Technical Specifications

Platform & workflow

  • GPU accelerated rendering
  • 64-bit architecture
  • 16-bit in-to-out pipeline
  • Project customization up to 4K resolution
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • OpenEXR lossless import and export
  • Broad format support
  • OpenFX plugin compliant
  • Background proxying
  • RAM preview rendering
  • 130 plugins for Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Vegas, After Effects and Motion
  • Includes mocha HitFilm from Imagineer Software
  • Render HitFilm projects on Sony Vegas timeline
  • Undo/redo with multi-step history
  • Easy YouTube upload
  • Up to 32x MSAA on supported hardware
  • Multiple timelines with easy tab switching
  • Multiple workspace layouts
  • Complete workspace customization
  • Create presets and save timelines as templates


  • Unlimited video and audio tracks
  • Easily organize media by category or folder
  • Trim, ripple, roll, slip, slice and slide editing tools
  • Ripple delete
  • Clip trimmer
  • Insert and overlay from trimmer
  • Add effects directly to your clips
  • Convert any clip into an advanced effects shot
  • Quick transitions: wipes, dissolves, motion, zooms
  • Snap to clips and playhead
  • Multiple framerate support
  • Enable and disable tracks
  • Audio and opacity keyframing
  • Change compositing blend modes per clip
  • Send clip to mocha HitFilm for tracking
  • List, composite and RMS amplitude audio waveforms
  • Audio meters with peaking
  • Customizable video frame thumbnails
  • Loop play a defined region
  • Color correction tools


  • Layer-based 2D & 3D compositing
  • Unified 3D workspace
  • Combine multiple 3D cameras
  • Adjust camera lens aperture, zoom, focal distance and depth of field
  • Add depth fog to 3D scenes with density and falloff controls
  • Adjust shutter angle and phase for motion blur
  • 3D point, direction, ambient and spot lights
  • Linear and curve light falloff
  • Adjust ambient, diffuse, specular and shininess on a per-layer basis
  • Import 3D objects in OBJ, LWO and 3DS formats
  • Diffuse and specular textures for 3D objects
  • Adjust individual materials for 3D objects
  • Ambient occlusion for 3D object rendering
  • Animate individual 3D model groups
  • Professional chroma key for greenscreen and bluescreen
  • 15 keying and matte tools
  • Matte clean-up
  • Advanced spill suppression
  • Automated light wrap
  • 3D camera projection
  • 2D feature tracking with optical flow technology
  • Track and stabilize moving video
  • 3D camera solving with mocha HitFilm from Imagineer Systems
  • Import 3D camera tracking data from Boujou, SynthEyes, PFtrack etc
  • Dedicated layer view for tracking and masking
  • Freehand, ellipse and rectangle masks
  • Automated mask tracking with mocha HitFilm from Imagineer Systems
  • Create multiple composite shot timelines
  • Embed timelines inside other timelines
  • Layer parent-child linking
  • Transform and animate layers
  • Multiple blend modes
  • 2D and 3D text
  • Trim and move layers
  • View multiple orthographic and 3D perspectives
  • Multiple color channel view options
  • Grade layers for applying effects to multiple layers simultaneously

Visual effects

  • Over 180 effects
  • Advanced 3D particle simulator
  • Physics-powered particle behaviour with forces and deflectors
  • Use 3D models as particle textures
  • Create multiple particle emitters and particle systems
  • Mobile emitters with force and deflector activation
  • Organic fractal particle shapes
  • Layer shattering
  • Fire and lightning generators
  • 3D muzzle flash generator
  • Over 30 color correction and grading tools
  • 17 distortion and warp effects
  • 3D extrude any 2D layer
  • Film & TV damage
  • Procedural lens dirt
  • Light flare design kit including anamorphic lens flares, auto flares, gleam, glow, light
  • flares, light rays, light streaks, neon glow
  • Turn panoramic images into wraparound environments
  • Apply bump maps to layers
  • Correct rolling shutter distortion
  • Remove unwanted noise and grain
  • Clone specific areas of the frame
  • Remove unwanted objects from your shots

Supported formats

  • Video: Quicktime, AVCHD, AVI, M2T, M2TS, MOV, MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC), MPEG-1
    Audio: AAC, MP3, M4A, MPA, WAV, WMA
  • Image & sequences: BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, TGA
  • 3D: LWO, 3DS, OBJ
  • Project: HFP (HitFilm Project), HFCS (HitFilm Composite Shot)
  • Camera data: MA (Maya formatted)
  • Export: Quicktime, OpenEXR, MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC), Image sequence (PNG, JPG,
    BMP), AVI (uncompressed, PAL DV, NTSC DV), YouTube direct upload

Minimum system requirements

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, OS X 10.8 ¡®Mountain Lion¡¯, OS X 10.9 ¡®Mavericks¡¯
  • 64-bit operating system
  • 650MB free hard disk space for installation

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