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WandaVision-inspired reality transition glitch effect

How to create a WandaVision Reality Glitch Transition

Learn how to create a reality-warping transition, perfect for switching between scenes or tearing a hole in reality, as seen in WandaVision, using mattes, distortions, and glows!

This tutorial will be using HitFilm Pro but you can follow along in HitFilm Express if you have the VFX: Distortion pack, VFX: Retro 2 pack, and the VFX: Neon Lights pack.

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What does a video editor do?

A career in video editing might seem exciting and alluring, but what is it exactly and what does take to become one? In this article we examine the role as defined by the film and video industry, with insights into the ideal software for developing such skills.

How to make a short film by yourself

The idea of making your own short films or movies need not be a pipe dream. Don’t let a lack of budget or limited resources hold production back by getting creative with the shoot and discovering great software along the way.

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How to Create Scarlet Witch’s Magic Effects

Learn how to create Scarlet Witch’s dazzling magic effects using some simple grades, the Particle Simulator, and interactive lighting! Follow along for free in HitFilm Express or take it to the next level with HitFilm Pro.

New Release: HitFilm 10

No more tedious text! We develop HitFilm based on the awesome number of user requests we get and this one is no exception.

You wanted text changes? You got ‘em!

HitFilm 10.0 is your new update and it focuses on how you work with text inside HitFilm.

We develop HitFilm based on the awesome number of user requests we get and this one is no exception.

So let’s give you the power you’ve been looking for. Here are just a few of the amazing changes:

  • Expanding text boxes – now when you click inside the Viewer with the text tool you can just start typing and the text box size will adapt.
  • More control! You can now justify, adjust vertical alignment, indent and adjust paragraph spacing all from inside the Text panel.
  • HitFilm now loads non-regular stylings of fonts (e.g. bold, italic, etc) if you have a non-English version of Windows.
  • The kerning (spacing between characters) has been improved.
  • More language support! You will now find a larger number of languages and fonts are supported inside HitFilm. Languages such as Arabic can now be written directly into HitFilm and will be formatted correctly.
  • And so much more!

We’ve also managed to sneak a few more cool updates into 10.0 which aren’t text related, such as:

  • When replacing a transition with another it will now adopt the length of the transition being replaced so you no longer need to re-adjust every time to want to switch out transitions.
  • The transition time limit has been lifted. If you want to have a 15 second transition, you got it!

This update is a big one and we’re very excited for you to get your hands on it. Play around with the new text features and, as always, let us know what you think. We love hearing your feedback.

Check out the full list of updates, and download the latest version, here for Express and here for Pro.

EDIT: Update 10.1 is now live. Running HitFilm with bespoke fonts installed no longer causes HitFilm to fail to launch.

Download the latest 10.1 update here for Express and here for Pro.Discuss this post on our forums.

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Oli Thompson

Oli Thompson

Passionate about inspiring and motivating others, philosophy, science, nature, music, adventures, creativity, and storytelling. If I'm not playing video games, you can find me daydreaming about the universe! While working at FXhome in the marketing team, I've had the privilege of acting as everything from newsletter copywriter to Capt. America!