Welcome to the second video in our HitFilm Basics Masterclass.
In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to beginediting your videos.
So things like trimming and adding video to thetimeline, going over the editing tools, and if you missed the last tutorial onhow to actually download HitFilm Express, you can find that in the card on-screen.
Let's go ahead and dive right into HitFilm Express, I've got a new projecthere and I've imported some media, which we covered at the end of the lastepisode.
These are just clips from our Day in the Life episode where we vlogged our workday here at FXhome.
Up in the top left, you have thetrimmer here.
Now the trimmer does not represent what you're gonna actuallyoutput, it's just a way to see what the clip looks like before you actually putit on the timeline.
If you want to see a different clip inside of the trimmerjust click on it in the Media Panel.
Let's take this example here.
The trimmerworks based on what you call in and out points.
This is basically telling HitFilmat which point you want to start the video, and at which point you want to endit.
So if I scrub through here until I'm a little bit closer, let's say I want tostart the clip at this point, what I'll do is come over and select the Set InPoint button.
The orange section of the timeline represents which part of theclip is going to be played.
Now I'll skip through and decide where I want to endit, and then I'll click the Set Out Point button.
You can also use the I and O keys, which are keyboard shortcuts.
Now that I've got my In and Out Point selected, Ican click and drag the video down into the timeline.
You might get this messagethat says the editor settings differ from the clip you're adding.
This is upto you to determine what you want your settings to be, over here in the mediapanel I can see that my clip is 1920 x 1080 at 29.
97 frames per second.
This isa good standard, so I'll go ahead and select Yes to change my project to fitthose settings.
This viewer section represents how the final video will look.
Down here in the timeline you have a little zoom bar if you need to seethings in greater detail, and, depending on how your settings default, you may ormay not see previews in the timeline here.
You can change that by coming up tothis hamburger icon for Track Options, select that, and then change the videosize to something different.
If you still don't see any thumbnails, goback to the menu and select Preview Mode and change it from None to one of theother options.
I'm gonna go ahead and skip forward a bit to fill in thetimeline some more.
Now we've got a little edit going with multiple clipsplaying one after another.
Let's take a look at the tools you can use to edityour footage.
They can be found over here on the left.
The one you'll probably usemost is the Selection Tool, which is the default.
This is useful for moving Clipsaround, and you can also, if you hover your mouse on the edge of one, change theIn and Out points by dragging.
You can click and drag an empty space tohighlight multiple clips and then move them all at the same time.
The next iconis for the drag tool, this is useful if you want to pan around the timelinewithout actually moving anything.
Next up is the Slice Tool, this is how you make acut in your footage, so I'll just position it over this cliphere, and you can see that it snaps to where the timeline indicator is.
Clickonce to make a cut and then, if I change back to the Selection Tool, I can thenmove this clip somewhere else.
A useful option, if you right-click in a gap andthen you select Ripple Delete Gap, it'll move everything to the right of thetimeline to fill that space.
Next we have the Slip Tool, this tool lets you movethe In and Out Points of the clip but not actually move the clip itself.
Herewe have the first one here, and you can see that it ends at about two secondsand 14 frames.
I can tell that by this number here.
If I want to adjust the Inand Out Points, I can select the Slip Tool, and then click and drag inside theclip itself.
And you can see that the Viewer is updating to show me what thosenew In and Out Points will be.
So if I continue to drag, I'll eventually get anew clip there, and now this is the clip that's playinginstead, but nothing else on the timeline has been affected.
The Slide Tool allowsyou to move a clip but maintain it's In and Out Points but then compensates thesurrounding clips to fill the gaps.
So if I use the Slide Tool on this clip here, Ican move it over to the left, and the clip on the left and right will trimautomatically to fill the gap.
Then we have the Ripple Edit Tool which isuseful for adjusting the In and Out Points of a single clip.
If I adjust thisclip here, you can see that it pushes all of the other ones to the right, and if Imove it to the left, it brings all of those clips in-line.
then we have theRoll Edit Tool which lets you adjust the In and Out Points of two clips, andautomatically fills in the gaps as well.
Finally, we have the Rate Stretch Toolwhich lets you speed up or slow down clips.
This one does not automaticallyfill the gaps.
This is a quick way to speed up or slow down your footage.
Ifyou're interested in making your workflow faster, you might want to check outthe keyboard shortcuts.
All of these tools have their own shortcuts, but youcan customize them in the File > Options menu.
Here we have a list of somecategories and all of the corresponding shortcuts.
You can clear or reset them, orcustomize them yourself.
You can perform a J or L cut by holding down the Alt keyand clicking and dragging one area on the timeline.
In this example here, I'mtrimming the video of one clip, but not the audio.
I can then fill in the gap forthe other video using the same technique and this means that the audio from oneclip will play before the actual video shows.
This is useful for hiding cutsinside of your footage and making the transitions more smooth.
HitFilm Express has a number of built-in transitions that are very easy to apply.
If you come over here to the Effects Panel and then scroll downto Transitions: Video, you can see some folders and transitions here.
We have acouple transitions for motion, some for dissolves.
As an example, I'll just dragon the Additive Dissolve and place it in this area between the two clips.
There's the transition and if you want to adjust the duration of it, you canclick and drag, similar to adjusting clips, and make it either smaller orlarger.
If you want to adjust one side of thetransition, hold down the Shift key and click and drag.
Now let's take a quicklook at the controls panel which is probably one of the most importantpanels in HitFilm.
Let's say we have this clip here and I want to zoom in on Oli'sface halfway through.
To start, I'll come over here and select the Slice Tool andthen make a cut where I want it to transition.
So let's say right here, thenI'll come back to the Selection Tool and select this second piece of the clip.
Nowcome over to the Controls Panel.
The Controls Panel depends on which clip youhave active at that moment, so if I click on this one here, that video will becomeactive instead.
It's important to make sure that you've clicked on the rightclip before you start adjusting the controls.
Down here in the Transformproperties, you can see a couple of things that you can adjust, like thePosition, so I can move it left, right, up, or down.
I could also use the controlhandle, here.
Remember that the viewer is what the final output would be so if Iwere to export this right now, it would have a black line on the left and bottom, which probably isn't ideal.
Let's go ahead and reset that by right-clickingand selecting Reset.
We can also adjust the scale, so we can make it bigger orsmaller, and in this case I actually do want to make it bigger so I'll go aheadand leave that, and then adjust the Position to focus on his face.
If Iwanted, I could also rotate it or adjust the opacity, which is how transparent it is.
There's also a line on the timeline itself to adjust the Opacity, for aquicker result.
Now if I play it back, you'll see theregular clip, and then it cuts to a close-up of Oli's face.
The ControlsPanel is basically where you want to go if you want to adjust any parameter ofthe video or effect that you've applied.
A new project in HitFilm will start withone video track and one audio track.
You can see that here on the left, you canadd as many as you like by right-clicking and selecting InsertTrack.
This will put a new video track up above, and then I could, for example, putthis one here.
If I wanted to maybe keep the more organized or split it up sothat it's easier to see.
You have two icons on each track.
The first is an eyeto hide it from view, and the second is a lock icon.
Once the lock is applied, youcan't make any changes so you can't move anything, you can't trim it, it's locked.
So now we've taken a look at the ins and outs of editing video inside HitFilm.
Inthe next tutorial, we'll show you how to add text inside the software.
Click the card on-screen to be taken there right now.
Thanks for watching and we'll see youall in the next video.