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Imerge 2022.1 release notes

Released 21 June 2022. The big news in this release is the merging of Imerge into the Artlist ecosystem, with new branding, support for subscription licensing, and an improved onboarding process with tutorials built into the Learn sidebar.

HitFilm 2022.1 release notes

Released 21 June 2022. The big news in this release is the merging of HitFilm into the Artlist ecosystem, with new branding, support for subscription licensing, the addition of a Creative Library panel which provides direct access to Artlist media assets, and an improved onboarding process with tutorials built into the Learn sidebar. HitFilm 2022.1 also brings several new effects, including Stroke and Vector Stroke effects, and a Freehand Path tool for defining the stroke shapes. Maintenance improvements include numerous bug fixes and the removal of several deprecated features.

Compare features and effects in HitFilm subscription plans (Free, Creator, and Pro)

If you’re interested in learning more about the features and effects that come with each of our subscription plans (including the Free plan), you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s everything you need to know so that you can find the right plan for you!


Feature Comparison

FreeCreatorPro
16-bit & Linear Color
32-bit & Linear Color
Scopes Panel
360 Viewer Panel
3D Model ImportWatermarkedWatermarked
BCC 3D Objects Plugins
Mocha HitFilm Plugin
Timelines & exports above 1080p Full HD (up to 4K UHD)Watermarked
Timelines & exports above 4K UHDWatermarkedWatermarked
Learn panel
Creative Library
Freehand Path tool
Integration with VEGAS Pro
Light Mode theme
Dark Mode theme
Software activations122

Effect Comparison

360° Video

FreeCreatorPro
360° Animated LasersWatermarkedWatermarked
360° BlurWatermarkedWatermarked
360° BulgeWatermarkedWatermarked
360° Channel BlurWatermarkedWatermarked
360° Fisheye ConverterWatermarkedWatermarked
360° Fractal NoiseWatermarkedWatermarked
360° GlowWatermarkedWatermarked
360° Glow DarksWatermarkedWatermarked
360° Lightsword (2-Point Auto)WatermarkedWatermarked
360° Lightsword (4-Point Manual)WatermarkedWatermarked
360° Lightsword (Glow Only)WatermarkedWatermarked
360° MagnifyWatermarkedWatermarked
360° Neon PathWatermarkedWatermarked
360° TextWatermarkedWatermarked
360° TwirlWatermarkedWatermarked
360° UnsharpenWatermarkedWatermarked
360° Video Transform
360° Viewer

Animation

FreeCreatorPro
Center WipeWatermarked
EvaporateWatermarked
Linear WipeWatermarked
PinwheelWatermarked
Radial RevealWatermarked

Audio

FreeCreatorPro
Audio Reverse
Balance
Cathedral
Channel Levels
CompressorWatermarked
Doppler ShiftWatermarked
Echo
EqualizerWatermarked
Large Room
Medium Room
Noise ReductionWatermarked
Pitch
Shortwave Radio
Small Room
Telephone
Tone

Behavior

FreeCreatorPro
Acceleration
Attract ToWatermarked
Central SpiralWatermarkedWatermarked
Cinema StyleWatermarkedWatermarked
Doomo DesignsWatermarkedWatermarked
Down Dir InsertWatermarkedWatermarked
Down InsertWatermarkedWatermarked
Down RollWatermarked
DragWatermarked
DropWatermarkedWatermarked
Drop In By CharacterWatermarkedWatermarked
ExpansionWatermarkedWatermarked
FadeWatermarked
Fly InWatermarkedWatermarked
Fly In and Fade OutWatermarkedWatermarked
Fly In and Fly OutWatermarkedWatermarked
Fly To Zoom InWatermarkedWatermarked
FollowWatermarked
Gravity
Left Dir InsertWatermarkedWatermarked
Left RollWatermarked
Mix Parent PositionWatermarked
Motion TrackWatermarkedWatermarked
PushWatermarkedWatermarked
Randomized InsertWatermarkedWatermarked
Randomized RevealWatermarkedWatermarked
Repel FromWatermarked
Rich TickWatermarkedWatermarked
Right Dir InsertWatermarkedWatermarked
Right RollWatermarked
Rotate By LayerWatermarked
Shuffle InWatermarkedWatermarked
String FadeWatermarkedWatermarked
Throw
Tiny ZoomWatermarkedWatermarked
TwirlWatermarkedWatermarked
TypewriterWatermarkedWatermarked
Up Dir InsertWatermarkedWatermarked
Up InsertWatermarkedWatermarked
Up RollWatermarked
Wavy StyleWatermarkedWatermarked
Zoom InWatermarked
Zoom OutWatermarked

