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Viewing Full Screen Problem

362 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2013 1:02 PM by Canada John RSS
Canada John Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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Feb 15, 2013 11:42 AM



I edit using an 27 inch IMac as my main FCP screen and an older monitor to display the Browser.  When I hit Command/F12 to payback a sequence full screen, the image goes to  the secondary, inferior monitor. Can't drag the display to the higher res IMac. If I put the window arrangement back to "default" where all four main FCP windows are displayed on the IMac, the full-screen command still send the picture to the older Browser monitor. Is there anyway around this? Can I do something so that I can make use of the 27 inch IMac to view the sequence full screen?





  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,805 points)
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    Feb 15, 2013 1:45 PM (in response to Canada John)

    what happens if you don't have the secondary monitor connected? 


    Also, go to system preferences:  displays.  Which display has the menu bar?

  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 12:39 PM (in response to Canada John)

    Command F12 is simply the command to "Play All Frames"


    The place where you select the output path for FCP is in: View>Video Playback.


    There will be a list of options there. (The list can be quite long if you have an 3rd party card/breakout box installed.)


    If you want the material to fill your main monitor, the option you would select from the list is: Digital Cinema Desktop Preview - Main




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