How can Playhead (CTI) follow the mouse scroll movement?

Community Beginner ,
Dec 13, 2019 Dec 13, 2019

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I've just switched my editing tool from iMovie to Adobe Premier Pro, but there's one issue.

No matter how I searched, there's no way to naturally move the playhead as the mouse scrolls.

Or is it possible?

 

It was normal in iMovie and I'm now really disappointed.

 

*Sorry if my English is not good.

What I want to say is that I want the playhead to move accordingly when I randomly scroll the mouse on workspace. 

 

 

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LEGEND , Dec 13, 2019 Dec 13, 2019
In iMovie, the skimmer scrolls with mouse movements across the timeline. You (re)postion the playhead by scrolling with the mouse and when the skimmer is at the place you want, you click down to place the playhead there. Premiere Pro does not have a skimmer function, so if you want to emulate the hover scrub function, click down on the playhead in the timebar at the top of the timeline and drag the playhead.  This will move the playhead and show you what is under the playhead as it is being move...

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 13, 2019 Dec 13, 2019
In Premiere Pro it's called Hovers Scrub and you can do it while Icon View is selected in the Project tab. It would be great if it also worked in the Source tab, Program tab and Timeline tab, but it does not. If you choose to post a feature requece, simply put "Enable Hover Scrub in Source, Project and Timeline. If you happen to have a multi-button, programmable mouse, it's possible to set one of the buttons to click and hold.  Certainly not the same thing. If your mouse has a scroll whe...

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LEGEND ,
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In iMovie, the skimmer scrolls with mouse movements across the timeline. You (re)postion the playhead by scrolling with the mouse and when the skimmer is at the place you want, you click down to place the playhead there.

Premiere Pro does not have a skimmer function, so if you want to emulate the hover scrub function, click down on the playhead in the timebar at the top of the timeline and drag the playhead.  This will move the playhead and show you what is under the playhead as it is being moved.

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you very much. i understand.

But why no skimmer function? 

 

Premier Pro seems really amazing and high-tech with lots of exciting editing functions. But without skimmer, it's not as convenient as i expected. Should it be one of the simplest functions, or is it in fact super difficult or confusing to build in? 

 

Anyway thank you very much.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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It all depends on what you are used to.

I have no need for a skimmer.

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LEGEND ,
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Each editing software application is different, and works differently.

 

When you change editing applications, you need to work the way that application is designed to work to enjoy its full potential.

 

If you feel that not having a timeline skimmer is a deal-breaker that you can't overcome, you need to work in an app like iMovie or FCP-X that has the function.

 

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Community Beginner ,
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I mean

I really want Premier Pro to include Skimmer technique as an option in future. If someone sees this.

 

I've watched all tutorials for Premier Pro beginners

and one of the tutorials says "Premier Pro's unique and great part is that you can scroll and see your video material on Project Window." *It was in Japanese.

and i felt Wow.

I was curious why they have that mind and designed that way, and still do not use that same technique on the actual editing.

 

Beside this, Premier Pro is absolutely beyond the best. So yes. Now for my best, i edit on iMovie and finalize on Premier Pro.

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In Premiere Pro it's called Hovers Scrub and you can do it while Icon View is selected in the Project tab.

 

It would be great if it also worked in the Source tab, Program tab and Timeline tab, but it does not.

 

If you choose to post a feature requece, simply put "Enable Hover Scrub in Source, Project and Timeline.

 

If you happen to have a multi-button, programmable mouse, it's possible to set one of the buttons to click and hold.  Certainly not the same thing.

 

If your mouse has a scroll wheel, that can work to shuttle through footage in the Source and Program, but it really isn't the same a iMovie and Final Cut Pro X Skimming.

 

There's a mouse that I really like by Logitech (Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mouse) that has a speed-adaptive scroll wheel with two modes.  When set to freespin mode, it allows you to move very, very quicly through footage in the Source and Program.  When set to ratchet mode, it allows you to move very precisely.  Once you get used to it, it's hare not to have it available.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 14, 2019 Dec 14, 2019

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I see. Thank you very much!!!!!

So now I can do what i was trying to do on Program instead, and it does function very well!!

I mean when i scroll on Program and stop at a certain point and click my mouse button there to make some action, my action reflects on Timeline.

 

All I need now is the good mouse you recommended. 

Now I can start using Premier Pro as my editing buddy. 

 

Seriously Thank You Very Much. 

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Need skimmer function in PP, I agreed

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