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Video editing. Visual effects. Compositing. No compromises.

A unique mix of video editing, visual effects and 3D compositing for filmmakers and professional motion artists. Everything you need in one product. Also included is HitFilm Ignite (over 140 plugins for all major video platforms), mocha HitFilm and BorisFX 3D Objects to create incredible title sequences.


From short f​ilms to documentaries, commercials to vlogging​- HitFilm has features for beginners and experts alike, combining depth and sophistication with an intuitive simplicity. Chief among the advancements are a powerful video editor, greater realism when rendering 3D scenes, advanced animation controls and a refined interface.

Everything is possible

HitFilm 4 Pro is the only video software that includes everything you need to create huge scale movies on an indie budget.

3D objects

Add 3D objects to your scenes - anything from helicopters and spaceships to the Empire State Building or your production company's logo. Animate objects and shoot with virtual cameras and lights, with real-time shadows, reflections and physically-based lighting producing beautifully photo-realistic results.

Visual effects

No other video editor is capable of creating effects on this level, from procedural muzzle flashes, lightning and fire to cloning, lightswords and automatic heat distortion. There's over 200 effects in the library, all of which can be re-mixed and customized to design your own.


HitFilm is packed full of color correction and styling tools. Enhance your entire frame or specify custom areas, such as an actor's eyes or the sky in a wide landscape shot. Doesn't matter whether you're shooting on a DSLR or a RED Epic - HitFilm will make your movies look like a million dollars.


Get animated

Given the right tools you can build anything.

Use precise animation, advanced titling and procedural effects to design exciting motion graphics.


From advertisements to end credits, we make words matter. HitFilm 4 Pro includes the premium 3D Objects plugin from Boris FX for all your titling needs. Your titles can be customized using all of HitFilm's advanced compositing and effects tools.


You have complete control over your animations, with a powerful keyframe graph editor and bezier paths. If you're working with 3D models you can animate inside HitFilm or import elaborate, pre-made Alembic sequences.


Particle engines

Everyone should have a world class particle engine. HitFilm 4 Pro's got two… Create weather systems, grow your own cities or summon swarms of creatures - it's all here, from grid patterns and fractally-warped, audio-influenced 3D forms to chaotic, physics-driven simulation.

We make all your other software better, too.

HitFilm 4 Pro includes over 140 plugins to use in traditional NLEs and compositors:

Premiere Pro, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Catalyst Edit, Vegas Pro, Resolve & Motion

Always be creative

HitFilm is no ordinary editor.

It's the perfect blend of editing and compositing, which means you get everything you need right at your fingertips. You can experiment and be creative all within a single, easy-to-use interface.


You can cut together all kinds of projects in HitFilm, from vlogs to short films to music videos. The clean, intuitive layout and responsive tools let you focus on your ideas while HitFilm takes care of the technical stuff.


What you shoot with your camera is only the beginning. Once you get your videos into HitFilm you can entirely transform them, changing backgrounds, adding or removing elements and generating professional quality visual effects. You'll become your own VFX studio.

New in version 4

  • NEW BorisFX 3D Objects plugin: ​For creating stunning titles (worth $299)
  • NEW Alembic 3D format support: ​Import advanced animation to HitFilm
  • NEW 20+e ffects: M​ajor new effects add to the 200+ total toolkit
  • UPGRADED particle engines: S​oft particles & grid emitters
  • UPGRADED animation system:​ Bezier controls and value graphs added
  • UPGRADED 3D model renderer: D​iffuse lighting, specular reflections, texture improvements, bump & normal maps deliver incredibly realistic results.
  • UPGRADED HitFilm Ignite:​ Over 140 plugins for major video software, including Sony Catalyst Edit.
  • UPGRADED mocha:​ The latest version of mocha HitFilm adds the ability to export tracking data for using in corner pinning.
  • UPGRADED audio tools: ​Includes noise reduction, equalizer, doppler shift, echo, reverse, ambience, pitch and balance for perfect audio.
  • UPGRADED editor: R​ate stretch, playback controls & workflow improvements.
  • NEW Performance & interface: Retina support on Mac, keyword search for effects, longer projects, vine & instagram project templates.


Feature descriptions

Designed for you: H​itFilm 4 Pro combines depth and complexity with an intuitive simplicity. There are features for beginners and experts alike. Everything is here, from editing and 3D compositing to particle effects, professional keying and 3D object rendering.

Be your own studio: B​e an editor, VFX artist and colorist at the same time. HitFilm 4 Pro merges professional 3D compositing and over 200 effects with its editing tools.
A smarter timeline: S​witching between your edit and visual effects shots is as quick as changing tabs in your web browser.

