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Adam MacDonald
Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas 12
on Sep 17, 2015 at 8:20:35 pm

I'm using Vegas Platinum 12 and I want to create a time code in a video. But here is the catch. I want to start the clock at a specific time and have the count start at that time, i.e 05:21:34 or 21:01:19, etc... Does anyone know how to do that?


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Aaron Star
Re: Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas 12
on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:16:41 pm
Last Edited By Aaron Star on Sep 21, 2015 at 7:36:41 pm

Digital Clock font and frames for each change?

There is a plugin for Timecode, and if set on the preview window, you can then change the timecode of the timeline to what ever you want it to display. For a countdown run the rendered clip in reverse. Use a cover mask to clip the numbers you do not want to see.

A still image of what you would like to see and still of what you have so far would be helpful.


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Graham Bernard
Re: Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas 12
on Sep 18, 2015 at 5:33:55 am

Erm... Which of these are you after?



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Russ Froze
Re: Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas 12
on Sep 19, 2015 at 3:56:07 pm
Last Edited By Russ Froze on Sep 19, 2015 at 3:59:30 pm

Hi, I'm not certain about Platinum but in Pro this can be accomplished in one of two ways.

1) Create new Video track. Insert Empty event in new track. Place the timecode generator on the empty event then begin the video clip at the desired time i.e 05:21:34 or 21:01:19, etc.

2) Create a veg with the timecode generator save it as some_file_name.veg import the some_file_name.veg into the project place it on a new layer. Alt click and drag left or right to adjust to the desired time. Be aware that a timecode of 05:21:34 will only be generated if the framerate is above 33 fps.
Russ Froze


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Adam MacDonald
Re: Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas 12
on Sep 19, 2015 at 5:30:54 pm

Thank you that helps. I had already considered this option but was hoping an easier preset might be available. Thanks a lot for posting this.


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Russ Froze
Re: Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas 12
on Sep 20, 2015 at 2:23:57 am

Hi, it's not really all that difficult and takes 5 minutes or less to create a veg file to import into a project. That is about the only way i can think of doing it. If you find something better please share. Glad I could offer some moral support.
Russ Froze


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Graham Bernard
Re: Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas 12
on Sep 21, 2015 at 7:36:22 am

I was serious about the DIGITAL Clock? Is it that you want a look-alike Digital Clock after the ones I posted?

Grazie

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Bruce Quayle
Re: Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas 12
on Sep 21, 2015 at 10:34:09 am

I'm certainly interested to see how you would create a digital clock with one of your examples. And how can you get the clock to count down?

Cheers,
Bruce


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Graham Bernard
Re: Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas 12
on Sep 21, 2015 at 5:55:40 pm

Your ordinal post was how to make a Digital Clock. Is that what you asking for?

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Bruce Quayle
Re: Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas 12
on Sep 21, 2015 at 8:36:47 pm

Actually Graham I was just reading through this thread and came upon your post about creating a digital clock. You showed some examples which I thought was a joke, but then you came back with a serious question that went unanswered. So I was interested if you knew of a way of creating a digital clock more realistic than the basic time code clock...and was it also possible to make it count down?

Cheers,
Bruce


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Aleksey Tarasov
Re: Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas 12
on Sep 21, 2015 at 6:26:16 pm

something like this?

Countdown



here's the project: http://f1.creativecow.net/file/9275/9275_countdown.zip




Vegasaur.com


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Aaron Star
Re: Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas 12
on Sep 21, 2015 at 7:38:18 pm

I like the keyframing in this example. Did you find this somewhere or was there a way to automate the key frame generation?


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Aleksey Tarasov
Re: Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas 12
on Sep 21, 2015 at 7:40:39 pm

Yep, generated with this tool


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