I hope that is the right place to put these sort of questions and comments and get some feedback.
After FX Home EffectsLabs got me started into hobbist video making a couple of years ago I deserted to Adobe and used Premier and After Effects ever since after getting the opportunity to buy at education prices. However, I stopped upgrading with version 5.5. do to the creative cloud business model forcing me to pay continously not having the option to skip updates inbetween.
I always kept an eye on FX Home and the release of Hitfilm 4 Express seemed a good point to give it a try. So I now started looking into NLE with Hitfilm 4 Express and these are the things that currently prevent me from gaining speed quickly in Hitfilm.
Maybe I have just missed some settings or some things are not really possible or just different with Hitfilm 4.
* Move Playhead to prev/next clip boundary in the timeline
This is a feature I heavily use in Premier to place the playhead but there seems to be no such option in Hitfilm.
* Zoom timeline in on the mouse position
Hitfilm always seems to zoom in on the playhead. If I have zoomed in to some degree and run the timeline the playhead gets out of the visible area pretty soon. Still I want to zoom in a bit more to the location I'm actually working on but now I'm forced to first click to set the playhead where I want to zoom?
* Give individual tracks an individual size
As far as I can see I can only set the vertical size of the tracks for either all video or all audio tracks but not for individual tracks. Its not uncommon that different tracks have a different importance at different editing steps and I would like to focus only on these I need at the moment.
* Full screen the video view
In Premiere you have a simple shortcut to make an arbitrary view go maximized (and back). I frequently use this to watch parts of my editing in fullscreen preview. In Hitfilm there seems to be no such option?