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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.

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Welcome to the FXhome blog – your one-stop learning resource for everything filmmaking and video production-related. Whether you’re into editing, VFX, photography, or motion graphics, we’ve got you covered. Let’s get learning.

Blender
Hannah Odebode

How to create a VFX cyborg effect for free

Want to join the Justice League? Now you can! In this tutorial, we’ll take you through motion tracking your actor’s head in Blender, applying a detailed 3D model, and compositing in HitFilm Express, all for free.

Lens Blur effect in Imerge Pro 2021
Image Compositing
Hannah Odebode

New Release: Imerge Pro 2021.1

The most exciting image post-production tool on the market is back, and this time, it’s got bokeh.

Blasters effect
Hannah Odebode

How to create futuristic laser gun effects

Use Animated Lasers to bring sci-fi battle scenes to life! This fully customizable futuristic effect gives you everything you need to create everything from Stormtrooper blasters to world-destroying death rays!

glitch effects
Hannah Odebode

How to create futuristic digital glitch effects

Want to create mesmerizing futuristic holograms, titles, and transitions for your sci-fi shorts? Join Zach Alan to discover how to use HitFilm’s Dot Matrix Effect to get that perfect look for anything from dystopian Cyberpunk cityscapes to high-tech alien worlds.

Blue screen
Hannah Odebode

How to make a green screen at home

Today putting some of the most popular green screen alternatives to the test to see which is most effective on a $20 budget! From card to curtains, we’re trying them all with the same lighting setup and the same keying process inside HitFilm Express. Read on to find out how to make your very own DIY green screen.

Free software
Mark Billen

Best green screen software for photo and video

Separating foreground from background to totally transform videos and photography need not be the preserve of magicians. With amazing solutions available for all levels and budgets, we identify the best green screen software for credible chroma keying.

Motion Tracking
Hannah Odebode

Top 5 visual effects tips for shooting your VFX shot

Before adding VFX to a scene, there are a few things to think about before you hit record! Javert is here to share his top 5 tips to give you the best chance of getting the perfect visual effects shot every time.

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After Effects
Mark Billen

Free and paid After Effects alternatives

Synonymous with the video production industry, Adobe’s After Effects and Premiere Pro software suites are heavyweights. But power comes at a cost and for many users this calls for an alternative choice – so what are they and which is the best?

Gun effects
Hannah Odebode

How to create realistic muzzle flash effects

Learn how to create realistic muzzle flashes and gunfire for the perfect action scene! Zach Alan is here to show you how to add muzzle flash effects and incorporate them into your scene properly, adding light from the flash and bullet shells in post-production, to really sell the effect!