First second of exported videos is black


I'm doing some educational videos with a recording of my screen and then a voice over. However when I export from hitfilm express, the first second is black once I play the video back - regardless of where I set in/out or whether I export by in/out or content area.

I'd massively appreciate any feedback on how to solve this 



  • CleverTagline
    CleverTagline Posts: 3,327 Ambassador

    Very strange. What software are you using to capture your screen? It sounds like HitFilm might be having trouble decoding the video, which means you might need to transcode the footage before editing. Transcoding is a good habit to get into anyway, but it might be essential in your case. 

    If you’re not familiar with transcoding, I strongly suggest watching this video by @Triem23 . It talks about why transcoding is important, and shows several ways to do it using various tools.

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