Commands for importing media and recording voiceover have been added to the File menu.
Added an option to sync video and audio tracks when scrolling vertically through the editor timeline.
Boris FX BCC 3D Objects plugins have been updated to version 2020.5.
The keyboard shortcuts for adjusting the scale of the timeline can now also be used on the timeline in the Controls panel.
Mocha HitFilm has been upgraded to version 7.0.5.
Added a command to remove all empty tracks on the editor timeline at once.
Added support for decoding of HEVC/H.265 video files in the software and on hardware for systems with supported GPUs.
Export Frame functionality has been extensively reworked, with more options and greater control.
The new Motion Lock effect allows effects to be applied directly to a video layer and tracked to the video’s movement.
The editor sequence can now be shared with Adobe Premiere Pro by exporting to the AAF format.
Voiceover audio can now be recorded directly in HitFilm, through the Media panel or the File menu.
AAF Import allows you to open timelines created in Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, EDIUS, and Avid Media Composer.
The glTF format is now supported for importing 3D models and animation.
3D models now support physically-based rendering, using both Metallic-Roughness and Specular-Glossiness materials.
Added support for hardware decoding on Macs with supported graphics hardware. (Mac)
The new Custom Light Flares effect introduces over 60 new presets and a new interface for building your own custom flares.
3D model formats which support animation no longer generate animation files on import unless the model includes animation data.
Editor tracks can now be renamed by double-clicking on the track name.
The GoPro FX Reframe effect has been renamed and is now GoPro Lens Reframe.
The names of imported 3D animation assets are now displayed in the Media panel.
The motion blur settings now use a default shutter phase of -90.
The default radius for Highpass Sharpen was adjusted, and the blend modes have been reordered based on intensity.
The new Export menu provides access to all export functions in a single location.
All spinbox values in the interface can now be edited by click-dragging with the mouse.
The Export Frame feature now names the image based on the timecode of the frame being exported.
The new Remove Unused command deletes all unused assets from the Media panel with a single command.
Adding curves to a layer that contains a mask no longer causes stability issues.
Selecting a point layer in the controls for Video Copilot’s Optical Flares no longer causes stability issues.
Adding a preset to a layer that does not support certain types of effects no longer causes stability issues.
Opening a new project after creating a text object on the editor no longer causes stability issues.
Textures for 3D models support linear color once again.
If a timeline is shortened to a timecode that precedes the Out point, the Out point is clamped to fit the new duration.
Behavior effects are now added at the bottom of the effects list when applied to editor sequence objects.
Clicking the Reset Master button in Trapcode Particular no longer causes stability issues.
The Ignite version of the GoPro FX Reframe no longer loads into HitFilm.
Searching for “4 point” in the Effects panel now returns the 4-point gradient in the results.
The Ignite version of Gunfire no longer loads into HitFilm.
Parenting a camera to a 2D layer that is parented to a 3D layer no longer causes stability issues.
Saving a project no longer prevents the font in the Text effect from being changed.
Scopes are now only calculated when the Scopes panel is visible.
Exporting a project no longer stops the Text effect from updating in the viewer.
The Controls panel now updates properly for pasted objects.
Making a composite shot from a clip with curves applied no longer causes stability issues.
The GoPro Lens Reframe interface is now resized to fit the selected Projection preset.
Dragging to reposition the view in GoPro Lens Reframe now moves the view in the expected direction.
Eliminated an artifact at the center of the GoPro Lens Reframe effect when running on Intel 600-series graphics.
Exporting a timeline that contains the Auto Stabilize effect no longer causes stability issues.
Clarified the wording of some error messages.
MPEG-1 .ts video files now import correctly.
The export preview now properly renders when the Export panel is re-opened during an ongoing export task.
Improved the handling of audio files containing floating-point PCM values.
360° effects can now be searched for in the Effects panel without including the degrees symbol.
Media files containing pre-multiplied alpha channels now render correctly in the Trimmer, the Media panel, and the editor thumbnails.
Playback in the trimmer now includes the last frame of the video.
Editing the border color for a mask is now processed on the viewer immediately.
Reduced the bitrates for Instagram export presets.
Merging audio from two recordings of the same event with noticeable variations has been improved.
The Export Now > Contents command now creates a folder at the chosen location if it doesn’t already exist.
3D models using the Override Texture option now properly respect the viewer’s downsample mode.
The export button is now correctly disabled when there is nothing to export.
Repositioning masks now registers correctly, so the mask does not move again when the mouse is clicked.
