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VFX & Video Editing Software

HitFilm Pro is the top choice for artists and video editors worldwide. No need to jump from video editing software to VFX software and back again – HitFilm gives you editing, compositing, titling and 3D tools in a single product. You have everything you need to make videos in one place.

Our video editing software is industry-leading, with powerful chroma key, particle and text tools – not to mention the world’s biggest VFX software toolkit.

We also work with the biggest names in the industry to bring professional technology and creative tools to you, including Foundry’s 3D camera tracking, Boris FX’s pro titling tools and support for VideoCopilot’s After Effects plugins.

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Video Editing Software

Screenshot of the HitFilm Pro Video Editing Software Timeline interface, showing a scene from Rise of the Dark Side, starring Basil Marples

Let our powerful video editing software take you where you want to go, faster. From industry-standard video editing tools to our own unique technology, HitFilm Pro’s video editor gives you everything you need to create dynamic, snappy edits. With top animation and audio tools directly accessible in the editor, you can copy, trim, sync and slice your way to polished films and video.

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Nvidia GPU video decoding
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No hardware video decoding

Top performance, editing and rendering speeds

Work at lightning speed using HitFilm’s multi-core and GPU accelerated system. With our unique sequence and compositor prefetcher, we have improved your playback performance with no compromise on your workflow.

Edit your videos without interruptions. Our high-performance system and threaded rendering means your interface will always be snappy and fast, no matter what’s rendering underneath. Creative software that gets things done.

All the video editing media formats you need

You’ve got it, we work with it. HitFilm Pro supports a huge number of media file formats, including all the most commonly used video, image and audio file types, and a wide range of 3D file formats.

Work with up to 8K video and 32-bit color for high-end, professional projects. With an export queue and intuitive presets, you can step away from your desk and leave HitFilm to do its thing.

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“In our opinion, the single best software package for aspiring visual effects artists and filmmakers.”
Freddie Wong
Freddie Wong
RocketJump

Biggest VFX software toolkit available

HitFilm Pro is more than just a video editing software. Our choice of customizable effects is unmatched. Choose from a staggering 880+ VFX and presets, ready to use on any layer or clip. Perfect for every project, from sci-fi shorts to motion graphics and beyond.

3D models in true 3D space

Don’t have the budget for a real helicopter? Or a spaceship? HitFilm Pro, our best video editing software, gives you the tools you need to import, animate and composite a 3D model realistically into your 2D or 3D scene. With physically-based rendering, powerful texturing features (including using layers and composites as textures) and the option to reflect surroundings and cast shadows, it only takes a few adjustments to blend the object into your scene.

HitFilm Pro’s unified 3D space feature allows you to create layers and models that interact in the same space.

Lens Flares & Lighting Effects

Channel your inner J. J. Abrams with HitFilm’s powerful Lens Flare engine. HitFilm automatically identifies the bright spots in your scene for perfect placement. Craft the perfect flare with full control over artifacts like imperfect lens flaring from specular highlights, camera dirt, and anamorphic streaks.

Add some spark with HitFilm’s lightning generator. Perfect for creating Harry Potter-style wand effects, exploding star systems or throwing electric bolts with customizable branches, color and motion.

Particle Effects

The particle effects technology in our VFX software is world-leading. Get your images or 3D models to morph into point grids that respond to animation or sound. Use Atomic Particles to design Tron-style holographic visuals, fractal distortions, dramatic dissolves or animations synced to your favorite track.

Auto Video Stabilizer

Say goodbye to unwanted camera shake – smooth out handheld footage in your edits with the click of a button using HitFilm Pro’s Auto Stabilizer effect. Professional-looking footage on an indie budget? No sweat.

World’s best Chroma Key

We don’t say that lightly. We’ve created leading Chroma Key technology to give you full control over edge detail, color correction, and spill suppression all within your VFX software.

Create any environment you want. Effortlessly extract your actors and objects with no lingering green edges. Our Matte Cleaner effect puts the finishing touches on your composite through smoothing, feathering and choking the edge of the key.

Neon Path Effect

A fully flexible tool. Add Neon Path to text and shape layers for creative text effects and neon signs that interact with their surroundings. Even use it to create irregular edges and Flicker for sizzling light-swords and laser beams.

Industry-leading Particle Effects

Who needs special effects when you can create your own physics? Create particle systems and control their emitters, behaviors, deflectors, and forces for realistic effects like sparks, glitter, dust or swarming objects. Add particle effects to real-life scenes and mix them seamlessly with the surroundings using physics-driven particle simulation.

Push realism aside for pure cool factor with grid patterns and fractally-warped, audio-influenced 3D forms. Create anything you choose.

3D Gunfire

Perfect for any action scene, our dedicated 3D muzzle flash engine incorporates a massive 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

Our visual distortion effects come in four flavors: Heat, Energy, Smoke & Fluid Distortion. Create jet exhausts, burning fires and hot proton beams, or use fluid caustics to replicate the motion of rippling water.

Behavior effects

What do you get when you want to make Layer 1 move at a multiplier of Layer 2? A mess, unless you’re using our intuitive Behavior effects. From orbiting planets to animated timepieces, this tool is perfect for seamless rotation.

 

Puppet Tool

Bring static characters to life with our powerful Puppet Tool. The easy-to-use pin and mesh function makes it easy to create natural motion in still images, text or graphics. Easy, fast, fluid animation— no strings attached.

Temporal effects

Bring your scenes to life by having characters dodge bullets with motion blur, or bend time with echoes, visual motion trails and temporal displacement effects. Speed up, slow down or reverse the action with a click.

