1. HitFilm Pro Updates

    1. Version 9.1

      Released

      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

      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 blog post

      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 blog post

      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.
  2. HitFilm Pro 2017 Updates

    1. Update 8

      Released
    2. Update 7

      Released
    3. Update 6

      Released
    4. Update 5

      Released
    5. Update 4

      Released Read blog post

      New in HitFilm Pro 2017 Update 4

      • A warning is now shown to inform users when saving a Project in a newer version of the software.
      • Support for variable frame rate video added. HitFilm now resamples VFR videos so that they behave as if they have a fixed, constant frame rate.
    6. Update 3

      Released Read blog post
    7. Update 2

      Released

      New in HitFilm Pro 2017 Update 2

      • Added a new setting to the export options for JPG image sequences, which allows you to adjust the quality used.
      • Added a new setting to the export options for PNG image sequences, which allows you to adjust the compression level used. The PNG default will also now select the fastest option for export.
      • Individual clips from the Editor timeline can be exported to create multiple files, by selecting the clips on the timeline, right-clicking and selecting Add to Export Queue.
      • Individual layers on any composite shot timeline can be exported to create multiple files, by selecting the desired layers, right-clicking and selecting Add to Export Queue.
      • New plugin presets for several effects including Channel Blur, Channel Mixer, Channel Time Shift, Exposure and Fractal Noise.
    8. Update 1

      Released

      New in HitFilm Pro 2017 Update 1

      • A proper Audio Crossfade Transition has been added.
      • All-new Wire Removal effect added to the software.
      • Added illumination to Sphere effect, to improve its lighting options.
      • HitFilm’s proxy format now supports 32 bit floating point color.
  3. HitFilm 4 Pro Updates

    1. Update 8

      Released

      New in HitFilm 4 Pro Update 8

      • Enabled integration between HitFilm 4 Pro and MAGIX Vegas Pro 14.
    2. Update 6

      Released

      New in HitFilm 4 Pro Update 6

      • BCC 3D Objects are now integrated into HitFilm 4 Pro’s unified 3D space and support interaction with HitFilm lights and cameras.
    3. Update 5

      Released
    4. Update 4

      Released

      New in HitFilm 4 Pro Update 4

      • Added support for high DPI displays (display scaling must be set to 150% or higher). (PC)
      • Added button in the Viewer to toggle all rendering options on/off. Hold on the button to display individual options (also accessible from the Viewer options menu).
    5. Update 3

      Released Read blog post

      New in HitFilm 4 Pro Update 3

      • New option for limiting the Maximum 3D Model Map Size on the Project screen.
      • New option for adjusting the Shadow Map Size on the Project screen.
      • Added a new tool in the Viewer to control the camera zoom.
      • New Orbit mode for orbiting around selected objects. Switch between orbit modes by click and holding on the Orbit tool button in the Viewer.
      • Importing a QuickTime movie in the Media panel without having QuickTime installed will now display a help message to ‘Install QuickTime’.
    6. Update 2

      Released Read blog post

      New in HitFilm 4 Pro Update 2

      • Increased the maximum mask feather range.
      • OpenFX plugins are now able to automatically set properties to animated and create their own keyframes.
    7. Update 1

      Released Read blog post

      New in HitFilm 4 Pro Update 1

      • Accurate lens correction for GoPro footage (HitFilm 4 Pro + all HitFilm Ignite hosts).
      • Enabled additional ProRes codec variants on Mac; ProRes 422 HQ, LT and Proxy.