The workspaces

The workspaces

HitFilm's workspace can be fully customized. The workspace menu displays controls for turning individual panels on and off, switching workspace and managing your custom workspaces.

The workspace menu can be opened using the icon at the top of the screen:


Four standard workspaces are provided to suit common tasks.

All panels: A feature-rich workspace with all panels enabled. Easy access to all editing and compositing features.
Classic: Based on the default layout in HitFilm 2 Ultimate.
Compositing: Optimized for compositing, with emphasis on the controls and effects panels.
Editing: Optimized for editing, with emphasis on the trimmer, media panel and viewer.

Designing your own workspaces

Workspaces can be fully customized and you can create your own workspace templates

You can create a workspace template by choosing the Create option in the workspace menu.

Containers and panels

The HitFilm interface is designed using a mixture of containers and panels. A container can contain multiple panels, which can then be switched between using tabs.

The size of containers can be adjusted by dragging on the container's edges.

Panels can be moved between containers by clicking and dragging on the panel's tab.

Containers can be moved around the screen by clicking and dragging on an empty area of the container's title bar.

Dragging a container over another container will display a 4-way drop zone indicator. Dropping the container onto the relevant zone will insert the container to the left/right/top/bottom of the affected container.

Floating containers

Containers can also be separated from the main window and moved into their own 'floating' windows. These can then be dragged anywhere around your desktop. This can be useful if you want to move the viewer onto a second monitor, for example.

To float a container, simply right click its title bar and select Float container.

To move a floating container back into the main interface click the workspace icon in the floating container's title bar.

You can also drag a floating panel back into the interface, choosing a new container location.