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3D Camera Tracking Software

Bring Hollywood into your home. Foundry’s VFX software technology has been used to make blockbuster movies for decades by VFX artists at studios like Pixar, ILM and Disney. Now, you get to use their powerful 3D camera tracking software, integrated fully within HitFilm Pro.

Using high-tech algorithms, the 3D camera tracker quickly and easily configures ground planes, solves your shot and generates previews for visualization. Shoot a scene and be confident of the perfect track.

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BorisFX  Mocha

HitFilm Pro also contains Academy Award-winning Mocha HitFilm 6.0.3 plugin for making complex camera solves simple using sophisticated planar tracking, rotoscoping and corner pinning.

Interface screenshot of Award-winning Mocha HitFilm planar tracking software

We play nicely with others

Want something specific? HitFilm is the only After Effects alternative to support Video Copilot and Red Giant plugins directly in the interface. Bring the power of Element 3D (v2.2), Optical Flares (v1.3), Orb (v1.0), Saber (v1.0), Heat Distortion (v1.0) and Trapcode Particular (v4.1 or below) into your VFX software workflow.

Want to use Boris FX, NewBlue, Red Giant, or RE:Vision creative software inside HitFilm too? Do it. HitFilm Pro supports OpenFX plugins to make any scene possible. We give you access to the best stuff. Simple.

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“I always tell people who want to pursue VFX professionally to look into using HitFilm since it can do it all.”
Wren Weichman
Wren Weichman
Corridor Digital
Title example from HitFilm Pro Title Creation Software

Best title creation software in the industry

With HitFilm Pro’s titling and text animation tools, the only limit is your imagination. We give you captions, lower thirds, text crawls, outlines, font manipulations and so much more – all within your video editing software. No add-ons needed. Better yet, with every new update, they’re being improved.

Make fully 3D titles and text

HitFilm Pro is the only video editing software in the industry to also offer true 3D space in which to create professional motion graphics. Make 3D titles and text effects from 2D text, and add 3D geometry like extrude, bevel and rotate for more dynamic designs.

Screenshot of the Text Panel interface in HitFilm Pro Video Editing Software

Full range of text tools

We’re not playing around. We’ve included more text and titling tools than you could ever want or need. From basic text with custom line spacing to 3D title creation with animated textures that can elevate your content to the next level – with HitFilm Pro, you never have to go without.

Light, shadow & raytracing

Geometry effects in HitFilm means that our text can support light, shadows and environment maps. Add any of our 876 effects to your text for the ultimate customization.

Give your title a bit of texture with our Surfaced Studio effect – generate animated textures with smooth, rough or metallic surfaces on any text (or layers) for a reactive, cinematic object.

Text animation

Make your title follow a character out of shot. Bounce it into the frame. Wipeout Scott Pilgrim-style. With advanced 2D motion tracking within HitFilm, you’ve got endless possibilities for exciting text animation.

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Includes Boris FX technology

If all that wasn’t enough, you also get Boris FX Continuum 3D Objects included so that you can extrude, shatter and deform your text. 3D Objects includes 2D/3D plugins like BCC Title Studio which adds 100 new presets and render options to your toolkit. With partners like this, no title is impossible.

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included as standard

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Motion Tracking

Forget about tedious keyframing. Use HitFilm Pro’s Motion Tracking behavior effect to automatically attach objects, text, effects, or graphics onto elements in your footage with ease, straight from the video editor timeline
“They went all out. You could do all your editing, VFX and deliver your final product all in just this one piece of software.”
Ryan Connolly
Ryan Connolly
Film Riot & Triune Digital

Color Grading & Correction

Customizable effects & presets

Take your pick from hundreds of presets and tweak to your liking with HitFilm Pro’s professional color grading tools. Analyze and modify individual elements with industry standard color correction wheels to make videos that pop.

Achieve the perfect cinematic look with a number of high quality color grading effects, ranging from Vignette, Exposure, Dehaze to Bleach Bypass and many more. Perfect for shining up product photography, or darkening down a dramatic scene.

Lots of LUTs

Explore the possibilities of custom color grading inside your video editing software, or import your favorite LUTs for the perfect look in no time at all! Save time in post-production, unify your images with a visual style and start yourself down the road to a perfect color grade.

Cine style

Make videos with that perfect cinematic look and a high quality finish. Add Simple or Classic Cine Style grades (with multiple film presets) to your footage and fine tune the appearance with built-in effects like Grain, Vignette, Letterbox, Color Adjustment, Shift, Hue and Exposure.

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Harsh, high contrast looks

Looking to add a flair of drama and cinematic edge to your footage? Give it the ultimate grungy look with edgy, bleached-out colors using HitFilm Pro’s Bleach Bypass effect.

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Match film looks

Want to match your footage to something else? Transfer the look of a layer to another layer using HitFilm’s Grading Transfer filter, and then customize shadows, midtones and highlights further with ease.

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Easily remove fog and mist

Get that once-in-a-lifetime shot, no matter the weather. The Dehaze filter gives you the power to quickly clear bad weather or add some ominous fog for your own 221B Baker Street look. Elementary!

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Touch up blemishes

Smooth and even skin isn’t just reserved for Hollywood. Apply realistic and subtle makeup to your actors in post, with fine control over skin color, highlight glow, skin treatment, and detection thresholds.

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Support

Getting started is fast and easy

You don’t have to figure out how to make great videos all by yourself. We’ve got a huge selection of completely free video tutorials on our YouTube channel.

Not sure where to begin? Our in-depth intro to HitFilm Pro will get you started.

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We’ve got a talented support team behind the scenes and waiting to hear from you. Need some help using or activating our creative software? Send a ticket with your technical queries and get a response asap.

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