Clicking the Favorite button with multiple effects selected now favorites all selected effects.
The large curves interface in the Controls panel now displays correctly when enabled.
The selection of a folder in the Export panel presets list is now clearly indicated.
Rounded rectangle mask controls now update properly based on the size of the mask.
Selecting a foreground layer in Video Copilot’s Optical Flares no longer causes stability issues.
Double-clicking a mask shape now finalizes the mask after adding it.
Resetting an orthographic view now updates to display all objects correctly.
Copy-paste now behaves more consistently on the Editor and composite shot timelines.
Adding an effect that does not include any controls no longer switches focus to the Controls panel.
Video Copilot’s Element 3D no longer gives an error when you create a group null.
Selecting a custom texture map in Video Copilot’s Element 3D no longer causes stability issues.
Added the option to Convert to Point Text/Paragraph Text to the contextual menu on the editor.
Switching projects while an export task is ongoing now stops the export.
The Apply Matte option in Mocha HitFilm now functions correctly on Mac systems. (Mac)
Clicking the Master System button in Trapcode Particular no longer causes stability issues.
The Scene Setup in Video Copilot’s Element 3D can now be edited in saved and reloaded projects.
The editor timeline will now offer to match the resolution of non-media assets, such as a plane, when they are the first object added to the timeline.
Improved the styling of properties containing non-editable text to make it more apparent which properties are read-only.
Adding an effect now consistently opens the control panel’s effect controls and selects the object on the timeline.
Creating a null in Video Copilot’s Element 3D no longer causes stability issues.
Creating a composite shot from an audio-only asset now uses the project resolution rather than a resolution of 1×1. The controls for the Atomic Particles now update correctly when the effect is applied to a 3D model.
The controls for the Atomic Particles now update correctly when the effect is applied to a 3D model.
Deleting a layer after cut/pasting the layer and source asset no longer causes stability issues.
The histogram for the Levels Histogram effect is no longer calculated unless the histogram is visible.
Improved the styling for the names of video files, which were being elided unnecessarily on Mac systems. (Mac)
The interface now renders correctly when interface tabs are repositioned. (Mac)
Zooming the viewer with the mouse wheel is now disabled while creating a mask.
Access to the Home and Edit screens is moved to the Window menu.
Imerge project files in the HitFilm media panel can be right-clicked and opened in Imerge for editing.
GPU accelerated hardware decoding for video files is now supported for exporting on Intel and Nvidia GPUs. (PC)
The font ‘Inter,’ used in the interface, is now installed with the software.
The View menu has been replaced with the Window menu.
A menu has been added to the tab of each Panel to aid in interface customization.
Export has been integrated into the main Edit interface through additional export options on the timeline and a new Export panel.
Imerge project files are now compatible with HitFilm and can be imported and used as media.
Clicking the green plus icon next to Effects in the controls panel now opens an Insert menu, adding effects.
Composite Shots can now be created instantly from the Media panel, using the new Composite Shot button.
The color of masks can now be changed per mask, making it easier to keep track of multiple masks.
A new Effects menu in the top toolbar provides access to all effects and stores the 5 most recently used effects for reuse.
The Text panel now includes options for All Caps, Small Caps, Superscript, and Subscript.
HitFilm will now open files saved in VEGAS Effects.
VEGAS Image files can now be opened in HitFilm.
A Templates button has been added to the media panel for easier access to templates.
A button for deleting the OFX Cache has been added to the Cache tab of the Options window.
Added support for select After Effects plugins.
A mini audiometer has been added to the Viewer so that audio levels can be checked at any time.
A visible notification has been added to the viewer when effects are disabled by the currently selected quality profile.
When effects including a color picker are dragged onto the viewer, the color you drop the effect on will be auto-selected.
Improved support for multithreaded rendering during pre-rendering and export.
A new Chromatic Aberration effect has been added.
A shortcut (U) has been added to reveal keyframed or modified properties. Press U once to show keyframed properties, twice to show edited properties, and three times to revert to showing all properties.
The materials options for 3D models now include a layer picker, so the layer being used can be easily identified.
Timeline layers, including video layers, can now be applied to 3D models as textures.
You can now use drag and drop to add 2D Effects to layers in the viewer.
Behavior effects can now be used on the Editor timeline.
Improved user access to the Activation app through the Options dialog.
Improved export performance by decoupling encoding from rendering and readback during the export process.
The Auto Save recovery dialog has been adjusted to improve clarity and functionality.
When a nested composite shot is opened, the play-head’s position is now retained from the parent timeline.
