I really thought I could get an answer on this here, one way or the other...
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I've not tried specifically what you're attempting, but I do know that the program monitor (and reference monitor) will show whichever is the top video track that is enabled... that's the way it works. I believe the "ganging" refers to keeping the reference monitor at the same CTI as the program monitor, but I'm not certain on that, either. I've not tried unganging the ref monitor before (never had a need to).
What I would recommend you do is to CC your track 1 (as it sounds you've already done) and then alternate turning track 2 on and off as you work to compare with your track 1. I really don't know of any other way to do it, and that's how I've always done it... There may be another way involving nested sequences that I don't know about, though...
Thanks. I was dreading a re-install, but truly didn't think there was anything wrong with my install. Assumed this was a bug because it seems so much more intuitive to allow the reference monitor to do what I am trying to do with it. From the HELP file, it goes on and on about how helpful it is for color matching, etc... (below) Yes, it helps by alowing you to view your different scopes, but might be even more helpful if you could view the shot you are trying to match it TO... I will submit a feature-request. Thanks!
"The Reference Monitor acts like a secondary Program Monitor. You can use a Reference Monitor to compare different frames of a sequence side by side, or to view the same frame of a sequence using different viewing modes.
You can cue the frame of a sequence displayed in the Reference Monitor independently from the Program Monitor. This way, you can cue each view to a different frame for comparison—to use the color matching filter, for example.
Alternatively, you can gang the Reference Monitor and Program Monitor together, so that they both show the same frame of a sequence and move in tandem. This is especially useful for color-correcting tasks. By setting the Reference Monitor’s viewing mode to a waveform monitor or vectorscope, you can make adjustments to the color corrector or any other video filter more effectively."
I cannot imagine that I am the only one who finds this inconvenient... Can anyone else think of a workaround for what I am trying to achieve?