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FXHOME Rolls Out HitFilm 3 Pro Editing and Visual Effects Tool

New in HitFilm 3 Pro are a redesigned editor and interface, 3D textures for particles, auto-tracking masks, OpenFX support, 3D fractal particle shapes, 3D camera projection and professional de-noising

FXHOME has announced that the latest version of its cutting-edge video editing and visual effects software, HitFilm 3 Pro, is now available for pre-order.

HitFilm 3 Pro is a post-production revolution, combining high quality editing tools, 3D compositing, 3D object rendering, an industry leading particle simulator and an expansive toolkit for advanced colour correction and grading, all in a single product. Over 180 fully customizable visual effects are included plus 130 plugins for use in Sony Vegas, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and Motion.

From films to documentaries, commercials to music videos, HitFilm 3 Pro has features for beginners and experts alike, combining depth and complexity with an intuitive simplicity. Modern filmmaking requires you to be an editor, VFX artist and colorist at the same time: HitFilm 3 Pro gives you everything you need.

New in HitFilm 3 Pro are a redesigned editor and interface, 3D textures for particles, auto-tracking masks, OpenFX support, 3D fractal particle shapes, 3D camera projection and professional de-noising. Over 20 new effects include 3D wireframe, heat distortion, auto volumetrics and more. Background proxying for complex VFX and a 16-bit OpenEXR pipeline make HitFilm 3 Pro an exciting choice for rapid, high quality post-production work.

The redesigned editing timeline gives users access to all the tools they need including slip, slice, ripple and roll edits, audio meters, keyframing and a new trimmer for fine control. Filmmakers craft projects in the fast, non-linear editor and can switch between multiple 3D compositing timelines as easily as changing tabs in a web browser.

HitFilm 3 Pro includes Academy Award-winning planar tracking from Imagineer Systems, providing mask tracking and 3D camera solving. Sony Vegas users can render HitFilm projects directly on the Vegas timeline. 64-bit architecture and GPU acceleration ensures the best performance across a wide range of hardware.

Filmmakers can generate thousands of particles with HitFilm 3 Pro, all of which are fully customisable in true 3D, from fleets of spaceships or swarms of creatures through to swirling snow, driving rain or thick dust and debris from an explosion. 

Videos, images, 3D models and particles can all be combined in a unified, 3D compositing environment. All elements are rendered accurately in relation to each other, making it easy to construct incredible scenes inside a single application. 

“HitFilm 3 Pro is the best product we’ve ever created and is the result of two years of intensive development. Since we set up back in 2001, FXHOME has stood for supporting the next generation of filmmakers,” explained Joshua Davies, FXHOME founder and CEO. “With HitFilm 3 Pro, we have created a compelling combination of power and price, putting professional visual effects and editing software in the hands of students, indie filmmakers, educational institutions, VFX studios and YouTube creators; in fact, anyone wanting power, choice and value in one package.”

HitFilm 3 Pro costs $299/£229 and is designed for filmmakers at all levels of post-production. 

Currently available for pre-order, it will be available to purchase from 24th November for both Mac and PC.

Minimum requirements are: 

- Mac OSX 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9

- 64 bit Windows Vista, 7, 8

One HitFilm 3 Pro license contains three separate activations, and includes the HitFilm Plugins package launched earlier this year. 

FXHOME is a tech company specializing in high quality software for filmmakers and photographers. Now with over 200,000 users worldwide and partnerships with Sony, Imagineer and others, FXHOME technology is a key resource for countless digital creatives. 

Founded in 2001 by Joshua Davies, FXHOME has developed a strong global community of users ranging from film students to independent filmmakers. The current product range includes PhotoKey 6 Pro and the HitFilm series, available for both Windows and Mac. 

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