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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 films 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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Major new effects add to the 200+ total toolkit
NEW Performance & interface: Retina support on Mac, keyword search for effects, longer projects, vine & instagram project templates.
Designed for you: HitFilm 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: Be 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: Switching 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: Play 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: Animate 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: HitFilm 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: Advanced 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: Create 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: You 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: 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
Organic particle shapes: Create 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: Remove 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: 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.
Look spectacular: HitFilm 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: HitFilm 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: Procedurally 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: HitFilm 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: Grunge 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: Take 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: On 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.
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
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.
3D models cast shadows, reflect other objects in the scene and have multiple material slots for adjusting lighting properties and environment maps.
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
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
Multiple 3D cameras with motion blur and depth of field
Particle simulator integration: use 3D models as particle textures
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.
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.
Switch between your edit and your effects like changing tabs in your web browser
Mix formats, resolutions and framerates
Upload direct to YouTube
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
HitFilm works up to 4K resolutions and is just as happy working at 720p, 1080p and anything in between.
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.
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.
Instantly switch between your edit and visual effects shots like changing tab in a web browser
Customize workspace and instantly switch between layouts
Up to 4K resolution projects
32xMSAA render quality
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