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  • @markmajoris I'll let others comment on your system specs, and move into media. Are you transcoding your footage before editing? If you don't know what I'm talking about, then definitely watch this (also linked above).  I used to have frequent cras…
  • The grid effect should actually work quite well with the right settings.  Make a plane that's larger than the comp dimensions so you can rotate it.  Place the grid points on this plane, but outside the comp on opposite sides (top/bottom or left/righ…
  • I don't think it's only for FCP.  I can download it just fine.  Here's a direct link to the one I'm talking about: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1898?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US  
  • I've only touched Atomic Particles once: when trying to recreate your scenario above.  So far I haven't figured out how to get the audio to affect the image size, which shows you how helpful I'm going to be. 
  • Knowing more of the gory details of the footage you're trying to import might help.  If you haven't already got MediaInfo installed, install it now, then drop one of your problem clips into it.  Change to Text view, then copy the report and paste it…
  • That's awesome that you're able to use HitFilm to help feed your family, @Davlon , but the author's statement isn't far off.  I think the folks at FXHOME would prefer "independent" over "hobbyist," but they've been pretty clear in everything I've se…
  • @Palacono While that's not necessarily required, it will look better if what @Triem23 suggests is done.  Call me crazy, but if I've taken the time to animate zoom and pan on my images in comp shots, the last thing I want is for them to suddenly free…
  • @assensy Not sure what's cumbersome about scaling a layer, especially with some of the new features that have been added to comps.  Right-click on the layer, choose Transform, then select one of the "Fit to Frame" options.  No manual fiddling with S…
  • If you're on a Mac, Quicktime can record screen captures. It's what I use for all of my stuff.  Not sure if the Windows version is similar.
  • I'm very likely going to be creating at least one Puppet tool tutorial/demo. Just a matter of scheduling the time among everything else.
  • Plus the kinds of scripts I'd write if HitFilm supporting true scripting wouldn't necessarily be for expression-like things.  Coming from a Maya background, I'd be more inclined to write custom tools/features/utilities.
  • I'm not against Behaviors, but I'm still in favor of HitFilm adding something similar to AE expressions.  You can essentially create your own behaviors if you know what you're doing.  It doesn't have to be just one or the other. Both solutions can e…
  • Many more details are needed, specifically HitFilm version and system specs (CPU, RAM, GPU, hard drive, OS)  
  • My suggestion: don't ask the user where to save an unsaved project if one is found.  Just force-save it to someplace very convenient (like the Desktop), and alert the user with a dialog to the location.  They can move/copy it wherever they want from…
  • I messed with the Puppet tool quite a bit before the new release, and posted a couple samples (below) to my Clever Tagline channel. Haven't had time to put together a full tutorial yet, but something is in the works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v…
  • @assensy That feels like normal behavior from what I've seen, and applies to all layer types, not just PNGs.  You'll need to scale your PNG so that it fits inside the frame before adding the Puppet effect.  When building the deformable mesh, Puppet …
  • Interesting way to tell a story, but it's quite effective!  I have a tendency to offer feedback when it's not requested, so I'll refrain unless you want it.
  • Wow! That's a much shorter list than I've got.  Did you try that link and install the Pro Video Formats package?
  • Put a grade layer above the text, but below the layer you want to mask.  Turn off visibility for the Text layer. Onto the layer you want to mask, add the Set Matte effect.  Set the Source Layer property to the grade.  Done.
  • @HitfilmSensei That, my friend, is a really elegant solution.  Bravo!
  • It would still take a lot of work (as @Triem23 says, anything frame-by-frame is tedious), but with the Neon Path effect in Pro, you could make this effect, and get real-time feedback. Make a completely blank comp (I'm calling mine "Mask Source").  …
  • I haven't been a Windows user for a long time, so this is just going from memory of other recent conversations here, but have you done any Windows updates in the past couple days?  Any other software updates on your system?
  • Quite a trip!  The video was great, though there were a few spots where the cuts were so quick I couldn't even register what I was looking at for some shots.  If the music were quicker I could see such quick cuts working a little better (maybe), but…
  • Inverting a mask is currently done by clicking the icon on the mask layer line that looks like a grey circle inside a box.
  • Odd, because I use MPEG Streamclip all the time for transcoding to ProRes.  Are you sure you checked the entire list?  On mine, all of the Apple options aren't in the same area.  The ProRes entries are near the top, while the default option (Apple M…
  • @JMcAllister Thanks for sharing that example video. I'd never tried working on a mask on a lower layer while viewing a higher one.  Kinda nifty!
  • @aknittel Perhaps.  It may appear in the changelog when a new update is published, but that's only something that Cedric or other staff can confirm.  I can imagine that some updates contain so many teeny tiny tweaks that listing them all would be cu…
  • @JMcAllister I thought about that, but that means putting the white plane above the footage layer to get the initial mask shape made.  Once you add the grade above the plane and point Set Matte to it from the footage layer, the matte mashes the mask…
  • Chances are there's something amiss with the file's construction that HitFilm doesn't like.  It's best to transcode footage before bringing it into HitFilm anyway, but in this case transcoding is a necessity.  If you're not familiar with the process…
  • Masking frame-by-frame is called rotoscoping, and sadly, that's always been a manual process.  Until/unless someone adds the ability to tie a mask's position to another layer's position, it's always going to be 100% manual.