Is this Workflow also possible in Hitfilm (Golf Shot Tracing Lines)?

ChrissSmithChrissSmith Website User Posts: 3
edited October 2019 in Post-production techniques
Hello everyone! :- )
Recently watched a very cool Tutorial on Youtube, where a Golfshot was manually tracked and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro only. 
Basically the Editor simply creates a new path with the pen tool. Draws a rectangular shape around this path to create a line and animates this line with a mask to appear stepp by step.
Here's the full video with the Effect and Explanation:
So I thought it would be cool to establish the same Effect in Hitfilm Express. I did a little bit of research and came up with the same Idea as "FilmSensai" to track an Object and simply use the 2-Point Lightsword Effect for creating this tracing line.
You can watch this technique here:
It works well, but i got two issues using this method:
1. I have to use a Tracker/Tracking Box to get a Tracking Path
2. I'm getting a round shape of the Tracing Line
So my Question is:
Can I also create a manual Tracking Path by only Using den Pen Tool in Hitfilm Express?
Is there a way there a way to get the Lightsword Effect more rectangular looking?
Are there other (maybe more easy) ways to get the same effect in Hitfilm?
Thanks to everyone for your Help!!!


  • triforcefxtriforcefx United StatesModerator, Website User Posts: 1,060 Moderator


     At the moment, FilmSensei’s method is the best way to draw lines. The way to make custom points is to use add keyframes and position it yourself. This could also be a potential use case for Action Pro. 
    To answer your second question, there should be a setting to make the tips flat- light sword is highly customizable, so there’s a lot of sub options that are hard to find.

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