Now Available: FXHOME HitFilm 2 Ultimate for Mac

HitFilm 2 is now on Mac!

The big day is here. HitFilm 2 Ultimate is now available for Mac filmmakers!

The OS X version brings all the visual effects, compositing and video editing features enjoyed by Windows users to the Mac platform for the first time.

News: Toolfarm Announces Worldwide Distribution Partnership with FXHOME

Today’s update also brings new features to the Windows version with two brand new effects. Existing users will get an update notification the next time you run the software.

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Visual effects in HitFilm 2 Ultimate

3D compositing in HitFilm 2 Ultimate

Video editing in HitFilm 2 Ultimate

HitFilm 2 Ultimate license allows 3 activations, on any platforms. So if you have both a Mac and a Windows PC you can install on both of them without having to pay anything extra.

Highlights:

Easy to use: Incredible power in an intuitive interface. Fast to learn, with limitless potential for discovery.

Multi-track video editing: HitFilm’s editor includes all the essential editing tools: ripple, roll, slip and slide, plus timeline graphs for opacity and volume.150 effects included: HitFilm 2 Ultimate includes over 150 professional effects. Design unique, high quality visuals for your projects with vast customization options and an intuitive interface. No plug-ins required.

World class particle simulator: Design your own 3D particle effects with physics-driven behaviour including deflectors with impact reactions.

Work with 3D models: Built-in support for using 3D models inside HitFilm, with lights, shadows, motion blur and depth of field. It’s a revolutionary workflow.

2D & 3D tracking: Super-fast optical flow feature tracking plus mocha HitFilm for planar tracking and 3D camera solving. The perfect tracking solution.

Organic particle arrays: Create stunning, organic, fractal animations with hundreds of thousands of particles. The shapes can even animate automatically to music.

Import 3D camera tracking data: Camera tracking data from software such as PFHoe, SynthEyes, Boujou and Voodoo can be imported to HitFilm 2 Ultimate, enabling advanced 3D compositing.

Procedural destruction: Shatter your videos and images into thousands of 3D fragments, add realistic gunfire to your props, create electrical storms and splash blood across your lens.

Grunge & damage: Age your video with realistic film & TV damage, lens dirt, artificial grain, automatic shake and optical flow motion blur.

Lights & flares: Design your own lens flares and have them lock automatically to the brightest parts of your frame. Create volumetric light rays and anamorphic streaks for beautiful lens effects.

Superior 2D & 3D compositing: Combine traditional 2D layer compositing with an advanced 3D workspace and sophisticated animation controls.

Keying & matte creation: Professional, fully featured chroma key for green screen removal and a wide range of tools for perfecting and enhancing your composites.

Lights & shadows: Create lights in 3D space that cast realistic shadows. Essential for matching the lighting in your live action shots.

Depth of field: HitFilm’s 3D cameras work just like real cameras, with optional depth of field automatically blurring layers based on their relative distance from the lens.

Motion blur: Turn on automatic motion blur for more realistic movement of your 2D and 3D layers.

About FXHOME:

FXHOME is a leading UK software developer and consultancy firm, specializing in video and photo products, web design and bespoke third party solutions for professional and amateur filmmakers and photographers.

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 for Mac OS X and Windows and the HitFilm series for Windows.

 

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News: Toolfarm Announces Worldwide Distribution Partnership with FXHOME

San Francisco, CA – Nov 4, 2013 – Toolfarm, the world’s largest reseller of motion graphics, visual effects and 3D plug-ins for the global creative community, announced today a worldwide distribution partnership with FXHOME, further enhancing its vast catalog of quality digital media tools for the media and entertainment industry.  Toolfarm will carry FXHOME’s software line of still image and video products, including its popular HitFilm 2 Ultimate software, which offers unique 3D compositing, visual effects and video editing software for creative filmmakers.  Previously only available on the Windows platform, this distribution agreement unveils the release of HitFilm 2 for the Macintosh platform, available immediately.

Now Available: FXHOME HitFilm 2 Ultimate for Mac

HitFilm 2 Ultimate offers video editing, visual effects and compositing in one package for creative filmmakers. Powerful and affordable, HitFilm 2 Ultimate reflects FXHOME’s ethos to help the next generation of filmmakers by bringing professional concepts to all filmmakers, regardless of age, experience or budget.  Easy to learn and with limitless potential for discovery and customization, HitFilm 2 Ultimate helps filmmakers learn the tricks and tools of video editing and visual effects, introducing techniques used by Hollywood visual effects artists.

Thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year (raising $93,000 – more than double the $40,000 goal) the Norwich, United Kingdom based developer has been able to complete the Macintosh version of HitFilm 2 Ultimate in 2013.  Previously only available for Windows, the new release will come with two installers, Mac and PC, for up to three machines per license.  

New customers who purchase HitFilm 2 Ultimate can choose whether to download the Mac or PC installer, or both. All existing HitFilm users will automatically get access to the Mac version at no extra cost and the Windows version will also get an update with new features when the Mac version launches, so Windows users stand to benefit too.

