Stopping a video while music plays over it

Hi, so I am new to Hitfilm and wanted to ask if there is a way to stop the video that I select at a certain point while the music keeps playing in the background. Technically the music goes with the stopped clip. The clip is one that I recorded on a camera so its not CG or anything else.



  • tddavis
    tddavis Posts: 5,200 Expert
    edited January 2018

    @Worpolax The easiest way that I know of would be create a composite shot and "slice" your video at the moment you desire and export a PNG of that last frame and import it back into Hitfilm and place it after your video and set the duration of it to be the song.  Hope I made sense of the steps for you and it helps you along.  You would need to use the back half of the clip on a layer under your PNG to have the sound continue.

  • Palacono
    Palacono Posts: 3,414 Enthusiast

    That works. Another way is make clip into a composite shot, slice at the stop point, add the Speed effect to the second half and set the speed to 0.0.

  • CleverTagline
    CleverTagline Posts: 3,331 Ambassador
    edited January 2018

    Yet another way is to make two cuts to isolate a single frame, and use the rate stretch tool to stretch out that one frame as long as needed.  I use this technique quite frequently, and find it easier than manually setting speed when I need the held frame to be a specific length.

  • Thank you all so much for the suggestions. I will definitely try these out!