Whenever I import photos - jpegs or psd files, the layers are imported as a duration of 2 - 5 frames (extremely short). Is there a way to change this or match my composition? I've tried changing the import preferences with no luck. Or, do I need to do something on Photoshop's side to extend the duration or match my composition's duration which is 30 seconds? This is driving me nuts where I can't seem to find a solution. I'm currently using CS5 AE.
You probably have the sequence option enabled on the import dialog. Turn it off.
That fixed it. Thank you so much!