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HitFilm Pro for Mac

VFX software for the filmmaking revolution.

In English
Version 2021.3

HitFilm Pro overview

HitFilm Pro is the top choice for artists worldwide. No need to jump from editor to VFX software and back again - HitFilm gives you editing, compositing, titling and 3D tools in a single product. You have everything you need in one place


Let our powerful editing suite take you where you want to go, faster. From basic industry-standard tools to our own unique technology, HitFilm Pro’s editor gives you everything you need to create a dynamic, snappy edit. With top animation and audio tools directly accessible in the editor, you can copy, trim, sync and slice your way to polished films and video

Top performance & speed:

Work at lightning speed using HitFilm’s multi-core and GPU accelerated system. With our unique sequence and compositor prefetcher, our developers have improved your playback performance with no compromise on your workflow Keep editing without interruptions. Our high-performance system and threaded rendering means your interface will always be snappy and fast, no matter what’s rendering underneath

All the media formats you need

You’ve got it, we work with it. HitFilm Pro supports a huge number of media file formats, including all the most commonly used video, image and audio file types, and a wide range of 3D file formats Work with up to 8K video and 32-bit colour for high-end, professional projects. With an export queue and intuitive presets, you can step away from your desk and leave HitFilm to do its thing

3D models in true 3D space:

Don’t have the budget for a real helicopter? Or a space ship? HitFilm Pro gives you the tools you need to import, animate and composite a 3D model realistically into your 2D or 3D scene. With powerful texturing features (including using layers and composites as textures) and the option to reflect surroundings and cast shadows, it only takes a few adjustments to blend the object into your scene HitFilm Pro’s unified 3D space feature allows you to create layers and models that interact in the same space


Channel your inner J. J. Abrams with Lens Flares that automatically identify the bright spots in your scene for perfect placement. It even simulates imperfect lens flaring from specular highlights, camera dirt, and anamorphic streaks. Add some spark with HitFilm’s lightning generator. Perfect for creating Harry Potter-style wand effects, exploding star systems or throwing electric bolts with customizable branches, colour and motion.


The particle technology in our VFX software is world-leading. Get your images or 3D models to morph into point grids that respond to animation or sound. Use Atomic Particles to create Tron-style holographics, fractal distortions, dramatic dissolves or animations synced to your favourite track.

World’s best Chroma Key:

We don’t say that lightly. We’ve created leading Chroma Key technology to give you full control over edge detail, colour correction, and spill suppression. Create any environments you want. Effortlessly extract your actors and objects with no lingering green edges and use our Matte Cleaner plugin to put the finishing touches on your composite through smoothing, feathering and choking the edge of the key.

