Platform & workflow

  • GPU accelerated rendering
  • 64-bit architecture
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • OpenEXR lossless import
  • Background proxying
  • RAM preview rendering
  • Undo/redo with multi-step history
  • Easy YouTube upload
  • Up to 32x MSAA on supported hardware
  • Multiple timelines with easy tab switching
  • Multiple workspace layouts
  • Complete workspace customization
  • Create presets and save timelines as templates
  • Activate on 1 computer


  • Unlimited video and audio tracks
  • Easily organize media by category or folder
  • Trim, ripple, roll, slip, slice and slide editing tools
  • Ripple delete
  • Clip trimmer
  • Insert and overlay from trimmer
  • Add effects directly to your clips
  • Convert any clip into an advanced effects shot
  • Quick transitions: wipes, dissolves, motion, zooms
  • Snap to clips and playhead
  • Multiple framerate support
  • Enable and disable tracks
  • Audio and opacity keyframing
  • Change compositing blend modes per clip
  • List, composite and RMS amplitude audio waveforms
  • Audio meters with peaking
  • Customizable video frame thumbnails
  • Loop play a defined region


  • Layer-based 2D & 3D compositing
  • Unified 3D workspace
  • Combine multiple 3D cameras
  • Adjust camera lens aperture, zoom, focal distance and depth of field
  • Add depth fog to 3D scenes with density and falloff controls
  • Adjust shutter angle and phase for motion blur
  • 3D point, direction, ambient and spot lights
  • Linear and curve light falloff
  • 14 keying and matte tools
  • Matte clean-up
  • Spill suppression
  • Automated light wrap
  • 2D feature tracking with optical flow technology
  • Track and stabilize moving video
  • Import 3D camera tracking data from Boujou, SynthEyes, PFtrack etc
  • Dedicated layer view for tracking and masking
  • Freehand, ellipse and rectangle masks
  • Create multiple composite shot timelines
  • Embed timelines inside other timelines
  • Layer parent-child linking
  • Transform and animate layers
  • Multiple blend modes
  • 2D and 3D text
  • Trim and move layers
  • View multiple orthographic and 3D perspectives
  • Grade layers for applying effects to multiple layers simultaneously

Visual effects

  • 148 effects
  • 16 color correction and grading tools
  • 16 distortion and warp effects
  • Clone specific areas of the frame
  • Remove unwanted objects from your shots

Supported formats

  • Video: Quicktime, AVI, MOV, MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC), MPEG-1 (TS, PS, MPE, MPG, MPEG, M2V), MXF (DVCPro HD), DV, HDV, WMV
  • Audio: AAC, MP3, M4A, MPA, WAV, WMA
  • Image & sequences: BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, TGA, OpenEXR
  • Project: HFP (HitFilm Project), HFCS (HitFilm Composite Shot)
  • Camera data: MA (Maya formatted)
  • Export: Quicktime, MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC), Image sequence (PNG, JPG, BMP), AVI (uncompressed, PAL DV, NTSC DV), YouTube direct upload

System requirements

  • Windows PC - 64-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • Apple Mac - OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan or macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Internet connection required for online activation and web services
  • Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or AMD equivalent
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Graphics processor with at least 512 MB video memory.
    2GB or more recommended for 4K UHD.
    Earliest graphics cards HitFilm supports:
    • NVIDIA GeForce 9 Series (2008)
    • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series (2009)
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000 (GT2) (2012)

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