It's possible that I am missing something.
With exports, after selecting item I would like to export, Hitfilm sends me to the export page. On the export page, the Current export codec defaults to the last used codec, Meaning that if I had used a Cineform codec as my last codec, Hitfilm assumes that I would like to use this codec again. and sets up the render string displaying the "name"+ .AVI. If my intention is to now use a You tube type render, and I select it from the option on the right, the export codec does not change. I must delete this entry from the queue and go back and re-select the item for export render.
Every time I use a lut, Hitfilm sends me to the desktop. So each time I have to select the proper drive, main Lut directory followed sub directory. This is proving to be quite tiresome while experimenting with a long list of luts.