Playback two different version of a clip side by side

I usually lock the audio track first to make sure nothing gets overwritten and drag and drop the source into the just created and empty version track.

Glad you got it working!

Thanks a lot to all of you for the help!

Found this explanation of ganging clips together using the reels desktop view. Even though the instructions from the manual say to use 2 different reels it also works when the clips are in the same reel and you can gang more than 2 clips of multi layered timelines. The only movement of the clips is by using the shuttle mode (dragging the time bar at the base of one of the clips). ie you cant play realtime.

Ganging Clips on the Desktop

You can gang clips and sequences together on the Desktop so that when you jog one, they are all jogged. This is useful for multicam setups. When you play a clip that is part of a gang, the current frame of all other ganged clips is updated once playback has stopped.

To gang two clips on the Desktop:

  1. Make sure the clips are on different reels.
  2. Align each clip to be ganged to the timecode you want to lock.
  3. Select the clips while holding the Ctrl key, to make a multi selection.
  4. From the contextual menu, select Gang. The selected clips are ganged and the clip information turns green.

To select all clips in a gang:

  1. Select any clip and/or sequence that is part of a gang.
  2. From the contextual menu, select Gang > Select Gang. All ganged clips/sequences are selected.

To remove a clip from a gang:

  1. Select the clip(s) and/or sequence(s) you want to remove from the group.
  2. From the contextual menu, select Gang > UngangAll selected clips and/or sequences are unganged.

Thank you very much johnag for this additiional info. The way you suggested is very easy to put into practise:)