How to Reverse Video | HitFilm 4 Express Tutorial #3

Making things move backwards is an effect in Hitfilm 4 Express.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D8F5Qu1q7s

Steps:

  1. Go to the Effects tab
  2. Look for Temporal – Time Reverse
  3. Drag the Time Reverse effect onto a clip in the timeline

Note that this does not affect the audio, only the visual.

Watch the previous tutorial on adding text background in Hitfilm 4 Express…

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See you in Hitfilm 4 Express Tutorial #4!

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How to Add Text Background | HitFilm 4 Express Tutorial #2

Adding a rectangle box behind a text in HitFilm 4 Express takes a few steps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUJ1P-a3Rns

Continuing from the previous tutorial:

  1. In the composite timeline, create a new layer > Plane
  2. Adjust the size and position of the plane
  3. Move the Plane layer below the Text layer
  4. Right-click on the Plane layer and select properties
  5. Change the colour of the plane

Watch the previous tutorial on creating text in Hitfilm 4 Express…  http://www.videolane.com/adding-text-in-hitfilm-4-express/

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Ok, so I bought the SMOVE stabilizer for my iPhone and loving it.

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There are many more brands out there I would like to get my hands on.

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Do you know any smartphone stabilizer that I haven’t listed? Please comment.

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How to Add Text and Titles | HitFilm 4 Express Tutorial #1

For most parts, Hitfilm 4 Express (the free professional video editing software) operates almost like Adobe Premiere Pro.

However, it’s not the same when it comes to adding titles and texts.

Being a special effects software, the text features in Hitfilm 4 Express is better than Premiere Pro, especially when creating animations.

So here’s how to add text and titles in Hitfilm 4 Express.

  1. In the Media panel, click on “New” and select “Composite Shot”.
  2. In the dialog box, ensure that the template is the same setting as your project. In my case, it’s “1080p Full HD @ PAL 25 fps”. Then click “OK”.
  3. In the Viewer panel, select the Text Tool and click anywhere inside the viewer.
  4. In the Text Properties dialog box, click “OK”. We can come back later to change any setting.
  5. Start typing inside the viewer on the blue box.
  6. Change back to Selection Tool and re-position the text box.
  7. Go to the Text Control panel to change the font, size, colour, and other text properties.
  8. When the text becomes too big for the box, enlarge the box by holding and dragging the handle on the bottom right.
  9. Double-click inside the textbox to change the text. Single-click to move the text box.
  10. Go to the Editor timeline and from the Media panel, drag the Composite Shot into the timeline on the upper layer.

Playback to check. To make further changes, go back to the Composite Shot timeline.

ADDING SHADOW

  1. Go to the Effects panel, search for “Drop Shadow” and drag it onto the text layer in the Composite Shot.
  2. Adjust the properties of the shadow within the timeline.

ADDING OUTLINE

  1. In the Viewer panel, select the text.
  2. Go to the Text Control panel, increase the size of the Stroke Width.
  3. Change the Stroke Colour.

Going forward, we can add a text box background as well as create animated 3D titles.

I will demonstrate that in the next tutorial.

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See you in Hitfilm 4 Express Tutorial #2!

Adrian Lee
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How to Sort Project Bin Clips by Creation Date in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017

I shot a Coney Island vlog with 2 cameras, the Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 and the GoPro Hero5 Black.

After importing into Adobe Premiere Pro, I wanted to just drag and drop everything onto the timeline.

However, there was a problem. The clips were arranged with the GoPro clips first followed by the Panasonic clips.

I switched between the two cameras during the shoot, so I had to manually rearrange the order during editing, to bring the GoPro clips and the Panasonic clips shot at the same time together.

Is there a way to automatically sort them in the Project Bin based on the clip creation date?

This way, when we select all the clips in the Project Bin and drag them onto the timeline, the GoPro and Panasonic shots will be arranged in the correct order.

After all, this is a vlog, so every shot is created one after another in the correct sequence of the actual event.

Here’s how to do it. A one-time setup is all that is needed.

  1. Inside Premiere Pro, select Assembly workspace.
  2. Select List View in the Project Bin. Sort Bin by Creation Date in Premiere Pro.png
  3. Right-click on the title “Name”.
  4. Click on “Metadata Display…”. Sort Bin by Creation Date in Premiere Pro 2.png
  5. Inside Metadata Display dialog box, open up “Basic” options, select “Creation Date” and click “Ok”. Sort Bin by Creation Date in Premiere Pro 3.png
  6. Go back to the Project Bin, scroll horizontally all the way to the right, click on “Creation Date”. The clips will now be arranged in the order based on the time they were created. Sort Bin by Creation Date in Premiere Pro 4.png
  7. Finally, and happily, select all the clips in the project bin and drag them onto the timeline. Every clip between the Lumix and the action camera will be arranged as they should be in a vlog sequence.

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Check out the previous post on Changing the Size of Multiple Title Clips in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

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