It’s also worth saying that you can select panels with shortcuts, all of which can be found under the Window menu in Premiere Pro.
Note that the ‘select timeline’ shortcut isn’t shown, because I have multiple timelines. This shortcut is ‘Shift + 3’ and if you hit that repeatedly, Premiere Pro will cycle through your timelines.
Now, if you select a clip and start typing on your Num Pad, you will see it start to write in the timeline here …
What I have typed is ‘2’ for 2 minutes, ’05’ for 5 seconds, and ’00’ for zero frames. And when I hit enter ON THE NUM PAD, the selected clip will jump to 2:05:00:
If I had nothing selected, the playhead in Premiere Pro would jump to 2:05:00. But this is much more powerful, as you can move the playhead or whatever is selected forwards or backwards, by a specific number of frames.
So, with that clip still selected, on my Num Pad, I type ‘-20,’ which will bring the clip 20 frames back up the timeline:
If you use + before you type a number, it will move whatever is selected down the timeline, and if you use – , it will move back up the timeline.
AND – this also works for selected edit points:
Simply clip on the edit point you want (holding Ctrl (Cmd on Mac), and it will allow you to select roll or ripple, and type the value you want, + or – , and the edit point will move.
If you’d like to learn more about Premiere Pro CC, check out Larry Jordan’s extensive training or sign up for a membership for on-demand video editing courses.
Here is our list of Premiere Pro tutorials.