View playback on a second display

If you have a second display connected to your computer, you can show the Viewer on the second display to play video, or the Browser on the second display to view clips in an event, thereby expanding your workspace in the Final Cut Pro main window.

Show the Viewer on a second display

  1. Connect a second display (a second computer monitor connected to the PCI video card), and make sure it is connected to power and turned on.

  2. In Final Cut Pro, choose Window > Show Viewers on Second Display.

    The Viewer appears on the second display. All Viewer features (including onscreen controls) are now available on the second display.

    Note: If the Event Viewer is also visible, both viewers appear on the second display.

    Viewer appearing on second display
  3. To return the Viewer to the Final Cut Pro main window, choose Window > Show Viewers in the Main Window.

Show the Libraries list and the Browser on a second display

  1. Connect a second display (a second computer monitor connected to the PCI video card), and make sure it is connected to power and turned on.

  2. In Final Cut Pro, choose Window > Show Events on Second Display.

    The Libraries list and the Browser appear on the second display. All event features (including selection capabilities, markers, keywords, and so on) are now available on the second display.

    Libraries list and Browser appearing on second display

To return the Libraries list and Browser to the Final Cut Pro main window, choose Window > Show Events in the Main Window.