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. The program is available in two versions, Hitfilm, and Hitfilm Ultimate.
HitFilm 2 Ultimate
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Import 3D models
You can now use 3D models inside HitFilm. Full support for lights, shadows, motion blur and depth of field.
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17 new pro effects
Incredible new particle, procedural, light and chroma key effects. As always, no extra plug-ins required.
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A brand new editor
HitFilm's editor is faster, there are more tools and you have all the visual feedback you need.
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mocha HitFilm & Vegas™ Pro 12 integration
mocha HitFilm is included for planar tracking and 3D camera solving. Integration with Vegas™ Pro 12 for playback of HitFilm projects on the Vegas timeline.
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Work with 3D models inside HitFilm
Yes, you read that right. 3D models are now supported in HitFilm 2 Ultimate. Bring in .obj, .lwo or .3ds files and render them at high quality inside HitFilm.
Light & shadow
3D models work with HitFilm’s 3D lights and support full shadow casting and self-shadowing. Motion blur and depth of field work like any other layer and you can even apply effects to model layers.
Animate individual parts — a helicopter’s spinning rotors, the wheels of a car — or an entire model. There is unlimited potential for visual effects, product promos and motion graphics.
Brand new, cutting edge effects
HitFilm now has more effects than ever. From professional green screen extraction to procedural shattering and rolling shutter correction, there'll be something here to get you excited.
Explore an entirely new particle engine, designed to generate stunning, 3D particle arrays. It even animates automatically to music.
Break your layers into hundreds of 3D pieces and have them crumble procedurally based on your own shatter map.
Parallax & 3D extrusion
Turn 2D layers into 3D objects with new extrusion and parallax depth effects.
Professional chroma key
The brand new chroma key provides super-fine control over your green screen extraction and matte work for entirely professional keying.
Optical flow-powered motion blur
Add realistic motion blur to any layer. Particularly powerful for enhancing stop motion and hand-drawn animation. Powered by optical flow technology.
Automatic light flares
There's no longer any need to hand-animate your lens flares: HitFilm 2 Ultimate does it for you.
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Major new editing features
HitFilm 2's editor has been completely overhauled with new edit tools, a new timeline design and a massively enhanced viewer. The dream of a fully integrated workflow is now a reality.
Redesigned timeline and viewer
The new timeline and viewer provide instant, responsive feedback about all your edit decisions. Mix audio and adjust opacity with the new timeline graphs.
A bigger toolkit
All the core editing tools are now included: ripple, roll, slip and slide. If you've been waiting to make the switch, now is the time.
3rd party integration
HitFilm does a lot but it can't do everything. That's why we're working with Imagineer Systems and Sony Creative Software.
mocha HitFilm by Imagineer Systems
Every copy of HitFilm 2 Ultimate includes mocha HitFilm, providing planar tracking and 3D camera solving. You no longer need to buy a separate camera tracker.
Vegas™ Pro 12 by Sony Creative Software
HitFilm 2 projects can now be used in Vegas Pro 12 like any other media file, without needing to be exported first. It's a super-fast, super-slick workflow.
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.
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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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