Better than reality:​Think bigger than the real world. Create entirely digital scenes and redesign your shots using advanced 3D compositing techniques.

Your new VFX studio: P​lay with over 200 effects, each of which can be pulled apart, altered and put back together again to create something entirely new. HitFilm 4 Pro is a toolkit for constructing your ideas.

Live 3D model rendering: A​nimate objects and shoot with virtual cameras and lights, with real-time shadows, reflections and physically-based lighting producing beautifully photo-realistic results. Super fast GPU rendering keeps your productivity high, even while jumping between your edit and complex 3D scenes.

Motion design & titling: H​itFilm 4 Pro contains the BorisFX 3D Objects plugin (worth $299) for titling, ensuring that your opening titles will hook your audience right from the start. Create advanced 3D text, professional end credits and lower thirds with ease.

Professional green screen removal: A​dvanced chroma key, matte cleaning, spill suppression and auto light wrap combine with sophisticated 2D and 3D layering to create green screen composites so realistic your audience will never even know.

World class particle engines: C​reate weather systems, grow your own cities or summon swarms of creatures - it’s all in HitFilm 4 Pro, from grid patterns and fractally-warped, audio-influenced 3D forms to chaotic, physics-driven simulation.

OpenFX plugins compliant: Y​ou can never have too many effects. That’s why HitFilm 3 Pro is an expandable platform with OpenFX compatibility, so that you can use your favorite plugins from other developers like GenArts.

Unified 3D space: H​itFilm’s 3D models, particles and layers all exist in the same 3D space. That means you can easily put a green screen actor inside a cockpit or a fighter jet inside a particle cloud without needing awkward compositing tricks

Organic particle shapes: C​reate awe-inspiring particle clouds based on 2D shapes or 3D geometry, then warp them into organic forms with extensive fractal distortion. You can even mix in an audio clip to automate the animation.

Repair broken footage: R​emove unwanted digital grain from your videos, fix jello-vision caused by rolling shutter cameras, stabilize jittery handheld shots and remove distortion from fisheye lenses.

Correct your colors: H​itFilm is packed full of color correction and styling tools. Enhance your entire frame or specify custom areas, such as an actor’s eyes or the sky in a wide landscape shot. Doesn’t matter whether you’re shooting on a DSLR or a RED Epic - HitFilm will make your movies look like a million dollars.

Look spectacular: H​itFilm 4 Pro’s professional color grading kit is packed with over 30 tools, including curves and intuitive color wheels. From subtle enhancements to dramatic stylistic statements, HitFilm is designed to make your movies look incredible.

Tracking for every situation: H​itFilm 4 Pro’s multiple tracking options keep your camera moving even when there are complex digital elements in the shot.

Academy-Award winning planar tracking: ​A special version of Imagineer system’s mocha software is included with HitFilm 4 Pro for sophisticated planar tracking and camera solving for handheld and moving shots. No more tedious rotoscoping.

Fire and lightning: P​rocedurally generated fire and lightning with accurate behavior and appearance can be further enhanced with heat distortion and post-processed lighting effects.

An infinity of weapons: H​itFilm 4 Pro’s gunfire effect generates an endless variety of muzzle flashes, from pistols to miniguns. Unlike pre-rendered stock, these can be rotated in full 3D to work from any angle.

More than just a lens flare: ​Mix and adjust flares, anamorphic streaks, light leaks, sparkling highlights, volumetric 3D light rays and high quality glows to enhance your cinematography.

Retro glitch: G​runge effects make your video look like old film stock, or a bad television signal. Break up your playback with jitters and stutters, introduce flicker and grain or even add procedural dirt to your camera lens.

3D camera projection: T​ake an ordinary 2D photo and convert it to a projected, photoreal 3D scene complete with camera movement.
Professional formats:​HitFilm 3 Pro’s 16-bit color pipeline and OpenEXR support ensures the best possible quality for your projects. Shoot with your smartphone or on a 4K professional camera.

Less waiting, more creating: O​n fast machines you enjoy realtime playback thanks to 64-bit architecture and GPU-acceleration. More complex shots are proxied in the background while you keep working.

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The Particle Engines

Particle effects are everywhere. Whether it's creating atmospheric weather, a marching army or procedural animations, you'll find a use in every project.

Form & Physics

HitFilm includes multiple world class particle engines, one for form-based fractal shapes with audio-driven animation and the other for advanced physics simulation.

