Why I probably won't reinstall Hitfilm 3 Express (Opinion Changed)
It's been a desire of mine to start making short films and other videos for about a year now. So, to try my hand at it for the first time, I decided to make a painting tutorial video for my favorite tabletop game Warhammer 40,000. Not a whole lot of work needs to be done as far as editing goes, just basic cropping film segments together. After spending a day and a half working on the actual filming, I hop on to HitFilm 3 Express. I heard a lot of good things about the program, and was impressed with how well a lot of the videos I saw were.
However, what I wasn't impressed with was what happened next. After filming, I hop onto my computer, pop a flash drive in with the video files, and imported them into HitFilm 3 Express. I received an error, saying that the video files weren't supported. A bit of fiddling around, most restarting the program to make sure it wasn't a fluke. After the same error popped up, I hit the support section looking up supported file types, intent on converting. However, I found out that the file type, .MOV was claimed to be supported.
I was confused. The support section clearly says that .MOV works. Yet I was having errors that clearly said the opposite. Now a half hour of bumbling around the forums, and internet searches later, I discover that I also need to install Quicktime. So I do so, hoping to get it to work. Once it finishes I get another error, this time before Hitfilm even loads up, informing me that I need to install Quicktime; the program I just downloaded.
Once again confused, and very annoyed at this point, I uninstall Hitfilm 3 Express and then reinstall it, only to once again receive the same error.
An hour in, I haven't gotten either to work, and only succeeded in raising my anger and causing severe lag to my computer despite only downloading things from Apple and Hitfilm websites. And so, that is why I probably won't be reinstalling Hitfilm 3 Express.