I have an offline that I need to recreate. No EDL/XML, timecode ref, nothing, just a Quicktime file and DSLR rushes. Trying to manually match up a frame from the raw footage to the offline is really annoying without Dual Viewers.
Add in the fact that there’s no way to change the opacity of a clip without going into the Video Effects Menu, and I have to say I’m not enjoying FCPX much today.
How about editing the clip above the off line, crop clip where most visually convenient to find match, then slip tool to visualy match. zero crop and you’re done. not the most fluid of workflows but at least you don’t have to expand menus, colapse tracks or else…
You’re almost there. If you have the offline in the Primary storyline, then edit in a short clip that’s just close but not exact to somewhere in the middle of the underlying clip. Set it to half opacity and then, with the upper clip selected, press the comma and period keys to slide the connected clip until you see a match. Once the match is made, expand the in and out of the upper clip as needed and restore it to full opacity. That’s how I would do it even if I had dual view screens but one on top of the other is still better than comparing them side-by-side.