The Panels in the View > Panels menu are now listed alphabetically.
Multiple layers can now be toggled in a single movement by click-dragging across the toggle buttons.
Double-clicking a Mask shape now adds a perfectly centered mask the exact size of the frame.
Double-clicking an effect in the Effects panel will now apply the effect to the currently selected layer.
The decoding process for AAC audio files has been updated.
The icon indicating Offline Media has been updated.
Additional zoom levels have been added to the zoom menus in the Viewer and the Trimmer panels.
The Trimmer will now resize to fit when the panel size is adjusted.
Improved handling of autosave and project recovery.
Improved accuracy of the rendering of layers that have a camera tracker applied.
The bit depth for 16-bit images is now displayed correctly.
Support for 64-bit PNG files has been added.
Clarified the wording of the error message displayed when an export runs out of disk space.
Duplicated export tasks are now numbered sequentially.
Pasting a cube-shaped force onto a particle simulator layer no longer causes stability issues.
Adding a deflector to a particle simulator layer no longer causes stability issues.
The minimum size of the interface on High-DPI displays has been adjusted.
Lightened the default timeline color applied to assets that are added to the timeline.
Image sequences using 16-bit per channel color now render accurately.
A : B searching can now narrow the search results on the timeline and in the insert menu.
Using an IME for non-Latin characters no longer causes stability issues.
The Export queue, when opened, now auto-scrolls to the most recently added task.
A typographical error in the installation process has been corrected.
Improved selection and resizing of very small objects on the editor timeline.
Improved the sorting of items in the export preset list whose names include numerals.
Improved the sorting of items in the effects panel whose names include numerals.
Improved the sorting of items in the media panel whose names include numerals.
The transform property group in the controls for Editor timeline objects has been placed after the effects property group to reflect the render order accurately.
Improved rendering of the interface during the process of moving panels.
Improved the Mac handling of projects saved on Windows using absolute file paths. (Mac)
Changed the default export location, which is used when the specified export location is not available.
AAC Audio files now load correctly.
Moving objects on the timeline no longer causes them to become deselected.
The shortcut for advancing 10 frames is now working again.
The zoom controls in the layer panel now give more expected results.
OpenGL errors no longer show multiple error dialogs.
Pre-rendered footage will now correctly display audio conform errors when necessary.
Improved performance of hardware decoded video playback.
Using CTRL+C in the import dialog after opening the Edit menu no longer causes stability issues.
Dragging a marquee to select multiple layers now works when the bottom layer is locked.
Keyboard shortcuts for Locking and Unlocking layers have been moved to the Timeline category.
Typing Japanese text containing a first word longer than the line wrap width no longer causes stability issues.
Improved the search function in the Effects panel to provide more logical results.
Dragging the menu bar at the top of the Mac interface now moves the window.
The control panel no longer displays contents if nothing is selected.
The selected property for each timeline is now remembered when switching between timelines.
The viewer panel now updates correctly after the color depth is changed and the panel is floated. (PC)
Improved the accuracy of the RAM preview indicator.
HitFilm no longer allows you to move the play-head past the final frame of the timeline.
Corrected an issue that caused the framerate of certain MP4 files to load incorrectly.
The styling on the Delete Workspace dialog has been improved.
The zoom menus in the Trimmer and Viewer no longer display unselectable zoom levels.
The performance of the Unlock All keyboard shortcut has been improved.
Improved performance of using the mouse scroll wheel to adjust the timeline zoom on Mac systems. (Mac)
Editing text properties no longer alters unselected text.
The size of the text cursor is now based on the currently selected text size.
The open tab in non-focused interface panels is no longer marked as active.
Constrained shape masks can now be dragged in any direction from the origin point.
The Delete button in the media panel is now disabled when nothing in the panel is selected.
Double-clicking on offline media in the media panel no longer moves focus to the trimmer.
The Lifetime panel contents are now restored when switching from the Editor to a composite shot with a particle effect selected.
Improved handling of MOV files on Windows to correct some import issues. (PC)
The LUT effect is now properly limited by layer masks. Areas outside of the masks are no longer affected.
Styling has been improved when renaming export presets.
List mode in the media panel now uses the correct icons for audio files.
Improved support for FBX files to alleviate material conflicts.
The Text panel now displays the correct font for text layers when a project is moved between a PC and a Mac.
Improved the handling of textures on 3D models to increase consistency of results and eliminate some flickering issues.
RAM previews are now correctly synced with the timeline contents.
