How to make a countdown video?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by briantology, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. briantology macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking to either find a video of a countdown of about 3 minutes or make one, I'd prefer that latter. I really don't know what to use to make one (I don't have AfterEffects, but I do have Final Cut Studio and CS3 Premium). Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. dannyeaston macrumors newbie

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    iMovie. Type 3:00 and extend for 25 frames, then type 2:59 etc. etc.
     
  3. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    I'm guessing there's a quicker approach...
     
  4. dannyeaston macrumors newbie

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    Well, smarty, instead of guessing please enlighten us all.
     
  5. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    well idk personally but I'm sure he already knows that he can make 180 slides, one for each second.

    to the op, check out this youtube video, he used keynote and imovie.
     
  6. briantology thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea, not really the technique I was looking for, but I guess that would work. I was hoping to have milliseconds in the countdown too, like:

    minutes:seconds:milliseconds

    I was trying to use Flash to do it, but I can only make a countdown to dates. Plus, I don't know how to turn that into a .mov file.
     
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  8. -DH macrumors 65816

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    In FCP, set the Timeline timecode to start at 0. Add a color matte or slug to the Timeline for the duration needed. Apply the Timecode Generator filter to the clip. Export as a self-contained movie. Import the resulting file, place it on the Timeline and hit Command j (speed) and click the reverse button.

    -DH
     
  9. briantology thread starter macrumors 6502

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