4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2013 1:02 PM by Canada John
Canada John Level 1 (95 points)



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 7 (20,340 points)

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


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

  • Canada John Level 1 (95 points)



    The menu bar is on the 27 inch IMac. If the secondary Browser monitor is turned off nothing happens when I hit command/F12. When I reconnect that monitor the full screen version is sitting there on it. Seems weird that when you've set up dual monitors there is no way to set which monitor will be the full screen one.



  • Studio X Level 7 (27,030 points)

    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



  • Canada John Level 1 (95 points)

    Thanks. Problem Solved.