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Viewing Safe Zones and Grids

You can superimpose a grid or video-safe zones over an image to better judge its placement. Obviously, these simple visual guides aren't included in the final output. In addition, because video-safe zones indicate the viewable area of standard video monitors, you should display safe zones for images that match television's 4:3 aspect ratio. For more about the safe zones, see the sidebar "Better Safe than Sorry: Video Title- and Action-Safe Zones."

To show video-safe zones and grids:

  • In the Footage panel's Grid and Guides pulldown menu vwr_guides.jpg choose the options you want ( Figure 3.60 ):

    Title/Action Safe ( Figure 3.61 )

    Proportional Grid ( Figure 3.62 )

    Grid ( Figure 3.63 )

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

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Figure 3.60 Choose whether you want to view safe zones or grids in the Grids and Guides pull-down menu.

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Figure 3.61 You can view Title Safe and Action Safe zones…

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Figure 3.62 …a proportional grid…

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Figure 3.63 …or a standard grid.

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