Particle simulator

Particles interact with gravity and turbulence forces, bounce off deflectors and have complex behavior based on events such as birth, death and collisions.

3D models as particles

The simulator optionally uses 3D models for particles, enabling fast creation of vast, procedural cityscapes, fleets of vehicles and swarms of creatures.

Unified 3D space

The simulator exists in the same space as other 3D layers, making it easy to envelop your scenes in atmospheric fog. or composite layers inside your 3D cityscape.


Form-based shapes can be generated from a 3D model or a point grid. Forms can be fractally distorted and dispersed to create beautiful new shapes, or be animated to an audio track.

Two world class particle engines

  • True 3D particle simulator
  • Texture options: static image, animated sequence, 3D model
  • Physics-powered: adjustable bounce, friction and mass
  • Full integration with 3D cameras, lights and shadow casting
  • Global and local physics forces: direction, attractor, detractor and turbulence
  • Deflectors for creating particle collisions
  • Create multiple emitters and particle systems
  • Emitter types: sphere, cube, grid, ellipse, quad, point
  • Generate sub-emitters - perfect for complex behavior such as fireworks
  • Random variance for all major properties
  • Adjust particle behavior over lifetime
  • Add post-processing effects - perfect for intense lighting enhancements
  • Particle simulator exists in unified 3D space, enabling easy compositing with other 3D layers
  • Form-based particles can be created from grid or 3D model shape
  • Audio-driven animation
  • Fractal warping and dispersal for organic shapes and animation
  • Shatter video and image layers into bricks, shards or any other shape

3D objects in your videos

Think about it: spaceships, helicopters, dinosaurs, entire city blocks, set extensions, your studio logo — and those are just the obvious ideas.

Lights, camera, action

It's easy to position your lights, set up your cameras and create incredible 3D environments. If you know how to light a real set, you'll know how to light a virtual one.

Freedom of movement

Animate individual parts of a 3D model directly inside HitFilm, such as a car's wheels, or bring in pre-animated Alembic animations for increased fidelity.

Superior technology

3D models cast shadows, reflect other objects in the scene and have multiple material slots for adjusting lighting properties and environment maps.

Realistic rendering

Compositing 3D models into live action video is easy. Mocha is included for 3D camera solving and HitFilm simulates imperfections such as lens flaring from specular highlights, dirt on the camera lens and anamorphic streaks.

Unified 3D space

HitFilm's 3D models, particles and layers all exist in the same 3D space. That means you can easily put a green screen actor inside a cockpit or a fighter jet inside a particle cloud without needing awkward compositing tricks

Everything you need for 3D realism

  • Multiple light types: directional, spotlight, point, ambient Shadow casting and self-shadowing
  • Ambient occlusion
  • Texture slots: diffuse, specular, normal, bump
  • Animation of individual model groups
  • Pre-animated, real-time Alembic animations
  • Lighting models: Phong and Cook-Torrance
  • Diffuse and specular reflectivity
  • Real-time reflections and environment mapping
  • Refraction maps
  • Depth fog
  • Multiple 3D cameras with motion blur and depth of field
  • Wireframe rendering
  • Particle simulator integration: use 3D models as particle textures
  • Post-processing effects
  • Generate wraparound 3D environments from panoramas
  • Unified 3D space, enabling easy compositing with other 3D layers
  • Format support: OBJ, LWO, 3DS, ABC

Design your own effects

HitFilm comes with a huge library of effects which can be customized and combined. You're in full control.

Guns. Lots of guns.

Create realistic, infinitely variable muzzle flashes for any weapon in your prop collection. Shoot-outs just got a lot easier.


Set your layers on fire, with controllable fuel sources and flame behavior.


Forked, animated lightning with full control of complexity and shape.

Heat distortion

Instant heat haze for jet exhausts and hot days.


Hide or duplicate objects in your videos by cloning an area from a different frame on your timeline.

Lasers, lightswords and flying through hyperspace

Creating authentic sci-fi visuals ain't like dustin' crops, boy.

The only VFX library you need

  • Gunfire
  • Fire
  • Heat distortion
  • Blurs: Angle, bilateral, diffuse, lens bokeh, motion, radial, zoom
  • Distort: bulge, chromenator, insect vision, magnify, mosaic, twirl, waves, witness protection
  • Displacement
  • Derez (from VGHS)
  • Animated lasers
  • Audio visuals: Spectrum and waveform
  • Volumetric light rays
  • Caustic for liquid surfaces
  • Dimension rift for portals and wormholes
  • Hyperdrive
  • Lightswords
  • Pond ripple
  • Sphere
  • Lens dirt
  • Shake
  • Blood spray
  • Lightning & electricity
  • Rain on glass
  • Parallax
  • Motion trails
  • Time displacement
  • Echo
  • Clone stamp
  • Warps: Bezier, spherical, perspective, polar, quad, vortex displacement

Look spectacular

It doesn't matter whether you're shooting on an iPhone or an Alexa. You want all your videos to look amazing.

