One thing first - I only very recently started using HitFilm. This just means that I probably won't instantly recognize obscure jargon. The best way to help would be to explain things simply and step-by-step, as it is done in the video tutorials on this site.
But onto the problem:
I can do motion tracking just fine, but even after I've created a point and set it onto a motion path, I'm still unable to center any effects onto that point. For example, say I wanted to set a moving object on fire using the "Bonfire" effect (which is the only standard continuous fire effect in Express 4). But, as I have tried, there is simply no "Center" control. And in fact, I wasn't able to find any kind of centering or fix-to-a-layer control in even some very basic effects.
I know that the "Light Flares" effect does indeed have a Hotspot control, which can be used to fix the effect onto a specific layer. But why doesn't every effect have this option? Or why can't I assign the simple X and Y values of an effect onto a layer in this way? HitFilm seems very limited by this inability.
But, maybe I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing, or maybe I'm going about it wrong. That is why I put this onto the forum.
Any help would be appreciated, and please ask me for clarification if you need any. Thank you!