ADDING CLOCK COUNTER TO VIDEO

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GeoffSlee
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Does anyone know a way of adding a clock counter to video being saved to a VCR. I have achieved the effect within MS Pro using overlay but rendering times make this approach impracticable. I use DV Raptor.

Geoff

RayL
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Geoff

Have I got it right that you want to have a clock display superimposed on your video signal when you record on to VCR?

As there is no reasonably priced 'black boxes' the method I use is to have a second computer running a program I found called Clock, which gives a display of the actual time (in nice big numerals) across the bottom of the screen. This computer has a graphics card with a video output. This output goes into a two-input vision mixer and is superimposed over the video to be recorded, giving the effect of a timecoded picture.

Ray Liffen

GeoffSlee
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Ray

Thanks for the tip. I sold my vision mixers ages ago (it seemed a good idea at the time!) A mixer may turn out to be the only route and since I don't have two computers I'd just record the VCR clock while saving the video from PC to VCR. I'd hoped that there might be a software solution that could do the superimposing during the normal save to video routine.

Geoff

quote:Originally posted by RayL:
Geoff

Have I got it right that you want to have a clock display superimposed on your video signal when you record on to VCR?

As there is no reasonably priced 'black boxes' the method I use is to have a second computer running a program I found called Clock, which gives a display of the actual time (in nice big numerals) across the bottom of the screen. This computer has a graphics card with a video output. This output goes into a two-input vision mixer and is superimposed over the video to be recorded, giving the effect of a timecoded picture.

Ray Liffen