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HitFilm Pro
Kirstie Tostevin

HitFilm 4 Pro Update #4

Ignite plugins come to NUKE.
The latest HitFilm 4 Pro update was heavily influenced by your feedback, as was update #3. Many of the interface adjustments and fixes are a direct result of requests and observations from the community.

VFX for guerrilla filmmakers - FutureLearn course
FutureLearn
Simon Jones

VFX for Guerrilla Filmmakers

HitFilm joins forces with FutureLearn. Imagine a team-up between a renowned British university, a London visual effects studio and the creators of free-and-actually-good video software.

3D rendering in HitFilm 4 Pro
HitFilm Pro
Simon Jones

HitFilm 4 Pro Update #3

Today’s update is a big one. We’ve got particle performance boosts, new camera controls, new auto-alignment and extensive new performance management tools. Grab the download and then read on, because we’ve made a lot of changes.

Starfleet render in space HitFilm 4 Pro
HitFilm Pro
Simon Jones

HitFilm 4 Pro Update #2

Here’s what we did over Christmas.
What better way to kick off the new year than with a big HitFilm 4 Pro free update? There are a lot of fixes in this one, so we recommend updating as soon as you can.

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HitFilm Pro
Simon Jones

HitFilm 4 Pro Update #1

New GoPro workflow + interface improvements.
HitFilm 4 Pro’s reception has been stunning, with a huge number of people upgrading or jumping on board for the first time. Early coverage has also been very positive.

HitFilm Pro legacy logo
HitFilm Pro
Simon Jones

New Release: HitFilm 4 Pro

We’re very excited!
HitFilm 4 Pro is out now and you can start using it immediately. As you’d expect, it’s packed full of massive new features and improvements.

HitFilm on PC dual screen interface
HitFilm Pro
Simon Jones

The Evolution of HitFilm 3 Pro

We’ve done a lot of great things together. It’s been a busy year since HitFilm 3 Pro was revealed to the world in October 2014. We’re not a company that releases a product then forgets about it, so there have been free updates, over 30 new video tutorials, collaborations with great OpenFX devs and filmmakers like Ryan Connolly and a completely free version of HitFilm for students.

The visual effects of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.IE.L.D.
Simon Jones

The visual effects of Agents of SHIELD

We recently had the good fortune of encountering Mark Kolpack, Emmy-nominated visual effects supervisor on none other than Marvel’s Agents of S.H.IE.L.D. for ABC. We’re big fans of Marvel’s movie and TV work, not least due to our collaborations with Territory Studio, and even in an established studio setup such as on SHIELD, HitFilm offers interesting new ways to create super fast previz.

How to win 48-hour film contests - man watching sunset overlooking the city
Filmmaking
Simon Jones

How to win 48-hour film contests

Atomic Productions is run by the Adams twins, Andrew and Ben. We first encountered them when they were just starting out, about a decade ago, and with each project they’ve challenged themselves to do better. The results speak for themselves – they’re now professional producers of music videos and corporate videos in Austin, Texas while creating artfully crafted short films in their spare time.