The colorist's toolkit

HitFilm's huge collection of color tools can be applied to the entire shot or precise areas of the frame, such as an actor's eyes.

Instant looks

When you need quick results you can automatically apply a fast, cinematic film look, bring in your own LUT or perfectly match the lighting from another clip or image.

Create your own style

If you prefer to craft your own look you can experiment with over 30 powerful tools including curves and intuitive color wheels.

Lens flares

Paint atmosphere onto your shots with flares, anamorphic effects, realistic lens dirt and other lighting effects.


Professional noise removal and easy digital make-up for your actors.

The professional's grading toolkit

  • Channel control: blur, mixer, swapper, time shift, color space converter
  • Quick fixes: Auto color/contrast/levels
  • Essentials: Brightness/contrast, color balance, color temperature, crush blacks & whites, custom gray, exposure, gamma, hotspots, white balance
  • Color correction wheels
  • Curves
  • Levels histogram
  • LUT
  • Apply to selective parts of the frame
  • Looks: Cine style, bleach bypass, day for night, grading transfer, three strip color, two strip color, film grain
  • Grading: Color cycle, color map, color phase, color vibrance, duo tone, hue colorize, hue shift, invert, shadows & highlights, vibrance, vignette, tint
  • Damage simulation: Film damage, TV damage, flicker, jitter, shake, stutter
  • Repair: Sharpen, unsharpen, denoise, rolling shutter, pro skin retouch
  • Stylize: Cartoon, emboss, find edges, glow darks, leave color, oil painting, posterize, solarize, threshold

Motion graphics & animation

It's called a motion picture for a reason.

Keyframes & Graphs

Fine tune your hand-crafted animation using the timeline graph and on-screen bezier controls.

Alembic 3D

3D models with advanced animation can be imported. Think of it as fully three dimensional stock footage - for example, a 3D character complete with walk cycle.

Grid particles

Switch the particle simulator to grid mode to create regimented shapes, clusters of products, abstract patterns and much more.

Procedural generation

All of HitFim's effects are fully customizable. Experiment and combine effects together to create complex procedural visuals that would be impossible to draw by hand.

Professional, precision, easy animation

  • Keyframe animation
  • Bezier controls for spatial interpolation
  • Value graph for temporal interpolation
  • Point/null layers for rigging 2D and 3D planes for creating solids
  • Import 3D models of character and product mock-ups
  • Alembic support for importing complex animation of 3D models from other software
  • Animation of 3D model groups
  • Full 3D model and particle engine integration
  • Advanced grid emitters for particle effects
  • Create particle shapes using 3D model forms
  • 3D unified space for particles, 3D models and 3D layers
  • Audio-powered visuals: waveform, spectrum and atomic particles
  • Procedural textures: radio waves, caustics, clouds, fractal noise

Titling with Boris FX & HitFilm

Elaborate title sequences, easy end credits and eye-catching lower thirds.

3D objects from Boris FX

Boris FX's 3D Objects plugin is included, making it easy to create advanced 3D text.

Professional end credits

A purpose-built end credits tool makes it easy to layout professional, scrolling text complete with departments, names, roles and groups.

Turn EPS files into 3D

Convert your EPS logos and designs into 3D objects.

Design lower thirds

All of HitFilm's compositing features are at your disposal for creating unique lower thirds, complete with animation.

Make your words matter

  • Boris FX 3D Objects (worth $299)
  • 2D and 3D text 3D lighting and cameras
  • 3D extrusion with adjustable bevel and surface materials
  • Material presets (eg chrome, brick, marble, brushed metal)
  • Textured surfaces with bump maps
  • Distort and warp text with twists, tapers, curling, shattering and ripple animation
  • Easy scrolling end credits
  • Built-in depth of field and motion blur
  • Create animated lower thirds and idents
  • Sci-fi pulp opening crawl
  • Combine and customize titles using HitFilm's huge effects library


Editing, the way it should always have been.

The essentials

Quickly organize your media, trim your clips and add transitions.

Unlimited tracks

As many video and audio tracks as you need.

Audio mixing

Craft an exciting soundscape with a range of ambience effects and audio mixing features.