Text spacing is now consistent on the editor and composite shot timelines.
Search results in the Effects panel now include folders.
Converting a mask point from locked curved to unlocked curved no longer moves the handles of the point.
Improved the styling of the origin point matrix in the layout panel.
Improved the consistency of text character spacing.
Text layers with the text size set to 0 are no longer selected every time you click in the viewer.
The Color Correction Wheels effect no longer swaps blue and green when using the wheels to make adjustments.
Disabling the auto-save feature in the Options dialog now correctly disables the other autosave options as well.
Export presets whose names have been edited now update correctly in the export queue when a project is re-opened.
The Export preview now displays at the correct resolution on High DPI displays.
Export tasks will now provide a warning for any offline media in the timeline being exported.
Export errors are no longer clipped so that the entire message can be read.
Paste Attributes no longer allows you to paste in cases where no properties will be changed.
Timeline objects copied by dragging are now selected after the duplication is complete.
When using IME for languages with non-Latin characters, entering numeric values no longer offers to autocomplete suggestions.
Suspending an export no longer causes stability issues.
Improved stability during the export process.
Adjusted the styling of the current frame number when the timecode is set to frames.
Keyframes being edited on the timeline will no longer be hidden behind unselected keyframes.
Changing the sort order in the media panel now updates the sorted list correctly.
Keyframe handles no longer disappear when the project bit depth is changed.
Improved support for importing image sequences containing file names of different lengths.
Creating a composite shot by adding a particle system to the editor now creates a single history event.
Scaling a plane on a single axis no longer creates unwanted transparency.
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 position one clip inside another with different scales quickly 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 simultaneously 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 type and render in many additional languages easily.
Viewer Quality Options can now be adjusted to improve performance in the Viewer, allowing for customized playback and pause quality.
Viewer bit depth can now be changed, providing more realistic compositing.
Mask editing and rendering performance have been improved, making it significantly faster.
Media imported into a HitFilm project is now processed quicker, allowing users to get straight to editing without waiting around.
Downsampling is now utilized to improve playback performance in the Trimmer, Viewer, and thumbnail rendering in the Editor timeline.
The playback performance of MP4 files has been improved.
Holding down the Shift Key now locks bezier control movement to the time axis in the Value Graphs and sequence envelopes, allowing for completely smooth audio and video transition in the editor.
Hovering over and editing graph curves and Keyframes now displays a tooltip.
Performance improvements have been made to the copying and pasting capabilities of HitFilm.
It is now possible to automatically audio sync the entire media bin by selecting multiple clips in the media panel. HitFilm will automatically sync the files.
Ambient Occlusion can now be applied to Text Layers adding realism alongside the new advanced Geometry Effects.
Change of parenting behavior when parenting a 3D parent to a 2D child.
Motion Blur capabilities have been added to the editor sequence allowing for smoother transitions.
Motion Blur has now been added to the Slide transition.
HitFilm optionally composites in linear color space to more closely match real life.
3D models can now use mirror reflections per material instead of spherical reflections.
Mask points can now be moved using the cursor keys.
A Transform menu for Composite Shot layers can now be accessed by right-clicking the layer. Quickly adjust layers to fit the comp in different ways without having to adjust the scale and translation.
Improved performance for importing MP4s (using H.264 codec) by removing the need to decode using QuickTime.
HDR images can be imported with the primary use as environment maps.
Delete, Duplicate, Undo/Redo, and Copy/Paste operations have all been sped up to be performed quicker.
Certain standard keyboard characters can now be correctly written into text boxes.
The Return key now works as intended when typing into a text box.
Mask bezier control editing and mask point editing now work a lot faster.
Mask editing performance, when the layer panel mask tool is active, has been significantly improved.
Accessibility extensions no longer cause stability issues. (Mac)
Keyframe keyboard shortcuts now work correctly in the Viewer.
The Viewer panel now updates interactively whilst scrubbing the play-head.
There is no longer a difference in scale when importing an ABC and an FBX file of the same scene exported from Blender.
Editing grade layers no longer causes stability issues.
Video frames and audio waveforms now appear correctly if media is duplicated.
Non-DRM M4v files can now be imported without the need to change their file extension to mp4.
The rendering of fonts has now been improved.
The Viewer now correctly displays effect point controls.
There is no longer a flicker in motion paths when a RAM preview is available.
Searching for a texture and selecting a built-in texture for a particle no longer cause stability issues.
Changing the Speed/Duration settings of a clip now causes it to resize if necessary.
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