New video series/Pros of Hitfilm 3 for editing?
Hello everyone- long time no chat! For the newer folks who may not recall, I used to post here a lot. I kind of dropped off the earth for a while but I have a good excuse- had a house, bought a kid, that sort of thing.
For the first time since having my son, I am making videos again. Instead of the effects-heavy shorts that I’ve done in the past, my focus now is getting better at everything else by grinding away at short but more frequent content. Like, way more frequent. Like, a new video every. single. DAY.
"Holiday Everyday" is a series I’m doing with my sister that's basically exactly what it sounds like- a quick video everyday about a holiday somewhere around the world or occasionally something that happened on this day in history. They are short and fun. It started as an Instagram video project but our ideas keep getting a little too long, so most of it has ended up on Youtube. Here are a few:
Australia day http://youtu.be/hq30pV27_gw
Apricot Day http://youtu.be/KN92El1lMfY
Memento Mori day http://youtu.be/KN92El1lMfY
Penguin Inaguration http://youtu.be/yLrXr_DiRyQ
I got two questions:
- What do you guys think of the new series? I’d love some feedback. I know its different, and I don’t have the same sense of accomplishment I get when I polish something to death, but I really like the challenge of creating something constantly. I feel it’s making me better at a lot of stuff, but I know there’s a lot I’d change if I could go back and do them over. What do you think? I’d love some feedback outside of my frame of reference.
- Is Hitfilm 3 worth the upgrade if I’m mainly using it for editing right now? I just got an email reminding me that the $169 upgrade price for HF 3 will expire soon. I’m super excited about Mocha, Camera projection, and LUTs- but right now what I do is edit. I’m using HitFilm 2 express its not the worst editor but I still miss some things about Vegas. Is it worth the upgrade on the editing front? Sell me on it!
I know $169 is an absolute steal for Hitfilm 3 but money is tight as ever. If I buy it, I want to make sure I'll be getting value out of it right away and just down the road when I start making awesome effects stuff again.