Use the Speed effect, keyframe it from 1.00 to 0.00 at the frame where you want the freeze to happen. At a speed of 0, everything will stop.
Thanks, that's just what I needed to know.
Thanks, but when I apply the speed effect, the video freezes (like it should), but the audio keep on playing. Is this meant to happen, if so, how can I get the audio to pause, too?
Related question: how can you get the audio to stay gone when you remove it from the Editor, make the clip into a Composite and it comes back again?
@Palancono - use the Mute control, in the Layer Properties.
@AxelWilkinson Had me scratching my head over this, because there isn't one in Layer Properties, but it's OK, found it. It's actually Right Click>Options >Mute
@Palacono - every Video layer should have a Mute option in the Layer Properties, just below Visibility.
@AxelWilkinson Ah, if you look there, but I Right Clicked on the Layer instead, when Layer Properties there brings up a Media Properties box, (Or on a Plane, a Plane Properties box) which doesn't have that. But in Options (not available in the menu you showed) is Visible, Mute and Motion Blur. I know that "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" but sometimes I wonder if needing to solve a logic puzzle to access some of the simpler functions in Hitfilm isn't slightly putting potential customers off...
"Use the Speed effect, keyframe it from 1.00 to 0.00 at the frame where you want the freeze to happen. At a speed of 0, everything will stop."
Do you need to make it a composite clip in order to keyframe?
As a complete newcomer to the app, I wonder if there's any chance that the Speed effect approach to freeze-framing could cause any image degradation whatsoever, compared to the Export-frame-as-image-and-bring-back approach?
@HCederblad it shouldn't. Actually, since Hitfilm always exports with anti-aliasing Speed/Rate Stretch might be "higher" quality, but more resource intensive.
I trim the layer down to one frame, then use the rate stretch tool to stretch it out, learned that from Jay Haynes
Probably best to close this thread since it originated in 2013!