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Rosaleen DonnanAny ideas for a stopwatch/timer?
by on Aug 20, 2011 at 3:50:24 pm

Hi there folks

I am using AE CS3 on my mac and would like to put a cool looking stopwatch/timer over my video.

I have two options available: Timecode and an expression 'Current Time Format'

However, they both show columns for hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds and I would like to remove the hours so that only minutes, seconds and milliseconds show.

The Timecode does not offer different time display format options and I don't understand how to change the expression in order for it to only show minutes and seconds on the timer (see below)


Does anyone know of any stopwatch/timer scripts or plugins for either AE or Premiere Pro CS3 for Mac or know how to alter the existing expression to remove the hours from showing? I would be grateful for any help,

Many thanks, Rosie :-)

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Kevin CampRe: Any ideas for a stopwatch/timer?
by on Aug 21, 2011 at 4:20:13 pm

Here's a link to an expression to build your own clock/counter. You can modify the end of the expression to output the values that you need (there's a description of how the expression works at the bottom of the page)

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer

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Rosaleen DonnanRe: Any ideas for a stopwatch/timer?
by on Aug 21, 2011 at 7:20:26 pm

Thanks Kevin,

That was perfect and exactly what I was looking for!

Thanks for taking the time to reply with a solution.

Rosie :-)

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