Flexible and adaptive

Mix different formats, resolutions and framerates on the same timeline without any problems.

Go further

HitFilm isn't just an editor. At any point you can start adding proper visual effects, without changing software.

Everything you need, at your fingertips

  • Editing tools: trim, ripple, roll, slice, roll, slip, slide
  • Rate stretch for retiming Insert and overlay edits
  • Separate video and audio for J and L cuts
  • Transitions: dissolves, push, slide, split, wipe, zoom, fade, iris
  • Audio meters with peaking monitor
  • Audio effects: reverse, cathedral, channel levels, echo, equaliser, large/medium/small room, pitch, shortwave radio, telephone, tone
  • Easy media organization
  • Trimmer window
  • Add quick effects to clips
  • Switch between your edit and your effects like changing tabs in your web browser
  • Mix formats, resolutions and framerates
  • Upload direct to YouTube

Professional compositing

No other mainstream editor includes fully integrated 3D compositing.

2D & 3D layer compositing

Design your visual effects shots in 2D and 3D, mixing together videos, images, text and 3D models.

Simple and easy

Compositing can be as fast as adding a title or a logo. HitFilm's interface makes it easy to get started and you can explore the more advanced features when you're ready.

Professional green screen

Shooting against green screen is effortless with HitFilm's powerful, broadcast quality chroma keyer. The unique spill simulation feature replaces unwanted reflected light from your green screen with realistic simulated light from your new background.

Track movement

Super fast feature tracking makes it easy to attach effects and layers to moving objects in your videos, while mocha is included for sophisticated planar tracking and camera solving for handheld and moving shots.

Masking & roto

Draw masks to isolate and manipulate specific areas of a layer and use mocha to automatically rotoscope movement, saving you hours of time.

Go 3D

HitFilm works in true 3D. If you want to put your green screened actors into a spaceship cockpit, you just put the video layer inside the 3D model. Simple as that. Find out more »

The perfect blend of editing and compositing

  • 2D layer compositing
  • 3D compositing with cameras and lights
  • Includes mocha HitFilm
  • Broadcast quality chroma key
  • Spill simulation for perfect lighting match between layers
  • Automatic light wrap for realistic blooming
  • Matte cleaning and transferring
  • Shadow casting from 3D lights
  • Multiple light types: point, direction, ambient, spot
  • Depth of field
  • Motion blur
  • 3D depth fog
  • Optical flow feature tracking
  • Planar tracking of moving surfaces
  • 3D camera solving
  • Ellipse, rectangle and freehand masks
  • Roto assist with masks
  • Plane (solid) layers for hosting effects and creating mattes
  • Grade layers for applying effects to multiple layers simultaneously
  • 3D text creation and animation
  • Import .ma camera tracking data (Boujou, SynthEyes, PFTrack etc)
  • Live rendering of 3D models
  • Video stabilization
  • 3D camera projection onto planes
  • Unified 3D space - 3D layers, models and particle simulations all interact
  • Create multiple composite shot timelines
  • Embed (nest) composite shots inside other composite shots (pre-comp)
  • Point (null) layers for referencing
  • Parent-child links between layers
  • Keyframe animation
  • Value graph for temporal interpolation
  • Bezier controls for spatial interpolation
  • Multiple camera, perspective and orthographic views
  • Multiple blend modes
  • Material properties for 3D layers: ambient, diffuse, specular, shininess, emissive
  • Ambient occlusion casting and receiving between layers
  • Cast reflections onto 3D models
  • Automatic doppler shift for audio based on 3D positioning

Easy. Fast. Powerful.

They say you can't have speed, quality and an affordable price. We beg to differ.

Transfer those skills

The HitFilm interface follows established industry conventions. If you've used other software, you'll feel right at home. And if you're new to filmmaking, everything you learn here will prepare you for your career.

A beautiful interface

Full Retina support on Mac and a clean, logical interface layout makes HitFilm a pleasure to use. The editor and compositor features sit happily next to each other - switch between your shots like changing tab in your web browser.

Let's be reasonable

As a filmmaker you have to be flexible. You might be on location or in the studio, on a Mac or a Windows system. That's why the HitFilm license allows you to activate on 3 computers at the same time, in any combination on Mac and PC.

Works with OpenFX plugins

You can never have too many plugins - so if you want to use NewBlue, GenArts, Red Giant or RE:Vision products inside HitFilm, go right ahead.

4K ready

HitFilm works up to 4K resolutions and is just as happy working at 720p, 1080p and anything in between.