Joshua Davies, FXHOME founder and CEO, commented, “When we launched the first version of HitFilm on Windows in 2011 we were inundated with requests for a Mac version. If you’re making video software you have to be on Mac, but, as a small developer, it’s expensive to go cross-platform. The Kickstarter campaign not only enabled us to bring the Mac version to market a lot sooner, but also to enhance HitFilm 2 Ultimate with new visual effects features so that PC users benefit too.”

Combining cutting edge visual effects capabilities and video editing with an intuitive interface, HitFilm 2 Ultimate includes essential editing tools, over 150 effects, groundbreaking 3D compositing and a revolutionary workflow. It also boasts particle simulators, professional chroma key and advanced color correction, import and animation of 3D models, 2D tracking features and 3D camera-solving, and extensive titling and motion graphics tools.

“HitFilm is growing every month, thanks to our community – not only the Kickstarter backers but also those who have supported us and our software from the start,” Davies added. “Our users are hugely important to us. They are the next generation of filmmakers and supporting young and indie filmmakers is the core reason that FXHOME was founded ten years ago.”

HitFilm 2 Ultimate retails for $399.  It is now available for purchase from http://www.toolfarm.com.

Media information, including examples, logos, packshots, screenshots and reviewer’s guides, can be downloaded from http://www.toolfarm.com/images/uploads/vendors/logos/fxHome. 

The HitFilm YouTube channel features tutorials, filmmaking techniques and occasional short films: http://www.youtube.com/fxhomehitfilm. 

About Toolfarm

Founded in 1999, San Francisco based Toolfarm is the world’s largest reseller of motion graphics, visual effects and 3D plug-ins for the global creative community.  Recognized for reliable distribution, high-quality customer service, community and training, Toolfarm is THE place for creative professionals to learn about and shop for all video related plug-ins.

About FXHOME

FXHOME is a leading UK software developer and consultancy firm, specializing in video and photo products, web design and bespoke third party solutions for professional and amateur filmmakers and photographers.  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.

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News: FXhome’s HitFilm for Mac WOW!!!

I remember adding HitFilm for Windows only to our store a year or two ago. I was really bummed that it wasn’t available for Mac, my platform of choice. They did a super successful Kickstarter campaign in Spring 2013. People are really excited about the release!

Here are a few highlights of HitFilm, which will be available for the Mac very soon. They are always working on features so I’m expecting to see even more.

Easy to use

Incredible power in an intuitive interface. Fast to learn, with limitless potential for discovery.

Multi-track video editing

HitFilm’s editor includes all the essential editing tools

ripple, roll, slip and slide, plus timeline graphs for opacity and volume.

150 effects included

HitFilm 2 Ultimate includes over 150 professional effects. Design unique, high quality visuals for your projects with vast customization options and an intuitive interface. No plug-ins required.

World class particle simulator

Design your own 3D particle effects with physics-driven behaviour including deflectors with impact reactions.

Organic particle arrays

Create stunning, organic, fractal animations with hundreds of thousands of particles. The shapes can even animate automatically to music.

Work with 3D models

Built-in support for using 3D models inside HitFilm, with lights, shadows, motion blur and depth of field. It’s a revolutionary workflow.

2D & 3D tracking

Super-fast optical flow feature tracking plus mocha HitFilm for planar tracking and 3D camera solving using Imagineer mocah. The perfect tracking solution.

Import 3D camera tracking data

Camera tracking data from software such as PFHoe, SynthEyes, Boujou and Voodoo can be imported to HitFilm 2 Ultimate, enabling advanced 3D compositing.

Superior 2D & 3D compositing

Combine traditional 2D layer compositing with an advanced 3D workspace and sophisticated animation controls.

Keying & matte creation

Professional, fully featured chroma key for green screen removal and a wide range of tools for perfecting and enhancing your composites.

Lights & flares

Design your own lens flares and have them lock automatically to the brightest parts of your frame. Create volumetric light rays and anamorphic streaks for beautiful lens effects.

Lights & shadows

Create lights in 3D space that cast realistic shadows. Essential for matching the lighting in your live action shots.

Depth of field

HitFilm’s 3D cameras work just like real cameras, with optional depth of field automatically blurring layers based on their relative distance from the lens.

Procedural destruction

Shatter your videos and images into thousands of 3D fragments, add realistic gunfire to your props, create electrical storms and splash blood across your lens.

Grunge & damage

Age your video with realistic film & TV damage, lens dirt, artificial grain, automatic shake and optical flow motion blur.

Motion blur

Turn on automatic motion blur for more realistic movement of your 2D and 3D layers.

Want to Learn more about HitFilm

Download a free trial of HitFilm! – Right now the Mac version is currently in beta but if you’re a Windows user, try it out now.

FXhome HitFilm Ultimate and FXhome HitFilm Express – available for Windows only at this moment but thev Mac version is coming soon!

Tutorials: FxHome HitFilm v2 Ultimate: Several New Tutorials and Tips

Sony Vegas Pro Suite – comes with HitFilm!

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