Extending layers across multiple scenes

You can extend layers past scene boundaries. This can be helpful for a variety of reasons, such as having captions play across multiple scenes. Extended layers will be contained within the first scene’s starting boundary and the last scene’s ending boundary.

Extending a layer in the Timeline

  1. Select the visual layer in your Canvas, or the 8th_note_icon.png audio or visual layer in the script or timeline
  2. Hover your mouse over the edge of the layer in your Timeline until the trim icon appears
  3. Click and drag the edge to the desired location

Screenshot of Descript editor illustrating how to extend layers

Extending a layer in the properties panel

You can also change the duration of a layer directly from the properties panel by:

  1. Selecting the visual layer in your Canvas, or the 8th_note_icon.png audio or visual layer in the script or timeline
  2. Clicking the duration value in the properties panel on the right-hand sidebar and changing it to the desired length

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