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Chapter 4. Editing Source Clips > Modifying the Monitor Window

Modifying the Monitor Window

As you saw in Chapter 2, you can choose from among several preset workspace options to arrange the windows for your preferred work method or to optimize them for a particular editing task. Some layouts alter the way the Monitor window looks, but you can change the way this window looks at any time.

To change the Monitor window viewing mode:

  • In the Monitor window, click the icon of the view you want to use (Figure 4.6):

    Figure 4.6. In the Monitor window, click the icon that corresponds to the view option you want to use.

    Dual view— includes source view on the left and program view on the right.

    Single view— includes only program view. Source clips must be opened in separate clip windows.

    Trim mode— shows two adjacent clips in the timeline: the tail of the first clip on the left side of the Monitor window; and the head of the second clip on the right side (see Chapter 7).

    The Monitor window reflects your choice.


  • If you insist on using a workspace that more closely resembles older versions of Premiere, choose single view or select the A/B roll workspace option (see “Selecting an Initial Workspace” in Chapter 2).

  • In some systems, you can drag the Monitor window to a second computer monitor or to a television monitor. Other systems can only mirror (duplicate) your main computer screen on the second screen. An ideal setup sends a full-screen image of the edited program to a television screen while keeping a dual-view Monitor window on the main computer screen. Such a setup may require a camera or deck to send the program video to the Monitor window. DV setups often work this way.

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