Like many, I have switched to Premiere CS6 from FCP 7. So far am loving it. The speed increase is immense, and I am currently using it on my new Retina MacBook Pro and it flies, even without the CUDA support which is coming soon.
One thing that bugs me though, is that when you zoom out on the timeline the icons are just too damn BIG. You are constantly zooming in to to do edits and tweaks due the icon size. My great friend, amazing shooter and English MacGyver has the same problem as I and has started work on reducing the size of the icons to make editing easier.
You can download the necessary icons from here and follow James’ instructions below. Remember: be careful, backup and this is at your own risk!
What other icons would you like to be done? Be great to get them all done…what else would you like to see in an update or in CS7? One of the main ones for me is a global mute option for effects to see the original footage and play it without manually removing it all or using effect layers.
This is from James:
Changing Adobe Premiere CS6 Tool Icons:
As many others have done, I have been moving my edit workflow away from my beloved Final Cut Pro 7 to 64bit architecture of Adobe Premiere CS6. One thing I have found is that the size and shape of some to the tool icons seem very oversized, clunky, and don’t appear to have changed for years.
It may seem petty, but one thing I like about Photoshop is the ability to switch to precise icons. This is not what I have done here, but it does help make the switch from FCP a little more aesthetically pleasing.
So here are a few I have amended. The ‘Trim Head’, ‘Rolling Head’ & ‘Ripple Head’.
On a Mac to get into the Cursors folder you need to look inside the Applications Folder / Adobe Premiere CS6 then highlight the Application (.app) (not the folder in resides in) and right click (or Control click) to ‘Show Package Contents’ once inside navigate to:
(You may want to copy the Cursor folder somewhere else first, just incase you want to go back to the old Icons)
Overwrite some of the icons inside this folder with these 9 amended icons – Download Link:
A word of warning is not to move or change files located inside the .app folder. Play at your own risk.