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What's new in HitFilm Pro?

12 updates in the last 12 months.

    1. Version 12.0

      Released | Read more on the blog »

      New in HitFilm Pro Version 12.0

      • The Project Screen has been replaced with a Project Settings dialog that can be accessed through the File menu.
      • Rendering of the Viewer and the interface have been separated, to dramatically improve performance.
      • Color Labels have been added to all timelines, to aid in organizing your media.
      • Added GPU-accelerated decoding of video files on NVIDIA hardware.
      • Added GPU-accelerated decoding of video files on integrated Intel graphics hardware.
      • Select properties of composite shot layers can be published, allowing them to be accessed and edited on the Editor timeline without opening the composite shot.
      • The contents of text layers can be published, allowing the text to be edited from the editor timeline without opening the composite shot that contains the text.
      • The Text tool can now be used natively on the Editor timeline.
      • A new class of effects, Animation effects, has been added, simplifying the process of adding basic animation to layers and objects.
      • Composite shot templates can now be exported and imported, for sharing between projects or users.
      • A collection of templates for lower thirds now installs with the software.
    1. Version 11.2

      Released
    2. Version 11.1

      Released
    3. Version 11.0

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      New in HitFilm Pro Version 11.0

      • The all-new Exposure Pro effect brings enhanced exposure and color editing to HitFilm Pro, in a powerful but easy to use interface.
      • Dehaze improves clarity and detail in hazy shots, and allows you to add haze for style or atmosphere.
      • Inner glow creates a soft glow effect around the inside edge of your layer, and edit the glow's size and color.
      • Outer glow creates a soft glow effect around the outside edge of your layer, and edit the glow's size and color.
      • Distance Field generates a grayscale map where each pixel is colored based on its distance from the edge of the layer.
      • The all-new Surface Studio effect is a powerful tool for generating smooth or roughly textured metallic or vitreous surfaces on text or other layers.
    1. Version 10.1

      Released
    2. Version 10.0

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      New in HitFilm Pro Version 10.0

      • Non-English characters now render correctly in text layers.
      • Text layers now auto-expand as you type.
      • New paragraph controls in the text panel provide additional controls for text layout.
      • Adjusting the duration of a transition now symmetrically resizes the transition in both directions by default.
    1. Version 9.1

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      New in HitFilm Pro Version 9.1

      • The Trimmer now displays the playhead location while you preview an audio clip.
      • The Trimmer now displays the In and Out points on an audio clip, so you can easily select a specific portion for use.
      • Toggle buttons on the trimmer allow you to easily view the audio waveform of a video clip.
      • Buttons have been added to the Trimmer to add only audio or only video to the timeline.
      • Integration with Vegas 16 has been added.
    2. Version 9.0

      Released

      New in HitFilm Pro Version 9.0

      • HitFilm can now export in the background, while users continue working on their project.
      • The End-User License Agreement has been updated to be GDPR compliant.
      • Timelines can now be added to the Export queue from the Export screen, an export preview has been added, and the difference between built-in export presets and user presets has been clarified.
    1. Version 8.1

      Released

      New in HitFilm Pro Version 8.1

      • The Activation App has been updated to be GDPR compliant.
      • The End-User License Agreement has been updated to be GDPR compliant.
    2. Version 8.0

      Released | Read more on the blog »

      New in HitFilm Pro Version 8.0

      • New layout panel added with controls for precisely aligning & positioning layers.
      • Master reset buttons have been restored to each tab of the Options dialog.
      • Default preferences for the Viewer panel, such as the default background color, can now be set in the Options dialog.
      • Master reset buttons have been restored to each tab of the Options dialog.
      • Default preferences for the Editor timeline, such as track sizes and thumbnail style, can now be set in the Options dialog.
      • Added the ability to select multiple points on a mask by dragging a rubber band around them.
      • Added support for transparency in all Plane layers.
      • A preset for the alpha channel has been added to the properties dialog of plane layers, to define their default transparency.
      • New Mirror and Rotate buttons are available in the Layout panel.
      • Masks can now be scaled relative to the opposite corner, rather than the center point, by using the CTRL (CMD on Mac) modifier.
      • New Origin control selector for masks allows you to move the anchor point from which scale or rotation adjustments will be applied to the mask.
      • Improved Mask tools include a bounding box while creating mask points, to make it easier to manipulate multiple points at once.
      • Default preferences for the Media panel, such as how files are arranged, can now be set in the Options dialog.
    1. Version 7.1

      Released
    2. Version 7.0

      Released | Read more on the blog »

      New in HitFilm Pro Version 7.0

      • Many 2D effects now have interactive graphical widgets, so they can be adjusted directly in the viewer.
    1. Version 6.2

      Released

      New in HitFilm Pro Version 6.2

      • Workspaces have been updated and expanded with new options.
    2. Version 6.1

      Released
    3. Version 6.0

      Released | Read more on the blog »

      New in HitFilm Pro Version 6.0

      • All animation tools are now accessible in the Editor timeline making it almost as powerful as the compositor when are doing 2D work (does not do 3D).
      • A large number of animation tools and additional functions have now been added to the Composite Shot interface.
      • A new Audio Hard Limiter effect has been added to make more even audio.
      • Text can be created on the Editor timeline via the text effect.
      • The ability to re-trim a clip after adding it to the timeline has been implemented.
      • Geometry Effects (Extrude, Bevel & Rotate) have been added to text layers providing amazing titling options.
      • Behavior Effects have been added, allowing one layer to be attracted towards, repel away, accelerate, move down the screen as if falling under gravity, slow down, throw towards or follow another layer. They allow layers to move using simple physics equations.
      • Added an environment map to text layers allowing them to receive specular and diffuse reflections from an environment map.
      • A Quick PiP effect has been added to quickly position one clip inside another with different scales and position relative to the layer (e.g. top left, bottom right etc)
      • A vertical video adjustment plugin has been added, using the original blurred version of the video to fill the horizontal space not occupied by a portrait video.
      • It is now possible to import ProRes video and CineForm MOV on PC.
      • A custom MOV writer has been created for PC users to export Cineform video and PCM audio.
      • A feature has been added to allow users to remove, copy and paste attributes to/from a group of clips at the same time if needed.
      • A 360° video viewer panel has been added which allows users to view the 360° video in its original state as well as the adjusted version so that VFX can be added.
      • Over 10 new 360° video effects have now been added.
      • Text layers now support Asian characters allowing users to easily type and render in a number of additional languages.