Tip #1090: An Even FASTER Way to Zoom

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #1090: An Even FASTER Way to Zoom

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Press “Z” then drag in the timeline to zoom into an area.

Drag to select an area in the timeline to zoom into.

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This tip was suggested by Warren Nelson.

An even faster way to zoom into the timeline is to press the letter “Z” while dragging the mouse over the area you want to zoom into.

As soon as you let go of the mouse, the area you selected now fills the timeline.


NOTE: The benefit to this approach is that you can quickly move precisely into the area you want to see, without dragging window controls around.


To reset the timeline so the entire edit fits into the visible timeline, type Shift + Z.

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4 replies
  1. Steve Sweitzer
    Steve Sweitzer says:

    About the only thing I liked about Premier was its use of the plus (+) and minus (-) keys to zoom in and out. I remapped them in FCPX and use them ALL the time.


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