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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.

what does a video editor do?

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.

HitFilm 15 Release

We know you’ve all been eagerly awaiting the announcement of HitFilm 15. We’re pleased to announce that our biggest update yet is finally here!

We know you’ve all been eagerly awaiting the announcement of HitFilm 15. We’re pleased to announce that our biggest update yet is finally here! This update is jam-packed with some amazing new features for both Pro and Express users. Keep reading to learn about the exciting changes in HitFilm 15.

What’s in the update?

Auto Stabilizer (Pro only)

Auto Stabilizer effect

The new Auto Stabilization effect will let you smooth out shaky footage at the click of a button using HitFilm’s intelligent tracking and stabilization algorithms. You’ll have the ability to create smooth, professional-looking footage without the hard work of manually stabilizing your footage.

Motion Tracking behavior effect (Pro only)

Motion Tracking Behavior

The new Motion Track behavior effect in HitFilm 15 makes it possible to motion-track elements directly from the editor timeline – a feature that was previously only possible from a composite shot. The process is also now quicker and easier than before, making motion tracking pretty effortless in HitFilm.

New shapes for the masking tools

Masking shapes

You can now create and customize star-shaped, polygon, and rounded rectangle masks. Create hundreds of different interesting shapes for your transitions or motion graphics.

Color Adjustment Effect (Pro only)

HitFilm’s colorist tools have also made a significant step up with the introduction of the Color Adjustment effect – so you can select a range of color values and adjust them by hue, lightness, and saturation. You can tailor the ‘strength’ and ‘softness’ of the effect and even choose to preserve skin tones or black-and-white in the output. This tool also offers a ‘hue replacement’ option for direct color replacement, removing the need for tedious rotoscoping.

Crop / Pan & Zoom Effect

You can now crop the contents of a clip and animate the crop to control which area is shown. This is an effect that will come in useful if you’re looking to pan and zoom 4K or 8K footage in post-production.

GoPro FX Reframe Effect

For fully customizing the framing of your 360° footage. You can now control motion blur, manually adjust the horizon level, adjust lens curvature, and more.

New lower thirds

We’ve added four new templates for lower thirds: Banners, Flashy Double, Peeking with Line, and Smooth Blocks. Even more choices for your animated text!

WAV audio export

You can now export audio using the WAV format, meaning the export is lossless and the quality is as good as can be! Now you can get the audio out of the timeline without having to strip it from the video.

We’ve also improved the workflow, added new plugin presets and templates, and enhanced image sequence import. Dozens of bug fixes are also included for greater stability and performance. So what are you waiting for? Download the HitFilm Pro update here, or for the Express update click here.

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Joshua Davies

Joshua Davies

For almost 20 years now, I've been lucky enough to lead a team of some of the most talented experts in the world. Together, we’ve brought 5 MILLION users to our video and photo products, and we’re inspired every day by the incredible content our community creates.