Final Cut Pro X Stopwatch/timer

schpongo

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Hey guys i'm kinda new to Final Cut pro X and i have a video in which in need to add a timer/stopwatch but i have no idea how i would add one all kinds of help would be greatly appreciated.

Thx
Daniel. K from Germany
 
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shyam09

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i can't be 100% sure as i found this on a website, but here it is:
X has a generate time code function built in.
(in the Generators area under Elements)

Pop it over black (or anything you like) then crop, range and export it as a separate element you can re- use to your hearts content.
if it doesn't work, then just google it ;)
 

schpongo

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Thx i found it it did but the timer start at the beginning of the video and then goes on and on it doesn't start at the point i would like it to start/
 
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slackpacker

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Hey guys i'm kinda new to Final Cut pro X and i have a video in which in need to add a timer/stopwatch but i have no idea how i would add one all kinds of help would be greatly appreciated.

Thx
Daniel. K from Germany
For $50 you can purchase Motion ... which is really a necessary part of FCPX. In Motion 5 there are Generators for Numbers, Time & Date and TimeCode. You can even use motion to make the effect for FCPX. Almost all the Effects included in FCPX originate and are made with Motion 5.
 

schpongo

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I have Motion 5. So if i understood you correctly i can make the stopwatch effect in motion?
 

schpongo

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Hmm i not quiet sure how to approach this problem. I have no idea how to use Motion 5