The Timecode text generator displays timecode based on the current project or the settings in the Inspector. You can specify a specific timecode value, an offset to the current timecode, the timecode format, and the timecode base. You can also customize the color of the text and the color and opacity of the background.
Adjust this generator using the controls in the Generator Inspector:
Current Timecode: A checkbox that, when selected, loads the project’s current timecode as the value displayed in the generator.
Value: A field (available when the Current Timecode checkbox is deselected) that sets the timecode value displayed. This parameter can be animated using keyframes.
Offset: A field (available when the Current Timecode checkbox is selected) that specifies an offset value to the current timecode. This parameter can be animated using keyframes.
Format: A pop-up menu that sets the timecode format. There are three choices:
HMSF: Timecode is displayed in hours, minutes, seconds, frames format.
HMS: Timecode is displayed in hours, minutes, seconds format.
Frames: Frame numbers are displayed.
Timecode Base: A pop-up menu that sets the timecode for the generator to the frame rate of the current project. Menu choices include 10, 15, 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 29.97 Drop, 30, 50, 59.94, 59.94 Drop, or 60.
Label: A field that specifies a label. Text entered in the Label field is added as a prefix to the timecode displayed in the Canvas.
Background Color: Color controls that set the background color for the timecode window. By default, the background color is black. Click the disclosure triangle to access Red, Green, Blue, and Opacity sliders.