HitFilm is a powerful video editing and visual effects compositing tool. It comes in 2 flavours: HitFilm Pro and HitFilm Express. HitFilm Expres is free and if you are just getting started, I recommend you check out my complete beginner course for HitFilm Express :)

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Whether you use the free Express edition or Pro, these keyboard shortcuts might help you speed up your workflow.
If you are on a Mac instead of Windows, use Option instead of ALT and use Command instead of CTRL.

[table
headings=”Shortcut|Function”
row1=”V, H, C, Y, U, R, E, S|Selection, Drag, Slice, Slip, Slide, Ripple Edit, Rolling Edit, Rate Stretch Tools”
row2=”, and .|Previous and Next Frame (hold SHIFT for 10 frames back and forward)”
row3=”CTRL + D|Duplicate”
row4=”I, O|Set In and Out points”
row5=”ALT + L|RAM Preview”
row6=”Page Up and Page Down|Next Edit and Previous Edit”
row7=”ALT + . and ALT + ,|Next Keyframe and Previous Keyframe”
row8=”CTRL + M|Make Composite Shot”
row9=”CTRL + SHIFT + \|Unlink Audio and video (CTRL + \ to link)”
row10=”T, R, E, F, B|Text, Rectangular Mark, Ellipse Mask, Freehand Mask, Orbit Tools””
]

If none of these seem easy or intuitive to you, you can always customise the keyboard shortcuts in HitFilm to your liking. Simply go to File –> Options –> Shortcuts and set them up to best suit your style :)

What are your favourite keyboard shortcuts in HitFilm and why? Leave me some comments down below!

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