Exporting


Exporting creates a new video or image sequence from your project. The exported media can then be used and played outside of HitFilm.

There are multiple export options for different situations.

All export options share some details:

Timeline lists all of the available timelines. You can export your editor or any composite shot timeline.
Export area switches between the entire selected timeline, the timeline's specific work area or the area containing actual content. The work area can be set in the Viewer.

YouTube

Instantly upload your video to your YouTube channel.

HitFilm can export up to 1080p resolution for YouTube upload. If you want to upload a higher resolution video to YouTube you should export it using one of the other options then upload manually.

If you have multiple YouTube channels, HitFilm will upload to your default channel. This can be set in your Google preferences.

Quicktime

If you're using HitFilm on a Mac you can access Apple's Quicktime format, with all the usual codec options and settings.

Exporting to ProRes provides an excellent balance of quality and filesize for Mac users.

MP4

The H264 codec is superb for creating final content for delivery. It creates high quality video at remarkably small sizes, so is excellent for creating videos suitable for uploading to the internet.

Note that the H264 format is designed specifically as a final delivery format. While an H264 video may appear to be visually high quality, it will be lacking in detail compared to other formats. It is therefore recommended that H264 is not used to export video which is being transferred to another program for further work.

Image sequence

Several common image types are provided. Image sequences have the benefit of exporting one frame at a time, which can save you time in the event of unexpected power loss, as you only need to resume exporting from the most recently rendered frame (with most video formats you would need to start exporting again from the start).

Image sequences cannot include audio.

AVI

On Windows you can export to uncompressed AVI or legacy DV codecs.