In this video, learn how to get started with HitFilm Express.
- [Instructor] By now you should have a fully installed and activated version of HitFilm Express on your system. Let's dive into your first project. After starting HitFilm, you'll be presented with this, the home screen. This gives you quick access to your previous projects, as well as links to other training material. There's various add-on packs you can investigate at a later date, but none of these are needed for the rest of this course, or indeed for carrying out standard video editing. So from here, click the New button to begin.
You'll be taken over to the Project screen, which is where you tell HitFilm what kind of thing you're going to be working on. You can come back here and change these settings at any point, so don't worry if you're not 100% sure about everything just yet. This process is made considerably easier if you use the presets. These will set up your project to suit pretty much any common format you could want. Chances are you've been shooting 1080p video on your camera, so take a look at the 1080p presets and find one which matches your frame rate.
In other words, that's likely to be 30 in the US, 25 in the UK, or 24 if you're going down the cinematic filming route. After selecting your preset, you can take a look at the displayed settings to check that they're correct. There are several ways to check or change these later on, so don't lose too much sleep over them at this stage. All that's left to do is click Start Editing and then head over to the next lesson.
- 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