Blurs

FreeCreatorPro
Angle Blur
Bilateral BlurWatermarked
Blur
Diffuse
Lens Blur
Motion Blur
Radial Blur
Zoom Blur

Channel

FreeCreatorPro
Channel BlurWatermarkedWatermarked
Channel MixerWatermarked
Channel SwapperWatermarked
Channel Time ShiftWatermarkedWatermarked
Chromatic AberrationWatermarkedWatermarked
Color Space Converter

Color Correction

FreeCreatorPro
Auto Color
Auto Contrast
Auto Levels
Brightness & Contrast
Color AdjustmentWatermarkedWatermarked
Color Balance
Color Correction Wheels [Deprecated]WatermarkedWatermarked
Color Temperature
Crush Blacks & Whites
Curves
Custom GrayWatermarked
DehazeWatermarkedWatermarked
ExposureWatermarked
Exposure ProWatermarkedWatermarked
Gamma
Hotspots
Hue, Saturation & Lightness
Levels Histogram
Pro Skin RetouchWatermarkedWatermarked
Tone ColoringWatermarkedWatermarked
White Balance
YUV Color CorrectionWatermarkedWatermarked
YUV Color TransformWatermarkedWatermarked

Color Grading

FreeCreatorPro
Bleach BypassWatermarkedWatermarked
Cine StyleWatermarkedWatermarked
Classic Cine StyleWatermarkedWatermarked
Color Cycle
Color Map
Color PhaseWatermarked
Color VibranceWatermarkedWatermarked
Day For Night
Duo ToneWatermarkedWatermarked
Grading TransferWatermarked
Hue Colorize
Hue Shift
Invert
LUTWatermarked
Shadows & HighlightsWatermarked
Three Strip Color
Two Strip Color
VibranceWatermarked
Vignette
Vignette Exposure

Depth

FreeCreatorPro
Depth MaskWatermarkedWatermarked
Depth MatteWatermarkedWatermarked

Distort

FreeCreatorPro
Block DisplacementWatermarkedWatermarked
Bulge
Chromenator
Derez (VGHS)
Displacement
Energy DistortionWatermarkedWatermarked
Fluid DistortionWatermarkedWatermarked
Heat Distortion
Insect Vision
Magnify
Mosaic
PuppetWatermarkedWatermarked
Smoke DistortionWatermarkedWatermarked
Twirl
Waves
Witness Protection

Generate

FreeCreatorPro
3D ExtrusionWatermarked
Animated LasersWatermarked
Audio SpectrumWatermarked
Audio WaveformWatermarked
Auto VolumetricsWatermarked
Caustics
CloneWatermarked
Clouds
CosmosWatermarkedWatermarked
Dimension Rift
Distance FieldWatermarkedWatermarked
Drop Shadow
ElectroWatermarkedWatermarked
End Credits Crawl
Fractal Noise
Grid
HyperdriveWatermarkedWatermarked
Letterbox
Lightsword (2-Point Auto) [Deprecated]
Lightsword (4-Point Manual) [Deprecated]
Lightsword (Glow Only) [Deprecated]
Lightsword Ultra (2-Point Auto)Watermarked
Lightsword Ultra (4-Point Manual)Watermarked
Lightsword Ultra (Glow Only)Watermarked
Neon PathWatermarked
PiP (Picture-in-Picture)Watermarked
Pond Ripple
Pulp Sci-fi Title CrawlWatermarkedWatermarked
Radio Waves
Reflection
Sphere
Split Screen MaskingWatermarked
StrokeWatermarkedWatermarked
TextWatermarked
Tile
Timecode
Vector StrokeWatermarkedWatermarked
Vertical VideoWatermarked
Water CausticsWatermarkedWatermarked
WireframeWatermarkedWatermarked

Geometry

FreeCreatorPro
BendWatermarkedWatermarked
BevelWatermarkedWatermarked
ExtrudeWatermarkedWatermarked
RotateWatermarkedWatermarked

