Photoshop CS6: Can't extend video layer duration

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When I create a new video layer, its duration is set to that of the work area (or sometimes less). As I make the project longer, I extend the work area; I don't know in advance, when I first create the layers, how long I want the video to be.

Eventually, I reach the end of the video layer. Even after extending the work area, it won't let me drag the clip to make it longer. If I bring up the clip's dialogue box, it says that whatever its current duration is is the maximum it can be.

So in order to add more frames, I have to add a new layer. Pretty soon, I'm drowning in redundant layers.

Photoshop CS6 - Snow Leopard 10.6.8
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Miguel Nieves

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Its cause your layer is a smart object. Double click on your smart object layer in your layers panel. Brings you to your smart object .psb doc for that layer. Adjust length of layer within your timeline panel.
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Adelina Hristova

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Very basic tip but very helpful! I wish Photoshop cc 2017 has a pop-up message as a reminder to follow the steps you suggest here, Miguel Nieves!