What’s new in version 2021.3

Version 2021.3:
  • New Grade Clips allow effects to be applied across multiple clips on the Editor timeline.
  • The new Rough Edges effect adds organic variation to the edges of the alpha channel of a clip.
  • The new Water Caustics effect procedurally generates animated patterns of reflection and refraction, to simulate looking through water.
  • The new Edge Distortion effect creates line boil, adding movement to the lines or edges within your clip.
  • The new Pencil Sketch effect makes your clip look as if it was drawn with pencil on paper.
  • Improved the quality of timeline cache renders.
  • Users can now choose whether the timeline cache is encoded and decoded with software or GPU hardware.
  • The YouTube export presets have been updated to improve quality in exported files.
  • The prompt for automatic proxy creation no longer appears when creating a new project.
  • Clicking a motion path keyframe now selects the property containing the keyframe.
  • Multiple point layers can now be selected in the Viewer by dragging a rubber band selection.
  • When multiple points of a mask are selected, individual points can now be removed from the selection.
  • Improved support for models in the GLB format.
  • Improved font compatibility for text rendering.
  • Changing proxies now triggers the unsaved state for the project.
  • Exiting a project while proxies are being created now triggers a warning.
  • Plugins now load more quickly after initial installation of HitFilm on Mac systems.
  • Export times for projects using text and 2D effects have been improved on M1 Macs.
  • Improved compatibility with Sapphire and Red Giant transition OFX plugins.
  • In the Super Glow effect, the Grain Frequency setting now defaults to a value of 1.0.
  • Added a user-friendly message when users attempt to render Quality proxies at incompatible resolutions.
  • Added a user-friendly message when users attempt to export to H.264 with incompatible resolutions.
  • Updated the text in the DPI Scaling checkbox.
  • Added support for macOS dark mode to the HitFilm installer.
  • Analytics data is now being gathered to aid our understanding of how people interact with HitFilm. You can opt-out at any time via File > Options > General (tab) > Allow analytics data to be gathered (checkbox)
Bug Fixes:
  • Project templates with a framerate of 59.94 are no longer marked as invalid.
  • Software decoding in the HitFilm Pro demo now supports a wider range of H.264 files.
  • Software decoding above 8-bit in the HitFilm Pro Demo is supported again for H.264 files.
  • Performance proxies can now be created for a wider range of files in the HitFilm Pro Demo.
  • Keyboard shortcuts now display correctly in dropdown menus on Mac systems.
  • Improved the accuracy of the frame which is shown when a clip is opened in the Trimmer.
  • In the Trimmer, the Scale to Fit option is now available for images.
  • Creating a light no longer blocks the creation of masks.
  • Text clips can no longer be added to locked video tracks.
  • Changing the duration of a comp containing a published text layer no longer blocks that text layer from being edited.
  • Transforming the X position of a layer from a tracked point no longer causes stability issues.
  • Applying tracking info for a single position axis no longer affects both axes.
  • Pre-renders that are no longer valid are now discarded, rather than showing an alert triangle.
  • Improved performance of loading the Cache options panel when the cache is large.
  • Keyboard shortcuts in the Viewer can now be used after creating a composite shot.
  • Motion paths now update more accurately in the Viewer when the view is panned and when paths are edited.
  • Motion paths now update more accurately in the Viewer when switching between timelines.
  • The Viewer selection tool icon now updates correctly when you press and release the right-click mouse button.
  • Pressing the middle mouse button while the Hand tool is active no longer switches to the selection tool.
  • Using the Viewer navigation tools no longer causes the selection to be lost.
  • Using the Viewer navigation tools with the Mask tool active no longer renders the mask in selection mode.
  • Masks can once again be edited non-uniformly by holding shift while editing.
  • The Viewer controls for Title clips now update correctly when their anchor point is edited.
  • When a plane is set to receive reflections, converting the plane to a comp no longer breaks the reflections.
  • Changing the AA settings for the Viewer now updates correctly on Macs with integrated graphics.
  • Changing the resolution of a timeline after caching no longer causes render issues on systems with Intel UHD 630 graphics.
  • Adding the Oil Painting effect no longer causes stability issues on Macs running Big Sur.
  • Saving a project with Auto Stabilizer applied to a large video file no longer causes stability issues.
  • Auto Stabilizer once again shows the frame analyzation progress in the Viewer.
  • Auto Stabilizer does not display the control buttons in the Viewer until the initial analyzation is completed.
  • The Derez effect now renders correctly when preceded by the Set Matte effect.
  • The Bevel effect now renders correctly when applied after the Bend effect.
  • Improved the render accuracy of the Grading Transfer effect.
  • Eliminated a rendering glitch that would appear in the Surface Studio effect at high color depths.
  • Eliminated a rendering glitch when using the Cosmos effect with lens blur and a plane layer at high color depths.
  • Improved alignment in the Half Tone effect to prevent unwanted rendering artifacts at the frame edges.
  • In the End Credits Crawl effect, the fonts for Roles and Names can now be edited independently.
  • The End Credits Crawl effect now consistently has a single element when added.
  • Clicking the ‘Add a System’ button in Particular no longer causes stability issues in HitFilm.
  • Canceling an existing export queue item when an Export Now task is rendering no longer freezes the queue.
  • Export of timelines containing OFX plugins are now less likely to time out, thanks to optimizations in the plugin loading process.
  • HitFilm no longer experiences stability issues on exit, on systems using Intel Iris Xe graphics.
Features no longer available from the next update:
  • Integration between HitFilm and VEGAS Pro.
  • AAF import/export support.
  • After Effects plugin support.

HitFilm Pro for Mac

In English
Version 2021.3
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Sep 27 2021
Sep 27 2021
Version: 17.0.2793
Definitely appreciate a new member to the film editing realm, but business 101, you can't debut into an existing market at the same price as the top competitors unless you can offer and prove some exceptional contribution to the market...example: AVATAR 2 through 5 is being edited with our software because we can do this one thing better than anyone in the world. Bring the price down to $199. Make sure the free version is 100% with no 4k or hardware accelleration....follow Divinci. Good luck!
Aug 7 2020
Aug 7 2020
Version: 15.0.2407
HERE it says free. Their website says it's $349.
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