Select the layer in question, press the u key twice and look for keyframes for opacity.
Hi Rick, it's really weird, I've tried that, I've gone into every comp layer, 11 in total. I've checked each one, individually for Opacity activity and there's nothing.
It still on 54:00 fades down to black and then 4 secs later at 58:00 it comes back up. I'm climbing the walls in my office to try and work out where it is!
I've checked all the keyframe layers at the point it fades but I can't find anything around that point. Is there anywhere else within the comp that would have presets?
Do adobe have a troubleshoot IT person? I'm desperate to get this looked at, it seems to be beyond me!! Arrrghhhhhh. Thanks again for your help and assistance.
If you want to post the project file I'll take a look. We don't need footage. You could also post a screenshot with the layer that is causing trouble isolated and all properties revealed. Have you opened the layer in the footage panel and looked there?
Thanks again, I'm not sure how you open the layer in the footgae panel? Do you just double click it? Not sure if this will be clear, here are two screen grabs.
The first shows the text layer which I think is causing it, then I move the footage on and it's faded to black. Not sure if this makes it any clear. Thanks again Jeff
I'm wondering if the very top layer is what is making things fade. I see layer 2 with an eps, but not a layer 1, looks like ur hide/shy icon is on, which means a layer is hidden i think...that top layer could be controlling the opacity, click that blue icon, maybe that's what the problem is. hope that helps.
In that second grab, what's going on in that Comp at 53:11? Black video?
I'm also having difficulty understanding why you should be seeing any text at all, since none of the layers are 3D and the text layer is beneath nested comps containing full-screen video (I presume).
Thanks for your help, I've just realised via JohnyFive on here, I had left the Shy switch on!! It was hiding the offending layer, which had opacity on and was fading it out
Thanks again for all your help and diligence in trying to work the problem and sorry for wasting your time on what was a simple answer. I'm so new to AE, I'll get there in the end. But as always appreciate your help jeff
Hi Johny, that's the one!! The switch was on and I found the offending layer. Thanks so much again, Jeff