Think fast

The preview and proxy systems keep you working fast even as your project grows in complexity, while GPU acceleration and a 64-bit architecture makes maximum use of your computer's hardware.

Maximum quality

HitFilm uses a 16-bit pipeline with OpenEXR import and export. Combined with up to 32xMSAA on supported hardware and you'll get beautiful results every time. Or you can just upload straight to YouTube, if that's what you need.

Work fast; work smart

  • Output formats: H264, Quicktime (Mac only), AVI (Windows only), OpenEXR, image sequence
  • Retina interface
  • Flexible license: 3 activations, Mac or PC
  • Multi-step undo and redo with history action log
  • OpenFX ready
  • Background proxying 64-bit architecture
  • Instantly switch between your edit and visual effects shots like changing tab in a web browser
  • RAM preview
  • Customize workspace and instantly switch between layouts
  • Up to 4K resolution projects
  • GPU acceleration
  • 32xMSAA render quality
  • 16-bit rendering


Mac 64-bit Version 3.1.0031 and Windows 64-bit Version 3.1.4023 released on April 23, 2015

What's new in this update?


Fixed export to YouTube on Mac OS X 10.10.3
Fixed issue on Mac OS X 10.10.3 of plugins rendering black in After Effects, Final Cut Pro X and Motion
Improved grammar in MPEG2 warning message
Fixed issue where parenting did not update correctly for some 3D layers
Fixed formatting in Controls for End Credits Crawl effect
Fixed issue with Auto Volumetrics plugin in Premiere Pro

Mac 64-bit Version 3.1.0026 released on April 16, 2015

What's new in this update?

New Features

  • New effects: Lightsword (2Point Auto), Lightsword (4point Manual), Lightsword (Glow Only)
  • Help buttons now available for each interface panel. Can be turned on and off in Options


  • Scrolling the mouse wheel in orthographic and perspective views now zooms in on that position
  • Set in/out point keyboard shortcuts can now be used while scrubbing in the Trimmer or Viewer
  • The set in/out point keyboard shortcuts no longer halt Viewer playback
  • Timeline Snap can be toggled on and off using the keyboard shortcut while resizing clips and moving layers
  • Resized text windows (eg when editing the Pulp Scifi Title Crawl effect) now remember their new size


  • Fixed various issues with text editor windows
  • Click & drag to change properties now works in the text panel
  • Changing a 3D model’s materials now invalidates RAM previews correctly
  • Fixed rare issue with New Folder button disabling
  • Fixed intermittent Windows 8 crash caused by Webkit
  • Fixed rare property selection issue which prevented controls from displaying properly in Viewer
  • Minor UI styling tweaks

Windows 64-bit Version 3.1.4016 released on April 16, 2015

What's new in this update?

New Features

  • New effects: Lightsword (2Point Auto), Lightsword (4point Manual), Lightsword (Glow Only)
  • Help buttons now available for each interface panel. Can be turned on and off in Options


  • Scrolling the mouse wheel in orthographic and perspective views now zooms in on that position
  • Set in/out point keyboard shortcuts can now be used while scrubbing in the Trimmer or Viewer
  • The set in/out point keyboard shortcuts no longer halt Viewer playback
  • Timeline Snap can be toggled on and off using the keyboard shortcut while resizing clips and moving layers
  • Resized text windows (eg when editing the Pulp Scifi Title Crawl effect) now remember their new size


  • Fixed various issues with text editor windows
  • Click & drag to change properties now works in the text panel
  • Changing a 3D model’s materials now invalidates RAM previews correctly
  • Fixed rare issue with New Folder button disabling
  • Fixed intermittent Windows 8 crash caused by Webkit
  • Fixed rare property selection issue which prevented controls from displaying properly in Viewer
  • Minor UI styling tweaks

What's new in Mac v.3.0.670 & Windows 3.0.3813?

New features

  • New effect: Pulp Scifi Title Crawl
  • Plugins now available in DaVinci Resolve
  • New plugins added for 3rd party hosts: color vibrance, heat distortion, LUT (Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Vegas only), projector (After Effects only), vignette exposure


  • Reenabled tabbing between properties in the Controls panel
  • Insert & Overlay buttons in Trimmer now automatically move the playhead to the end of the new clip
  • Trimmer timecodes are now consistent with the Viewer (change between time and frame count with the right click menu)
  • Tooltips show the In and Out points when hovering over the Trimmer play bar
  • Proxy disk management is now optional
  • The last diffuse or specular image chosen in the 3D model import dialog is now remembered


Click here to view all the fixes

What's new in Mac v3.0.633 & Windows v3.0.3716?


