Pre-trimming and inserting layers from the Footage panel


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Pre-trimming and inserting layers from the Footage panel

You can also trim source material before you add it to a composition. Again, that's another concept that editors may be more familiar with. I am going to click to my Timeline by deleting one of my layers and re-trim it so I see a little more source material here and here and use that as the starting point. Let's say I decide that I would like to insert another clip right at this point in my overall composition where this plane is touching down. To do that, I'll go to my Project panel which holds my source materials, and in the Exercise Files that came with this project I'll twirl open Sources, pick the Clock+Skyline movie and in After Effects CS5 I will double-click it to open it up in its Footage panel, which I am going to go to dock in the same frame as the Comp and Layer panels.

By the way, in After Effects CS4 or earlier double-clicking a QuickTime mov would open it up. In a simplified QuickTime Player, if you still want that behavior, if you still want to see the so...

Pre-trimming and inserting layers from the Footage panel
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Pre-trimming and inserting layers from the Footage panel provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control

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Video
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