HitFilm constantly crashing....
Hi. I have been using HitFilm Express to edit and create videos for my YouTube channel for over a year now. I have really liked the software and have had very little problems with it.
However for the last 3 or 4 months now I have had nothing but problems with it. Sometimes it won't even open. I have to restart my computer a couple times first. Or it will take a long time to open. Or it will crash or my PC will crash while it's opening.
A lot of the time just editing a video will crash the PC or the software. Sometimes it gets so lagged and choppy that editing is just a headache. The biggest problem is trying to export a video and rendering it. Putting aside the fact that it wants 3-4 hours to export a 30min video. Or 6-8 hours to render a 1 hour video. It crashes constantly. I get timed out errors, allocation errors, render crash errors.... Sometimes it just freezes and crashes... Currently I've been trying to export a 15min video for 2 days now. It just keeps crashing.... sometimes I need to run disk repair on my drives after it crashes.
I'm the first to admit that my computer is not so new and is not so great. I'm probably barely hitting the minimum requirements. Especially when it comes to video memory. It is the same PC that I've been using for the last year.... didn't have problems like this before. I stream and game on this PC. I record and edit music on this PC. I edit and export pictures on this PC. It doesn't have any problems with anything else. Just HitFilm for some reason. This problem is really killing the creative process and work flow. I kind of dread trying to edit and export videos these days. It is just such a headache now.
I do realize that video editing takes a lot of computing power. I also realize my computers is not so powerful.... but it's all I've got.
I render 1080P @60FPS videos. I've been using 16bit colour with very few effects other then text and some colour correction. I can't afford a better computer.
Are there settings I can optimize to help with these problems? Should I just move to a different editing software?
I like this software and would rather keep using it but the crashing is very frustrating. Funny enough these problems started after I purchased the Content Creator Pack...