Music Video - Copy Past Clips Crashes Hitfilm Pro - Every Time

Hi, is there a fix for a bug that causes Hitfilm Pro to crash to desktop or BSOD whenever I right-click-copy on a clip then right-click-paste onto anyplace on any open track?

Aside from 8 crashes for no apparent reason in the past 3 days to trying Pro, and 3 BSOD crashes (it's so bad that the error code is turned into snow across the blue screen)
When every I try to just copy paste a clip or do very simple "supported features" that I'm seriously thinking that De Vincie Resolve 14 might be a better path for me. Plus, their editing UI is much more polished, feature rich and elegant than Hitfilm seems to be.

I'm really wanting to love Hitfilm, but it's keeps whacking me in the face while I'm trying to work with it.

Are others having a better or similar experience?

Win10 (all patches/updates), i7-4770K 4Ghz, 16GB RAM, GTX 650, 1TB SSD sytem 16TB work with 6TB free.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!



  • CleverTagline
    CleverTagline Posts: 3,341 Ambassador

    You listed your system specs, but not the specs of the footage you're editing.  If you don't already have MediaInfo installed, get it now, then open it and drop one of the clips you're using for editing into it.  Switch the view to Text mode, then copy the info you see and paste it into a reply here.  The video whizzes in the group can look at that info and might have some suggestions based on what they see.

    On a general note, HitFilm can be picky when it comes to how video files are encoded, and it's definitely in your best interest to consider transcoding footage prior to editing.  Before I learned about transcoding, I had lots of crashes while editing.  After I started transcoding, they've all but disappeared.  This video from @Triem23 explains the hows and whys of transcoding if you're not already familiar:

  • Hi JSBarret,

    Thanks for the quick response!

    Yes, I am familiar with transcoding, but I've not ever been successful in any of my attempts to transcode any of my footage so that it would work with HFExpress or Express 2017 in the past. (yes, I've read and tried the suggested settings in threads here and elsewhere).

    So I decided to try HFPro's trail since it says it supports .MOV files natively and I don't want to install quicktime on my work computer (Apple software on Windows platforms has never been a stable mix in my experience, I'm looking at you iTunes and Quicktime discontinued support with security holes in your Win Software ;-). yes, I know you are supposed to be able to install the software, then uninstall it and just leave the codec but... I'm in-inspired by depending on an old codec that is no longer supported. Why go backwards when forwards is so full of new "adventure"!

    Anyway, they are Nikon D7000 .MOV files, they work flawlessly in Pinnacle Studio 14 through 20.


    Complete name                : DSC_9935.MOV
    Format                                   : MPEG-4
    Format profile                           : QuickTime
    Codec ID                                 : qt   2007.09 (qt  /niko)
    File size                                : 1.30 GiB
    Duration                                 : 8 min 9 s
    Overall bit rate                         : 22.8 Mb/s
    Encoded date                             : UTC 2018-01-14 17:59:53
    Tagged date                              : UTC 2018-01-14 17:59:53
    NCDT                                     : NCTG

    ID                                       : 1
    Format                                   : AVC
    Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile                           : [email protected]
    Format settings                          : CABAC / 2 Ref Frames
    Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
    Format settings, RefFrames               : 2 frames
    Format settings, GOP                     : M=3, N=12
    Codec ID                                 : avc1
    Codec ID/Info                            : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration                                 : 8 min 9 s
    Bit rate                                 : 21.3 Mb/s
    Width                                    : 1 920 pixels
    Height                                   : 1 080 pixels
    Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
    Frame rate mode                          : Constant
    Frame rate                               : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
    Color space                              : YUV
    Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
    Bit depth                                : 8 bits
    Scan type                                : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.428
    Stream size                              : 1.21 GiB (93%)
    Language                                 : English
    Encoded date                             : UTC 2018-01-14 17:59:53
    Tagged date                              : UTC 2018-01-14 17:59:53
    Color range                              : Full
    Color primaries                          : BT.709
    Matrix coefficients                      : BT.601
    colour_primaries_Original                : BT.709
    transfer_characteristics_Original        : BT.470 System M
    matrix_coefficients_Original             : BT.601

    ID                                       : 2
    Format                                   : PCM
    Format settings                          : Little / Signed
    Codec ID                                 : sowt
    Duration                                 : 8 min 9 s
    Bit rate mode                            : Constant
    Bit rate                                 : 1 536 kb/s
    Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
    Channel positions                        : Front: L R
    Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
    Bit depth                                : 16 bits
    Stream size                              : 89.6 MiB (7%)
    Language                                 : English
    Encoded date                             : UTC 2018-01-14 17:59:53
    Tagged date                              : UTC 2018-01-14 17:59:53


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