Timer

Timer effect The Timer effect adds a timepiece (that measures a time interval) to your video. You can set the time value and interval, specify the timer position, choose the appropriate color and size for the clock.

In the Properties Area of the Video Effect window you can change the effect properties. The following properties of the Timer effect are available: Time settings, Font settings, Brush settings, Shadow settings and Edge settings. Click the appropriate button to open the properties that you want to modify.

Time Settings

Time Settings

  • Time Mask - select the measurement units and their order
  • Start Time - here you can enter the zero point for your timer

Press the Reset Start Time button button to reset start time. Select one of the options: reset to zero or reset at the beginning of effect


Font Settings

Font Settings

  • Font - select one of the available fonts from the dropdown list
  • Size - set the font size
  • Font Style - the following options are available here: bold, italic, underline, strike (bold is pressed by default)

Brush Settings

Brush Settings

  • Brush Type - select one of the available brush types from the dropdown list: solid, gradient, hatch and texture (to read more on them click here)
  • Color - choose the color of your timer
  • Alpha - set the color transparency

Shadow Settings

Shadow Settings

  • Enable shadow - this box is checked by default, if you uncheck it no shadow will be added to your timer figures

  • Color - choose the color of the shadow
  • Alpha - select the color transparency
  • Offset X - set the shadow offset along the X-axis
  • Offset Y - set the shadow offset along the Y-axis
  • Blur - select a value for shadow blur

Edge Settings

Edge Settings

  • Enable edge - this box is checked by default, if you uncheck it no edge will be added to your timer figures

  • Color - choose the color of the edge
  • Alpha - select the color transparency
  • Distance - select a value for distance from the timer figures to the edge

Timer rectangle You can also move and rotate the timer rectange. To move the timer rectangle direct the mouse cursor to it and the cursor will turn into the Double-arrow. Then without releasing the mouse button, move the rectangle in the direction you need. To rotate the timer rectangle click the green circle Green circle with the left mouse button, the mouse cursor will change into a round arrow - Mouse cursor on a green circle - click the mouse button and, without releasing it, drag it to change the timer orientation.


On the figures below you can see the video picture before and after applying the Timer effect:

Before applying the timer effect

Before applying the Timer effect

After applying the timer effect

After applying the Timer effect