Absolute Beginners Course on HitFilm Express
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Absolute Beginners Course on HitFilm Express

Learn everything you need to know to maximize the benefit of using HitFilm Express
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4.6 (83 ratings)
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Created by Jay Haynes
Last updated 8/2020
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Students will learn EVERYTHING about the free version of HitFilm Express
Requirements
  • Students must have a computer the meets the minimum specifications to run HitFilm Express
Description

Absolute Master Class on HitFilm Express

HitFilm Express is a great, FREE alternative to paying for Adobe Premiere and After Effects. HitFilm Express is a non-linear video editor and visual effects compositing software rolled into one. HitFilm Express allows you to make incredibly professional looking videos and films with all kinds of special effects quickly and easily.

In this course, I will walk you through every little tiny detail about the FREE version of HitFilm, HitFilm Express with no add-ons. This course is broken down into 71 super easy to watch classes, so you can learn at your own pace. The classes average less than three minutes long... so each one is bite sized, making it very easy to learn.

With the advances in broadband technology, video is becoming more and more important as a powerful communication tool. More people are using videos to promote their products and services, to share ideas, and even create social change. Of course, you can use HitFilm to simply create videos for your family, make short films or documentaries, or even just make videos for fun.

Creating a video is more than just simply recording it with your camera. Editing and adding special effects to your videos will make them much more interesting to watch. This will greatly enhance your ability to get results you want!


Master Class Outline:

  1. What is Hitfilm?

  2. How to Download HitFilm

  3. HitFilm Workspace Overview

  4. Shortcuts in HitFilm

  5. Importing Footage and Other Assets

  6. Options When Working in the Viewer Window

  7. Merging Audio and Video Footage

  8. Editor Timeline - Intro

    1. Timeline Scaling

    2. Inserting Footage into your Project

    3. Adding and Renaming Tracks

    4. Changing the Track Properties

    5. Labels

    6. Scrubbing through the Editor Timeline

    7. Editor Timeline Tools

    8. Linking and Unlinking Video and Audio

    9. J & L Cuts in the Editor Timeline

    10. Audio Mixer

    11. Controls Panel

    12. Introduction to Keyframes

    13. How to Use the Display Timeline for Keyframing

    14. Search Tools

    15. Adding Effects in the Editor Timeline

    16. Right Clicking on Media in the Editor Timeline

    17. Text and Titles in the Editor Timeline

    18. A Note about Variable Frame Rate Footage

    19. Quality and Resolution Settings

    20. Locking Tracks on the Editor Timeline

    21. Masking on the Editor Timeline

  9. Composite Shots

    1. What is a Composite Shot?

    2. How to Make a Composite Shot

    3. Different Layer Types in a Composite Shot

    4. Parenting and Snapping of Layers

    5. Layer Blend Modes

    6. Masking in a Composite Shot

    7. Keyframing in a Composite Shot

    8. Single Point Tracking

    9. Double Point Tracking

    10. Tracking for Stabilization

    11. Text in a Composite Shot

    12. 3D Concepts in HitFilm

    13. Motion Blur

    14. Ram Preview

    15. Prerendering

    16. Locking Layers

  10. Visual Effects

    1. Overview of Visual Effects

    2. 360 Effects

    3. Audio Effects

    4. Behavior Effects

    5. Blur Effects

    6. Color Correction Effects

    7. Color Grading Effects (Also see below, Installed Film Look Presets)

    8. Distort Effects

    9. Generate Effects

    10. Gradient and Fill Effects

    11. Grunge Effects

    12. Keying Effects

    13. Lights and Flares Effects

    14. Particles and Simulation Effects

    15. Quick 3D Effects

    16. Scene Effects

    17. Sharpen Effects

    18. Stylize Effects

    19. Temporal Effects

    20. Video Clean Up Effects

    21. Warp Effects

  11. Miscellaneous Items to Know

    1. Presets

    2. Templates

    3. Exporting your Project File

    4. Online Resources

  12. Future Updates

    1. Overview of Future Updates

    2. Updates will Be Added as they become Available

  13. Requests

    1. Overview of Requests

    2. Request Videos will added as Specific Lesson Requests are Made

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Minimum Specifications to Run HitFilm on your Computer:

HitFilm Express is multi-core and GPU accelerated. It has recently seen some vast improvements under the hood providing superior performance and speed like you’ve never seen before.

  • Apple: macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.13 High Sierra or OS X 10.12 Sierra

  • Windows: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)

  • Internet connection: Required for online activation

  • Processor: 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors or AMD equivalent.

  • RAM: 4GB (8 GB Recommended)

  • Graphics card:

    • NVIDIA GeForce 600 (Kepler) series (2012)

    • AMD Radeon R5 240 (2013)

    • Intel HD Graphics 5000 (GT3) (2013)

    • Video memory 1 GB minimum (2GB or more required for 4K UHD.)

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner students in HitFilm
Course content
Expand all 73 lectures 03:44:45
+ Media in HitFilm
3 lectures 07:45
Importing Footage and Other Assets
03:04
Options When Working in the Viewer Window
02:51
Merging Audio and Video Footage
01:50
+ Working on the Editor Timeline
22 lectures 55:40
Timeline Scaling
01:00
Inserting Footage into your Project
04:23
Adding and Renaming Tracks
01:08
Changing the Track Properties
02:00
Labels
02:21
Scrubbing through the Editor Timeline
03:28
Editor Timeline Tools
06:36
Linking and Unlinking Video and Audio
01:01
J & L Cuts in the Editor Timeline
01:05
Audio Mixer
02:39
Controls Panel
03:28
Introduction to Keyframes
03:07
How to Use the Display Timeline for Keyframing
04:34
Search Tools
01:14
Adding Effects in the Editor Timeline
02:28
Right Clicking on Media in the Editor Timeline
03:55
Text and Titles in the Editor Timeline
03:15
A Note about Variable Frame Rate Footage
01:47
Quality and Resolution Settings
03:19
Locking Tracks on the Editor Timeline
00:47
Masking on the Editor Timeline
01:13
+ Working with Composite Shots
16 lectures 01:02:49
How to Make a Composite Shot
02:15
Different Layer Types in a Composite Shot
02:51
Parenting and Snapping of Layers
02:41
Layer Blend Modes
06:10
Masking in a Composite Shot
05:07
Keyframing in a Composite Shot
02:37
Single Point Tracking
07:35
Double Point Tracking
05:59
Tracking for Stabilization
01:46
Text in a Composite Shot
03:32
3D Concepts in HitFilm
10:43
Motion Blur
02:29
Ram Preview
03:03
Prerendering
04:34
Locking Layers
00:40
+ Visual Effects
21 lectures 58:49
360 Effects
03:24
Audio Effects
02:55
Behavior Effects
01:56
Blur Effects
02:51
Color Correction Effects
07:46
Color Grading Effects
03:44
Distort Effects
03:02
Generate Effects
06:15
Gradient and Fill Effects
00:58
Grunge Effects
01:50
Keying Effects
04:59
Lights and Flares Effects
02:34
Particles and Simulation Effects
02:37
Quick 3D Effects
04:02
Scene Effects
00:47
Sharpen Effects
00:21
Stylize Effects
02:01
Temporal Effects
01:40
Video Clean Up Effects
01:16
Warp Effects
01:46
+ Miscellaneous Items to Know
4 lectures 10:40
Presets
03:12
Templates
02:06
Exporting your Project File
03:37
Online Resources
01:45
+ Updates to HitFilm Express
2 lectures 19:07
HitFilm Express 14
08:25
HitFilm Express 15
10:42