Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 62: The Button Editor

Adobe Premiere Pro

By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS)

In this Premiere Pro tutorial, I’ll discuss the Button Editor.

At the bottom of the Program and Source Monitors in Premiere Pro, you will have notice buttons:

Default Buttons

Default Buttons

However, what you may not have noticed is the little ‘+’ button to the left:

The + Button

The + Button

If you click this button you are given the option to change the layout of the buttons:

Button Editor Options

Button Editor Options

To make changes, either drag new buttons down to the buttons below the monitor or, to get rid of a button, drag it back up into the Button Editor:

Dragging a Button to the Monitor

Dragging a Button to the Monitor

Once you’re done, you can select ‘OK’ to close the dialogue box, or even ‘Reset Layout’ to return the buttons to their default layout.

However, there are some buttons that I would advise you include although these will generally depend on what you want to do in Premiere Pro. For example, if you do multicam editing, then I’d include the multicam button to quickly toggle multicam display on and off:

Mulitcam Button

If you work with proxies, I’d include the ‘Toggle Proxies’ button to quickly switch between the originals and poxies:

Toggle Proxies

Toggle Proxies

And, if you like to have your playback looping in Premiere Pro, I’d include the ‘Loop’ button, as it’s a bit of a pain to turn this on and off, otherwise:

Loop Button

Loop Button

Other useful buttons include ‘Toggle VR Video Display’ and the ‘Play Around’ function. Have a play and see what you need. But if you don’t want any buttons at all, shut the button editor down and then click the spanner icon at the bottom left of the monitor, and choose to deselect ‘Show Transport Controls’ – (for advanced users):

Show Transport Controls

Show Transport Controls

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