  • New Deinterlace effect
  • New LUT effect
  • New Vignette Exposure effect


  • The diffuse and specular textures for 3D model materials can be saved as absolute or relative paths according to user preference
  • The diffuse and specular textures for 3D model materials are now shown in the relink dialog if they were not found at their previous location
  • Updated styling of the File and Workspaces menus on Windows
  • Improved the loading performance of the plugins in Final Cut and Motion


  • Fixed crash when importing lots of QuickTime movies in Windows version
  • Fixed some TGA images being displayed upside down
  • Can now import indexedcolor PNG image sequences
  • Pressing escape now always cancels dialogs
  • Fixed various issues where keyboard shortcuts would not trigger when floating panels
  • Fixed issue where it wasn’t possible to type in a text layer
  • Fixed issue where the Viewer’s current time did not update
  • Fixed issue where the Viewer’s duration was not correct after resizing a layer
  • Fixed various cases where the software could quit unexpectedly
  • Fixed issue where control panel angle properties did not snap to 45 degrees
  • Fixed issue where layer pickers were not refreshed after an undo
  • Fixed issue where the control panel could not be scrolled in come cases
  • Fixed issue where zooming in and out was not working in the trimmer panel. It now works with trackpad and magic mouse
  • Fixed possible crash when returning to the HitFilm application and interacting with an effect
  • Audio waveforms are generated on the Editor timeline for all proxied composite shots
  • Fixed issue where particles disappeared from view unexpectedly
  • Fixed issue with rendering masks on 3D effect and 3D model layers with 2D dimensions when adjusting the camera
  • Fixed effects so that they don’t incorrectly invalidate the proxy
  • Fixed Denoise effect to preserve masked regions of the image
  • Fixed a 16bit rendering issue with 3D models and particles in a unified space
  • Various OFX plugin fixes inside of HitFilm
  • Fixed crash that could occur when using the properties dialog of audio only media
  • Enabled 3D masking using deflectors and forces on a particle simulator 3D effect layer with 2D or 3D dimensions
  • Frame thumbnails for clips on video tracks now refresh after relinking assets
  • Fixed rendering issue with billboarded layers in nonactive camera views
  • Fixed depth sorting of the Atomic Particles effect
  • Various UI fixes
  • Various styling fixes

Whats new in Mac v3.0.576 & Win v3.0.3608?


  • Major performance improvements to atomic particles, especially on NVIDIA hardware
  • Property values now accurate to 3 decimal places
  • Holding shift on launch disables loading of OpenFX plugins


  • Improved render caching when using light layers
  • Issue when switching to perspective view after proxying
  • Viewer rendering unnecessarily in some cases
  • Improvements to proxy loading and invalidation
  • Issue when immediately cancelling a proxy
  • Timeline updates correctly when keyframing is activated in the Controls panel
  • Looped playback now works in all cases in Trimmer & Viewer panels
  • Transitions removed correctly when deleting Media on the Editor timeline
  • Dragging 2D effects between layers updates layer pickers
  • Resetting 2D effects now resets all properties
  • Atomic Particles position shift was ignoring 3D model rotation
  • Subframe keyframe modifications
  • Improved Wireframe rendering consistency
  • Custom shortcuts now work without restarting
  • Color controls now displays more increments
  • Demo export image colors fixed
  • YouTube upload aspect ratio changed to 16:9 for standard definition
  • Control panel values being cut off inside some properties
  • Cine Style moved from Stylize to Color Grading category
  • Quicktime warning respects user options
  • GPU warning no longer shown multiple times in certain cases
  • Most panels can now be made smaller
  • Various media replacement fixes
  • Various fixes to project loading
  • Various styling fixes

Supported formats

  • Video:​ Quicktime, AVCHD, AVI, M2T, M2TS, MOV, MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC), MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 (TS, PS, MPE, MPG, MPEG, M2V), MTS, MXF (DVCPro HD), DV, HDV, WMV
  • Audio:​ AAC, MP3, M4A, MPA, WAV, WMA
  • Image & sequences:​ BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, TGA
  • 3D: ​LWO, 3DS, OBJ
  • Project:​ HFP (Hit Film Project), HFCS (Hit Film Composite Shot)
  • Camera data: ​MA (Maya formatted)
  • Export: ​Quicktime, OpenEXR, MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC), Image sequence (PNG,JPG, BMP), AVI (uncompressed, PAL DV, NTSC DV), YouTube direct upload

