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How to create futuristic digital glitch effects

Want to create mesmerizing futuristic holograms, titles, and transitions for your sci-fi shorts? Join Zach Alan to discover how to use HitFilm’s Dot Matrix Effect to get that perfect look for anything from dystopian Cyberpunk cityscapes to high-tech alien worlds.

How to make a green screen at home

Today putting some of the most popular green screen alternatives to the test to see which is most effective on a $20 budget! From card to curtains, we’re trying them all with the same lighting setup and the same keying process inside HitFilm Express. Read on to find out how to make your very own DIY green screen.

Best green screen software for photo and video

Separating foreground from background to totally transform videos and photography need not be the preserve of magicians. With amazing solutions available for all levels and budgets, we identify the best green screen software for credible chroma keying.

Top 5 visual effects tips for shooting your VFX shot

Before adding VFX to a scene, there are a few things to think about before you hit record! Javert is here to share his top 5 tips to give you the best chance of getting the perfect visual effects shot every time.

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Free and paid After Effects alternatives

Synonymous with the video production industry, Adobe’s After Effects and Premiere Pro software suites are heavyweights. But power comes at a cost and for many users this calls for an alternative choice – so what are they and which is the best?

How to create realistic muzzle flash effects

Learn how to create realistic muzzle flashes and gunfire for the perfect action scene! Zach Alan is here to show you how to add muzzle flash effects and incorporate them into your scene properly, adding light from the flash and bullet shells in post-production, to really sell the effect!

How to create a perfect timelapse

Create the perfect timelapse and hyperlapse with these helpful hints and tips brought to you by Film Empire’s Jamie Luik. We’ll cover camera settings, timing, and give practical advice on what you can do to help ease the process.

Our top 5 tips for motion graphics design

Want to learn how to elevate your motion graphics? We’re giving you the low-down on how to take your animations to the next level. With these tips and techniques, you’ll be creating some awesome motion graphics in HitFilm in no time!

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How Film Riot gets perfect 3D tracking using CamTrackAR

In Film Riot’s latest YouTube video, Ryan Connolly gives us the low-down on his experiences with our free iOS app CamTrackAR. From tracking a scene to creating a full-fledged project, Ryan walks us through how he used the app to ease the process of adding a 3D drone to a tracked scene. Read on to find out more about the neat things Film Riot has created using the app.

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How to edit a zoom recording

Learn how to take your virtual meetings to the next level with high quality visuals, fine-tuned audio and a flawless edit. Whether you’re using Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Discord, Skype, or any other video calling platform, we’ve got you covered!