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John Gallagher
CTI problem
on Dec 4, 2011 at 10:58:06 pm

Hi folks, hope you's all well.
I'm currently educating myself with After Effects CS 5.5 and I have an irksome problem. If I create a new composition from the project panel or from the menu bar and then add files (video, stills, audio etc)to the timeline, I can't do anything within the timeline, I can't move the CTI, can't trim the clips, nothing! However, If I drag a file to the new composition icon in the projects panel and create a new composition that way, everything works fine. Anyone know why?
Much appreciated.
John


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Angie Taylor
Re: CTI problem #AfterEffects
on Dec 5, 2011 at 9:56:23 am

Hi John,

Good morning! I think the first thing to check would be the Composition Duration. With the Comp active, got to Composition > Composition Settings and make sure it's the length you need. I suspect that you may have inadvertently created a comp with a Duration of 00:00:00:01. This could explain why you can't do any time based operations.

Hope this helps!

cheers,

Angie

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John Gallagher
Re: CTI problem #AfterEffects
on Dec 5, 2011 at 12:13:17 pm

Hi Angie, you were spot on, I've sorted it now and it's working fine.
Thanks so much.
Cheers,

John


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Angie Taylor
Re: CTI problem #AfterEffects
on Dec 5, 2011 at 4:05:35 pm

Very Happy to help! :-) It's happened to all of us at one point or another! :-)

cheers,

Angie

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