What is Ctrl + R in Premiere Pro?

Ctrl + R is a keyboard shortcut in Adobe Premiere Pro that opens the Speed/Duration dialog box. This dialog box allows you to adjust the speed and duration of a selected clip. You can use this dialog box to slow down or speed up a clip, and to lengthen or shorten a clip.

How to open the Speed/Duration window with Ctrl + R

  1. Select the clip you want to adjust the speed or duration of.
  2. Press Ctrl + R (Windows) or Cmd + R (macOS).
  3. The Speed/Duration dialog box will open.

What you can do in the Speed/Duration dialog box

In the Speed/Duration dialog box, you can do the following:

  • Adjust speed: Enter a percentage value in the “Speed” field to slow down or speed up a clip. A value of 100% will play the clip at its original speed. A value less than 100% will slow down the clip, while a value greater than 100% will speed up the clip.
  • Adjust duration: Enter a percentage value in the “Duration” field to lengthen or shorten a clip. A value of 100% will keep the clip at its original duration. A value less than 100% will shorten the clip, while a value greater than 100% will lengthen the clip.
  • Preserve audio pitch: Check the “Preserve Audio Pitch” checkbox to keep the pitch of the audio consistent when adjusting the speed of a clip. This is especially useful for clips that contain dialogue or music.
  • Retime audio: Check the “Retime Audio” checkbox to adjust the timing of the audio to match the new speed of the clip. This is useful for ensuring that the audio and video remain synchronized when the speed of the clip is changed.

Benefits of using the Speed/Duration dialog box

There are several benefits to using the Speed/Duration dialog box in Premiere Pro:

  • Create slow-motion or fast-motion effects: You can use the Speed/Duration dialog box to create slow-motion or fast-motion effects. This can be useful for emphasizing a particular moment in a clip or for adding a sense of urgency or excitement to a scene.
  • Adjust clip duration: You can use the Speed/Duration dialog box to adjust the duration of a clip to fit it into a specific timeframe. This can be useful for trimming down a clip or for extending a clip without changing its speed.
  • Synchronize audio and video: You can use the “Retime Audio” checkbox to ensure that the audio and video remain synchronized when the speed of a clip is changed. This is important for maintaining the integrity of the soundtrack and for avoiding lip-sync issues.

Overall, Ctrl + R is a versatile keyboard shortcut that allows you to quickly access the Speed/Duration dialog box in Premiere Pro. This dialog box gives you control over the speed and duration of your clips, and it allows you to create slow-motion, fast-motion, and synchronized audio/video effects.

I hope this article was helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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