Access to the Home and Edit screens is moved to the Window menu.
Imerge project files in the HitFilm media panel can be right-clicked and opened in Imerge for editing.
GPU accelerated hardware decoding for video files is now supported for exporting on Intel and Nvidia GPUs. (PC)
The font 'Inter', which is used in the interface, is now installed with the software.
The View menu has been replaced with the Window menu.
A menu has been added to the tab of each Panel, to aid in interface customization.
Export has been integrated into the main Edit interface, through additional export options on the timeline, and a new Export panel.
Imerge project files are now compatible with HitFilm, and can be imported and used as media.
Clicking the green plus icon next to Effects in the controls panel now opens an Insert menu, which can be used to add effects.
Composite Shots can now be created instantly from the Media panel, using the new Composite Shot button.
The color of masks can now be changed per mask, making it easier to keep track of multiple masks.
A new Effects menu in the top toolbar provides access to all effects, and stores the 5 most recently used effects for reuse.
The Text panel now includes options for All Caps, Small Caps, Superscript and Subscript.
HitFilm will now open files saved in VEGAS Effects.
VEGAS Image files can now be opened in HitFilm.
A Templates button has been added to the media panel, for easier access to templates.
A button for deleting the OFX Cache has been added to the Cache tab of the Options window.
Added support for select After Effects plugins.
A mini audio meter has been added to the Viewer, so audio levels can be checked at any time.
A visible notification has been added to the viewer, when effects are disabled by the currently selected quality profile.
When effects including a color picker are dragged onto the viewer, the color on which you drop the effect will be auto-selected.
Improved support for multithreaded rendering during pre-rendering and export.
A new Chromatic Aberration effect has been added.
A shortcut (U) has been added to reveal keyframed or modified properties. Press U once to show keyframed properties, twice to show edited properties, and three times to revert to showing all properties.
The materials options for 3D models now include a layer picker, so the layer being used can be easily identified.
Timeline layers including video layers, can now be applied to 3D models as textures.
You can now use drag and drop to add 2D Effects to layers in the viewer.
Behavior effects can now be used on the Editor timeline.
Improved user access to the Activation app, through the Options dialog.
Improved export performance by decoupling encoding from rendering and readback during the export process.
The Auto Save recovery dialog has been adjusted, to improve clarity and functionality.
When a nested composite shot is opened, the position of the playhead is now retained from the parent timeline.
The Panels in the View > Panels menu are now listed alphabetically.
Multiple layers can now be toggled in a single movement, by click-dragging across the toggle buttons.
Double-clicking a Mask shape now adds a perfectly centered mask the exact size of the frame.
Double-clicking an effect in the effects panel will now apply the effect to the currently selected layer.
The decoding process for AAC audio files has been updated.
The icon indicating Offline Media has been updated.
Additional zoom levels have been added to the zoom menus in the Viewer and the Trimmer panels.
The Trimmer will now resize to fit when the panel size is adjusted.
Improved handling of auto save and project recovery.
Improved accuracy of rendering of layers which have a camera tracker applied.
The bit depth for 16-bit images is now displayed correctly.
Support for 64-bit PNG files has been added.
Clarified the wording of the error message displayed when an export runs out of disk space.
Duplicated export tasks are now numbered sequentially.
Pasting a cube shaped force onto a particle simulator layer no longer causes stability issues.
Adding a deflector to a particle simulator layer no longer causes stability issues.
The minimum size of the interface on High-DPI displays has been adjusted.
Lightened the default timeline color applied to assets which are added to the timeline.
Image sequences using 16-bit per channel color now render accurately.
A : B searching can now be used to narrow the search results on the timeline and in the insert menu.
Using an IME for non-latin characters no longer causes stability issues.
The Export queue, when opened, now auto-scrolls to the most recently added task.
A typographical error in the installation process has been corrected.
Improved selection and resizing of very small objects on the editor timeline.
Improved the sorting of items in the export preset list whose names include numerals.
Improved the sorting of items in the effects panel whose names include numerals.
Improved the sorting of items in the media panel whose names include numerals.
The transform property group in the controls for Editor timeline objects has been placed after the effects property group, to accurately reflect the render order.
