Where to find the automatic countdown timer in Camtasia Studio 2018?

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When editing large workouts, there is a need to automate:
1. Display the countdown timer of the entire session.
2. Lead a local countdown tamer for each exercise.

It is desirable not only numbers, but in the form of beautiful circular timers, with different colors.

Did not find: How can I select a video segment, and specify a countdown timer for it?

What would it be considered automatically, from the beginning of the selected video to its completion?
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Andrey L

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Posted 1 year ago

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Joe Morgan

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Camtasia doesn't have a automatic countdown timer. That's why you cannot find it.

Regards,Joe
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Horror :-(
And when will this functionality appear?
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as a workaround, you can use 1 second duration captions as a countdown [or count-up] timer

I have created many for myself and keep them in Library for use in any project
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I should have added that you can also make them from callouts
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Seems I recall also seeing you create an example where you used something along the lines of a "shrinking" line to indicate remaining play time. No?
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good memory Rick; thanks for the reminder ...

How To Make Line Timer 2017-03-24
http://www.screencast.com/t/cBMJefx6xH

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Thank you! Interesting solution, but I want a more professional solution
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I made this crude example from a screen capture of a circle sketch motion callout displayed in the canvas full screened while the timeline was scrubbed backwards from the end of the project using the < key [held down]

Circle 60 Second Countdown Timer 2019-03-10
https://www.screencast.com/t/HAbr1ku1

use remove a color and add to Library; use clip speed adjustments to change time duration to match desired countdown period