Unable to extend duration of video layers in Photoshop

Explorer ,
Sep 01, 2018 Sep 01, 2018

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Hello,

I am currently working on an animation in photoshop and I am using video layers. Normally when I would do this, if I ran out of room I could simply extend the video layer and it would create more frames for me to work with. Now when I try to do that, the video layer will only shrink, but not extend. It won't even extend when the timeline is extended, I don't understand why the maximum duration is "set" and I cannot change it. This never used to happen to me. Is there some setting I can click to change this?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 02, 2018 Sep 02, 2018

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Have got past this?  It's been 15 hours since you posted, and no reply.

You can drag a video track forward, which will extend the timeline.

You can add another video group.  Put a layer in it and drag to extend it.

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Explorer ,
Sep 03, 2018 Sep 03, 2018

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No I haven't figured it out.

Like I said, when I try to drag and extend the video layer it will not do so. Even when the timeline is extended past the video layer. This used to not be the case and I do not understand why it suddenly isn't working

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New Here ,
Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018

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Hi the only workaround I've found is to select your video layer, go to Layers > video layers > insert new frame. You can then drag the video layer forward frame by frame. (Make sure your background layer is long enough to accommodate whatever new frames you want to add.)

This is made somewhat easier if you assign a keyboard shortcut to "insert new frame" - you can then just hit the shortcut, drag the frame, etc, and it doesn't take too long.

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New Here ,
Jan 15, 2019 Jan 15, 2019

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Is the layer you want to extend a smart object? If so, you can extend it within the smart object panel.

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New Here ,
Dec 30, 2019 Dec 30, 2019

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Hi, Im facing the same problem and unable to find a solution... did you figure it out ? Thanks.

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New Here ,
Dec 30, 2019 Dec 30, 2019

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I was facing the same issue but I figured it out just seconds ago. Im sure you too have, coz this question is ayear old.. but replying so it helps someone later on...

 

If you change the speed of the video layer you can then extend it.

(To change the speed of a clip, right-click on the appropriate layer. Select "Speed" to increase or decrease playback speed using the slider or a percentage value.)

I hope this helps.Thanks. 

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New Here ,
Feb 11, 2020 Feb 11, 2020

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Hi.

I'm not sure, if that's an issue in your case but I actually came up with a solution just a moment after searching this post up to I decided to share it with you. I noticed that when you extend your blank layer (paper layer, beginning layer whatever) first, and after that add new video layer, your new video layer is the same size as your paper layer, so if you want to make an 15 minutes animation you have to extend your paper layer first to 15 minutes and only after that add new video layer.

Maybe that's something very simple but It was actually an issue in my case. 

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New Here ,
May 04, 2020 May 04, 2020

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Thanks! This worked for me! 🙂

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New Here ,
Jul 29, 2020 Jul 29, 2020

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For everyone else who's have also faced this situation, if you had already deleted that first new file background layer, if you create a new regular layer, delete that video layer that isn't working as expected, and create a new one, it will also work... hopefully it will work .

Also thanks for the solution, it worked for me.

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Enthusiast ,
Mar 23, 2020 Mar 23, 2020

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Video editting is quite limited to basic operations. a videolayer (small video icon bottom right) cant be extended it seems. I can only be trimmed (shortened) why this is baffles me. You can make a new one and this will get the length of the total video. Its kinda ridiculous working with this system

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2021 Apr 10, 2021

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I'm so sorry for necro-posting, but I gotta share this for others who find this cause I got stuck for the longest time. If you create a video layer, go to the layers section up top, go to rasterize and rasterize all, you can extend it. Again, sorry for the unnecessary bump but trust me this'll save so much time for others who were in my position in the future.

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Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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Thank you so much I almost had an anyrism trying to figure out what was wrong 

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