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

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.

How to use Foundry’s 3D Camera Tracker in HitFilm

Add 3D models and VFX to your video footage with the Foundry 3D Camera Tracker! This tool (included in HitFilm Pro and can be tried for FREE) allows you to take any pre-recorded footage, track it, and add CG elements flawlessly, creating incredible levels of realism, production value, and storytelling potential. Zach takes you through the entire process so that you’ll be able to create the VFX shots you’ve always wanted.

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New Release: HitFilm Pro 2017

We’re not kidding when we say that this is the biggest upgrade to HitFilm we have ever released. And if that wasn’t enough of a challenge for our team, we’ve topped it off with a brand new website, packed with beautiful imagery, videos and rip-roaring content.

We’re not kidding when we say that this is the biggest upgrade to HitFilm we have ever released. And if that wasn’t enough of a challenge for our team, we’ve topped it off with a brand new website, packed with beautiful imagery, videos and rip-roaring content.


Where to start?

Lets skip to the good stuff.

Watch our new episode for an introduction to HitFilm Pro 2017 and mind-blowing clips from our talented users.

Check out HitFilm Pro 2017’s new features in our bumper What’s New page.

Get inspired by the directors, VFX artists and filmmakers who’ve passed through HitFilm’s community over the years.

Have a nosy around our new store. We’ve got brand new HitFilm software and exclusive launch bundles featuring some of the industry’s best software and stock.

Settle down with a drink and a snack and have a dig through our new website. We’ve got pages of detail highlighting every bit of our software – and a HitFilm Pro 2017 overview page for those more strapped for time.

Finally, share ideas, questions, good finds and general life updates with the best filmmaking community on the planet on the HitFilm forum (there are 750,000 of us now, so you’re bound to find a kindred spirit).


What do you get with HitFilm Pro 2017?

We’ve got a whole website full of features and images to boot, so best let you, the reader, make your way around at your own pace. On the blog we’d like to do something a little different and pick CEO and Founder Josh Davies’ brain about this latest version of HitFilm.

Kirstie: “Launch day – how’re you feeling, Josh?”

Josh: “Tired, but happy. Happy that we’ve managed to achieve everything we wanted with this latest version and happy with the amazing amount of positive feedback we’ve had already from our testers. We’ve upped our game and we’re going to keep upping it.”

Kirstie: “What do you personally think is the coolest new feature we’ve added to HitFilm Pro 2017?”

Josh: “I find it really hard to pick a favourite because EVERY time we add a new feature, it’s a mini-high-five moment. I suppose this time around, it has to be HitFilm Pro 2017’s new export queue. It might not be the flashiest new feature, but as my projects have been getting more and more complicated, it’s the key thing I felt was really missing from my workflow. Being able to set it going when I leave work in the evening and know everything will be exported by the time I come back in the morning is fantastic and just makes me more productive.”

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HitFilm Pro 2017 in action

Kirstie: “What makes HitFilm different from other software?”

Josh: “Well, software-wise what makes us different is that you get everything – editing, VFX, compositing, 3D tools – in one place. We include as much as we can so that you don’t have to limit your ideas and we play nicely with other software too, because that’s the right thing to do. We’re not possessive and we don’t do subscription fees – you get to keep your freedom.

NON-software wise, I like to think we’re different because of our users and the HitFilm team who build and support them. I started HitFilm as a frustrated creative who wanted better tools. Over time great people who believe that same thing have gravitated towards us which is brilliant.”

Kirstie: “So what are we doing next?” (asking like she doesn’t already know)

Josh: “Something epic. Nothing with StormTroopers, that’s for sure.”

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Kirstie Tostevin

Kirstie Tostevin

I'm a writer, creator, and positive thinker! I've never felt more at home than in this community and heading up FXhome's Marketing team. Together, we're making the industry more accessible and the world a brighter place through fun content and incredible software! It's a great day to be a creator.
Kirstie Tostevin

Kirstie Tostevin

I'm a writer, creator, and positive thinker! I've never felt more at home than in this community and heading up FXhome's Marketing team. Together, we're making the industry more accessible and the world a brighter place through fun content and incredible software! It's a great day to be a creator.