I have several photo layers with a length of 8 seconds. I attempted to sequence the layers with an overlap, duration of 1 second, with a cross dissolve front and back layers.When I click OK, the length of the layers changes to the length of the project instead of staying at 8 seconds. Why is this?
Did you import them with a fixed duration perhaps? Check your prefs! You should be able to also see this in your timeline - the bars will extend to the right edge instead of coinciding with the last time readout (which is a few pixels inset). If so, simply trim the layers accordingly.