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How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157210

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I am doing a review of a video that I myself made and my buddy recorded because I want to critique his editing. There's a point where I want to stress how long something is taking by putting a little timer in the corner. How do I do this?

Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157217

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Hello and welcome!

There's a simple and fast way to include a timer using BITC panel which displays timecode. It provides some adjustments, e.g. to font and colour. You can move the panel with the mouse to desired position. To invoke right-click on sequence viewer (red flag) and select "BITC..".

Try if it meets your needs.
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Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157222

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@hugly -- This appears a fascinating possibility. Could you explain a little more simply, for less experienced editors, how to locate and place this time code?

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Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157225

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Sure.


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Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157228

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Vee gates, hugly, und feelin’ donk.

Is there a way to mark and park so the time code appears only on a specified section of the timeline?
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Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157229

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No, unfortunately it isn't, at least not directly. With the Pro version you can't even render the BITC panel on a marked section in the timeline. You can export a section with BITC on, re-import and replace it. That’s fine with the Pro version, but not good for the quality using the Free version.

Schrauber has created a timer effect as far as I can remember and, last but not least you can use overlays downloaded from the internet and use Masked Blend and DVE to create something like this:
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Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157235

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hugly wrote:
... Schrauber has created a timer effect as far as I can remember ... [/attachment]

As Lightworks Templates:

Reverse timers were posted under the topic: "Countdown Generator For Custom Countdown Videos"
"5 minute countdown generator" on page 2
60 second countdown generator on page 3
Both effects can also be shortened to shorter periods.


Forward timer and graphical timer I also used as templates.
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Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157256

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Forward timer:

5 minutes timer
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Download:
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Just unpack, copy to the same directory as the user effects. (for details click "Spoiler")
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Close and restart Ligktworks.
Now the effect template should be found under...
"User" / "Timer" / "5 minutes timer"

Insert the effent with the run time of exactly 5 minutes (e.g., Mark and Park) (otherwise the timer would run at the wrong speed).

If necessary: Now the effects runtime can be shortened (remove the unneeded part).

Here is a video how the 5 minute effect template can be used as a 2 minute timer from minute 5 to minute 7 of the Timeline:
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If you want to trim the effect length, you should note:
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Font and color can be changed in the effects settings.
A change in the font size would be difficult because it would also change the times.
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Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157281

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Progress effect template:
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(In the "Image" effect of the routing, a background image for the clock can be inserted if desired).


First step: Make sure you have the user effect "DVE with vignette" installed.
Note that user effects (.fx) are installed differently than effect templates (.fxt).
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Second step:

Download effect template:
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Just unpack, copy to the same directory as the user effects. (for details click "Spoiler")
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Close and restart Ligktworks.
Now the effect template should be found under...
"User" / "Timer" / "Progress, Clock, transp./image"


Info for users who do not export in 16/9 format:
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Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157282

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As before, but with border:
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Effect template:
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After the installation (see post before) the effect template should be there:
"User" / "Timer" / "Progress, Clock2, transp./image"
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Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157286

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Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157288

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No I know you can do that but that's not what I mean. The BITC timecode only shows how far into the video you are in. That's not what I want, I want to have a timer to measure how long something is for the video. To emphasize my distaste for the amount of time the thing I am measuring takes. Like in a game review where there is a game or something and they wanna show you just how long it takes for it to load. They put a timer in the corner. Much like some sort of stopwatch?
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Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157289

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Where do I get this overlay?

Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157290

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Which one?
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Re: How do I place a timer over a clip? 9 months ago #157292

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You can use BITC to do what you need. It's just a matter of choosing the right options. If you use elapsed time you can reset that to zero at the point at which you want to start timing.


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Strictly speaking you don't need to display "Elapsed" on your sequence viewer to reset the timer, but it can make it clearer to understand what's happening.

If you only want the burnt in display to show during your region of interest export the sequence with BITC displayed and re-import that version. Then disable BITC on your sequence and on a new video layer add your exported version and trim it to the length that you need. Better still, use mark and park and you won't need to trim anything.

[EDIT] I set those screen grabs up in flexible mode. They should be the same in fixed mode, which is doubtless what you're using.
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