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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 12

Welcome to the future! You read that correctly, HitFilm 12, the largest and most comprehensive update we’ve ever released, is now available!

It’s here. You read that correctly, HitFilm 12, the largest and most comprehensive update we’ve ever released, is now available! We’re incredibly excited to make this update available to ALL of our HitFilm users, so whether you’re Pro or Express here are just SOME of the new and updated features you can now enjoy:


  • We’ve introduced a completely new UI design! It looks gorgeous, but looks aren’t everything (so we’ve been told…). We’ve also removed the ‘Project’ tab and created a universal menu to make the navigation process a more streamlined experience. We’ve also added Mac native menus for all you Apple HitFilmers, and our Windows users have had native behaviors added!
  • Threaded Rendering will massively improve your experience within HitFilm. Whether you’re working on a VFX heavy project or just using a small laptop for video editing, the interface is no longer tied to your video. In practice this means a significantly smoother and faster production workflow, allowing you to carry on with your work without waiting for HitFilm to catch up!
  • Windows GPU decoding has been ramped up considerably, allowing Intel and Nvidia users to see huge improvements in the way HitFilm handles video.
    • With the addition of professional titling tools, we’re giving you far more control over your text than ever before! After a number of requests, we’ve put instanced titles directly in the editor, which can be edited without having to mess around in the compositor.

    There you have it, a brief overview of HitFilm 12, and don’t forget you can check out the full update lists for Express and Pro by clicking the links.

    We know this has been a hugely anticipated launch, so thank you all for your patience and for allowing us the time to craft the most substantial update in HitFilm’s history. We always say that these updates are a product of your feedback and suggestions, and this is no exception!

    We hope you enjoy diving into all the new features and thank you once again for your continued support…2019 is shaping up to be a HUGE year for us here at FXhome, and we’re so excited to have you along for the ride!

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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!