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Marc Nibor
navigating long footage in short comp
on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:46:08 pm

if I have a short comp - like 5 seconds long or so - and drop in a 4 minute clip... and need only a very short pasrt almost at the end of the clip... how can I get to this part fast, instead of spending minutes with dragging the clip from left to right in 5 second increments.

I remember that I used to temporarily change the comp length in the the comp settings in order to be able to navigate easier... but there's got to be another way.... right? ; )



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Dave LaRonde
Re: navigating long footage in short comp
on Oct 30, 2013 at 12:18:46 am

Double-click on the layer to open it in the layer window. Scrub to the part of the video you want. Hit the In Point button at the bottom of the footage window. You're done.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Marc Nibor
Re: navigating long footage in short comp
on Oct 30, 2013 at 12:38:39 am

Thank you Dave!!!

That helped tremendously : )



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Todd Kopriva
Re: navigating long footage in short comp
on Oct 30, 2013 at 1:36:00 am

Dave's way is how to do it after the fact, but you can also open a footage item in the Footage panel before you add it to the composition, set an In point and an Out point, and then just use the trimmed footage item.

That is shown in the first video in this basics series:
https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/learn/start/aftereffects.html

That series is one of the resources that I recommend here:
http://adobe.ly/AE_basics

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Lito Lorenzo
Re: navigating long footage in short comp
on Oct 30, 2013 at 3:12:26 am

Thanks guys! Preciate the quick turn around.

In regards to Dave.. That "Free" sign always gets me..


This has definitely turned into a Premier Pro forum question..

I tried opening another PP project file... copying some clips... and what do you know, it did not turn into a compisition!

But for some reason, the current project I am working on still does... So I will post in Premiere Pro section. Thanks


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