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Flo de Haan
Auto set duration of sequence equal to selected clip.
on Nov 27, 2011 at 3:03:15 pm

I'm looking for a way to do the following in After Effects 5.5:


- I've dragged a clip into the seq-thumb to create a new sequence using clip's duration
- Using Alt+[ and Alt+] I've shortened my clip (adjusting the in/out points)

(for example the clip was 30 seconds, and I've cut something from the start and something from the end, and now my clip is 20 seconds, having 5 seconds black at the beginning and the end of the sequence)

Is there a shortcut to set the sequence duration to the new clip duration. Or either equal to the start or end point of my clip.

I know how to do it manually, aligning my clip's start point with the seq start (by pressing '[' while the clip is selected) and then use Cmd+K to set the duration to the clip's end point. But I believe that's way too many steps.

Isn't there an easier way using shortcuts or creating shortcuts for this?
Or maybe something that comes close to this?

thank you.

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Brian Charles
Re: Auto set duration of sequence equal to selected clip.
on Nov 27, 2011 at 5:37:49 pm

You can set the Work Area using the B and N Keys and then trim the Comp to the Work Area.

Select the trimmed layer and press the i key on the keyboard to go to the layer's In Point, then press the letter B to set the Beginning of the Work Area.

Press the letter o to move to the layer's Out Point and then press the letter N to set the end of the Work Area.

Now right click in the area above the timeline and select Trim Comp to Work Area.



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Flo de Haan
Re: Auto set duration of sequence equal to selected clip.
on Nov 27, 2011 at 11:54:02 pm

thank you.
that was really helpful

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I use:
Hardware:
MacBookPro 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. 4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
L2 Cache 2MB - Bus Speed 8MHZ
NVIDEA GeForce 8600M GT VRAM 512 MB

Software:
OS Version 10.6.7 (Snow Leopard)
FCP7
Adobe Production Premium CS5.5
AVID MC5.5
I own FCPX but refuse to use it.
*****


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David Goodwin
Re: Auto set duration of sequence equal to selected clip.
on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:00:35 pm

Thanks. That was helpful. Roughly the same question


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