Your timeline is zoomed way in. Either expand it or change the length of the comp so that you can actually have minutes seconds and frames available.
Thanks for the help Rick. I am still experiencing issues however. For instance in the composition settings I entered in 0:00:00:30 to have a 30 second composition. The first problem I notice is when I go back to the composition settings, or view the timeline, it shows one minute six seconds ( 0:00:01:06) for the duration of the comp, even though I specified 0:00:00:30.
The second problem I am having is I add clip to the timeline that is only 7 seconds long. For some reason it it stretches the clip through the whole timeline of the comp, it shouldn't as it its only 7 seconds.
Thanks for your feedback.
The first problem I notice is when I go back to the composition settings, or view the timeline, it shows one minute six seconds ( 0:00:01:06) for the duration of the comp
No it doesn't. It's showing one second and six frames.
> even though I specified 0:00:00:30
That is 30 frames---which is one second and six frames at your frame rate of 24fps.
The problem is that you think that you're specifying seconds, but you're actually specifying frames.
30 seconds is like this:
Thanks guys for pointing out my error. One last question regarding the time ruler. Is there a short cut or someway to cut the compositions duration based on where your pointer is in the timeline? For instance, in the picture below I would like to cut the composition to 7 seconds. Is there a way to do this based on the current time indicator without having to go into composition settings and manually changing it to 0:00:07?
Press "n" to trim the end of the work area to your CTI (pressing "b" trims the beginning to the CTI).
Then right-click on the work area bar and choose to trim the comp to the work area.