Working with time display format


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Working with time display format

The last thing I want to talk about in this lesson is how time is displayed in After Effects and how you can change this time display. You would probably notice that as you move the Current Time Indicator, the times displays at the bottom of the comp panel at the top left edge at the timeline panel increment depending on what frame you're on. As I press Page Down, you'll see that frame number increment. You might have noticed something kind of funky goes on here if you're not used to video. When you get up to frame number 29, it rolls over to 1 seconds and 0 frame.

This is how SMPTE timecode--the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers count time particularly when working with video. They count in terms of hours, minutes, seconds and frames. To see and change those options, we'll go to File > Project Settings and focus on the top of this dialog, Display Style. The first area is this SMPTE timecode and I'll get back to that in a second. But you...

Working with time display format
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Working with time display format provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation

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