September 17, 2019
IBC 2019

Making Gameplay Videos Is Easier with New HitFilm 13 Express Update

HitFilm Express 13 Now offers gameplay support
The HitFilm Express 13 update will also offer cinematic 4K support.

At IBC, FXHome announced a cool new update to HitFilm Express 13, the free version of their successful free non-linear editing suite. The major update includes several new features, including cinematic 4K support, masking from the timeline, layer and track locking, and a new ability to create a picture-in-picture "let's play" videos thanks to some new Fortnight themed effects tutorials. That means that your favorite gamer can do double duty as a content creator and maybe make a living at playing their favorite games.

While HitFilm already supports standard 4K streams, users have been asking that FXHome turns things up a notch by offering more professional, cinematic 4K options including DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). 

HitFilm Express 13 Updates

Here's a fast breakdown on what is new in HitFilm Express 13:

  • Layer and Track Locking: Lock layers and tracks in both the editing timeline and compositor;
  • Masking from the Editor: Masking can now be done directly in the editing timeline, saving time and effort when working on quick compositing jobs;
  • Mocha HitFilm Upgrade: HitFilm Express’ planar tracker (an optional add-on) - Mocha HitFilm - has been upgraded in line with the newest updates from Boris FX;
  • Support for Cinematic 4K: While already supporting consumer standard 4K resolution (3840 x 2160), HitFilm Express 13 now supports DCI 4K (4096 x 2160), the standard for 4K cinema. This means that productions can be matched to the full resolution of today’s 4K cinema cameras.
HitFilm Shows You How to Create Gaming Videos in HitFlm 13
Credit: FXHome

"Game On" Tutorials

But the real thing to dig into is HitFilm's new "Game On" collection of Fortnite themed tutorials, designed to inspire gamers to create professional-looking content on YouTube. Known as "let's play" videos, this style of creative content is hugely popular online. With these new tricks, even the most novice game player can learn how to make their gameplay look more professional on-screen.

You will learn how to record gaming footage on your PC using free Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), record voiceovers at home, overlay yourself into the stream, and create great motion graphics to level up your content to a professional look. 

Check out the playlist below:

Gaming PC Giveaway

And to celebrate the release of these tutorials, FXHome will be giving away a Gaming PC worth $1500, courtesy of AMD and Armari. The gaming rig will run a 6 core AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor, AMD Radeon Sapphire RX 5700 graphics card, 16GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR4 RAM and a Samsung EVO 970 SSD. Making it ideal for not only high-performance gameplay but editing your videos as well. All users need to do to qualify is download a copy of HitFilm Express 13, and then register it with FXHome before September 29, 2019.

HitFilm 13 is available now for download at FXHome    

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