Video editing & visual effects

HitFilm Pro

HitFilm Pro

Create breakout content and stunning VFX with one souped-up software: HitFilm Pro. Our latest release comes jam-packed with a professional editor, compositor, 820+ VFX and presets, and new built-in animation tools!

Latest Blog Posts

New Release: Imerge Pro 2021.3

The Imerge team has been hard at work to bring you the next Imerge Pro release just in time for the end of summer. We’ve added 8 new effects, a new-and-improved effects menu, and new ‘effect stack’ presets to speed up your workflow. Keep reading to learn what’s new in Imerge 2021.3.

How to create realistic lens blur and depth in HitFilm

Want to level up the quality of your composites? While not usually the focus of the scene, the type of blur you use in your VFX work can make a huge difference in the overall realism of the shot. In this tutorial, Zach introduces you to the Lens Blur effect and explains how it can be used

How to create a freeze time effect

Inspired by the most iconic scene from The Matrix, the bullet time effect is the best way to capture the most intense action scenes! Today we’re using HitFilm Pro and its built-in Foundry Camera Tracker effect along with footage taken with CamTrackAR to show you how it can be done easily and on a low budget.

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How to color correct skin tones in any NLE

Learning how to color correct skin tones can be a difficult thing to master. Luckily, finding that ‘sweet spot’ is a lot easier than it seems and can be achieved in a few easy steps. In this article, we’ll show you how to color correct skin tones in any NLE.

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New Release: HitFilm Pro 14

We’ve squashed bugs, improved the workflow, and added new features like more text controls, select AE plugin support, a Chromatic Aberration effect and video textures for 3D models.

We’re excited to announce our most ambitious update yet. In the HitFilm Pro 14 release, we’ve squashed bugs, improved the workflow, and added new features like more text controls, select AE plugin support, a Chromatic Aberration effect, and video textures for 3D models. Once again you’ll be seeing a huge step up from the previous version, giving you the scope to create projects at a higher level than ever before.

So let’s take a look at some of the exciting new changes in HitFilm Pro 14. But before we do, we thought we’d let you know that we’ve got big plans for Black Friday, and you’ll be able to save up to 40% across the FXhome store starting November 26th and ending on Cyber Monday (December 2nd).

What’s in the update?


Improvements to the export process

The Export Queue is now an Export Panel, and is now much easier to use. Exporting can also now be done from the timeline (and comps). These ‘in-context’ exports will export the content between the In and Out points set or the entire timeline, using the current default preset (which can be changed from the menu).


Additional text controls

Customizing text in HitFilm is now easier than ever, with Text panel options for All Caps, Small Caps, Subscript and Superscript. You can also now change the character spacing, horizontal or vertical scale, as well as baseline shift (for that Stranger-Things-style titling).


Usability and workflow improvements

As well as the new and improved export process, we’ve also made a few changes to the interface, making the whole post-production process a little bit easier.

The rectangle and ellipse mask tools can now be double-clicked to place a centered shape that fills the screen automatically. All your masks will now automatically be assigned colors to make it easier to identify them in your project.

There’s a new composite button in the media panel. Drag layers onto it to create a composite shot, or multiple pieces of media to create one for each asset in one go.

You can now double click in the effects panel to apply a filter to the currently selected layer, drop 2D effects onto layers in the viewer, and ‘favorite’ effects which will put them up into a handy folder at the top. Some effects – like the Chroma Key and Light Flares – can now be dragged and dropped onto a specific point on the viewer to directly apply the effect to in-place or dynamically pick your chroma-key color.


Video textures for 3D models

Have you ever wanted to use a video layer as a texture on your 3D model to add animated bullet holes, cracked glass, or changing textures?

You can now override the materials with a video layer when you first import a 3D model, bring both the model and texture into a composite shot. Then, go to the 3D model’s control panel, then ‘Materials’ and select ‘Override Materials’. You can then choose from the different maps available to pull in a texture.


Chromatic Aberration Effect

The HitFilm Pro 14 release includes a Chromatic Aberration effect – allowing you to replicate the red, green, and blue fringes around edges when light is refracted through a lens. This allows for some really cool creative effects and can be pushed to extremes with parameters for distance (the distance between RGB channels), strength (opacity of the effect), radius (blur radius of the RGB channels), and ‘Use Lens’ – which lens warps the effect around a point of your choosing.


Support for Select AE Plugins

Earlier this year we announced that select After Effects plugins would soon be supported in HitFilm. Some of the most requested plugins are now natively supported, starting with the following Video Copilot plugins:

  • Element 3D – import and animate realistic 3D models
  • Optical Flares – customizable, realistic lens flares
  • Saber – high energy beams, neon lights, and other similar effects
  • Orb – 3D spheres and planets
  • Heat Distortion – realistic heat waves and mirage effects

and the Red Giant Trapcode Particular (organic 3D particle/motion graphics) plugin


There you have it, one of our biggest updates yet for HitFilm Pro. Excited to get the update? Download it here. Need to purchase a new license? Be prepared, our Black Friday sale is coming on November 26th with savings of up to 40%. You heard it here first!

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Steven Spicer

Steven Spicer

Photographer, musician, data geek. Usually exploring the line where maths and science meet art and storytelling. If I'm not creating or asking questions, I'll be cooking, eating, exploring, or sometimes just making a fool of myself.
Steven Spicer

Steven Spicer

Photographer, musician, data geek. Usually exploring the line where maths and science meet art and storytelling. If I'm not creating or asking questions, I'll be cooking, eating, exploring, or sometimes just making a fool of myself.