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  • You don't really need a license key to activate. One can be used by that is not the normal way of activating Hitfilm. You just need a FxHome/Hitfilm account and have the new version of Express registered in that account. Then when you run Hitfilm a…
  • "Honestly, age 66," You've got 10 on me, but believe me I understand/feel CRS (can't remember sh*t).
  • GPU accelerated mean that Hitfilm uses the GPU to perform video effects computations. Before GPU accelerated stuff, these computations used to be done on the CPU. Multi-core simply means that Hitfilm can take advantage of multi-core CPUs.
  • A transcode does not change any media properties, frame size or rate, unless you choose to do such changes. So if you transcode from 120 or 240fps to 24fps the playback speed will be the same. Real time, normal speed. This is normal transcoding wit…
  • "First i do have a very power cpu" Do tell... Resolution and frame rate are not really relevant. You can have any frame size supported by Hitfilm at any frame rate supported by Hitfilm. How that performs in editing is another matter and is what I …
  • HEVC is not supported in Hitfilm. Even if it were supported you would very likely *not* want to use it due to poor performance during editing. You need a very powerful CPU to decode HEVC. You need to transcode your footage to some other format to e…
  • Pro does not require an activation code. Without activation, AKA paid, it runs in Demo mode. Demo mode cannot export and Mocha and Boris are not available in Demo mode. Other than those exceptions, Demo mode is fully functional. No time limited demo…
  • Haven't seen the movie, so I can't compare, but that looks wicked cool. Of course when you post something like that, you get obligatory requests for a howto breakdown or similar. I can see a lot of howto but often the devil is in the persnickety de…
  • The new layout controls are almost like familiar comfy old pair of jeans. The arranging/distributing operates much like the arranging tools I have in my dialog resource editor. The bitmaps are almost identical. But hey, how else do you draw/visualiz…
  • Hitfilm Express (current version) and Pro (6+) have  native support for Prores. Decode and Encode(Mac). If you are hot for Prores, you can use Hitfilm to transcode(Mac), or of you want, use some other tool as mentioned in this thread, and threads it…
  • The basic chroma keys effects are still there in Express and Pro as they always have been. Express V8 now allows you to purchase the more advanced Chroma Key effect. Previously this effect was only available in Pro. Never offered as an optional add-…
  • I'll +1 the frame blending options. Rate stretch and Speed *must* be visually compatible. I am going to go further. Speed has to go. I know it can't for backwards compatibility so it needs to be replaced by something useful. Yes, Speed lets you key…
  • No official info. Just trial and error. Really not much need for "trial".  Almost no software, or hardware, supports AVC 4:2:2 or a crazy 4:4:4 import. There can be other quirks with AVC in Hitfilm.
  • AVC/H.264 in an AVI file is a cluser F. Avoid AVC in AVI files at all costs due to potential issues. MOV is okay with AVC, but... Your files are 4:4:4. Only 4:2:0 is supported by Hitfilm and Quicktime. Express uses Quicktime for MOV import. The cu…
  • "Codec ID : 00000001-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71" That is an extensible format wave file. Express 2017 cannot read those. The current version of Hitfilm Pro now does read this format. The next version of Express probably will as well but that does …
  • Except for the Handbrake quirk/bug with 23.976 and 59.94 frame rates when those are the framerates you are looking for. Handbrake always outputs alternating frame rates for those, technically "variable", and then you run into the Hitfilm bug/quirk w…
  • You should be fine with AAC at a bitrate of 384. If you can reliably ABX that against uncompressed PCM then you would be a unique individual. Youtube used to encode down to 128K AAC-LC. I think they might do 192 these days but that is just a guess f…
  • It sounds like the media is variable frame rate. Hitfilm can get confused with variable frame rate media and you get the duplicates you noticed. Also, Hitfilm may not identify the average frame rate properly. If you can post a full text report of s…
  • Yup, it's looking in the wrong folder. C:\Program Files\Common Files\OFX\HitFilmPro\mochaHitFilm5.ofx.bundle\Contents\Win64\help\mocha HitFilm Plugin UserGuide.pdf The Win64 folder reference is the problem. That folder does not exist. The document…
  • Hitfilm does not support audio plug-ins. As for video. RE:Vision (some), NewBlue FX (most/all), Red Giant (some), Boris (sapphire) Third party effects will not perform anywhere near as well as native due to the overhead of GPU->CPU->GPU con…
  • I know I have requested it. Mostly for the timeline view where we are manipulating keyframes.
  • Likely. Fast computers perform faster than slower computers. I see no lag with scopes up and adjusting color wheels (like dragging the lightness slider). You can try adjusting the scope downsample analysis option to Half or quarter and see if that …
  • That control below the wheel in Resolve is adjust all items equally in the respective wheel. lift => shadows. So not color shift but changing the brightness of the range. In this case, lift which is shadows. In the 2:30-3 section you originally m…
  • Express does not really use "codec packs" for the most part. Neither does pro. Of course it depends on exactly what you mean by codec pack and what operating system you are running on. Since you mention Vegas I assume Windows. Maybe by codec pack yo…
  • Well, if you are going to watch tutorials for other software then you need to know the features of that other software if you want to translate to [something else]. Often times different software uses terminology differently. As for Resolve's use o…
  • You mentioned DSLR, so I am assuming you media is probably AVC/H.264 video. A full MediaInfo text report will tell all. AVC is about the highest overhead video to decode. Your CPU clockrate is somewhat slow for high overhead AVC media. AVC media ca…
  • Interesting. I  tried something quickly animating a mask. Here is what I got. As the mask moves around you have to move more and more mask points. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwnKlGy1XP4
  • I see Italic, Bold and Bold Italic for fonts like Arial in text layers on Windows 10 1709 in Hitfilm Pro 7.1.7427. Text layers in Hitfilm do only show the actual fonts installed. No faked/simulated fonts listed as available. Fonts like Arial have a…
  • @Zarod 2.6Ghz is probably a bit of a low clock for editing AVC media. Fast decode or not. I can't say for certain since I have personally only ever run at 4Ghz in Hitfilm.
  • @Zarod IF the audio bitrate is causing you performance issues then your machine is very underpowered. About NVENC, as I stated in my thread. "The low latency presets might be worth trying if Default has performance issues or the resulting effectiv…