Can Hitfilm 3 express fulfill my needs?
Firstly, I have never edited or composited a video before. I would love some insight into if Hitfilm is right for me, and, which addons would be necessary for me to download. I need an editing and basic 2D compositor for a new business idea of mine, and I love all that I have seen about HitFilm so far, but, I'm not sure if it is actually too advanced for my needs.
First, my videos will 100% be Video screen captures. Can hitfilm capture a screen or would I need to use another program for this? Not a problem if Hitfilm can't.
The screen capture itself is a Bar chart that covers years of data. I use a program called Multicharts to play back the visual history. MultiCharts will do 50% of the work and the video editor/compositor will do the rest.
Firstly, I need to slow down and speed up the screen capture.
Second, when slowing down the speed I'd like to be able to zoom in on sections, then zoom back out and speed up.
Third, I would to have effects such as text boxes, circles, points, dots, etc etc etc that I can easily place whereever I want, and manipulate how long they remain visible for.
Fourth, I'd like to play a MP3 file as this is happening, but I don't want the music to slowdown or speed up when the video does so.
As well, I'd like the ability to zoom so far into a bar that it's like one of those scenes in the movies where the camera flies through letters only to reveal something that's inside, in this case, another bar chart file! Then, zoom back out and resume the original playback.
And I believe this about covers it. Changing the background and colours and all of that would also be cool but not needed. I'm as new to this as they come and would really appreciate some honest insight.