This probably sounds a little bit of an odd question, but I'm just wondering if Hitfilm Pro is handling the hardware components in a better way than other applications.
A couple of weeks ago I upgraded my computer and had some discussions about that here on the forum. This is why I don't go into too many details here.
In the meantime I had the time to run some tests. I always convert my H.264 footage into DNxHD using Davinci Resolve, before I go to Hitfilm Pro. With the new CPU and GPU etc. DaVinci renders now 2.5 times as fast as it used to. However, there will be a point where the power supply (the new bottleneck of my configuration) shuts the whole system down. So I have to run DaVinci on 2 or 4 (best 3) cores of the 8 that my CPU has. Then it will still render faster than it did in the past and will not crash.
This made me curious, so I decided to convert the H.264 footage in Hitfilm into Cineform. I notice that Hitfilm Pro now renders a lot faster as well, but it will not crash. It just renders like a champ. There is no need for me to lower the number of cores that the program is allowed to use in order to prevent the power supply from shutting down.
It feels like DaVinci is just hitting the acceleration full throttle like a kid and Hitfilm is driving like an adult. I actually like that metaphore :-)