Lower third.

I would want to know if it is possible to make lower third with Hitfilm?
Thanks. 8-|


  • Sure.  You could do one just with the text tool, or import a graphic to put behind the text, or create a graphic using a plane and some masks.
  • Everything in that video is completely doable in HitFilm, and most of it wouldn't even require external graphics.  Create planes, use masks to define their shapes, animate their movement, add text.  I don't know of a tutorial that covers that specifically but its all pretty straightforward stuff.  If there is any particular step that I mentioned that is proving confusing for you, let me know, and I can point you toward videos that explain it further.
  • OK, but the forms made from the planes are basic and we cannot make of diamonds exactly (for example).
    It is possible to make it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPu4GL7ODO8
    I tried to make it with planes but it is impossible. Even for the display of the text, I make how?
    I am novice, I am sorry for the stupid questions.
  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    I am a little surprised Axel didn't link his own tutorial here. Must be a busy day in the FX Home office. ;-) Anyways, this tutorial covers Hitfilm's masking tools, and, at the end, Axel builds a simple animated lower third. The principles and example explored in this tutorial will get you started on lower thirds.
  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator
    Since you are on Express, I don't think you can use this template, but this is a first-rate lower thirds package made entirely in Hitfilm. If nothing else, it will show you the level of result a skilled artist can wring from this program.
  • Thank you. I am going to try tomorrow. I live in France and at my home it is 2 am in the morning.
  • Thank you very much for your advice. I managed to make what I wanted. Then even if it is long to make, the result is brilliant!
  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator
    Glad to help. :-)
  • Keep in mind that once you have made your lower third, and animated it, you can save it as a template to use again whenever you need to.
  •  Sorry for warming this up ... but would you use a custom template to create the lower third?
    I would like to use these in OBS later and I am not shure if I should create it in a size that fits.

  • @AlisdairMoons If you're making assets in HitFilm to use elsewhere, then yes, you should make them at the exact size you need for your project.  If you're working at 1080p in OBS, then your lower third should be built at 1080p.

  • Check this out https://youtu.be/SzJZ8wMcEt4

    Plus all of Javert Valbarr's other excellent tutorials at https://www.inscapedigital.com/category/tutorials/

    He also has an extensive list of presets here: https://www.inscapedigital.com/presets/  Click on Download Presets and find "Clean Lower Third.zip".  Download that and unpack.

    Although it looks like he's reworking that part of his page.  He used to have video clips of each preset but I think he hit the bandwidth wall.  Space is the final frontier, after all. ;)

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