Improved rendering of the interface during the process of moving panels.
Improved the Mac handling of projects saved on Windows using absolute file paths. (Mac)
Changed the default export location which is used when the specified export location is not available.
AAC Audio files now load correctly.
Moving objects on the timeline no longer causes them to become deselected.
The shortcut for advancing 10 frames is now working again.
The zoom controls in the layer panel now give more expected results.
OpenGL errors no longer show multiple error dialogs.
Pre-rendered footage will now correctly display audio conform errors, when necessary.
Improved performance of hardware decoded video playback.
Using CTRL+C in the import dialog after opening the Edit menu no longer causes stability issues.
Dragging a marquee to select multiple layers now works when the bottom layer is locked.
Keyboard shortcuts for Locking and Unlocking layers have been moved to the Timeline category.
Typing Japanese text containing a first word longer than the line wrap width no longer causes stability issues.
Improved the search function in the Effects panel, to provide more logical results.
Dragging the menu bar at the top of the Mac interface now moves the window.
The control panel no longer displays contents if nothing is selected.
The selected property for each timeline is now remembered when switching between timelines.
The viewer panel now updates correctly after the color depth is changed and the panel is floated. (PC)
Improved the accuracy of the RAM preview indicator.
HitFilm no longer allows you to move the playhead past the final frame of the timeline.
Corrected an issue which caused the framerate of certain MP4 files to load incorrectly.
The styling on the Delete Workspace dialog has been improved.
The zoom menus in the Trimmer and Viewer no longer display unselectable zoom levels.
Performance of the Unlock All keyboard shortcut has been improved.
Improved performance of using the mouse scroll wheel to adjust the timeline zoom on Mac systems. (Mac)
Editing text properties no longer alters unselected text.
The size of the text cursor is now based on the currently selected text size.
The open tab in non-focused interface panels is no longer marked as active.
Constrained shape masks can now be dragged in any direction from the origin point.
The Delete button in the media panel is now disabled when nothing in the panel is selected.
Double-clicking on offline media in the media panel no longer moves focus to the trimmer.
The contents of the Lifetime panel are now restored, when switching from the Editor to a composite shot with a particle effect selected.
Improved handling of MOV files on Windows, to correct some import issues. (PC)
The LUT effect is now properly limited by layer masks. Areas outside of the masks are no longer affected.
Styling has been improved when renaming export presets.
List mode in the media panel now uses the correct icons for audio files.
Improved support for FBX files to alleviate material conflicts.
The Text panel now displays the correct font for text layers, when a project is moved between a PC and a Mac.
Improved the handling of textures on 3D models to increase consistency of results and eliminate some flickering issues.
RAM previews are now correctly synced with the timeline contents.
Text spacing is now consistent on the editor and composite shot timelines.
Search results in the Effects panel now include folders.
Converting a mask point from locked curved to unlocked curved no longer moves the handles of the point.
Improved the styling of the origin point matrix in the layout panel.
Improved the consistency of text character spacing.
Text layers with the text size set to 0 are no longer selected every time you click in the viewer.
The Color Correction Wheels effect no longer swaps blue and green when using the wheels to make adjustments.
Disabling the auto-save feature in the Options dialog now correctly disables the other autosave options as well.
Export presets whose names have been edited now update correctly in the export queue when a project is re-opened.
The Export preview now displays at the correct resolution on High DPI displays.
Export tasks will now provide a warning for any offline media in the timeline being exported.
Export errors are no longer clipped, so the entire message can be read.
Paste Attributes no longer allows you to paste in cases where no properties will be changed.
Timeline objects copied by dragging are now selected after the duplication is complete.
When using IME for languages with non-Latin characters, entering numeric values no longer offers autocomplete suggestions.
Suspending an export no longer causes stability issues.
Improved stability during the export process.
Adjusted the styling of the current frame number, when the timecode is set to frames.
Keyframes being edited on the timeline will no longer be hidden behind unselected keyframes.
Changing the sort order in the media panel now updates the sorted list correctly.
Keyframe handles no longer disappear when the project bit depth is changed.
Improved support for importing image sequences containing file names of different lengths.
