Visual effects plugins

Professional plugins to power up any editor

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Already in a committed relationship with your editor? No problem. Ignite Pro gives you over 185 plugins to fire up your software of choice. Experiment with over 560 visual effects, presets and the industry’s best suite of 360° filters. No strings attached.

HitFilm Pro already contains Ignite plugins. Ignite is intended as a 3rd party plugin for other compatible programs as listed below.

360° video

  • 360° Text
  • 360° Video Transform
  • 360° Video Viewer
  • 360° Animated lasers
  • 360° Blur
  • 360° Bulge
  • 360° Channel Blur
  • 360° Fisheye Converter
  • 360° Fractal Noise
  • 360° Glow
  • 360° Lightsword (2-Point Auto)
  • 360° Lightsword (4-Point Manual)
  • 360° Lightsword (Glow only)
  • 360° Magnify
  • 360° Neon Path
  • 360° Twirl
  • 360° Unsharpen


  • Bilateral Blur
  • Diffuse
  • Lens Blur
  • Motion Blur
  • Radial Blur
  • Zoom Blur


  • Channel Blur
  • Channel Mixer
  • Channel Swapper
  • Channel Time Shift

Color correction

  • Auto Color
  • Auto Contrast
  • Auto Levels
  • Color Temperature
  • Crush Blacks & Whites
  • Custom Gray
  • NEW Dehaze
  • NEW Exposure Pro
  • Hotspots
  • Pro Skin Retouch
  • White Balance

Color grading

  • Bleach Bypass
  • Cine Style
  • Color Vibrance
  • Day for Night
  • Duo Tone
  • Grading Transfer
  • Hue Colorize
  • Hue Shift
  • Shadows & Highlights
  • Three Strip Color
  • Two Strip Color
  • Vibrance
  • Vignette
  • LUT
  • Vignette Exposure


  • Cartoon
  • Emboss
  • Find Edges
  • Glow Darks
  • Leave Color
  • Posterize
  • Solarize
  • Threshold
  • Tint


  • Echo
  • Motion Trails
  • Speed
  • Time Displacement
  • Time Reverse


  • Bulge
  • Chromenator
  • Derez
  • Displacement
  • Energy Distortion
  • Fluid Distortion
  • Heat Distortion
  • Insect Vision
  • Magnify
  • Mosaic
  • Smoke Distortion
  • Twirl
  • Waves
  • Witness Protection
  • Block Displacement
  • Puppet


  • 3D Extrusion
  • Animated Lasers
  • Audio Spectrum
  • Audio Waveform
  • Auto Volumetrics
  • Caustics
  • Clouds
  • Dimension Rift
  • NEW Distance Field
  • Drop Shadow
  • End Credits Crawl
  • Fractal Noise
  • Grid
  • Hyperdrive
  • Letterbox
  • Lightsword (Glow)
  • Lightsword (2-point Auto)
  • Lightsword (4-point Manual)
  • Lightsword Ultra (Glow)
  • Lightsword Ultra (2-Point Auto)
  • Lightsword Ultra (4-Point Manual)
  • Neon Path (Path)
  • Pond Ripple
  • Pulp Sci-fi Title Crawl
  • Radio Waves
  • Reflection
  • Sphere
  • Split Screen Masking
  • NEW Surface Studio
  • Tile
  • Timecode
  • Clone
  • Picture in Picture (PiP)
  • Text


  • Film Damage
  • Film Grain
  • Flicker
  • Grain
  • Half Tone
  • Half Tone Color
  • Jitter
  • Lens Dirt
  • Noise
  • Scan Lines
  • Shake
  • Stutter
  • TV Damage
  • Dot Matrix
  • Pixel Sort


  • Parallax
  • Projector

Gradients & fills

  • 4-point Color Gradient
  • Color Gradient
  • Radial Gradient


  • Chroma Key
  • Chroma UV Blur
  • Color Difference Key
  • Demult
  • Difference Key
  • Hue & RGB Key
  • Luminance Key

