2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2009 10:21 AM by David Wigforss-Hv1BNN

    Extending "work area end"

    e-marie

      I am using After Effects Cs3 and can not extend the "work area end" indicator beyond 20 seconds. It seems it should be as simple as dragging it to the right, but that does not work. I can only make it shorter by dragging it to the left. So no matter what the duration of the file I import it will only give me 20 seconds or so of the video. I need to make a video longer than 20 seconds. Can someone please tell me how to fix this? Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Extending "work area end"
          HarryPutnam Level 1

          e-marie wrote:

           

          I am using After Effects Cs3 and can not extend the "work area end" indicator beyond 20 seconds. It seems it should be as simple as dragging it to the right, but that does not work. I can only make it shorter by dragging it to the left. So no matter what the duration of the file I import it will only give me 20 seconds or so of the video. I need to make a video longer than 20 seconds. Can someone please tell me how to fix this? Thanks!

           

          One way to extend a project is to use the Compsition Settings.  In the compoisiton window right click the name of the composition and chose `composition settings' from that menu.  In the resulting dialog down at the bottom is `Duration'.  I use that to extend a project.

           

          If you already know this, then its out of my league.  But if that helps then understand too that any layers on the timeline will have to be extended to the new end manually ... or at least if there are only a few, manually is good.

           

          Make sure you are extending a layer and not moving it... it pretty easy to mix those up.

          • 2. Re: Extending "work area end"
            David Wigforss-Hv1BNN Level 2

            If you need to extend the layers to the new extended workarea, move to end of timeline, select all layers and press alt ] (bracket not parenthesis).  That moves the outpoint for all selected layers.  If you need to extend footage, you'll have to timeremap.