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.
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.
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.
New in HitFilm Pro Version 7.0
Many 2D effects now have interactive graphical widgets, so they can be adjusted directly in the viewer.
New in HitFilm Pro Version 6.2
Workspaces have been updated and expanded with new options.
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.
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.
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.
Enhancements Scopes will now display a warning in 16-bit or 32-bit projects, when the scopes are displaying data from an 8-bit RAM preview. Transitions present on an edit will be retained when a Slide, Ripple, or Roll edit is performed. The File menu and Workspaces menu have been moved to the main HitFilm interface, so they are consistent across platforms. (Mac) Bug Fixes Launching BorisFX effects no longer causes several error messages to appear. Changing the Material Style in BCC 10 Title Studio no longer causes crashes. The Export queue now suspends correctly when an error occurred during exporting. It is now possible to edit the Output field for multiple export tasks at once. The Output column now updates properly as the export progresses through the queue. (Mac) Editing a preset that uses the From Source option no longer causes a validation error to sometimes appear. New presets now properly save the name that is entered when creating the preset. Pressing Cancel when creating a preset now properly prevents the preset from being added to the preset list. The Compression list in the OpenEXR preset creation window now works as intended, so that all compression types are available when the Color Bit Depth is set to From Source. The Color Bit Depth comboboxes for PNG image sequence export now works correctly. Certain properties of system presets can now be set to From Source. Exporting mono audio no longer causes a crash. MOV Export now correctly apply Scale Modes. (Mac) MOV export no longer sometimes sets the maximum dimensions incorrectly. Audio only exports no longer show unnecessary data such as frame rate and resolution. Drop-frame frame rates display correctly in the Media panel. Preview creation on the Editor is paused during playback, which significantly improves playback performance. The Audio Mixer panel values now adjust properly during playback if the Scopes panel is visible. Improvements in performance of ProRes MOV files, especially with 16-bit and 32-bit files. (Mac) Atomic particles now render properly when the layer they were applied to is longer than the timeline. Loading a project that contained OFX transitions no longer causes crashes. HSL effect now improves color accuracy and prevents artifacts in exported files. Proxies now render correctly for WMV files. Timeline previews now accurately update when the aspect ratio or frame rate of a file are manually edited. Editor timeline previews now display correctly for proxied composite shots. Video and audio previews on the Editor now update correctly when the Slip tool is used. Timeline previews now render correctly when the end of a timeline object is adjusted. Audio waveforms now render independently from the video stream frame rate, for greater accuracy. The View > Panels menu now updates properly when the Track panel is opened without accessing the menu. (Mac) Proxied media renders properly when exported. Improvements in system resource management bring performance benefits in projects containing large numbers of MOV files. (Mac) Changing the visibility of a layer no longer causes crashes. Proxied media no longer shows as offline when exported. Improvements to the auto-sync feature to make it more reliable. 3D models no longer occasionally fail to render correctly when a depth source layer is selected. Resetting an effect now works properly, without opening unwanted dialogs. Importing composite shots now works as intended. Created presets now appear in the Effects panel. The audio in footage using a 119.88 frame rate will now sync correctly with the video. Exporting to an audio sample rate that differs from the project settings now works correctly. Audio no longer desynchronizes during export for certain frame rate/ sample rate combinations. The values of some Text properties and other values can now be adjusted properly using the arrows. Improved performance of the fullscreen preview to match performance of the viewer. (Mac) Exporting a timeline containing proxied media now contains audio, as intended. MJPEG videos now display correctly when scrubbed. Overlaying footage with the Option 'Use full data range when decoding 10/12-bit files' ticked no longer causes render corruption. AVI NTSC export now uses the correct resolution. (PC) AVI Export now correctly apply Scale Modes. (PC) AVI export no longer sets the maximum dimensions incorrectly. (PC) In cases where an imported AVI file is modified outside of HitFilm, the file now updates properly when you return to HitFilm. (PC) LUT files now load properly if the file path contains diacritics or other special characters. (PC) The Recent Projects list no longer duplicates projects if the same project is opened using multiple methods. (PC) AVI export where the header info would sometimes be incorrect. (PC)
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.
