Add A Countdown Timer To Your Show (WIRECAST/OBS)

David Foster 09.15.2016 14 comments

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Howdy!

I have recently been asked how to add a countdown timer to live streams, so rather than making them one and just posting it on Facebook, I decided I would make one you could download for free and do a blog post about it. So that’s what I did.

Here are a couple videos to show you how to add it to Wirecast and OBS. It should work on any software you use to Live Stream. It is just a video with an Alpha channel.

If you want one with a custom font, different amount (this one counts down from 10:00) or a background designed with a logo etc, let me know in the comments, and I can make you one. They are $50 each.

WIRECAST:

OBS:

DOWNLOAD THE TIMER HERE:

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If you need a custom designed timer, please contact us by clicking on the little red chat icon on the site.

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David Foster

I used to be the CEO of a tech start up, and learned that I don't like the corporate environment. I like helping people brand themselves, and building REAL relationships with their customers. I also really enjoy technology. I also LOVE helping people learn new stuff. Lets go LIVE!

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Jade
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AWESOME! Thanks so much for this David! My only wish is that you guys get everything you deserve for giving so much to the community! In other words, lots of success and riches for both you and Luria! 🙂

Mensky
Guest

Hey Dave, I am in need the logo for my count down clock for my show, how much do you charge

Luria Petrucci
Admin

Hey Menksy, you can contact Paul, our graphic designer, on his website. He’s fantastic! http://pauldixonwebdesign.co.uk

April
Guest

Do you know if this can be used with Ecamm and how I would do that?

Richard Cleveland
Member

This is just what I was looking for thanks David.

Rebecca Wiener McGregor
Guest
Rebecca Wiener McGregor

How can I use this on Zoom? I use Zoom to do all of my live streams on facebook. Can you help me with that? Thank you!

Luria Petrucci
Admin

No, you can’t with Zoom webinars. You also wind up with a big Zoom logo when using that for your LIVE videos. It’s best if you can use something a little more sophisticated for this particular purpose, like Wirecast.

Kari
Guest

NICE ! TY

Liz
Guest

April/David – you can’t currently use transparent video overlays on eCamm. I asked this very question, and they recommend you convert the video file into a gif, then add it to eCamm as an image overlay

Luria Petrucci
Admin

Good stuff, thanks Liz! eCamm didn’t exist when David created that, so it’s a great addition!

tola akinsulire
Guest

Thank you very much for this

Dan Dexter
Guest

Please can have a 1 and half hour countdown?

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