The Stopwatch Layer will display a counter with either a circular or horizontal representation of the duration.

Setting up the Stopwatch Layer

There are several option to customise the behaviour and appearance of the Stopwatch layer.

Counter behaviour

The Stop Watch layer can be used for either counting down or counting up. This behaviour is defined by the Counting Mode option.

You can specify from with point in time the counter should start by the Start Time parameter. The Max Time parameter will define the 100% mark of the Progress Indicator. In the case of “Count up infinite” this parameter is ignored and no Progress Indicator is displayed.

If you need to reset the counter each time you switch the Stop Watch layer live you need to switch the option “Reset On Live” to on.

Appearance of the Clock

First you need to define how the clock should look like. The options Precision Min and Precision Max define what numbers will be displayed. E.g. If you want to display only short time durations for a game show you can set both options to “Seconds”. Or if you have a long time duration you can choose to only display “Minutes” and “Hours”.

The Center Delimiter option will fix the delimiter to the center position in the layout. This helps if you have a custom background design or a font face with different characte spacing for numbers so that the clock won’t change position if the clock text gets longer or shorter when displaying “11” or “00”.

Progress Indicator

There are two different ways of displaying the progress of the stop watch visually: as a “Circle” or a “Bar”. If you don’t need it you can switch it off by choosing the “None” option.

Color 1 and Color 2 separates the progress of the Stop Watch.

The size of the Progress Indicator can be either set by dragging the margin line in the Preview View. Setup the width of the circle line with the “Line Width” parameter.

Geometry

The position of the Stop Watch can be adjusted by dragging it in the Layers Preview view or by setting the parameters manually in the Geometry section of the Layers Parameters.

The “Time Y Adjustment” parameter let you compensate for the offset of the Font Base Line when choosing different font faces.

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