Minimum system requirements

  • OS X 10.9 "Mavericks", OS X 10.10 "Yosemite", OS X 10.11 “El Capitan” 
  • Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 10
  • Hard disk space: 400MB
  • Internet connection: Required for online activation
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or Intel Xeon (Nehalem)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics card:
    • OpenGL 2.0 capable hardware with at least 512 MB video memory
      • NVIDIA GeForce 9 series
      • Radeon HD 5000 series
      • Intel HD 4000

Platform and Workflow

  • GPU accelerated rendering
  • 64-bit architecture
  • 16-bit in-to-out pipeline
  • Project customization up to 4K resolution
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • OpenEXR lossless import and export
  • Broad format support
  • OpenFX plugin compliant
  • Background proxying
  • RAM preview rendering
  • 130 plugins for Premiere Pro & After Effects CS5, CS6 & CC, Final Cut Pro X, Vegas Pro 12 & 13 and Motion
  • Includes mocha HitFilm from Imagineer Software
  • Render HitFilm projects on Sony Vegas timeline
  • Undo/redo with multi-step history
  • Easy YouTube upload
  • Up to 32x MSAA on supported hardware
  • Multiple timelines with easy tab switching
  • Multiple workspace layouts
  • Complete workspace customization
  • Create presets and save timelines as templates
  • Activate on 3 separate computers


  • Unlimited video and audio tracks
  • Easily organize media by category or folder
  • Trim, ripple, roll, slip, slice and slide editing tools
  • Ripple delete
  • Clip trimmer
  • Insert and overlay from trimmer
  • Add effects directly to your clips
  • Convert any clip into an advanced effects shot
  • Quick transitions: wipes, dissolves, motion, zooms
  • Snap to clips and playhead
  • Multiple framerate support
  • Enable and disable tracks
  • Audio and opacity keyframing
  • Change compositing blend modes per clip
  • Send clip to mocha HitFilm for tracking
  • List, composite and RMS amplitude audio waveforms
  • Audio meters with peaking
  • Customizable video frame thumbnails
  • Loop play a defined region
  • Color correction tools


  • Layer-based 2D & 3D compositing
  • Unified 3D workspace
  • Combine multiple 3D cameras
  • Adjust camera lens aperture, zoom, focal distance and depth of field
  • Add depth fog to 3D scenes with density and falloff controls
  • Adjust shutter angle and phase for motion blur
  • 3D point, direction, ambient and spot lights
  • Linear and curve light falloff
  • Adjust ambient, diffuse, specular and shininess on a per-layer basis
  • Import 3D objects in OBJ, LWO and 3DS formats
  • Diffuse and specular textures for 3D objects
  • Adjust individual materials for 3D objects
  • Ambient occlusion for 3D object rendering
  • Animate individual 3D model groups
  • Professional chroma key for greenscreen and bluescreen
  • 15 keying and matte tools
  • Matte clean-up
  • Advanced spill suppression
  • Automated light wrap
  • 3D camera projection
  • 2D feature tracking with optical flow technology
  • Track and stabilize moving video
  • 3D camera solving with mocha HitFilm from Imagineer Systems
  • Import 3D camera tracking data from Boujou, SynthEyes, PFtrack etc
  • Dedicated layer view for tracking and masking
  • Freehand, ellipse and rectangle masks
  • Automated mask tracking with mocha HitFilm from Imagineer Systems
  • Create multiple composite shot timelines
  • Embed timelines inside other timelines
  • Layer parent-child linking
  • Transform and animate layers
  • Multiple blend modes
  • 2D and 3D text
  • Trim and move layers
  • View multiple orthographic and 3D perspectives
  • Multiple color channel view options
  • Grade layers for applying effects to multiple layers simultaneously

Visual Effects

  • Over 180 effects
  • Advanced 3D particle simulator
  • Physics-powered particle behaviour with forces and deflectors
  • Use 3D models as particle textures
  • Create multiple particle emitters and particle systems
  • Mobile emitters with force and deflector activation
  • Organic fractal particle shapes
  • Layer shattering
  • Fire and lightning generators
  • 3D muzzle flash generator
  • Over 30 color correction and grading tools
  • 17 distortion and warp effects
  • 3D extrude any 2D layer
  • Film & TV damage
  • Procedural lens dirt
  • Light flare design kit including anamorphic lens flares, auto flares, gleam, glow, light flares, light rays, light streaks, neon glow
  • Turn panoramic images into wraparound environments
  • Apply bump maps to layers
  • Correct rolling shutter distortion
  • Remove unwanted noise and grain
  • Clone specific areas of the frame
  • Remove unwanted objects from your shots
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