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Tuan1765 [Avatar]
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Aloha,

I would like to have numbers in digital form counting up from zero to 10,000. I am pretty sure someone has done it already but can't find it anywhere. Can anyone help? Thanks so much!
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ynotfish
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Hi Tuan -

I can help you out (up to a point). A while back I built a project to do just what you're after.

I first made a series of titles (but they were numerals) from 0-99 - produced it and reworked to go from 0 - 999 - then kept adding a column till I finally got from to 0 - 9999. That's where I ran out of puff.

There's a screenshot of part of the final project attached... it's quite easy to do - just very repetitive! Maybe you can work it out using the screenshot as a guide.

Each clip produced during the process was rendered at 1920x1080, which means that packing the project or uploading the final 0-9999 (2.6GB) clip would be a bit difficult. An alternative would be to produce it in a low res format.

Cheers - Tony
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Longedge [Avatar]
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Can I ask whether you are after frame accurate counting or do you just want a running number 0-10000 in a video file that you can add as another track?

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Carl312
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Maybe you would like one of these free Counters.

http://www.mediacollege.com/downloads/video/timecode/

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Longedge [Avatar]
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Quote: Maybe you would like one of these free Counters.


That's a handy link Carl. I didn't think about timecodes but took the question literally as "how to display a running total in a video" and built a small application to display the total. I then grabbed the window contents with CamStudio and used the result in PD with chroma key and a mask.
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dcpc007 [Avatar]
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Hi!

Interesting.
Do you know if it could be easely adapted to fit several counter in a mask ?

I want to add on our club match video a permanent title with points and set, and adjust after each point

like in : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkuOAAJFboY&list=PLIl_mJ3zK7B-9q8wrwU4DGPsBd_5m8mUD
see bottom left corner
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optodata
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Quote I want to add on our club match video a permanent title with points and set, and adjust after each point

like in : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkuOAAJFboY&list=PLIl_mJ3zK7B-9q8wrwU4DGPsBd_5m8mUD
see bottom left corner

Those are titles called "lower thirds," and there are plenty to choose from in PD and on DirectorZone. All you need to do is update the score (which is simple text) each time it changes. No need to spend any more time looking for a counter cool
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