Lights & flares

  • Auto Light Flares
  • Anamorphic Lens Flares
  • Gleam
  • Glow
  • NEW Inner Glow
  • Light Flares
  • Light Leak
  • Light Rays
  • Light Streaks
  • Neon Glow
  • NEW Outer Glow

Matte enhancement

  • Alpha Brightness & Contrast
  • Crush Blacks & Whites Alpha
  • Erode White
  • Invert Alpha
  • Light Wrap
  • Matte Cleaner
  • Remove Color Matting
  • Set Matte
  • Spill Removal

Particles & simulation

  • Atomic Particles
  • Blood Spray
  • Fire
  • Gunfire
  • Lightning & Electricity
  • Rain on Glass
  • Shatter

Video clean-up

  • Clone Stamp
  • Denoise
  • Grain Removal
  • Rolling Shutter
  • Wire Removal


  • Action Cam Crop
  • Action Cam Lens Distort
  • Bezier Warp
  • Lens Distort
  • Perspective Warp
  • Polar Warp
  • Quad Warp
  • Spherical Warp
  • Vortex Displacement Warp


No arbitrary restrictions. No time limits. Ignite Pro neatly plugs into any host or workflow for hassle-free editing on your MAC or PC. Every license gives you 3 seats, so you can use Ignite Pro at home, in the studio, or on the beach— no sweat.

Colorist’s toolkit

Turn your editor into a Colorist’s dream-come-true with Ignite Pro’s grading and color correction plugins. Modify and analyze your frames with Color Cycle, Color Map, and Color Phase. Tinker with features like Duo Tone & Tint, Hue Colorize & Hue Shift, Shadows & Highlights, Color Vibrance, Vignette & Vignette Exposure to get the perfect shot.

A range of four powerful plugins has been adopted from our latest software, Imerge Pro. Intensify haze or instantly clear foreboding clouds with the Dehaze effect, tweak the exposure of your video to get the perfect look or add inner or outer glow to videos, creating simple borders with no hassle

Examples courtesy of Atomic Productions

360° VFX

Bring your content to life from every angle with Ignite Pro’s top-of-the-line 360° filters. Designed specifically for 360° video, our new range of 360° VFX ensure your edits are free-from patchy seams, grainy textures or distortions. You can even use the 360° viewer to see and interact with your effects from any direction.

360° Stylize

Harness the power of light in 360° degrees with our new 360° Glow and Glow Darks filters. Create radiant auras around heavenly bodies, or illuminate dark, city skylines for that classic Blade Runner look.

360° Fisheye Converter

Don’t have a 360° camera? No problem. Use Ignite Pro’s Fisheye Converter to turn standard Fisheye images into stunning panoramic shots. Easy 360° looks, no pricey equipment required.

360° Generate

Intensify your action scenes with weapons that cut and fire from every angle. Secure a victory for the Rebel Alliance with double-bladed 360° Lightswords, or scale up your Stormtroopers’ arsenal with 360° Animated lasers.

360° Blur

Don’t let your background steal the spotlight. With Ignite Pro’s 360° Blur you can highlight the elements you need to tell your story and blur out the rest. Have a more complex look in mind? Use 360° Channel Blur to individually blur each channel on a layer. Invoke the power of 360° Unsharpen to (counterintuitively) sharpen blurry or less-than-perfect shots.

360° Distortion

Twist and turn your video in all directions with Ignite Pro’s incredible range of 360° distortion effects. Transform ordinary video footage into wild, psychedelic visuals with effects like 360° Bulge and 360° Twirl. Close in on the fine details in a panoramic shot with 360° Magnify.

Professional keying

Green screen

Clean up your green screen footage with Ignite Pro’s effortless broadcast-quality Chroma Key. Get high-quality removal from blue or green screen, control over edge detail, color correction and advanced spill replacement.

Spill simulation

Ignite Pro’s unique spill simulation plugin replaces unwanted light reflections from your green screen with simulated light from your new background. You can even add the Light Wrap effect for a more realistic light bloom around your foreground elements.

