Count Down displays a count down to a specific date and time with your text.

Setting Up the Count Down Layer

You specify the name of the Event in the Event text field. This name will be used in the While Countdown and On Even text fields as a replacement. Also you need to specify the Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute and Seconds when the event will happen.

The While Countdown” and *On Even text fields can use several text replacement tags:

Replacement Tag Description Sample Value
%y Years until the event 7
%d Days in the last year until the event 23
%hh Hours on that day (leading zero) 02
%h Hours on that day 2
%mm Minutes in that hour (leading zero) 08
%m Minutes in that hour 8
%ss Seconds in that minute (leading zero) 04
%s Seconds in that minute 4
Content of the Event text field

In addition the replacement understand optional text when put into [ and ]. E.g. if you put [%y years, ] into your text, this will only be displayed if the year is bigger than zero.

Changing the Appearance of the Count Down Layer

The look of the count down can be changed in many aspects: You can change the font in shape, color and size, you can also add a shadow effect to the text.

The visual anchor can be set to all four corners and the center positions. For each anchor there are different settings for an inset from the video border.

The positioning of the text can be done with the mouse cursor in the layer preview view too.


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