Creating a composite shot by adding a particle system to the editor now creates a single history event.
Scaling a plane on a single axis no longer creates unwanted transparency.
New in HitFilm Pro Version 13.1
Implemented integration between HitFilm 13 and VEGAS Pro 17. (PC)
New Color options for media files allow you to switch between Studio levels and computer levels, to ensure accurate color. (PC)
VEGAS Pro integration now supports audio. (PC)
Using VEGAS Pro integration with drop-frame source files no longer causes invalid frame rates. (PC)
Home page web links no longer cause stability issues.
Restored the contextual menu for motion paths on the Viewer.
Adding masks to layers whose visibility is toggled off once again works correctly.
Using the mouse wheel to navigate the value graph no longer causes stability issues.
Drag and drop of an .OBJ asset onto the timeline no longer causes stability issues.
All three position values now display correctly for 3D text layers.
Clip position now updates correctly while dragging a clip beyond the visible area of the timeline.
Dragging an audio clip below the master track no longer causes stability issues.
Deleting failed export tasks from the Export Queue no longer causes stability issues.
The Spatial Interpolation options are restored to the right-click menu for timeline objects.
Closing the application immediately after creating a mask no longer causes stability issues.
Dragging a layer from one composite shot to another no longer causes stability issues.
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.
Viewer Quality Options can now be adjusted to improve performance in the Viewer, allowing for customized playback and pause quality.
Viewer bit depth can now be changed, providing more realistic compositing.
Mask editing and rendering performance has been improved making it significantly faster.
Media imported into a HitFilm project is now processed quicker allowing users to get straight to editing without waiting around.
Downsampling is now utilized to improve the performance of playback in the Trimmer, Viewer and thumbnail rendering in the Editor timeline.
Playback performance of MP4 files has been improved.
Holding down the Shift Key now locks bezier control movement to the time axis in the Value Graphs and sequence envelopes allowing for completely smooth audio and video transition in the editor.
Hovering over and editing graph curves and Keyframes now displays a tooltip.
Performance improvements have been made to the copying and pasting capabilities of HitFilm.
It is now possible to automatically audio sync the entire media bin by selecting multiple clips in the media panel. HitFilm will automatically sync the files.
Ambient Occlusion can now be applied to Text Layers adding realism alongside the new advanced Geometry Effects.
Change of parenting behavior when parenting a 3D parent to a 2D child.
Motion Blur capabilities have been added to the editor sequence allowing for smoother transitions.
Motion Blur has now been added to the Slide transition.
HitFilm optionally composites in linear color space to more closely match real life.
3D models can now use mirror reflections per material instead of spherical reflections.
Mask points can now be moved using the cursor keys.
A transform menu for Composite Shot layers can now be accessed by right clicking the layer. Quickly adjust layers to fit the comp in different ways without having to adjust the scale and translation.
Improved performance for importing MP4s (using H.264 codec) by removing the need to decode using QuickTime.
HDR images can be imported with the primary use as environment maps.
Delete, Duplicate, Undo/Redo and Copy/Paste operations have all been sped up so that they can be performed quicker.
Certain standard keyboard characters can now be correctly written into text boxes.
The Return key now works as intended when typing into a text box.
Mask bezier control editing and mask point editing now works a lot faster.
Mask editing performance, when the layer panel mask tool is active, has been significantly improved.
Accessibility extensions no longer causes stability issues. (Mac)
Keyframe keyboard shortcuts now work correctly in the Viewer.
The Viewer panel now updates interactively whilst scrubbing the playhead.
There is no longer a difference in scaled when importing an ABC and a FBX file of the same scene exported from Blender.
Editing grade layers no longer causes stability issues.
Video frames and audio waveforms now appear correctly if media is duplicated.
Non-DRM M4v files can now be imported without the need to change their file extension to mp4.
The rendering of fonts has now been improved.
The Viewer now correctly displays effect point controls.
There is no longer a flicker in motion paths when a RAM preview is available.
Searching for a texture and selecting a built-in texture for a particle no longer cause stability issues.
Changing the Speed/Duration settings of a clip now causes it to resize if necessary.