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Premiere Pro from a Final Cut POV: Audio Editing
When I edit audio, I do zero rubber-banding. None. I have better things to do with my day than rubber-band audio. I make cuts in the audio tracks, adjust levels, and then add audio cross-dissolves.
In Final Cut Pro 7, the technique for that was to toggle select the track(s) to be cut, razorblade them with the CTL+V hockey, select the audio clip(s) to be adjusted and do the hotkey OPT+CMD+L to bring up the audio levels adjustment window. Once the audio is adjusted, I would select the edit point and hit OPT+CMD+T to add the cross-dissolve
Premiere Pro (I'm on CS5 currently) has the ability to do some of those things but there are no default hotkeys to toggle the audio tracks or to bring up the Audio Levels Adjust Window. So I created them!
ASIDE: PREMIERE PRO HOTKEYS vs. FINAL CUT 7 HOTKEYS
My goal is to learn the Premiere Pro hotkeys. Here's why I would rather do that than just set Premiere Pro to use the FCP 7 hotkeys.
1) They are probably the way they are for a reason.
2) I don't want to think I know a hotkey only for it to not even exist in Premiere Pro.
3) I want to be able to talk intelligently to other Premiere Pro editors about what I'm doing and using FCP 7 hotkeys would make me sound like I'm speaking a different language.
I do not, however, want to try to come up with some crazy hotkeys for actions that are not set already in Premiere Pro. So if it's not already set, I'll just set the FCP 7 hotkey to do the equivalent action in Premiere. Therefore, I set the Audio Levels Adjustment Window to OPT+CMD+L and the track toggle select for audio to OPT+1 - 8 on the number pad and video to CMD+1 - 8 on the number pad.
Now, the process in Premiere goes something like this:
1) Toggle select the audio track that contains the clip I want to cut.
2) Move the playhead to the appropriate locations on my clip and use the hotkey CMD+K to cut the clip
3) Use the hotkey SHFT+CMD+D to add audio cross-dissolves at the edit points
4) Select the portion of the audio I wish to adjust and press OPT+CMD+L to open the audio levels adjust window.
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