4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 21, 2014 8:31 AM by Szalam

    Help! My timeline went wierd!

    Oryxial

      I was using After Effects (CC) yesterday and imported some .AVIs and some .PNGs to make my Outro for YouTube, I then closed out of After Effects (CC) and when I go to make a composition, I choose for example 5:49 as the time and it changes to 6:19 whenever the frame rate is below 60!

       

      Also, when I look at the timeline it says 10f, 20f, 01:00f, etc. Please help!

        • 1. Re: Help! My timeline went wierd!
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Check the project time base setting, footage interpretation etc. and whether you use feet instead of frames or SMPTE time.

           

          http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2010/01/getting-started-with-after-eff.html

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: Help! My timeline went wierd!
            Oryxial Level 1

            Ok, I'll go try that now

            • 3. Re: Help! My timeline went wierd!
              Oryxial Level 1

              Ok, I checked the link and I dunno if it's my bad finding skills, but I found no help there so I'll tell you what I have in my Project Settings window and my Composition Settings window.

               

              Project Settings:

              Time Display Style:

               

              Timecode(Selected)

              Footage Start Time: Use Media Source

              Default Base: 30

               

              Frames(Unselected)

              Use Feet + Frames: 35mm

              Frame Count: Timecode Conversion

               

              Color Settings:

              Depth: 8 bits per channel

              Working Space: None

              Blend Colors Using 1.0 Gamma (Unselected)

              Match Legacy After Effects QuickTime Gamma Adjustments (Unselected)

               

              Audio Settings

              Sample Rate: 96.000 kHz

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              Composition Settings:

              Basic|

              Preset: HDTV 1080 29.97

              Width: 1920 px

              Height 1080 px

              Lock Aspect Ratio (Selected)

              Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels

              Frame Rate: 29.97

              Drop Fram (Selected)

              Resolution: Full

              Start Timecode: 0;00;00;00

              Duration: 0;00;05;49 (It then changes to 6:00+ for each second passed 30)

              Background Color: Royal Blue.

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              Hope these details will help you find the solution!


              • 4. Re: Help! My timeline went wierd!
                Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Oryxial wrote:

                 

                I choose for example 5:49 as the time and it changes to 6:19 whenever the frame rate is below 60!

                 

                Also, when I look at the timeline it says 10f, 20f, 01:00f, etc. Please help!

                 

                That's because you're not making a 5 minute and 49 second comp. It's 5 seconds and 49 frames. Time is measured in hh:mm:ss:ff (hours, minutes, seconds, frames). You can't make a composition that is 5 seconds and 49 frames long if your frame rate is 30.

                 

                If your frame rate is 30 frames per second. 5 seconds, plus 49 frames is going to be 6 seconds and 19 frames. The reason you're seeing the top of the timeline like that is because the compositions you are making are so short, it's displaying in frames.

                 

                If you want a comp that is 5 minutes long and 49 seconds, you'll need to tell it to be that long and this time DON'T FORGET to add the 00 frames at the end.