (Shift+number).
It`s a minor annoyance I know, but these little quirks can really change whole workflow. Too much mousing around Premiere now. I was hoping for the opposite.
>I wouldn`t ever insrt anything into timeline direct from Bin (but that may be just me).
I think it's just you. :) IMHO, I think CS3 actually corrected a bug in 2.0 that allowed you to insert when the SM didn't have focus. Not every editor is going to insert/overlay *exclusively* from the SM.
What if you want to insert/overlay at a point somewhere other than a cut? Editors do that sometimes, too. Then you have to J-K-L rather than just Page Up/Page Down. Or just grab the mouse and scrub.
>Not very productive. I like to use keyboard whenever I can, and in CS3, I cannot.
That's from your original post. You *can* do what you want is CS3, you just have to use different shortcuts.
I like the new shortcuts Shift+1/2/3/4/5/6/7 to move the focus from one panel to another - that function was missing in 2.0.
I guess you`re right. I just want to be able to continue using my (bad? :)) habits. Thanks!
>I just want to be able to continue using my (bad?) habits.
Don't we all! Just ask Jim about the Home and End keys. :) (Make sure you're on broadband before you do - his response will overwhelm a dial-up connection.)
I have a 8mbit :) What is it with Home and End Keys? :)
>Just ask Jim about the Home and End keys.
Poor analogy. That wasn't a bad habit.
>I am unable to insert/overwrite while not focused on Source monitor.
Yes, its a bug in PPro CS3. Please file a bug report so Adobe can fix the problem for us: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform
When doing three of four points edits its sometimes very helpful to be able to do inserts/overlays directly from the Program Panel or the Timeline Panel and not being forced to *only* use the Source.
Sorry, Jim. I wasn't implying it was a bad habit - I was just saying that you want keyboard shortcuts to work a particular way for you and the reality is that they don't. In that regard I believe the analogy is appropriate.
You *can* do inserts/overlays from the Project panel - that was my point to begin with.
And since you can do inserts/overlays from either the Project panel or the Source Monitor, how is PPro supposed to know which clip should be inserted or overlaid if neither the Project panel or the SM has focus?
Insert/overlay directly from Project Panel? I have never used that, in fact I didn't know if it was possible. I would ever use it anyway, because almost any clips must be shaved befor placed on timeline. Maybe for titles/overlays, but I don't do that as often as S/M editing.
I don't know how Premiere Pro 2 knew from where to insert/overlay a clip, but it worked to make me happy.
It's a question of workflows, but no mature editing suite should deliberately force its user to relearn the most principal and basic features. I will definitely file this as a bug or suggestion. Thank you all.