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New Release: HitFilm 16 Software

The Black Friday sales are here and better than ever. If you buy HitFilm during the sale, you'll get 12 months of updates, including HitFilm 16, for the lowest price of the year! Read on to find out about the incredible features version 16 has to offer.

Did someone say there’s a new software release? Yes, you heard that right! The HitFilm 16 software update is here and it’s better than ever, so buckle up. It’s time to find out about the exciting new features that version 16 has to offer.


Physically-based rendering

3D render of holo-bike with PBR in HitFilm 16 rendering engine

A powerful new addition to HitFilm 16 is an update to the rendering engine which now supports physically-based rendering. Version 16 will support glTF files for 3D assets as well as 3D model animation. Pro users and Express users who own the 3D Model Render add-on will have access to high-fidelity 3D rendering, with “metallic-roughness” and “specular-glossiness” materials. Model reflections will also respond to user-defined environment maps, adding a whole new level to the 3D realism available in HitFilm.


Custom Light Flares effect

HitFilm 16 light flares library

HitFilm Pro 16’s custom Light Flares effect allows you to achieve stunning cinematic looks to match any scene. Captivate the eyes of your audience with your own bespoke lens flares. Whether you want to achieve a dreamy, whimsical look or recreate the flares from your favorite SciFi movies, the possibilities are endless.


HEVC  software and hardware decoding (H.265)

Whether you’re an Express or Pro user, importing videos directly from your smartphone device is easier than ever! HitFilm 16 includes HEVC software and hardware decoding so you can effortlessly import footage directly from your smartphone device into your projects without needing to convert it first.


Voice recorder

HitFilm 16 - audio recorder - free video editing software with audio recorder
Voice recorder now included in HitFilm

Whether you’re a YouTuber, gamer, or content creator, the new update will not disappoint. HitFilm 16 takes the hassle out of adding a voiceover or any other audio directly onto your timeline with its new built-in voice recorder. This feature is available for both Pro and Express users.


Motion Lock effect

HitFilm Pro 16 takes the fuss out of matching the movement of effects to your footage. With the new smart Motion Lock effect, simply highlight an area of the video you want to match, move your effect to the desired location, then select ‘Apply Transform’ to instantly lock the effect to that location.


Along with all of these powerful new features, the HitFilm 16 software update also comes with utilities to remove unused assets from your media bin or unused tracks from your timeline, new AAF import/export support (for Pro users), a number of other feature enhancements, and several stability and performance improvements too. So, what are you waiting for? Get HitFilm 16 today.

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Joshua Davies

Joshua Davies

For almost 20 years now, I've been lucky enough to lead a team of some of the most talented experts in the world. Together, we’ve brought 5 MILLION users to our video and photo products, and we’re inspired every day by the incredible content our community creates.
Joshua Davies

Joshua Davies

For almost 20 years now, I've been lucky enough to lead a team of some of the most talented experts in the world. Together, we’ve brought 5 MILLION users to our video and photo products, and we’re inspired every day by the incredible content our community creates.