Hitfilm is a 2D video editor, with 2D and 3D composing abilities. It has a range of special effects included, which include shockwaves, clouds, rain, gunshots, color grading, chroma keying, 3D particle generator, 3D gunfire generator.
HitFilm 3 Pro is the biggest new version we've ever released.
It's going to transform your filmmaking. Again.
UPGRADED New emitter types and 3D model textures
3D camera projection
NEW Turn images into photoreal 3D scenes
UPGRADED Create atomic arrays from 3D models
Tracked masks with mocha
UPGRADEDApply mocha tracked data to HitFilm masks
NEWBased on the latest academic research
NEWMajor new 2D effects
NEWCurves have arrived
UPGRADEDHigher fidelity & new rendering options
UPGRADEDFull sized trimmer
Performance & interface
NEWBackground proxying & UI redesign
Formats & pipeline
NEW16-bit OpenEXR in-to-out
OpenFX & HitFilm Plugins
NEWOpenFX plugins inside HitFilm & HitFilm Plugins inside your other software
The best just got better
HitFilm's built-in particle simulator rivals plugins costing hundreds of dollars. HitFilm 3 Pro's major new features take it to a whole new level.
3D models as particle textures
Ever wanted to generate fleets of spaceships or helicopters, procedural cities, swarms of creatures - all with full lighting support, shadow casting and self-shadowing?
Now take any 3D model and plug it into the particle simulator to create visuals that simply were not possible before.
And, of course, it's all rendered in the true unified 3D space, so you can composite your 3D particles in and around your other 3D layers.
Emit from layers
It's now easy to birth particles from actors, product logos or anything else. Any video, image or embedded comp layer can now be used as an emitter source, utilizing both alpha and color data into the particle generation.
3D camera projection
Ever found during an edit that there's that one extra shot you need which was never filmed? Or maybe somebody left camera equipment in view which needs removing? 3D camera projection provides solutions and redefines what you thought was possible.
Photoreal virtual shots
Take a photo of your set or location, convert it to a projected 3D scene and create an entirely new, photorealistic shot, complete with 3D camera movement.
With and without - object removed in a moving crane shot courtesy of camera projection
Easy object removal
Create a clean reference frame, project it onto simple 3D geometry and use a 3D camera track to remove objects from moving camera shots. Perfect for switching from real to digital actors or objects mid-shot.
Total effect enhancement
Thanks to camera projection, effects such as pond ripples and the new rain on glass can now be applied realistically to any surface with accurate displacement.
Atomize your 3D models
Atomic particles are used to create incredible motion graphics animation. In HitFilm 3 Pro the effect can be applied directly to 3D models, creating an array of particles arranged according to the model's 3D geometry.
You can still use all of atomic's features, such as audio-driven animation, fractal dispersion and layer maps, progressively exploding your models from one end to the other.
Nobody likes masking, especially if you have to rotoscope every frame. In HitFilm 3 Pro the entire masking system has been reworked to be faster, with mask tracking courtesy of the expanded mocha HitFilm.
The best of mocha
Need to track a moving object through your shot? Do it without any keyframing by exporting planar tracking data from mocha HitFilm and applying it directly to a HitFilm mask, saving hours of work.
Noisy car footage
Denoised car footage
Professional noise reduction
Developed from the latest academic research, the new denoise effect cleans up your footage to a professional standard. Providing the same quality results as premium plugins for other software, HitFilm 3 Pro continues our tradition of building essential tools directly into the core toolset.
Over 20 new effects
It wouldn't be a new version of HitFilm without a phenomenal array of brand new and upgraded effects. Here are just a few of the highlights:
The atmospheric haze of a jet engine or a hot day can now be created using a single effect. The displacement and blurring seen in heat distortion is simulated with full control over appearance and behavior.
Audio spectrum & waveform
Visualize any audio layer as dynamic, highly customizable waveforms and spectrums. Switch between point, line and graph modes and tailor the appearance to your liking.
Rain on glass
Add droplets of water and wet streaks running down any surface in your shot, complete with realistic water diffraction and behavior.
Create realistic volumetric light shafts, rendered in 3D so that you can move your camera through and around them. Combine with a 3D tracked camera move to enhance your on-set lighting.
Classic cine style: replicate retro film looks
Color cycle: customizable palette shifting
Color phase: offset individual color channels to fix balance issues
Duo tone: two-tone color washes
Environment map transform: easily shift your maps
Glow darks: generate glow specifically from dark regions
Custom gray: fine control over desaturation
Film grain: realistic, procedural grain
Lens blur: generate high quality bokeh from a depth map
Lens distort/undistort: correct or create lens distortion
Light leak: generate your own light leak patterns
New light flares: brand new flare designs
Split screen masking: super-fast video tiling
Two strip color: simulate the two-strip film process
Quad warp corner pin: the quad warp has been upgraded to work as a proper corner pin tool
Amaze your friends with blockbuster visual effects
HitFilm Standard gives you Hollywood quality visual effects and 3D compositing at an incredible price. You can drag easy presets onto your videos or combine effects to create your own unique visuals.
Turn any prop into a convincing weapon with HitFilm's photorealistic, fully 3D muzzle flashes. Create any kind of gunfire from pistols to miniguns and futuristic plasma rifles.
