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Michael GarskeKeyboard shortcut to set composition duration automatically by layer length
by on Nov 24, 2014 at 4:15:16 pm

Is there a keyboard shortcut or menu option to set the composition duration to the length of the longest layer?


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Dave LaRondeRe: Keyboard shortcut to set composition duration automatically by layer length
by on Nov 24, 2014 at 4:50:11 pm

drag the clip you want onto the make comp icon at the bottom of the project pane and you're all set

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


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Michael GarskeRe: Keyboard shortcut to set composition duration automatically by layer length
by on Nov 24, 2014 at 9:27:29 pm

If I trim the in/out point of a clip once it's in a composition is there a way to set the comp duration to the length of the trimmed layer?


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Dave LaRondeRe: Keyboard shortcut to set composition duration automatically by layer length
by on Nov 24, 2014 at 9:46:10 pm

Go to the clip's in-point. Hit b on the keyboard. You've just set the beginning of the comp's work area.
Go to the clip's out-point. Hit n on the keyboard. You've just set the end of the comp's Work Area.
On AE's menu at the very top -- File, Edit, etc. -- go to Composition>Trim Comp To Work Area.

Done.

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


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