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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. Pro version costs around $400.

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File size: 397MB
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Express Free 13.0 / Pro 13.0 (September 5, 2019)



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Download HitFilm Express Free 13.0 Windows 64-bit  ca 397MB  Win64

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Download HitFilm Pro 13.0 Windows 64-bit  ca 397MB  Win64

Download HitFilm Pro 13.0 Mac  ca 397MB  Mac




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Freeware/Trialware (Free download but some features are limited to pro/premium version )



Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS




Version history / Release notes / Changelog


Version 13.0 Express
RELEASED 5 SEPTEMBER, 2019

Added the ability to lock tracks on the editor timeline, and to lock layers in composite shot timelines.
Added a Strength slider to the LUT effect, to control the intensity of the LUT.
The ribbon bar now provides information on what updates are available.
Selecting "Delete media cache" when no project is opened no longer requires HitFilm to be relaunched.
Upgraded Mocha HitFilm to version 6.0.3
Added the Highpass Sharpen tool originally developed for Imerge Pro.
Added support for multiple audio streams in video files.
Restyled the Options dialog for improved legibility.
The Fill Color effect now uses a default value of 100% for the Blend Amount.
The name of the "Import as Comp" option for templates is changed to "Edit".
Masks can now be created and edited on the Editor timeline, without a composite shot being required.
Increased maximum supported resolution to 4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K).
Download HitFilm Express Version 13.0
Requires Windows 8 64-bit (or above) or OS X 10.12 Sierra (or above). View full requirements
Bug Fixes
Loading MP3 files with multiple ID3 tags no longer causes an error.
HitFilm now confirms that all changes to the project are saved before exiting.
Improved audio sync for files captured by screen recording software.
Commands which open File Explorer or Finder windows no longer open multiple windows.
MP4 video files now decode properly on Xeon processors.
Effects containing layer pickers with unselected layers now display correctly in opened projects.
The Puppet effect no longer displays layer-only properties when used on the Editor timeline.
Cineform .mov files exported on the Mac now properly display alpha channel transparency data. (Mac)
Improved compatibility with .cube LUT files from Sony.
Full screen mode now maximizes use of available screen space. (PC)
Showing an exported file in the Finder no longer causes an error. (Mac)
Rain on Glass no longer shows layer picker for the Environment Map when used on the Editor timeline.
Publishing controls that don't contain keyframes now properly displays the Publish icon.
Layer names remain legible regardless of what label color is selected.
Published properties are low correctly labeled when a project is loaded.
Property names used in templates now display correctly when the property name is edited.
Text layers now display the correct colors when motion blur is applied.
Mocha HitFilm now launches correctly from saved projects.
Improved video playback performance when GPU acceleration is not in use. (PC)
The order of default color labels is now more logically arranged.
Footage created using NVIDIA Shadowplay containing audio at 312kbs now loads correctly.
Right-clicking a text layer with the Slice tool selected no longer causes a crash.
Holding CTRL when the slice tool is active now correctly allows you to create keyframes on the audio envelope.
The distribute tools now factor in layer order when positioning multiple layers.
Improved compatibility of .m4a files.
Rendering a particle effect using another layer as a texture source no longer causes stability issues.
Changed the alignment of the Close button.
Deleting templates from the media panel which have been edited on the timeline no longer causes stability issues.
Added shortcut key options for the Publish and Unpublish features. No default shortcut is assigned.
The value graph now defaults to inactive, in the control panel.
Editing the quality profiles in the options dialog no longer causes stability issues.
Click-dragging on the editor timeline to select multiple objects or keyframes now works correctly.
Deleting an object from the editor sequence when both the object and its keyframes are selected no longer causes stability issues.
Adjusted the background color of the YUV Color Wheels to be consistent with other effects.
When dragging multiple layers through the layer stack, the original order of the layers is now properly retained.
J and L cuts on the editor timeline now work correctly.
Improved decoding of .mp4 files, to eliminate codec corruption that would sometimes be displayed.
Particle layers now update properly when a parent layer or dependent layer is modified.
Sorting the Export Queue by duration now works correctly.
MOV files using the Cineform codec now load correctly. (PC)
Importing numerous media files no longer causes audio conforming errors.
Pasting a comp containing an asset that was removed after the comp was copied no longer causes stability issues.
The right-click contextual menu for templates no longer includes unavailable commands (cut/copy/duplicate).
Maximize now updates correctly on Windows 8.1 when the taskbar is moved. (PC)
HitFilm now correctly supports the Auto-hide Taskbar function of Windows. (PC)
The right-click contextual menu of an object created by linking two separate media objects no longer shows the Properties option.
When new assets are imported, they are now automatically selected in the media panel.
Importing a template from another project using the "Import composite shot" now retains the published template status.
Undoing the deletion of an asset from the media panel no longer causes stability issues.
Mask controls are no longer duplicated unnecessarily.
Pasting a template that has been deleted from the media panel no longer causes stability issues.
Creating a Light layer when a mask tool is selected no longer switches to the Selection tool.
Templates present on the Editor timeline which are no longer in the Media panel can no longer be pre-rendered.
Updated the appearance of the MPEG-2 Warning icon in the media panel, for HighDPI displays.
Click-drag to adjust values in the text panel once again works correctly.
Masks now display the same controls on the timeline and in the control panel.
Editing the text contained in a template no longer causes stability issues.
The playhead and timeline now display correctly when new media is added to the end of the editor timeline.
Improved the styling of the breadcrumb trail for the Lifetime property.
Adding mask points after relinking media no longer causes stability issues.
The Delete button in the media panel is now disabled if nothing is selected.
Deleting an asset from the media panel when a timeline instance of the asset is parented to another layer no longer causes stability issues.
The viewer no longer displays controls for offline assets.
Installing a template created with a newer version of the software no longer causes stability issues.
Resizing the Options dialog now renders correctly.

