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How to edit a clip longer than 30 seconds?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 14, 2009 Apr 14, 2009

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Hi,

Im new to after effects and im not sure how to extend the timeline to accomodate for a clip that is longer than 30 seconds? Im sure it is very simple if it can be done so please excuse the stupid question.

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Advisor , Apr 14, 2009 Apr 14, 2009
Under the "Composition" menu, go to the "Composition Settings" option.There you can extend the duration. Click here for more details and see how much more can be found in the very well planned and maintained Online Help Files.

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Apr 14, 2009 Apr 14, 2009

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Under the "Composition" menu, go to the "Composition Settings" option.

There you can extend the duration.


Click here for more details and see how much more can be found in the very well planned and maintain...

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Apr 14, 2009 Apr 14, 2009

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No question is stupid. Well, certainly not this one

Besides Steve's suggestion (on target as usual), you can also drag your footage item to the Comp button in the project panel, and that will automatically create a Comp that contains that footage item and automatically matches its' duration, frame rate and dimensions. It's quite handy, but only when you want to create a new Comp. For an existing one, use the Comp Settings dialog as explained by Steve.

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Apr 16, 2009 Apr 16, 2009

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You can even use the shortcut ctrl-k (cmd-k if on mac) to open your composition properties.

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New Here ,
May 15, 2018 May 15, 2018

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I don't see any COMPOSITION option on the Spark task bar? Where might I find it? Thanks...

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LEGEND ,
May 15, 2018 May 15, 2018

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What is spark task bar? We're discussing After Effects. Show us a screenshot

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New Here ,
Jan 14, 2021 Jan 14, 2021

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I can not locate the "Comp" either... I'm brand new at this and I feel defeated.

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Aug 02, 2021 Aug 02, 2021

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make sure your compisition is selected to be able to go to composition settings. 

 

or when you make a new composition you will see the option of "duration" under the start timecode.

There you can type your duration time! hope that helps.

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Jan 07, 2019 Jan 07, 2019

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Thank you so much! You satisfied me man ❤️

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