How to View a Full Screen Preview in Premiere Pro [SHORTCUT]

When working on your project, there is always a need to view a full screen preview in Premiere Pro. Whether you need to rewatch something you’ve just edited, or you’re looking to show a full preview to your colleague – you’ll always be fumbling around to get the preview setup and running smoothly. 

But no need to worry, we’re going to look at the quickest and most efficient ways to view a full screen preview in Premiere Pro. These tips will allow you to watch the preview with a click of a button (literally). No more fumbling around trying to work out the dimensions and how best to display it. 

Let’s jump straight into it below!

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How to view a full screen preview in Premiere Pro

Right let’s get into it, this is the perfect step by step guide for all of you beginner video editors to help you nail that preview in seconds. This will allow you to preview your clip smoothly in Premiere Pro in multiple situations.

How to full screen preview any window in Premiere Pro

To preview any window in Premiere Pro as a full screen simply follow these steps below:

  • Select the window you want to view in full screen 
  • Press the keyboard shortcut [‘] to make the selected window full screen. The [‘] is known as the accent key. 
  • Then to exit full screen, simply press the accent key again to go back to the normal view in Premiere Pro. 
  • If you double click the area as well, it will also preview it in full screen. 

When using this method to view a full screen preview in Premiere Pro, it allows you to access the playback keys and makes displaying the clip simple and efficient. 

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How to make your Premiere Pro project full screen

This is a super simple shortcut to making your project full screen. Simply use the following shortcuts to access the dull screen: 
Mac: “Command \” 
PC: “Control \” 

This will enlarge your project from corner to corner, allowing you to preview in full screen. 

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How to view in full screen on a different monitor in Premiere Pro

If you have a double screen setup, then this next Premiere Pro tip is for you. Here’s how to set one screen to allow you to preview your current edit in full screen at all times. 

How to View a Full Screen Preview in Premiere Pro [SHORTCUT]

Simply follow these steps below: 

  • Go to Premiere Pro > Preferences and click Playback
  • Now, a new window will pop up; ensure that you select Enable Mercury Transmit
  • Then under Video Device, select all the devices (Monitors) that you want to display your Premiere Pro on
  • Click on “OK” and drag the screen over to the other monitor that you wish to display the full screen playback on 
  • Now click for Mac: “Command \” and for PC: “Control \” to view that preview in full screen. 
How to View a Full Screen Preview in Premiere Pro [SHORTCUT]

How to preview your video in full screen in Premiere Pro

Finally, we are here, and this is the last tip for previewing full screen in Premiere Pro. This is now how you preview your video in full screen. 

To view full screen, simply press the keyboard shortcut [‘] to make the selected window full screen – this now allows you to preview in full screen. 

Then hit the accent key (Mac: “Command [‘]” and for PC: “Control \ [‘]”) to return to the standard screen. You can preview the clip using keyboard shortcuts, for example: 

  • Spacebar to play the clip and stop the clip. 
  • J to rewind
  • JJ to rewind 2x
  • L to fast forward your clip
  • LL to fast forward your clip 2x 

And there you have it. That’s how to view full screen preview in Premiere Pro in four different circumstances. 

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Jay Neill is the founder, owner, and managing editor of iFilmThings and believes everyone should have access to the film resources they need to plan their filmmaking project, which is why he’s dedicated iFilmThings to helping all filmmakers.

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