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How to make the spacebar key stop-playback instead of play/stop?

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I only worked with sony vegas, so the shortcuts in adobe premiere are new to me. This makes it very difficult to work quickly. One of the shortcuts in sony vegas is: 'stop-playback' when hitting the spacebar or Esc. The cursor will go back to its original starting point. (The shortcut for play/stop is Enter)

When hitting the spacebar in Premiere, the cursor just stops (. This makes it hard for me to find the perfect place for a cut. 

Does anyone know how to change this? 

 

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Press i to mark an In before you press spacebar to start playback.

When you want to interrupt playback and rerturn to when you started, press shift i (instead of what you're doing now, which is pressing spacebar).

To mark a different start point, press i again at any time (even when playing).

To clear the in mark competely, press option/alt i.

 

 

-Warren

 

 

 

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How to make the spacebar key stop-playback instead of play/stop?

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I only worked with sony vegas, so the shortcuts in adobe premiere are new to me. This makes it very difficult to work quickly. One of the shortcuts in sony vegas is: 'stop-playback' when hitting the spacebar or Esc. The cursor will go back to its original starting point. (The shortcut for play/stop is Enter)

When hitting the spacebar in Premiere, the cursor just stops (. This makes it hard for me to find the perfect place for a cut. 

Does anyone know how to change this? 

 

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Correct answer by Warren Heaton | Adobe Community Professional

Press i to mark an In before you press spacebar to start playback.

When you want to interrupt playback and rerturn to when you started, press shift i (instead of what you're doing now, which is pressing spacebar).

To mark a different start point, press i again at any time (even when playing).

To clear the in mark competely, press option/alt i.

 

 

-Warren

 

 

 

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I don't understand this question.

 

In Premiere pressing the spacebar starts playback and while playback is in session pressing spacebar again stops palyback

 

What is it you actually need this shortcut to do?

 

Mo

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It's hard to explain, but I'll try it again. This could be a situation in sony vegas: the cursor is at 1:30, you press the spacebar, the cursor begins to move, you press the spacebar again and the cursor jumps back to 1:30.

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In adobe it just stops at 1:45 for example

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I am still having a hard time with this while using Premiere. actually its the only reason I haven't quit Vegas.  Selecting exact frame for a cut is soo much easier. as you can quickly loop around with the spacebar to make that perfect cut. 

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Workaround:

You can select some clips (lasso) hit forward slash and then Play Video In to Out (make own kbsc).

If you set the Program monitor to loop it will play it over and over.

 

 

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Press i to mark an In before you press spacebar to start playback.

When you want to interrupt playback and rerturn to when you started, press shift i (instead of what you're doing now, which is pressing spacebar).

To mark a different start point, press i again at any time (even when playing).

To clear the in mark competely, press option/alt i.

 

 

-Warren

 

 

 

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Thanks for the reply! This is exactly what I meant 🙂

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Did you ever find an answer to this? I am having the same issue moving from Vegas to Premier and it's really annoying. I can't belive adobe doesn't link the selction tool with the spacebar. Please advise. 

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Get used to it.

This behaviour will never be part of Premiere.

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This is from the Vegas user manual:

Spacebar

Start playback

 

Could your version be customized?

 

You might find enabling Sequence > Selection Follows Playhead to be helpful.  It's not the Selection Tool (v), but close.

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Well, actually it's true that you just need to get used to it. I've tried to use the In/Out marks which are very useful but it isn't the same as pressing the spacebar in vegas. Now I just stop the cursor (by pressing the spacebar) and move it back to the starting point by using my arrow keys (?).  It's a bit difficult but you'll get used to it, just like all the other differences...

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Ha! That would drive me insane. Regarding the Space Bar: Avid, FCP, 1-7, and PPro all behave the same way, FYI. Look into customizing your Keyboard.

 

Thanks,
Kevin 

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