HitFilm Pro 4 Tutorial | Visual Effects and Editing
HitFilm Pro 4 Tutorial | Visual Effects and Editing

What is Hitfilm pro?
HitFilm 4 Pro gives users a viable and affordable alternative to the other editing and visual effects software on the market.
If I’m being honest, I’ve been on the lookout for an alternative to Premiere Pro for quite some time. Considering that my living isn’t made in post-production work, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for me to pay for the software on a month-by-month subscription basis (which I’ve been doing since Creative Cloud was announced several years ago). Though DaVinci Resolve is the clear favorite to take over, I’m also intrigued by HitFilm 4 Pro, a software that aims to be an all-in-one solution for editing, visual effects, and 3D compositing.

First up, here’s a quick overview of the HitFilm Pro workflow. This video is demonstrated in HitFilm 3 Pro, so some of the functionality might have changed slightly (for the better) with the release of version 4.

Here’s a more in-depth video that shows off the editing capabilities in HitFilm. Again, this comes from HitFilm 3, but as far as I can tell, the editing interface and functionality haven’t changed much.

And here’s an overview of some of the VFX and 3D compositing features that have been added in HitFilm 4 Pro:

And here’s an in-depth list of the various features and abilities of HitFilm 4 Pro:

Editing & audio effects
Editing tools: trim, ripple, roll, slice, roll, slip, slide
Rate stretch for retiming
Clip & playhead snapping
Insert & overlay edits
Separate video & audio for J and L cuts
Transitions: dissolves, push, slide, split, wipe, zoom, fade, iris
Audio meters with peaking monitor
Audio effects: reverse, cathedral, channel levels, echo, equaliser, large/medium/small room, pitch, shortwave radio, telephone, tone
Mix formats, resolutions & frame rates
Upload direct to YouTube
Pre-built Vimeo & Instagram templates
and more…
2D layer compositing
3D compositing with cameras & lights
Includes mocha HitFilm (worth $59.95)
Broadcast quality chroma key
Spill simulation for perfect lighting match between layers
Matte cleaning & transferring
Import .ma camera tracking data (Boujou, SynthEyes, PFTrack etc)
Live rendering of 3D models
Video stabilization
Bezier controls for spatial interpolation
Multiple camera, perspective & orthographic views
Multiple blend modes
Ambient occlusion casting & receiving between layers
and more…
HitFilm 4 Pro Editing
Realistic 3D objects
Multiple light types: directional, spotlight, point, ambient
Texture slots: diffuse, specular, normal, bump
Real-time reflections & environment maps
Multiple 3D cameras with motion blur & depth of field
Wireframe rendering
Use 3D models as particle textures
Generate wraparound 3D environments from panoramas
Animation of individual model groups
Unified 3D space, enabling easy compositing with other 3D layers
and more…
World class 3D particle enginesHitFilm 4 Pro Logo
Texture options: static image, animated sequence, 3D model
Physics-powered: adjustable bounce, friction & mass
Full integration with 3D cameras, lights & shadow casting
Global & local physics forces: direction, attractor, detractor & turbulence
Generate sub-emitters – perfect for complex behavior such as fireworks
Particle simulator exists in unified 3D space, enabling easy compositing with other 3D layers
Form-based particles can be created from grid or 3D model shape
and more…
Effects library
Heat distortion
Blurs: Angle, bilateral, diffuse, lens bokeh, motion, radial, zoom
Sci-fi: Animated lasers
Lens dirt
Blood spray
Lightning & electricity
Rain on glass
and more…
HitFilm 4 Pro
Quick fixes: Auto color/contrast/levels
Color correction wheels
Levels histogram
Grading: Color cycle, color map, color phase, color vibrance, duo tone, hue colorize, hue
shift, invert, shadows & highlights, vibrance, vignette, tint
Damage simulation: Film damage, TV damage, flicker, jitter, shake, stutter
Repair: Sharpen, unsharpen, denoise, rolling shutter, pro skin retouch
Essentials: Brightness/contrast, color balance, color temperature, crush blacks & whites,
custom gray, exposure, gamma, hotspots & white balance
and more…

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