Text layers


You can create text using HitFilm. Text can be in 2D or 3D.

Creating text layers

text properties

There are several ways to create a text layer.

Select Text from the New Layer menu on a composite shot timeline. This will display the text properties where you can set the resolution for your text layer.
Use the Viewer Text tool to click anywhere in the Viewer. This will also display the text properties dialog where you can set the resolution for your text layer.
Use the Viewer Text tool to drag a text box area in the Viewer and start typing.

Editing text

You need to have the Text tool selected in the Viewer to edit text.

With the Text tool selected only text layers will be highlighted in the Viewer. Select the text layer you wish to edit, then begin typing.

You can select text and move the cursor as you would in an ordinary text application.

You can continue to edit text even if it is in 3D.

Text properties are controlled from the Text panel.

Animating text

If you have the Viewer Select tool selected you can transform the text layer like any other layer in the viewer, with full rotation and position controls.

This can be used to create scrolling end credits or sci-fi-style opening crawls in 3D.

Note that you will not be able to transform text layers if you have the Text tool selected.

RECAP HitFilm's text can be used for captions and titling and works in 2D and 3D.