It looks like each still image could be a Composite Shot with the necessary effects for that still contained within that one Composite Shot. Your screenshot shows the same Composite Shot being duplicated multiple times. You have three still…
The EDIT interface is for editing your footage. Not the composite timeline. It might be best to edit your movie first. Then right-click on a shot - that needs effects - and make it a Composite Shot. After adding effects to it in the Compo…
I don't think you can have a thumbnail of a Composite shot in the Media bin.
Composite shots are often multilayered. That would mean Hitfilm would have to mimic the full composite in the thumbnail. Which means including layers with chro…
Here's a list of keyboard shortcuts for Hitfilm:
I think it's best to get acquainted with keyboard shortcuts of any program. I believe the main reason for k…
As someone who's dealt with keying on multiple features, I can tell you that keying cannot be applied in a blanket like manner. Every shot is different no matter how close in lighting they may appear.
Currently, you can marquee select multiple points of a mask and move them. But, additionally, I believe, you want a box to appear around the selected points so that you can move, rotate and scale the selected area of the mask. Which would b…
Yes, like solo'ing layers in AE. Maybe Alt-click the layer's "eye" that you want to focus on, thereby hiding all other layers. Alt-clicking again, to bring other layers back. Or something to that effect.
I would suspect that adding audio effects would be applied to a layer designed for audio, as opposed to a "grade layer" since grade layers are designed for effects targeted to the shot's image.
Maybe an "audio layer" effect that would be…
Agreed. Training is a given when working with software that's new to the user. If you import footage and it works with the program you're in, than keep going forward. If there's an issue, you have no choice but to research it.
A huge part of what makes Hitfilm, or any vfx/editing software, so powerful is the fact that we have access to so many controls and settings. Being able to manipulate and animate so many aspects of sounds and visuals expands the possibilities of wha…
I'm 57, and I personally prefer the dark theme with light text. I find the dark interface allows me to see my shots clearer and the colors more accurately. Most vfx houses I've worked at provide a low light environment to work in becau…
"I think there's a misunderstanding. I'm not saying that the duplicate should be parented to the original. I'm saying that the duplicate should be parented to its fellow duplicate."
That's the same thing.
Ultimately, all the duplicated l…
In all 48 feature films I've worked on, I've never come across a situation where I needed to preserve the entire undo history of any projects. Including ones made up of 60 layers or more.
This is where versioning up will work best. I've w…
I can only see a headache in the future with a feature like that. Imagine if you have several layers of footage extending outside of the viewport. It would look horrible. For Powerpoint, it makes more sense. You're dealing with simple shape…
+1 on multiple editor timelines
(which could be used to plot out scenes individually, and then may be "dropped" into a Main timeline for the final edit.)
+1 RedCode support
(I have stock footage in the Red format)
I like that idea, too. That way you can color grade your movie, scene by scene.
In the movie "Traffic", the scenes that were given a warm color grade took place in Mexico. And the scenes with a cold/blue color grade took place in Los An…