Setting the Duration of a Composition

Here are a few notes and tips for working with composition durations...

If you enter a number without colons, it is assumed to be the number of frames. In the example below, the number 250 has been entered. This is a PAL composition (25 frames per second), so the number will automatically be converted to 4 seconds (0:00:4:00).

Composition Settings

Another useful trick is to enter a number followed by a period (full stop). This converts the number to seconds instead of frames, saving you the annoyance of having to type all those zeros and colons. For example, the number 2 followed by a period converts to 2 seconds:

Composition Settings

Add two periods to convert to minutes, and add three periods to convert to hours. For example:

Composition Settings
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