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Kent Beeson
FCP X over two monitors
on Nov 2, 2012 at 10:58:12 pm

Currently use FCP 7 on 2 x 24" monitors...can I spread out FCP X over two monitors easily as with FCP 7?

Thanks



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCP X over two monitors
on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:23:45 pm

There's setups for two monitors, yes, but the interface is different from FCP7 in that it's more fixed and not as customizable.

That being said, I like having two monitors for FCPX.

Jeremy


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Kent Beeson
Re: FCP X over two monitors
on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:26:05 pm

thanks - so in what way is it not very customizable? I was hoping to lay it out however I wanted over 2 screens...still can't do it with 10.0.6?


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCP X over two monitors
on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:32:40 pm

[Kent Beeson] "thanks - so in what way is it not very customizable? I was hoping to lay it out however I wanted over 2 screens...still can't do it with 10.0.6?"

No, there's fixed setups.

You can set the Events on one monitor, or set the Viewers on the other monitors.

The X interface is simply different in this regard.

These are old shots (before the 10.0.6 dual viewer and new scope views), but here you can see how it might look.

Event based (viewer would be on other monitor):



Viewer based (Events on other monitor):



Jeremy


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Kent Beeson
Re: FCP X over two monitors
on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:36:43 pm

Great, thanks for taking the time - helpful info for me.

Thanks

K
http://www.effective-video.com


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Bret Williams
Re: FCP X over two monitors
on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:37:23 pm

You. Can put either the events or the viewers on the second monitor. Depends on how you work but I put my events on second monitor. In 7 I put my bins on same monitor.


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Oliver Peters
Re: FCP X over two monitors
on Nov 3, 2012 at 1:01:25 am

You are also locked into which monitor is the secondary monitor. It's based on whether you have the Mac menu bar on the left or right screen. If you have the menu on the top of the right monitor, the secondary screen is the left one.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Kent Beeson
Re: FCP X over two monitors
on Nov 3, 2012 at 2:11:05 am

thanks for info - here's how I'd like FCP X to be displayed on my monitors - FCP 7 currently... basically 48" worth of real estate



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCP X over two monitors
on Nov 3, 2012 at 3:07:34 am

Here's what it looks. I don't have my media drive with me, so you'll have to excuse my little mocked up demonstration with not a lot of footage.

Note the menu bar is always on the left.


Here's Event on Second Display:



Here's Viewers on Second Display:



Here's single screen for comparison:




After initially setting up the scope size, I didn't change anything between all three of these grabs except the "view" just to show you what happens when you select the different options.


Jeremy


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Kent Beeson
Re: FCP X over two monitors
on Nov 3, 2012 at 3:53:11 am

Thanks for the good shots, seems I can indeed set it up sort of...

Thanks

K
http://www.effective-video.com


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCP X over two monitors
on Nov 3, 2012 at 4:00:27 am

There's room, yes.

You have to get used to it. It is more fixed than FCP the Elder.

I like having the viewers on their own and having a giant skim able area of footage, but that's just me.

You can hide the Event viewer (the left one) if you'd like, or if you do multicam you can bring up the Angle viewer which would be to the left of the Viewer.


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Larry Asbell
Re: FCP X over two monitors
on Nov 3, 2012 at 12:52:20 pm

Don't miss that you can easily swap which monitor is which by grabbing the Final Cut Pro title bar and dragging it over to the other monitor. Both windows then swap and will remember that location.



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