I'm a long-time avid editor looking trying to add Premiere to my repertoire and mostly I'm finding it an amazing tool... but having a few pretty big hangups. One of the toughest, for me, is the "extend next / previous edit to playhead" functionality. I'll try to explain in an example:
I have a timeline with clip A and clip B. I want to, extend the tail of clip A until it completely replaces clip B. I realize I can use the rolling edit tool and drag clip A right until I reach the end of clip B... but for me, this is clunky and slow.
In Avid, I would simply mark an out and hit extend and Clip A would roll until the outpoint.
I found the keyboard shortcut in Premiere "extend next edit to playhead". WooHOoo, I thought.
It does work ok if I want clip A to write over clip B somewhere in the middle of the clip, but often I want to extend clip A until it completely replaces clip B
But here's where it goes wrong for me.
1) [using keyboard shortcuts] I mark in/out for clip B. Then I "Go to out"
2) I hit extend previous edit to playhead.
... and clip A rolls over clip B... except for the last frame. Nooooooooo. It leaves that last frame there.
So, I tried instead of navigating the playhead to the outpoint of clip B, using "go to next edit" instead.
But now, "extend to next edit" will not engage at all.
Am I just out of luck and Premiere just doesn't work like this, or is there some sort of setting I need to adjust?
Exactly! One of the annoying premiere issues when coming from Avid utopia. Deleting video of clip b first or extending and then mark in mark out deleting the last frame of B, could be workarounds I guess. Any other ideas yet?
For the rest the all tracks off/on toggle in premiere is amazingly frustrating. With excalibur that works but reaction time is way slower.