Is it possible to change the speed of Premiere's playback of the video without altering the speed of the produced version? Even if I could play it only 1.5x faster, it would mean a lot of time saved in the long run.
Yes - while playing the video, press the
L key to increase playback speed and press the
J key to decrease it.
For further options, please reference the relevant Premiere Pro documentation.
The K key is a modifier and stop playback key.
Play in reverse
To move the playhead in reverse at a normal speed, press J.
To move it backwards faster, press JJ.
To move backward slowly, press J and K.
To move back one frame at a time, press K and tap the J key.
To play in reverse slightly faster, press Shift + J.
To move the playhead forward, press L.
To move it forward faster, press LL.
To move forward slowly, press L and K.
To move forward one frame at a time, press K and tap the L key.
To play forward slightly faster, press Shift + L.