Hi guys, absolute Hitfilm n00b here so please be gentle. I am trialling Hitfilm Express 12 with a view to purchasing Pro after happily using a very amateur-in-comparison but now-obsolete video editor for many years. To say there is a learning curve between the two (in both use and feature set) would be an understatement! Overall I am blown away with the power of this software, especially for the money (either the free or paid versions).
However, one thing that bugs me a lot is that when previewing/playback of my edited/created video, if I click anywhere on the interface, playback stops. Am I missing an option/preference somewhere that keeps playback going while I tweak different aspects of it? Having to restart playback multiple times when adjusting something is a real pain. In my quest to find my next go-to editor, I've tried just about every editor available for trial download, and very few exhibit this behaviour. This is especially problematic for me when editing audio or adding audio effects; I do a lot of music stuff, so for example having the sound stop when I'm trying to adjust EQ, echo or other audio properties is counter-intuitive to me and literally kills my workflow.
I understand there could be rendering reasons to stop everything while some adjustments are made but if this is the case, it could be a deal-breaker for this potential buyer. Is this a feature for Pro users perhaps?
Thanks for the opportunity to use Hitfilm, I appreciate it.