Enhancements The 3D model properties dialog can now be resized. Double clicking an item will now display and auto scroll to that item in the control panel. Layer pickers in effects have a new option to ignore invisible layers when a grade layer is picked. You can now search for multiple properties on the timeline or control panel. Use a space to separate each property. If you wish to limit the search to specific layers, enter the layer name(s) followed by a comma, then enter the property name(s) you wish to see. You can now view and duplicate system export presets You can now rename export presets in the export preset dialog Improve distinction between user and system export presets makes it easy to see which presets shipped with HitFilm, and which ones you created yourself. Bug Fixes FBX animations work as intended and animation is now correctly identified. Improved the default motion blur by setting the default shutter phase to 0. Duplicating an export task no longer creates an incorrect export path. Multiple export presets can now be selected by dragging the mouse as intended. Demo projects now load correctly and are no longer unresponsive. Warning dialogs now display the correct number of times when importing footage. It is now possible to tab out of the framerate combobox in the export properties dialog. Resizing the Relink Offline Files dialog no longer causes a repaint problem. Improved the user experience for some special control widgets and their interactions. The Import 3D models dialog now displays the correct text color. Text can now be entered into the Sci-Fi title Crawl effect after pressing Enter, as intended. Keyframing can now be enabled for multiple selected properties at once. Control panel columns now resize correctly. Added a Clear button to the search field in the Controls panel. Ensured that after a search was cleared, the control tree would not collapse incorrectly. Changing the export dimensions no longer would causes the video to be cropped rather than resized. .MP4 Export now properly supports bitrates above 20 Mbps and aspect ratios are properly supported. Layer Materials are now displayed correctly. Map paths for 3D model textures now display correctly. The link between the Export dimensions now works correctly in all cases. Search fields have improved handling of long search strings. Selecting a timeline property no longer clears the search field. The Controls panel no longer clears when clicking on a composite shot timeline tab. The Reset option on the Curves effect now functions correctly. The Controls panel now updates correctly after a clip is selected. Various fixes and improvements to the Export preset system. When HitFilm is shut down with multiple proxies or exports in progress it no longer crashes. Audio now exports correctly if it is exported or proxied before being fully conformed. Various bug fixes related to the creation of proxies. Opening the Scopes no longer clears the RAM preview. Several bug fixes related to the Full Screen Preview. Scopes now update properly when added to a comp, and don’t flicker. (Mac) The dimensions of cached layers now work as intended. Equalizer updated to use the new plugin preset system, so there aren’t two preset menus. Changed the scrubbing values on some effects, so they stay within a more useful range. Editing properties of a Transition no longer causes crashes. Increased the range for the Radius property of the Radial gradient. The background color of the Saturation slider, in the Color Correction Wheels now displays correctly. The Z axis of the Doppler Shift’s position controls now works as intended. Export no longer gives a GL_INVALID_OPERATION warning. (Mac) Very large project files can now be opened properly. Improved performance by ensuring scopes are not updated when they are not visible. Adding motion blur no longer causes crashes. Mocha HitFilm licensing is now remembered correctly, so it will not revert to unlicensed mode. 3D models no longer retain the animation information after the animation file was deleted. Several Quicktime/ProRes fixes have been implemented. A Windows dialog being open will no longer interfere with the creation of proxies. (PC) Fixed two bugs related to the HitFilmRenderClient on some Windows systems. (PC) Added support for Vegas Integration involving timeline resolutions above 1920 x 1080. (PC)
New in HitFilm 4 Pro Update 8
Enabled integration between HitFilm 4 Pro and MAGIX Vegas Pro 14.
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.
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).
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’.
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.
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.