Gradients & Fills

FreeCreatorPro
4-Point Color Gradient
Color Gradient
Fill Color
Radial Gradient

Grunge

FreeCreatorPro
Dot MatrixWatermarkedWatermarked
Film DamageWatermarkedWatermarked
Film GrainWatermarkedWatermarked
FlickerWatermarked
Grain
Half Tone
Half Tone ColorWatermarkedWatermarked
Jitter
Lens DirtWatermarkedWatermarked
Noise
Pixel SortWatermarkedWatermarked
Scan LinesWatermarkedWatermarked
Shake
Stutter
TV DamageWatermarkedWatermarked

Keying

FreeCreatorPro
Chroma KeyWatermarkedWatermarked
Chroma UV Blur
Color Difference Key
Demult
Difference Key
Hue & RGB Key
Luminance Key
Alpha Brightness & Contrast
Crush Blacks & Whites Alpha
Erode White
Invert Alpha
Light Wrap
Matte Cleaner
Remove Color Matting
Set Matte
Spill Removal
Remove Stock BackgroundWatermarkedWatermarked

Lights & Flares

FreeCreatorPro
Anamorphic Lens FlareWatermarkedWatermarked
Auto Light Flares
Custom Light FlaresWatermarkedWatermarked
GleamWatermarked
Glow
Inner GlowWatermarkedWatermarked
Light Flares
Light LeakWatermarkedWatermarked
Light RaysWatermarkedWatermarked
Light StreaksWatermarkedWatermarked
Neon Glow
Outer GlowWatermarkedWatermarked
Super GlowWatermarkedWatermarked

Particles & Simulation

FreeCreatorPro
Atomic ParticleWatermarked
Blood SprayWatermarked
FireWatermarked
GunfireWatermarkedWatermarked
Lightning & Electricity
Particle SimulatorWatermarkedWatermarked
Rain On Glass
ShatterWatermarked

Quick 3D

FreeCreatorPro
Bonfire [Deprecated]
Falling Debris [Deprecated]
Fire Explosion [Deprecated]
Fluffy Cloud [Deprecated]
Missile Smoke [Deprecated]
Rain [Deprecated]
Sci-Fi Shockwave [Deprecated]
Smoke [Deprecated]
Sparks [Deprecated]
Storm Cloud [Deprecated]

Scene

FreeCreatorPro
Parallax
ProjectorWatermarked
Surface StudioWatermarkedWatermarked

Scopes

FreeCreatorPro
Histogram
Parade
Vectorscope
Waveform

Sharpen

FreeCreatorPro
Highpass SharpenWatermarked
Sharpen
Unsharpen

Stylize

FreeCreatorPro
Cartoon
Edge DistortionWatermarkedWatermarked
Emboss
Find Edges
Glow Darks
Leave ColorWatermarkedWatermarked
Oil Painting
Pencil SketchWatermarkedWatermarked
Photorama
Posterize
Rough EdgesWatermarkedWatermarked
Solarize
Threshold
Tint

Temporal

FreeCreatorPro
Echo
Motion Trails
Speed
Time Displacement
Time Reverse

Transitions – Audio

FreeCreatorPro
Cross Fade
Fade

Transitions – Video

FreeCreatorPro
Additive Dissolve
Cross Dissolve
Dither Dissolve
Light LeakWatermarkedWatermarked
Fade to Color
Iris
Push
Slide
Split
Page Turn
Clock Wipe
Linear Wipe
Radial Wipe
Cross Zoom
Zoom

Video Clean-up

FreeCreatorPro
Auto StabilizerWatermarkedWatermarked
Clone Stamp
Crop & Pan
Deinterlace
DenoiseWatermarked
Grain RemovalWatermarked
Motion Lock
Rolling ShutterWatermarked
Wire RemovalWatermarked

Warp

FreeCreatorPro
Action Cam CropWatermarked
Action Cam Lens Distort
Bezier Warp
GoPro Lens Reframe
Lens DistortWatermarkedWatermarked
Page Curl
Perspective Warp
Polar Warp
Quad Warp
Spherical Warp
Vortex Displacement Warp

Next steps…

See if your system meets the minimum requirements to run the software here.

Note: If you’re looking for a comparison between HitFilm (Free) and HitFilm Express, check out this article.

If you have any questions about the software, visit our Support page to read our FAQs or contact our dedicated support team. You can even email the team via customersupport@fxhome.com.

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Oli Thompson

Oli Thompson

Community Specialist at FXhome by Artlist
Oli Thompson

Oli Thompson

Community Specialist at FXhome by Artlist