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  • Jennifer Abela-Froese

    March 9, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    I’ve added a movie (.mov) into my composition, but I don’t want it to start playing until it reaches the 15sec. point. How do I do this? Is it even possible?

    If anyone could help me out, that would be great!

  • Mike Clasby

    March 9, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Go to the 15 sec mark in that mov and hit “Alt [“, this will trim the inpoint to the 15 sec mark of the movie. Then slide it Around until it starts in the composition where you want it to.

    You can also double click the mov layer and set the inpoint in that layer window, but I just use, Alt [, to trim. By the way, Alt ], trim putting the outpoint in that spot.

    If you meant to not start the mov until 15 sec into your composition then go to the 15 sec spot in the timeline and then import drag in your mov from the project window.

  • Jennifer Abela-Froese

    March 9, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    What I have right now is a .mov file in the composition timeline and when i play the composition the movie starts. What I want is to use the initial frame as a background while I have some text go across the screen and then at 15sec have the movie start playing. Do you know what I mean?

  • Mike Clasby

    March 10, 2008 at 2:45 am

    The easiest is to go to the first frame of your .mov, then click Composition>Save Frame As>File. This will make a still of that frame. Import that, put it at the beginning of the timeline. Now slide your .mov down to the 15 sec point, and make sure it above the still.

  • Frank Thomas

    March 11, 2008 at 10:10 am

    This sounds like the perfect project for familiarizing yourself with “Time Remapping”.

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