Hitfilm keeps on freezing
I am very new to hitfilm Express and i wanted to make a video with it. so i thought well all i have to do is film the video import the video and well edit it with the knowledge i gained form youtube. but its not that simple i filmed imported then set my in and out on my clip then put draged it down to the video line thing. it went there it paused loaded up the images on the line then it freezed. and starts to give me the not responding error when i try to click on buttons. and yes some times it does come back give me control but if i even dare to click on anything it goes into non responding mode.
i dont have the best computer for editing. yes its a very good gaming pc but not a good editing one. it only has about 8gb's of ram and its GPU is meant for gaming and does not have much ram.
here are its specs.
OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 6700HQ @ 2.60GHz
RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR4 @ 1063MHz (yes i know not alot)
MB: Alienware Alienware 17 R3 (it is a alienware laptop)
GPU: 3071MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M ( i use this one)
and Intel HD Graphics 530
Storage: 119GB SAMSUNG SSD CM871 M.2 2280 128GB
and 931GB Hitachi HGST
also the file i am using is
29.2 GB and is 00:47:10 in length and is 1920 by 1080 that is AVI
it is a very big file. but i have done this before with other editors and they all worked fine. should i recored in MP4?
but that is my problem really hope i can get some help this program is really my only option.
thank you in advance.