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Posted: Thu, 27th Oct 2011, 4:33am

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xzarbonx

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Hey guys, I have many questions about Hitfilm and Effectslab.

Effectslab: People say Effectslab cannot do any compositing but there is a bluescreen filter for Effectslab. What is the difference between a bluescreen and greenscreen other than the color?

Hitfilm: Is Hitfilm easy to use? Does it support 1080p quality? Does it support sound unlike effectslab and Dolby Digital Audio? Without a particle system, can you do weather and fantasy/magic scenes in Hitfilm standard? How do you edit the sky in Hitfilm like in the demonstration video? How do you create a backdrop for the greenscreen/bluescreen?

Sorry guys that is a lot of questions but please answer.
Posted: Thu, 27th Oct 2011, 7:14am

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Biblmac

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Easy answer, download the trail version of Hitfilm and see. Play with it. If it is hard to figure out, then you know that it isn't easy to use. Want to know if it supports 1080p, test it. You can always try it and find out.
Posted: Thu, 27th Oct 2011, 10:03am

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Simon K Jones

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xzarbonx wrote:

Effectslab: People say Effectslab cannot do any compositing but there is a bluescreen filter for Effectslab.
EffectsLab does not contain any keying filters. Maybe you're getting confused with CompositeLab?

What is the difference between a bluescreen and greenscreen other than the color?
Nothing, they perform the same function. The reason you might want access to both is so that you can cope with blue and green subjects.

Some digital cameras also work better with greenscreens, so if it doesn't matter what colour screen you use, I'd recommend going with green.

Hitfilm: Is Hitfilm easy to use?
That will vary for every individual user, but we've certainly done everything we can to make it as easy to use as possible. There are also lots of video tutorials to help you learn: http://hitfilm.com/video-tutorials/

Does it support 1080p quality?
Yes.

Does it support sound unlike effectslab and Dolby Digital Audio?
HitFilm does include sound support. We're currently finalising some licensing issues regarding Dolby audio.

Without a particle system, can you do weather and fantasy/magic scenes in Hitfilm standard?
Some weather effects are included with HitFilm Standard. As for 'fantasy/magic scenes', you would need to be more specific.

How do you edit the sky in Hitfilm like in the demonstration video? How do you create a backdrop for the greenscreen/bluescreen?
Backgrounds can be anything you want - image, video, or something created in-program.

As Biblmac says, the best thing to do is try the demo and watch some video tutorials. smile
Posted: Thu, 27th Oct 2011, 9:21pm

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awesomefilmsvideos

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hmmm. i was about to reply then realized Tarn said pretty much everything that I would have answered. biggrin although i do have a question about hitfilm myself; what kind of particle effects (besides weather) are in hitfilm standard, and how customizable are they, compared to ultimate? also, is there lightning in hitfilm standard?
Posted: Thu, 27th Oct 2011, 10:29pm

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Axeman

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There's a free demo available here:

http://hitfilm.com/standard/demo

Particle effects include Debris, Explosions, Fire, Smoke, Sparks, and Weather. As far as customizing them, it depends on the effect, but they are pretty widely customizable. The difference with Ultimate is that you can start from scratch and build your own effects however you want. The preset effects included in Standard are pretty much identical in the Ultimate version.

Lightning isn't in the Standard version.
Posted: Fri, 28th Oct 2011, 12:35am

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xzarbonx

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Thank you all for your answers it helped a lot. biggrin
Posted: Fri, 28th Oct 2011, 7:36pm

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awesomefilmsvideos

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thanx, axeman, for your quick reply smile