After Effects Physical Time Clock
by Clint Self on Apr 10, 2012 at 6:53:59 pm
I am looking for something to help me use After Effects. I'm not even sure if this is something that is available, but just hear me out!
I use After Effects frequently at my job. Every video that I make is time-limited, so I am constantly watching the time below the viewer to see where I'm at. I have bad vision, so it would be awesome to have a big time display to show me where I'm at in my timeline at all times. It would be best if this could be a physical device, maybe connected by USB or Bluetooth, that I could place underneath my monitors.
Someone please tell me if this is available or if I'm just dreaming!
Just for reference, I'm on a 27" iMac, running Mac OS 10.7.3, with 8GB RAM, and a 512MB ATI HD 4850 video card.
When you are creating the expressions if you click the arrow and check the global headings, you can choose from multiple time code formats.
That would put a timecode display in your window. You could even right click it and make it a guide layer and don't even have to worry about turning it off when you render.
Johnny Cuevas, Editor
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