Final Cut Pro 6 - Zooming In to the Canvas

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Zooming In to the Canvas

In the Canvas, you can choose a magnification level to help you work with your clips as
you manipulate them. By zooming in to the Canvas, you can get a more detailed look
at your layers, which can help you make more precise positioning decisions. By
zooming out of the Canvas and making the image smaller, you can more easily move
clips out of the frame, in preparation for creating keyframed motion from the outside
of the frame to the inside.

Note: The zoom level you specify changes the display size of the image only and
doesn’t affect the frame size of your edited sequence.

To zoom in to the Canvas, do one of the following:


Choose View > Level, then choose a magnification level from the submenu.


Choose a magnification level from the View pop-up menu in the Canvas.


With the Canvas active, press Command-+ (plus sign) to zoom in; press Command- –
(minus sign) to zoom out. The zoom increments are the same as those in the View
pop-up menu.

Tip: To reset the zoom level to the current size of the Canvas, make the Canvas active,
then choose View > Level > Fit to Window (or press Shift-Z). This command also works
in the Viewer.

Magnification levels

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