24 style clock in Final Cut Pro

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by alan.odoherty10, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. alan.odoherty10 macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    Hi guys,

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

  2. pinholestars macrumors member


    Oct 20, 2011
    If you have Motion, there are two text/number generators. One is Time Date, the other is Timecode.
  3. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    You'll need to get a digital clock font too:


    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.
  4. ppc_michael Guest


    Apr 26, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    You could just do it in Photoshop, one image for each frame. That would likely be way easier than anything else.

Share This Page