Left & Right arrow not moving one frame at a time

Explorer ,
May 10, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hello,

I am fairly new at Premier Pro and I am coming from Avid's Media Composer.

Both, Premier Pro & Media Composer are installed in a PC running Windows 7 Professional

I tried using the left and/or right arrow on the keyboard to move one frame in either direction while in the Editing mode.

Although the timecode numbers displayed in blue change, neither the playhead nor the actual image changes.

No clue as to why not.

Suggestions are greatly aprecciated.

Thanks,

Bert

Correct answer by jkahlmann | Community Beginner

Sorry for the late answer, but if your blue timecode is indicating a change in the timecode, perhaps you're in "audio time units" and not your typical frames, meaning you're moving left and right in milliseconds and not frames.

This feature is turned on and off by going to the ☰ (timeline menu button to the right of the sequence's name) and toggling on/off the "Show Audio Time Units" feature. Hope this helps someone.

Views

26.1K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Left & Right arrow not moving one frame at a time

Explorer ,
May 10, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hello,

I am fairly new at Premier Pro and I am coming from Avid's Media Composer.

Both, Premier Pro & Media Composer are installed in a PC running Windows 7 Professional

I tried using the left and/or right arrow on the keyboard to move one frame in either direction while in the Editing mode.

Although the timecode numbers displayed in blue change, neither the playhead nor the actual image changes.

No clue as to why not.

Suggestions are greatly aprecciated.

Thanks,

Bert

Correct answer by jkahlmann | Community Beginner

Sorry for the late answer, but if your blue timecode is indicating a change in the timecode, perhaps you're in "audio time units" and not your typical frames, meaning you're moving left and right in milliseconds and not frames.

This feature is turned on and off by going to the ☰ (timeline menu button to the right of the sequence's name) and toggling on/off the "Show Audio Time Units" feature. Hope this helps someone.

Views

26.1K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
May 10, 2016 10
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 10, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

delgadob wrote:

I tried using the left and/or right arrow on the keyboard to move one frame in either direction while in the Editing mode.

Are you talking about making adjustments in the Trim mode, or just navigating on the timeline?

MtD

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 10, 2016 0
Explorer ,
May 11, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hello,

I am trying to use the left and right arrows in Premier Pro's Editing mode.

I am trying to precisely move one, two or three frames in the Timeline

to find a very specific edit point.

Again, the blue time code numbers change, but neither the image on the

monitor nor the playback head move.

--

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 11, 2016 0
Enthusiast ,
May 11, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You have not accidentally changed the keyboard layout away from the default -- unlikely if timecode is incrementing/decrementing but worth checking.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 11, 2016 0
Enthusiast ,
May 11, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

While I use a custom keyboard layout originating from FCP7, I do know that the keyboard commands for navigating 1 frame (L/R Arrows), Nudging Clips 1 frame, and Extending Edit points 1 frame are usually all DIFFERENT keyboard commands.

For example for me:

- Navigation is L/R arrows

- Clip nudge is CTRL + L/R arrows

- Extend edit is the brackets [ ] (and in these cases the edit points must be selected as opposed to a clip)

I have no idea what the default Premiere keyset is though (or Media Composer)

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 11, 2016 0
New Here ,
May 11, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I would like to know how to trim one frame at a time like you can in Avid Media Composer. I can't seem to figure it out.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 11, 2016 0
Enthusiast ,
May 11, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Have an edit point selected with the Trim (red) or Ripple (yellow) tool and:

Ctrl-Left/Right Arrows (PC)

Option-Left/Right Arrows (Mac)

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 11, 2016 0
Explorer ,
May 13, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I am just trying to move in the Timeline and trying to get to a specific

frame where I would need to do an edit, or cut the clip, etc.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 13, 2016 0
Enthusiast ,
May 16, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hover over your navigation buttons in the Source and Program monitors to see what the current shortcuts are.

navi.jpg

Else try the Shuttle/Jog controls

Hold K and tap J or L  for previous or next frame

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 16, 2016 0
Community Beginner ,
Feb 14, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Sorry for the late answer, but if your blue timecode is indicating a change in the timecode, perhaps you're in "audio time units" and not your typical frames, meaning you're moving left and right in milliseconds and not frames.

This feature is turned on and off by going to the ☰ (timeline menu button to the right of the sequence's name) and toggling on/off the "Show Audio Time Units" feature. Hope this helps someone.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Feb 14, 2017 16
New Here ,
May 28, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hello, there! I had the same problem as OP. I was worried that it was not answered, until I saw your response. Not sure if it worked for OP a year ago, but it certainly fixed my issue. Thank you so much, jkahlmann! 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 28, 2017 0
New Here ,
Oct 31, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thanks for this tip!  It fixed my problem - and initially I shared OP's question, until noting the "thousandth" place on the playhead position indicator; found this post after my search included "milliseconds".  Thanks again!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 31, 2017 0
New Here ,
Oct 16, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

you're the BEST! thank you.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 16, 2018 0
New Here ,
Oct 29, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

YES!!  This was exactly the solution!  Thank you for taking the time to post, much appreciated.  Brilliant.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 29, 2018 0
Community Beginner ,
Nov 30, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thank you soo much you are a hero

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 30, 2018 1
New Here ,
Dec 12, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

THANK YOU! saved a ton of time.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Dec 12, 2018 0
New Here ,
Jan 28, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thanks. I did some crazy fast mouse move and it selected that before I even realized what happened. So, clicked on that icon, saw the thing you were talking about, and now I'm back to scrubbing frame by frame. Thanks!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jan 28, 2020 0
New Here ,
May 08, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thank you so much man, I've had a problem with this for a couple of days and I really needed to fix it, thanks again you're my hero.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 08, 2020 0