Hitfilm is a 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 Express FREE is a free limited version(registration required and you can buy addons). Pro version costs around $400.
Version:Express Free 4.0 / Pro 9.0
Express Free 4.0 / Pro 9.0 (July 19, 2018)
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RELEASED 19 JULY, 2018
HitFilm can now export in the background, while users continue working on their project.
The End-User License Agreement has been updated to be GDPR compliant.
Timelines can now be added to the Export queue from the Export screen, an export preview has been added, and the difference between built-in export presets and user presets has been clarified.
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The Export tab now shows the number of export tasks currently in the queue.
The Export queue may now optionally remove known media extensions from the names of composite shots that are added to the queue.
The Elapsed Time and Remaining Time columns may now optionally use standard timecode to display their values.
Proxy has been renamed to Pre-Render within the program, to clarify its purpose.
Interface tabs are now easier to read.
Improved the appearance of the Viewer Controls for the Bend Geometry effect on Windows systems. (PC)
Unselected items can now be right-clicked when the slice tool is active.
AVI export presets have been improved so they properly validate DV settings before exporting. (PC)
Trying to export an incompatible timeline using DV-AVI export presets now displays a warning rather than just causing the export to fail. (PC)
A rare error involving duplicate export tasks has been resolved.
Composite shot names can now display 4-bit unicode characters correctly.
Tabbing between fields in the text panel now works as intended.
All video clips now appear correctly on the editor, regardless of the zoom level.
Keyboard shortcuts now work properly on the Export screen.
Improved clarity of the error message shown when you try to export to a nonexistent folder.
Selection and deselection of multiple items on the Editor now works correctly.
Values in the Layout Panel now display correctly when scrubbed.
Mask points added to a curve now correctly assume the curved style, rather than being linear.
Double-clicking expansion arrows in the effects tree will no longer open the import dialog.
Composite shot timelines now autoscroll if necessary, when moving a layer vertically through the stack.
The Media Properties dialog now displays encoding information for Cineform clips correctly on Mac systems. (Mac)
CTRL-Clicking multiple assets on the Editor no longer causes stability issues.
HitFilm .hfp project files saved by HitFilm 8.0 and 8.1 can be saved again in HitFilm 9.0 so they open correctly in Vegas Pro 15. (PC)
Multiple preview requests for imported files no longer cause stability issues.
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.
Fire & Explosions
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.
Blur & Sharpen
4-Point Color Gradient
Chroma UV Blur
Color Difference Key
Crush Blacks & White Alpha
Hue & RGB Key
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.
What video formats does HitFilm support?
MP4 H.264 Import & Export
AVCHD Import (requires HitFilm Pro or Premium formats)
QuickTime Import (QuickTime install required on Windows)
AVI, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MXF (DVCPro HD), DV, HDV, WMV Video Import
HitFilm Pro also supports OpenEXR, Apple ProRes (Mac), GoPro CineForm (Win)
Acronyms / Also Known As
HitFilm Pro, HitFilm Express, HitFilm Standard, HitFilm Ultimate, HitFilm Ultimate Studio
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Free Hitfilm Express is in version 9.0 too!
Jul 20, 2018 Version: 9.0
OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
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Feb 5, 2018 Version: 6.1
OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10
Value for money: 8/10
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