What is the best alternative to HitFilm?
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If you like the way that Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere Pro function, there are built in templates that change the program layout and functionality to match those pieces of software. Even better, you are prompted weather you want to use these on startup so there is no digging through menus to find this feature. See More
The cost of the adobe system over a 3 year span is significantly higher than other comparable editors. Their licensing for schools is particularly problematic as updates aren't available for site licenses in a timely manner, leaving us with compatibility issues with students using their own licenses at home. See More
This program is made to interact very well with the other Adobe production apps like After Effects, SpeedGrade, Soundbooth, Photoshop and others. Adobe programs can dynamically link with each other, so when an update occurs in Premiere it will update in other software accordingly. See More
Ensures that the latest version of the software is always installed. Allows saving preferences (such as workspace layout and keyboard shortcuts) in the cloud, so the preferences can be loaded on a different machine. Users can even download personal settings from each other. See More
Not exactly going to be a long term con. The official website clearly states the same, which is why this piece of software should not be used for important projects. Then again it is so damn good that Olive editor is right now my primary editor for most projects. The fact that there is NO stable version of this software does bother a bit as it's ability to handle complex projects is almost unpredictable. But all said and done, it's still not crashed on me even once. Even though an alpha, the best damn alpha release ever. See More
This video editor has the ability to move things in the visual space straight in the viewer panel compared to the others where you need to change some value of x or y to scale or move things in your composition. This might not matter much in many cases but if you have a lot of elements moving or scaling throughout your scene, this is the fastest and a much more intuitive method than having to adjust the scale/position values of individual axes separately. This again is a big reason why I prefer an alpha (a damn good alpha) version of this software than a stable release of Kdenlive. See More
Lightworks is very focused on just the editing workflow. It's full of functionality that eases the workflow. For example, media manager can be used to storyboard, "mark and park" can be used in timelines, cut points can be adjusted in 3 ways (end point of a clip without adjusting the start point of a clip that comes before it, start point of a clip without adjusting the endpoint of a clip that comes after it or start and end points of 2 joined clips at the same time) without shortcuts, just intuitively placed mouse hover points around the cut point. Such attention to detail is what makes it an efficient tool for editing. See More