How to move work I've already done in timeline editor into a composite?
I'm sorry if this is basic af but I've watched several videos and dug through docs for a good hour but I must have missed something. Brand new to Hitfilm Express but I've used After Effects / Premiere.
I started a new project and chose "start editing" (at random tbh, I didn't know what either option would do). I imported video clips, dragged them into the timeline, and started placing them next to each other, speeding them up, cutting out bits I didn't like, etc. I'm like 90% done, except I want to add text, which apparently means I need to a composite.
I can make a composite from ONE of the clips in my timeline, but I want a composite of all of them. Already done the work, I just want the option to add text layers. All I can manage is to create a new blank composite but I don't want to have to redo all this. I also can't copy/paste from the editor into a composite.
There's no way the answer is I gotta start over, right? Or render the whole thing into an MP4 and import back in? Those both sound so gross but that's all I've been able to find.