Hey guys, newbiew editor here. I've been interested in getting into editing more professionally (maybe editing peoples youtube videos, vlogs, etc.) Wanting to edit other peoples videos has prompted me to do some more research on editors and more advanced editing programs so I cna make sure im learnign to right programs. The problem is most of the time people are talking about more advanced topics so IDK what they are talking about lol... So I'm asking here. Note I've used Hitfilm, have Vegas 15, and have tried premiere pro. but only at entry level.
So main question. What's the difference between Hitfilm pro and fusion? I've seen lots of Vegas + Hitfilm vs Davinci + Fusion, but people always talk about things I have no clue about haha. I know fusion is node based whatever that is but otherwise no clue the differences. And I know that even tho editors have some effects and stuff built in you generally do most effects and stuff outside your editor. Do they do (generally) the same things or are they different roles? Because Fusion is free I think. Hitfilm pro isnt. But if hitfilm pro is more for my needs I'd still want to use that. I have experience with Hitfilm express, so learning pro features would be easier than learning fusion (cuz the whole layer based v node I think).
And editors. Is the main thing just more efficient workflows? Theres lots of "why I switched to davinci" etc stuff out there. To my knowledge Vegas editor is better than Hitfilm's but I haven't done editing outside my own bad gaming projects and stuff so I dont have enough experience to know what makes one better than another. Premiere pro's felt really good, I just don't want to pay monthly, adds up. Especially if I'm not making a ton doing editing. But I'm fairly sure you arnt supposed to be doing any effects in your editor.
I'm not making the next transformers movie so I dont need loads of super over the top effects and stuff. But Things I'd need to be able to do are basic stuff like color correction, audio, green screen effects, text, maybe cool 3d text intros, motion tracking. Etc. I want to be able to do effects like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xz4NV0zsbY I dont think its overly complex . Would I even need hitfilm pro for stuff like this or would I just be fine with express?
Thanks for any info. you can also link threads on this kind of info that will make sense to me haha.