In our last lesson, in our look at learning HitFilm Pro 2017, we talked about Clip-based Parameters, and how you’re going to adjust them inside of your timeline. In this lesson, I want to start talking about Effects, and how you can add them to elements in your timelines!
Once you have a clip in your timeline, and are ready to add an effect to it, there are a couple of ways you can do it. The method that I prefer is to head to the effects tab, and sort through the categories of effects you have to find the one you need. I prefer this method, as I am an After Effects user, and this is very similar to the AE workflow, so it blends seamlessly into my HitFilm Pro workflow.
The other way to add effects to your Compositing timeline is to look just above the clip-based parameters to the Effects category, and you’ll notice a “+” icon that you can click on. Once you do, you’ll now see all the same categories of effects that you can access right from the timeline.
So, of course the big question is, what’s the big difference between the two workflows? In the first workflow, with the Effects tab, you have a search dialogue box that you can type in the name (or what you think the name is) of the effect, and find it right away!
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.