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how can you change the length of the timeline in 15 seconds?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 25, 2016 Apr 25, 2016

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I've been a long time searching, and maybe this is a stupid question but I am distraught. I would like to make a video of 15 seconds in premiere pro but the time line will continue until 02:30. I've tried everything for example change the general settings but I can not change the during of the timeline.. Is there someone who knows how is should? And can explain it easily? Thank you in advance!

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LEGEND , Apr 25, 2016 Apr 25, 2016
It doesn't matter how "long" the timeline is - you can use the + and - keys to zoom in and out. What matters is the CLIPS you have added to the timeline, starting from the left. If your clips only go to the 15-second mark, and you Export your video, the exported clip will only be 15 seconds, to match the media on the timeline - it does not export "blank" areas to the right of last clip. So it doesn't matter. You might be thinking of After Effects where you do set a duration for the Composition.T...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 25, 2016 Apr 25, 2016

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Well, is your video only 15 seconds, or is your video actually two and a half minutes?

Timeline too long (orphans) http://forums.adobe.com/thread/652216?tstart=30

-says Premiere Elements, idea may also apply for a Premiere Pro timeline

If your video is 2:30 and you only want to export a 15 second segment, you need to learn about using IN-OUT points to select

CS5-thru-CC PPro/Encore tutorial list http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1448923 has lots of links to help learn

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Apr 25, 2016 Apr 25, 2016

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Thank you for your response. I have not yet a video that I use, it's just a question about the timeline. The timeline is now 2:30 minutes but I want the timeline takes 15 seconds .. is that possible to change? In the sequence it was not possible to change for me. The links you gave me are somewhat unclear to me, because i'm not very good at English.

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Apr 25, 2016 Apr 25, 2016

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Your timeline doesn't have any duration until you start putting clips into it.  I'm not sure where you are seeing 2:30 minutes but if the timeline is empty, it doesn't have any duration.  Once you start putting in clips it will grow to be the length of the clips you add.

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Apr 25, 2016 Apr 25, 2016

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Allynn, you are right about that, that is why I think it has to do with the sequence settings ..

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It doesn't matter how "long" the timeline is - you can use the + and - keys to zoom in and out. What matters is the CLIPS you have added to the timeline, starting from the left. If your clips only go to the 15-second mark, and you Export your video, the exported clip will only be 15 seconds, to match the media on the timeline - it does not export "blank" areas to the right of last clip. So it doesn't matter. You might be thinking of After Effects where you do set a duration for the Composition.

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Unlike in After Effects (where I think the confusion is stemming from), you do not specify the duration of the timeline explicitly in Premiere.

Add your clips to a timeline and then just export as needed.

You can choose what you want to export by setting in/out points.  If you don't set any in/out points, Premiere will export the length of the clips on the timeline. So even if your timeline shows numbering up to 2:30, if your clips are only 15 seconds long,  then that is what Premiere will export.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 25, 2016 Apr 25, 2016

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All of you, thank you very much!

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New Here ,
Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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Mark in and Mark out before you export.

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Aug 19, 2021 Aug 19, 2021

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Thanks heaps, this fixed the problem!

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 14, 2021 Aug 14, 2021

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You are probably looking for the functionality of those other editing systems, which is the playhead just goes over the area on which you want it to work or on the clips you have already added and does not go past the end of those clips.

 

You simulate this functionality using In and Out Markers and a combination of the following:  Loop State Button (on toolbar, keys: space bar, ctl-spacebar, shift-ctl-spacebar

 

Functionaly: when hitting the spacebar, playhead stays within my videos:

 

Mark begin and end point (IN / OUT markers), then set LOOP state button to depressed.  Hitting spacebar loops playhead in specified interval.

 

With LOOP button off:

 

spacebar starts at current position ignoring IN/OUT and marches resolutely onward.

 

ctl-spacebar starts at current position and plays until the OUT marker and stops.

 

shift-ctl-spacebar jumps to the IN marker and plays until the OUT marker.

 

 

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