How to freeze the frame at the end of a layer and hold for the rest of the composition?

Explorer ,
Feb 09, 2017 Feb 09, 2017

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Hey all,

This is one of those questions I USED to know the answer to... but I'm coming back to AE after having basically not used it for several years, so I don't remember how this worked, and for some weird reason, I can't find the answer. I have a piece of footage that is shorter than the entire composition. I want to freeze the last frame and hold it there until the composition reaches its end point. I do not want to change the timing of anything in the footage/layer itself-- just freeze and hold the last frame. It really seems like "freeze frame" SHOULD do this, but it just shows a frozen frame (converted the avi file to a still image in this instance, I think.) I need a frozen still of the *last* frame that will last for the duration of the entire comp. Please help me remember how this is done!! Thanks for all help and advice.

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LEGEND , Feb 09, 2017 Feb 09, 2017
Time Remapping to the rescue!  Here's What you do: Highlight the layer in question.  Go to Layer>Time>Enable Time Remapping.  The keyboard shortcut is Ctl-Alt-t (Win) or Cmd-Opt-t (Mac). You'll see two keyframes, one at the head of the clip and one at the tail.  Go to the tail.  Go to the frame BEFORE the ending keyframe.  Make another keyframe. Delete the final keyframe and pull the clip's out point as far as you want.  Everything beyond the new final keyframe is a freeze frame.Very handy.

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Time Remapping to the rescue!  Here's What you do:

  • Highlight the layer in question.  Go to Layer>Time>Enable Time Remapping.  The keyboard shortcut is Ctl-Alt-t (Win) or Cmd-Opt-t (Mac).
  • You'll see two keyframes, one at the head of the clip and one at the tail.  Go to the tail.  Go to the frame BEFORE the ending keyframe.  Make another keyframe.
  • Delete the final keyframe and pull the clip's out point as far as you want.  Everything beyond the new final keyframe is a freeze frame.

Very handy.

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Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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Thanks!

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Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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Thanks so much!

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New Here ,
Mar 25, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

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Hey Dave,

That was a perfect answer...

3 years have passed and you are still helping people with that 🙂

 

Thank you

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LEGEND ,
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in addition to what Dave suggested, as of CC2017 you also have the freeze on last frame feature

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Nov 26, 2021 Nov 26, 2021

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Wow, so much easier!

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Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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Yeah, this worked much better. I could not the above solution to work. Thanks!

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