HitFilm Pro Tutorial: Lesson 3 – Editing Pt 1: Importing Media

hitfilm-pro-4In our last lesson, in our look at HitFilm Pro, we talked about setting up our project. Once it’s setup and ready to go, we can choose between editing and compositing, so for the next few lesson, we’re going to talk about editing inside of HitFilm Pro. And of course, you can’t do anything in any application, without getting some footage into your application. So let’s start there!

Once your new HitFilm Pro project is open, and you’re ready to get some footage in to start working with it, there are a couple of ways to go about importing it.

The first, and most obvious, is to click on the “Import” button. Now, if you click on the button itself, you’ll immediately go to HitFilm Pro’s File Browser, to choose the file (or files) that you want to import. If you click on the drop down beside the Import button, you’ll now see that you have a few options of file types that you can import, including:

  1. Media
  2. Image Sequences
  3. Composite Shot
  4. 3D Camera Tracking Data
  5. 3D Model
  6. 3D Model Animation


Keep in mind if you click on the import button to import media into HitFilm Pro, you won’t be able to import any of the above options, other than just Media (QuickTime, AVI, JPEG, etc). If you want any of those specific options, you’ll need to select them specifically, before importing them.

Be sure to check out our growing list of HitFilm Pro tutorials here. You can buy HitFilm Pro here [affiliate link].

Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment, to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.

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