HitFilm's wide range of highly customizable lens flares enhance your lighting and add authenticity to your visual effects.
Easily create sci-fi's most iconic weapon using HitFilm and show the fanfilm community what you can do. An elegant effect for a more civilized filmmaker.
Invisibility and cloning
Create Predator camouflage and wizard invisibility cloaks with the versatile displacement effect, or use split screen and masking to clone your actors.
3D pre-built effects
A range of drag-and-drop smoke, fire, explosion and shockwave effects are included with HitFilm. They're ready to go, so all you need to do is drop them into place.
Do you want even more stunning special effects and a powerful particle system? Check out HitFilm Ultimate »
Edit your movie in HitFilm
Import your videos, trim clips and add transitions with up to 10 video layers and 10 audio layers. At any point you can switch to creating visual effects without having to change applications.
Super fast workflow
Nobody likes having to transfer videos between different apps. If you edit with HitFilm you can switch effortlessly to 2D or 3D compositing and back again without having to wait for clips to render.
A selection of high quality video and audio transitions are included to enhance your editing, from fades and dissolves to animated wipes.
Create new worlds using 3D compositing
HitFilm Standard includes 2D and full 3D compositing, which is revolutionary at this kind of price. Sophisticated techniques including green screen removal, virtual sets and cloning are easy to master within HitFilm.
Easily remove your green screen backgrounds and replace them with something new, like a virtual set or exotic location. HitFilm's effects and layering features will give you quality results every time.
Green screen compositing
Genuine 3D environment
Switch to three dimensions to open up even more creative possibilities. You can even move your video layers in and around HitFilm's 3D effects to create unique visuals.
A range of keying tools, including spill removal, light wrap and color correction, help you make high quality composites.
Exclusive time displacement and channel shift effects join the speed ramping, motion trails and other time-based effects.
HitFilm's masking tools are great for creating sophisticated interaction between layers, tidying up the edges of your green screen studio or removing unwanted parts of an image or video.
Depth of field & motion blur
HitFilm's 3D cameras work realistically, with optional depth of field automatically blurring layers based on their relative distance from the lens. Turn on automatic motion blur for more realistic movement of your 2D and 3D layers.
Light & shadow
HitFilm's 3D lighting lets you create entirely virtual scenes or match the lighting from a live action shot by mixing different lights together, just as you would on a real set.
Need professional level compositing? The ability to import 3D camera tracking data? More temporal effects?
Check out HitFilm Ultimate »
Make your videos look like professional movies
The 'film look' presets are a quick way to give your movies a professional appearance, whether you're going for an action blockbuster or a tense thriller.
HitFilm Standard comes with over 65 effects for blurring, sharpening, distorting, warping, color correcting and stylizing to make your movies look better than ever before.
Brightness & Contrast
Crush Blacks & Whites
Hue, Saturation & Lightness
Noise & Grain
Do you want more 110 filters and more high-end options? Check out HitFilm Ultimate »
Supporting your filmmaking
HitFilm is easy to use, especially if you're already familiar with video software. If you ever need to ask questions you'll find online assistance, video tutorials and a friendly community only a couple of clicks away.
Free video tutorials
A series of detailed video tutorials are available for free from HitFilm.com and from within the application itself, so that you'll never be without nearby assistance.
Visit the tutorials section
Home screen hub
The Home screen keeps you in touch with the HitFilm community, delivering the latest news, software updates and video tutorials direct to your computer.
HitFilm is always being improved with optimizations and new features. As soon as an update is available the software will let you know. All point updates (1.1, 1.2, 1.3 etc) are entirely free.
Join the community
When you purchase HitFilm Standard you join an international community of filmmakers where everybody works together to watch your movies, give useful feedback, collaborate and assist.
You can find out about every feature of HitFilm Standard using its in-built help system. Quickly search for the feature you want to use and discover everything you need to know.
If you need extra help there's a growing global community to talk to and rapid assistance available through the HitFilm support center.
Share with the world
Be a HitFilm creator
Submit your movie and you might be promoted through the HitFilm website and YouTube channel. All you need to do is tick a box and make a great movie and we'll help you get some more hits.
Integrated YouTube upload
Everybody is on YouTube and HitFilm makes it easier than ever, automatically converting your videos for optimum HD playback before uploading them to your channel.
Utilizes the latest hardware
HitFilm uses the power of your computer's graphics card for fast performance, even when working in full 3D with complex particle simulation. Use your graphics card for more than just games!
64-bit & 32-bit
If you have a 64-bit computer you can take advantage of your extra memory to create more complicated projects.
Whether you're using a regular dual core desktop or an ultra powerful six-core workstation, HitFilm Standard will make good use of all your system's resources.
Works with your files
The Project Media list takes care of all your videos, images and audio clips. You can organize them yourself or let HitFilm Standard do it for you, keeping everything neat, tidy and easy to find.
You can use most common video, image and audio formats in HitFilm, including WMV, MP4, AVI, MOV and MXF. This means that whether you shoot on a camcorder, a DSLR or semi-pro cameras we've got you covered.
Multiple export formats
Export your videos using a standard template or by customizing your settings. With HitFilm you have full control over your exported videos.
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