I am with Jim on this one, except that I have different workspaces for different activities. There are times when I use the second monitor for a full screen preview, or when I have the audio mixer out and prominent. Sometimes the Timeline is dominent, sometimes it barely shows at all. Sometimes the effects panel takes up the entire height of the left monitor so I can see all of the effects listed.
In other words, arrange it a few different ways. If you find yourself arranging panels, save it. Give it a name so you can get back to it. And it you go back more than twice, assign a shortcut to it.
Thanks Guys - looks great, and yes I will for sure save some of the most used workspace, and the cloud sync feature is awesome, so that you can sync both installations.
My preference is a single monitor for Premiere UI and the second monitor is a full screen playback monitor.
I have slightly customised workspaces based on those that default (on install) with Premiere Pro.
My full screen monitor is set on the wall directly above the GUI monitor.
An additional external broadcast monitor ( clients etc) is set off to the right. (via sdi)
I have Keys custom set to access essential panes/windows in the Premiere UI.
Source /Program/ Sequence.
FX Control / Mixer
No windows or panes are streched across any monitors.
Ergonomically this works well for me. Minimising Hand movement (mouse wise) and neck action.(becomes eye action)
Mine are 24" and side by side works OK. When I get the new house I will be putting a 24" HDTV centered just above the two monitors.
I often use the second monitor as a full screen monitor (for now at least) but different workspaces allow me to bring everything to one monitor before I do that. I must admit, I am looking forward to a 3rd monitor.
I have 2 x 24" side by side too, but then I have another 24" connected to my Matrox MXO2 mini, and I love the constant full screen view in both monitors and when I make titles.
At first I was thinking of getting a bigger preview screen, but I realized, that when I sit relatively close to it, 24" suits me best.
That's the way I figure it. Three same sized monitors rather than sitting back and watching the third one from farther away.
I work on one screen and the second screen is full screen playback.
I do not like everything spread over two screens as I am more of a mouse person.
Although I do use a few keyboard shortcut (if I can remember them )
I have a few workspaces: setting up a project, editing, FX, CC, audio, camtasia, forum examples.
Now that PPCC has expandable tracks by mouse scrolling I am a happy camper.
Thanks for the input Ann
Here is my layout for most editing projects. I work on a lot of long videos so having the maximum length time line is really important. When you have a large number of clips to sort through moving the Project Clip Bin to a second monitor really speeds up the selection process. Having the option to lay out your screen(s) any way you want to is one of the best things about PP. And of course the next best thing is hot keys, hot keys, hot keys! Lay them out any way you want. Here are a few of my keyboard layouts...
ON THE TIME LINE
[ = Ripple Trim In
] = Ripple Time Out
\ = Split Clip (I think its called "add edit" in keyboard shortcuts)
Cool thread! It's great to see how others work.
Dual 30" with the hero monitor on the left for timeline, and source and program monitors. I typically just do audio tweaks in the timeline. I like to work with everything I typically use accessible, so on the right are my go-to filters, project, and effects controller. On the far right is Scopebox, which I use for scopes (it's been very buggy with the latest Premiere CC update but it's otherwise a brilliant program). I've been creeping my workspace brightness further and further left since moving from FCP and now have it sitting on full dark (aka Discreet Grey).