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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.

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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 9.1 Update

An awesome change has arrived with new text tools, new UI controls and refined add-on packs.

With every new update, HitFilm Express is becoming more and more powerful. Since May we’ve added new text tools, new UI controls and refined add-on packs. We’ve brought on 3 million of you in total, making Express the fastest growing free editing and VFX software in the world.

But that’s not enough for us. We want you to be able to experiment, to enjoy and create with less restrictions.

That’s why, with update 9.1, you now have the ability to try out all the add-on packs inside of HitFilm Express and follow every tutorial we publish – with no restrictions! This change brings everyone to a level playing field and really lets you experience the power of our Pro-level features.

There will be a little icon next to the name of the effect you’re using to indicate whether you’ve purchased the add-on, or you’re using it as a demo. Let’s say you like the look of the particle simulator, but you’re not 100% sure whether it’s right for you. With update 9.1, you can follow along with our Pro tutorials in Express and experiment with the effect to your heart’s content, without needing to buy it right away. The only catch is that when you come to export, you will have a watermark. If you’d like to buy the particle simulator, you can buy it from the HitFilm store and remove the watermark from your work. Simple!

There’s plenty more going on in the 9.1 update. You can see the full list of updates for HitFilm Pro or HitFilm Express here.

This update is designed to help free up your creativity, push your imagination to the limits and guide you to the incredible world of VFX.

Download the latest update now, and see what you’ve been missing.

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Kirstie Tostevin

Kirstie Tostevin

I'm a writer, creator, and positive thinker! I've never felt more at home than in this community and heading up FXhome's Marketing team. Together, we're making the industry more accessible and the world a brighter place through fun content and incredible software! It's a great day to be a creator.