Stock footage enhancement

Turn a dreary London sky into a California dream by extracting black or white background with Ignite Pro plugins like Luminance Key and Demult. Perfect for stock footage, these enhance vibrant colors and darken edges for more texture in your scenes.

Matte cleaning

Sometimes keying only gets you halfway to perfection. Use the Matte Cleaner plugin to put the finishing touches on your composite through smoothing, feathering and choking the edge of the key.

Courtesy of ActionVFX.

Particle effects

Atomic Particles

Enter ‘the grid’ with Ignite Pro’s atomic particle systems. Images and 3D model surfaces easily morph into point grids that respond to animation or sound. Use Atomic Particles to create Tron-style holographics, fractal distortions, dramatic dissolves or animations synced to your favorite track.


Create earth-shattering scenes with Ignite Pro’s video-shattering plugin. Break up videos and images into bricks, shards or any custom shape. Make your title sequences explode on screen.

Pro effects in your NLE

Anamorphic halo
Chromatic hoop
Diffraction chromatic
Diffraction streaks
Digital blocks
Digital stripe
Flashlight beam
Flashlight white
Golden artifacts
Green circles

Lens flare toolkit

Get the J.J. Abrams look without having to adjust F-stops or shine a Maglite into your camera. Volumetric, Anamorphic, and Automatic Lens Flares are all easy to use with automatic identification and application of flares to bright spots in your layers. Ignite Pro even simulates imperfect lens flaring from specular highlights, camera dirt, and anamorphic streaks.


Give your titles some real-world feel using our Surface Studio effect. This powerful tool lets you generate smooth or roughly textured metallic and vitreous surfaces on any text (or layers) and have them interact with other objects in the scene.

Hide objects

Don’t let rogue pedestrians come between you and your perfect shot. Clean up your footage by easily hiding or duplicating objects with Ignite Pro’s clone stamp and replacement tools.

3D muzzle flashes

Perfect for any action scene – Ignite Pro’s dedicated, 3D muzzle flash engine incorporates a huge library of customizable effects. Drag and drop realistic, infinitely variable muzzle flashes onto any weapon in your prop collection from any angle, and at any size.

Distortion effects

Ignite Pro’s distortion effects come in four flavors: Heat, Energy, Smoke & Fluid Distortion. Add industrial grit to your props and environments with jet exhausts, burning fires and hot proton beams, or create your own Narcissus reflection scene with fluid caustics— perfect for creating the appearance of looking through a liquid surface within the software.

Procedural fire

Make your own Towering Inferno with Ignite Pro’s procedural fire effects. Augment your stock footage with everything from small bonfires to large-scale building fires. Perfect for turning up the heat and production value.

Neon path

Create stunning neon sign graphics straight out of a dystopian metropolis or middle-of-nowhere motel. Just add the neon effect to text and shape layers to create life-like neon sign graphics that interact with surrounding elements.

Bonus: Neon Path significantly reduces time spent rotoscoping lightswords and laser beams. After positioning your lightsword using the 4-Point Auto effect, enhance it with Flicker, foreground & background distortion for an irregular edge, glow and path animation.

Easy sci-fi effects

High-quality visual effects are the building blocks of modern sci-fi classics. So we’ve created a showstopping repository of classic sci-fi tropes - from starfields and lasers to FTL-jumps, text crawls, earthquakes and even Lightswords. Drag, drop and dazzle.

Temporal tools

Tell more stories in a New York minute with a temporal palette that lets you speed up, slow down or reverse the action. Bring your scenes to life by having characters dodge bullets with motion blur, or bend time with echoes, motion trails and temporal displacement.

Lightning & electricity

Take up the mantle of Nikola Tesla with your very own lightning generator. Get your characters to wield Harry Potter wand effects, explode star systems or throw electric bolts with customizable branches, color and motion.

Warping tools

Twist and distort your footage for that added cool factor using Ignite Pro’s Vortex Displacement, Bezier, Perspective and Polar Warps. Flatten your action footage to match your traditional lenses or use Action Cam Lens Distort; making it easy to layer your composites directly onto footage filmed with action cameras.

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Ignite Pro


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  • 12 months of technical support
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