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Create a running clock on-screen that starts at a specific time that's not 00:00:00

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I have a specific problem that I have not found a satisfying answer to assist me.

 

I'm creating a video that runs in real time (a documentary) from a specific time on the clock. That time is not 00:00:00, but a specific moment (hour and minute) and then I want to have that run as a graphic onscreen while I edit pieces of video to match the time on screen. At some points, I will need to step out of the running clock to emphasize key points, then resume the running clock where we'd left it.

 

I've seen examples where you just restart the timecode of the sequence, but I need a graphic template that I can customize, and alter as needed to fit my time onscreen.

 

Any ideas?

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Create a running clock on-screen that starts at a specific time that's not 00:00:00

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I have a specific problem that I have not found a satisfying answer to assist me.

 

I'm creating a video that runs in real time (a documentary) from a specific time on the clock. That time is not 00:00:00, but a specific moment (hour and minute) and then I want to have that run as a graphic onscreen while I edit pieces of video to match the time on screen. At some points, I will need to step out of the running clock to emphasize key points, then resume the running clock where we'd left it.

 

I've seen examples where you just restart the timecode of the sequence, but I need a graphic template that I can customize, and alter as needed to fit my time onscreen.

 

Any ideas?

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If you have Ae you can make a timer yourself and turn it into a mogrt.

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This sounds good, though I'm looking to make something that can last about 2 hours, and this is obviously outside my experience in building. For the After Effects, is there an example of how I can get started doing what you suggest? What would it be called so I can search for a training video?

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If want to keep it simple and you wanted to stay in Premiere Pro, albeit without any real control on the look of the counter - you could apply the 'Timecode' plugin to an adjustment layer and set it to any time you want. Use the crop tool to remove frames if you just want hours minutes, seconds.

 

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I agree with Steve. I did something similar a few years ago. Had 3 arri cameras on roof and it was supposed to be detectives talking to a crazy suspect. Several problems. Between all the hand held cameras and crew on roof there were lots of clips that suddenly had another camera or crew people in the shot, so CUTS HAD to be made. I decided to make static as if the video camera had been shut off. Then it comes back on and timecode had to begin where it left off before static. There was no video camera, it was all arri stuff. I made it black and white with a photoshop overlay to imitate a video camera screen with the timecode on bottom right. You can see how the timecode looks slightly different than the rest of the overlay but it's not too terrible. As Steve said, you can't change that in PPro. You can apparently in AE (as Ann said )

Just scrub to end of this video to see the rooftop stuff.

 

https://vimeo.com/203890457

 

This is "Sc16-17-MyEdit" by rodney bauer on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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