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.
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.
Daniel. K from Germany