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All features


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.

Gunfire
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.

Lens flares
HitFilm's wide range of highly customizable lens flares enhance your lighting and add authenticity to your visual effects.

Lightswords
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.

Debris
Falling Debris
Fire & Explosions
Bonfire
Fire Explosions
Sci-Fi Shockwave
Smoke
Missile Smoke
Smoke
Sparks
Sparks
Weather
Fluffy Cloud
Rain
Storm Cloud

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.

Transitions

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.


Green screen
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.

3D compositing


Fine tuning
A range of keying tools, including spill removal, light wrap and color correction, help you make high quality composites.

Temporal effects
Exclusive time displacement and channel shift effects join the speed ramping, motion trails and other time-based effects.

Masks
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
Film looks
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.

Stunning filters
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.
Audio

Channel Levels
Tone
Distort

Bulge
Displacement
Insect Vision
Magnify
Pond Ripple
Quad Warp
Reflection
Twirl
Waves
Witness Protection
Temporal

Echo
Jitter
Motion Trails
Speed
Stutter
Time Reverse
Blur & Sharpen

Angle Blur
Blur
Radial Blur
Sharpen
Zoom Blur
Generate

4-Point Color Gradient
Clouds
Color Gradient
Drop Shadow
Fill Color
Flicker
Gleam
Letterbox
Light Flares
Channel

Channel Blur
Channel Mixer
Channel Swapper
Keying

Chroma UV Blur
Color Difference Key
Crush Blacks & White Alpha
Difference Key
Erode White
Hue & RGB Key
Invert Alpha
Light Wrap
Luminance Key
Spill Removal
Stylize

Cartoon
Emboss
Glow
Mosaic
Neon Glow
Oil Painting
Solarize
Threshold
Tint
Color

Auto Color
Auto Contrast
Auto Levels
Brightness & Contrast
Color Balance
Color Temperature
Crush Blacks & Whites
Gamma
Hue Colorize
Hue Shift
Hue, Saturation & Lightness
Invert
Noise & Grain

Grain
Noise
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.

Stay up-to-date
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.

Comprehensive documentation
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.

Friendly support
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

GPU acceleration
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.

Multi-core aware

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
Media organizer
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.

Format compatibility

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)




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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!

Review by Paulus on Jul 20, 2018 Version: 9.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10




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Review by geerguy on Feb 5, 2018 Version: 6.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 10/10


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