In this video, learn how to safely save your projects.
- Before going any further, it is vital to spend a minute talking about saving your projects. You can do this at any time by clicking on the project name up in the corner, which starts off simply as untitled project. You'll be asked to name your project and choose a location for the project file. Once you've done that, clicking the button at any time will save that project. Please make sure you do save your projects frequently. Because in case there's a power cart or something weird happens on your computer and these things can happen, you don't want to lose hours of work.
Hit Film will also auto-save your project. So even if you have forgotten to save for a while, the next time you start the software, there's a good chance it will recover most of your work. Now the important thing to know is that saving a project is not the same as creating a final video file. So people without Hit Film won't be able to open your projects. For them, you want to create a newly exported video, and that's something we'll be covering later on in the course. The other thing to remember is that saving a project file is not the same as saving all of your media.
So if you want to archive your projects, or move it to a different computer, you need to move all of your media files, so all of your sound, your video, your images, as well as the project file itself. In other words, the project file does not contain every thing about the project. It just remembers the decisions you've made in your edit. Okay, if you followed the course up to this point, you should know everything you need to know to start making your own video projects. So go grab your camera and see what you can come up with. Everything we're going to cover after this is about taking things a few steps further.
- Getting started with HitFilm Express
- Setting up a camera and lighting
- Making a shooting checklist
- Shooting on a green screen
- Transferring from camera to computer
- Converting video formats
- Importing videos into HitFilm
- Using essential editing techniques
- Using multiple tracks
- Making color corrections
- Working with keyframes and composite shots
- Creating titles and lower-third captions
- Exporting and sharing video