I have been trying for a couple of days to import a semi-transparent .gif to create a fly-out text box for a movie clip however it seems impossible to set the duration of the gif greater than 5 seconds. Its properties box accepts the numerical input but nothing changes if it is > 5 seconds. Dragging the bar on the timeline also stops at 5 seconds. The total clip duration is currently set at 30 seconds.
Not sure if I am missing some fundamental concept about the duration of of media objects or if something is broken?
The problem does not seem to appear in the sample project.
Edit: Just tried replacing the text box gif with the jpg I am using for a background image in this animation an there is no problem with the duration limit?