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Is there a way to read a CSV file or spreadsheet containing dates in timecode in one column and data in another column, then use the time/date to pair with footage to display the corresponding data?

Let's say I have a spreadsheet or csv with the number of sales a company has made in one column and in the other column a timestamp by the second or minute of when the sale was made. I then want to create a video showing in "real time" how many sales are being made during the action on screen.

I've seen a tutorial on reading arrays and importing that data into individual comps, but I'm wondering how I can sync data with video

  • It's a bit unclear what you're asking. When you say "in real time" you don't mean you want it to change as the data changes? If so you're using the wrong ap. I you want to do a graph then yes, you can do it with expressions, but it might be easier to do it in Excel or illustrator and then animate in AE. – stib Sep 23 '16 at 6:14
  • Not in real time in that way, as if the video is live, but rather to give the impression that the numbers updating correspond with the time within the video. I am basically looking for a way to auto create text based on a spreadsheet, and have it be synced with footage. – auto Sep 23 '16 at 19:36
  • So what is it you want to know? For how to import data into expressions look here: blob.pureandapplied.com.au/… – stib Sep 24 '16 at 11:15

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