Before you can do anything in HitFilm you need to create or open a project.

From the File menu

file menu

No matter where you are in HitFilm you always have access to the navigation bar at the top of the screen.

The File menu includes options for starting a New project or Opening a previous one.

You can also choose from a list of recent projects on the right side of the File menu.

If you are already working on a project you will be asked to save it before the new project opens.

From the Home screen

When you start HitFilm the Home screen is displayed. To the left of the information area, just below the banners, is the Your Projects box.

your projects

The New project link will create a new project, while the Open project link will display a file browser for choosing a previous project. A list of recent projects for quick opening is displayed underneath.

RECAP You can create new projects and access older projects at any time.