Can I set duration of multiple After Effects (freezed frame) layers to a fixes value (e.g. 4 seconds each) at once?

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Select all of the layers. Move the time cursor to where you want the layers duration to end. Press alt + ]. This will extend your layer to that position (if it is able to be extended).

Pressing alt + [ would adjust the in point

Pressing Press [ or ] on their own would move the in or out point of the layer to your current time position.

  • also if you're shifting layers around aescripts.com/pt_shiftlayers is v useful
    – tomh
    Jun 1, 2020 at 20:21
  • Those freezed frame layers are distributed around my composition between non-freezed layers which I dont want to modify.
    – ramiwi
    Jun 1, 2020 at 21:10
  • Perfect, thanks! I aligned all the freezed frame layers to the cursor using [, moved the cursor 4 seconds forward and used alt+[ to apply a single out point to all (and finally sequnced them using animation>keyframe assistant).
    – ramiwi
    Jun 2, 2020 at 0:19

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