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Viewing Safe Zones and Grids

You can superimpose a grid or video-safe zones over an image to better judge the placement of objects in the image. Displaying grids in a Layer or Composition panel can help to you align elements or keep them within the viewable area of the screen. Obviously, these simple visual guides aren't included in the final output.

To show video-safe zones and grids, click open the Grid and Guides pop-up menu in the Footage, Composition, or Layer panel and choose the option(s) you want (see Figure 12):

You can display any combination of zones and guides at the same time.

Figure 12

Figure 12 Use the Grids and Guides pop-up menu to specify whether to view video-safe zones or grids.

Figure 13

Figure 13 Title Safe and Action Safe zones are marked.

Figure 14

Figure 14 Viewing a proportional grid.

Figure 15

Figure 15 Standard grid.

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