The HitFilm workflow

HitFilm 3 Pro provides you with several workflow options so that you can integrate HitFilm technology into your projects.

HitFilm 3 Pro

The core HitFilm 3 Pro software is standalone and requires no additional software. It includes an editor, a powerful compositor with a unified 3D workspace and over 180 effects. Switching between the editor and your visual effects shots is as easy as changing tabs in your web browser.

Academy Award-winning planar tracking is provided by a special version of mocha from Imagineer Systems.

You can import 3D objects into HitFilm 3 Pro without requiring 3rd party plugins.


HitFIlm 3 Pro is OpenFX compliant. This means you can add additional functionality to the software from other plugin developers such as GenArts.

Compatible OpenFX plugins will be available in HitFilm 3 Pro's Effects panel alongside the standard HitFilm effects library.

Find out more about HitFilm 3 Pro's OpenFX compliancy here.

HitFilm plugins

HitFilm 3 Pro includes a large collection of plugins for use in other video software, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Vegas. Installing HitFilm 3 Pro will also install the plugins to any host platforms on the computer.

The HitFilm plugins mirror many of the effects inside HitFilm 3 Pro itself. This means you can choose whether to work with HitFilm technology inside HitFilm 3 Pro or your established editor.

Find out more about the HitFilm plugins here.