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Old Nov 2, 2012, 05:55 AM   #1
alan.odoherty10
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24 style clock in Final Cut Pro

Hi guys,

Looking for a plugin to create a "24" style ticking clock in FCP. Any ideas much appreciated.

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Old Nov 2, 2012, 10:44 AM   #2
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If you have Motion, there are two text/number generators. One is Time Date, the other is Timecode.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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You'll need to get a digital clock font too:

http://www.1001fonts.com/digital+clock-fonts.html

I have no idea how to use Motion, and I don't think that you can do it in FCP, but in After Effects, I would apply the "Numbers" Effect to three layers, one for hours, one for minutes, one for seconds, then have each of them count appropriately. Also, two layers with colons in between the counters.

Make the text red, apply a glow and you're good. Also, maybe add just a plain text layer below it all in a very deep red that reads 88:88:88 so that it looks more realistic.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 01:37 PM   #4
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You could just do it in Photoshop, one image for each frame. That would likely be way easier than anything else.
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