Premiere Pro CC 101 Part 9: Workspaces

A new Premiere Pro CC 101 tutorial

By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)

If you’ve decided to make “The Switch” to Premiere Pro CC, you are going to want the smoothest transition possible.  Any time you make a change in NLE’s, most people think there’s going to be a massive learning curve. Luckily the Premiere Pro team wants to make that transition as smoothly as possible.

Not only have the streamlined the interface to make it familiar to Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro 7 editors, but they have added the ability to use pre-defined Workspaces, to get yourself up and running as quickly as possible.

You can find the Workspaces in the “Window” dropdown, and what I normally tell editors who are switching from another application is to set your Workspace to be Editing (CS5.5).

Now, why would I do that, you ask? Well, it’s very simple: This layout is the one that is most familiar to FCP 7 editors (which is most people who are making the switch). Project in the Upper Left, Preview and Sequence window in the Upper Right, Timeline in the Lower Right, and Miscellaneous windows in the Lower Left.

I really like the Miscellaneous window, as it lets me take windows that I use all the time, and “Tab” them in, so I have quick access to them. Windows like Effects and History.

The other great feature about this window is that you can quickly and easily add or remove other windows to the Misc. Window, simply by dragging and dropping them in there.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.

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