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Are you working with 2 or more monitors in Final Cut Pro?  For some Mac users, it is a must.  It may take a while to get used to using 2 screens, but once you do, you'll never go back!  Especially when working with large projects, it's great having the Browser on a full screen.  Dedicating a full monitor to a larger browser or larger timeline makes working with large projects and many Bins or elaborate multi-track timelines so much easier.

Ok, so how do we set up our Dual Monitors in Final Cut Pro?  First of all, there are many different options and configurations.  We know we can arrange our window layout to our preferences by going to the Window Menu > Arrange > Save Window Layout.  You can drag the window you want to move over into the 2nd monitor.

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When deciding how you want to view your video playback, you can choose to have your second monitor as a full screen playback monitor. To do this go to the View menu and set your Video Playback for Digital Cinema Desktop Preview-Full Screen.

view2.gifOnce you have your monitors set up, windows arranged, and your playback view set up, try saving your window layout to your iDisk; this way, if you ever need to use someone else's computer to edit, you will have instant access to your workflow preferences.

Check out how one of our past students is using a Dual Monitor system.

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