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Old April 15th, 2006, 01:29 AM   #1
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What do u call this??

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What do you call that thing which is at the start of old cartoons/films, which is like a circular animation which countsdown from 5 (or 10?), and each number is revealed with a beep by a circular wipe? whats that called?! and is there a plugin for Vegas or Premiere which does it?

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Old April 15th, 2006, 01:46 AM   #2
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I think it's called a 2pop.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 03:47 AM   #3
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thanks, but are you sure? I coudnt find anything suggesting it was a 2pop when I searched "2pop" and "2 pop" on the web...maybe it has a more general name?
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Old April 15th, 2006, 08:10 AM   #4
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I'm pretty sure, but yeah it's hard to google, unless you go something like "2 pop film countdown"

http://www.sweetwater.com/expert-cen...ssary/t--2-pop

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Old April 15th, 2006, 11:31 AM   #5
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Well, it's just an ordinary leader isn't it? (SMPTE probably)
They were even used in TV for allowing telecine machines to get up to speed - same as the VT clock, which you can still see these days, even though most playback decks will start almost instantaneously - so they're basically there as an ident.

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Old April 16th, 2006, 12:49 AM   #6
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sounds like ur right indeed. thanks for the help. I ended up making my own using the "clock wipe" transition on Vegas...sounds like i did it a bit wrong though reading that desription!
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Hi,

What do you call that thing which is at the start of old cartoons/films, which is like a circular animation which countsdown from 5 (or 10?), and each number is revealed with a beep by a circular wipe? whats that called?! and is there a plugin for Vegas or Premiere which does it?

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It's called variously a "Universal Leader", "Academy Leader", or "SMPTE Leader." The "2-pop" is the blip at the 2 second mark. In Premiere Pro you can go to the project window, click the "New Item" button and select "universal counting leader" and it'll put a clip of one with the colours you want etc in the media pool. Don't find a preset one in Vegas but a quick google should turn up some for download if you don't have Premiere
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Old April 20th, 2006, 01:55 PM   #8
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Or simply countdown leader
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