I recently switched over from a different video editor and I am thinking about sticking with hitfilm express 2017.
My only issue so far is exporting. Since all videos will have a primary emphasis on music, audio bit rate is key for me. I found the uncompressed export which had great video quality and I could export the video at 1411 kbps which is ideal.
But I wanted to do a smaller size video (I didn't care much about the video quality) to send to a friend with the same quality audio. When I tried this, with the youtube export option, I could keep the video quality down (yay!) and I could select 1024 kbps for the audio which is a little lower but still acceptable. The export would fail however, citing something about the AAC codec. The only other way I could make it work was to go down to 320 kbps which is not acceptable. Are there any other ways to get other preset options by downloading something like ffmpeg or other codecs??