Speeding up your Premiere Pro workflow is a surefire way to increase your productivity. It helps you stay in the creative zone for longer, allowing you to get more work done without burning out. 

Here are three quick tips to help you maximise your editing efficiency.

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  • Learn your shortcuts

Learning your keyboard shortcuts is a really easy way to speed up your editing workflow, no matter which video editor you’re using.

Identify which tasks you find yourself repeating a lot and look up how to do them using keyboard shortcuts. Maybe there’s a particular tool that you reach for a lot, or you regularly find yourself changing the speed of clips – saving a couple of seconds here and there adds up fast.

  • Organise your assets

When you open up Premiere, it’s totally understandable to want to get cracking on with your edit straight away, but taking a few minutes to organise your audio and video will save you a lot of time in the long run.

Organising your A-roll, B-roll and audio into different bins will mean you know exactly where to look when searching for a specific piece of media.

  • Create a template

Often, video editors find themselves editing similar videos on a regular basis. Maybe you regularly edit highlight videos of live streams, or how-to tutorials with similar structures. If that sounds like you, you will definitely benefit from making a template.

Templates are saved projects that contain footage, plugins, graphics and other things that you regularly use.  For example, if you regularly edit videos for the same client, you could have their logo pre-loaded as an intro and an outro to the video.