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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.
Under the "Composition" menu, go to the "Composition Settings" option.
There you can extend the duration.
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.
You can even use the shortcut ctrl-k (cmd-k if on mac) to open your composition properties.
I don't see any COMPOSITION option on the Spark task bar? Where might I find it? Thanks...
What is spark task bar? We're discussing After Effects. Show us a screenshot
I can not locate the "Comp" either... I'm brand new at this and I feel defeated.
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.
Thank you so much! You satisfied me man ❤️