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HitFilm brings blockbuster visual effects to low budget indie filmmakers

FXhome’s new visual effects software HitFilm is changing perceptions of what is possible with low budget independent filmmaking. HitFilm makes cutting edge 3D compositing and visual effects more accessible and affordable than ever before and is available as a standalone product or bundled with Vegas Movie Studio from Sony Creative Software

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  • Visual effects and 3D compositing software for indie filmmakers

  • More affordable and accessible than ever before

  • Available in two versions: HitFilm Standard and HitFilm Ultimate

  • Also available with Sony Vegas Movie Studio

Norwich, England, 28 September 2011 – FXhome’s new visual effects software HitFilm is changing perceptions of what is possible with low budget independent filmmaking. HitFilm makes cutting edge 3D compositing and visual effects more accessible and affordable than ever before and is available as a standalone product or bundled with Vegas Movie Studio from Sony Creative Software.

Available in two versions, HitFilm redefines what is possible for indie and enthusiast filmmakers. Compositing features include 3D cameras with depth of field and motion blur simulation and easy greenscreen removal, while color filters are used for color correction and creating authentic ‘film looks’. Effects include explosions, muzzle flashes, light flares, shockwaves, sparks and debris. HitFilm includes its own video editor and works alongside third party editing software. The interface is simple to use without sacrificing the power needed by advanced users.

HitFilm Ultimate is designed for filmmakers who need full control over their creations, providing complete access to the 3D particle simulator and including exclusive effects and features such as lightning, procedural fire, advanced color grading and the ability to import 3D camera tracking data.

This is the first time visual effects, compositing and video editing at this level have been so affordable. HitFilm was showcased by Corridor Digital in their short film ‘Prism’, which has been watched over a million times online, and more filmmakers are discovering the software everyday and joining the HitFilm.com online community.

HitFilm is available in two versions: HitFilm Standard and HitFilm Ultimate. HitFilm Standard is aimed at beginners, students and casual filmmakers and includes extensive 3D compositing and effects. HitFilm Ultimate gives indie filmmakers and serious enthusiasts full creative control over their effects, with features that would normally cost much more than twice the price. HitFilm Standard is also available in the Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Visual Effects Suite from Sony Creative Software.

HitFilm Standard (USD$149, Euro€120, GBP£105) and HitFilm Ultimate (US$399, Euro€325, GBP£285) are available now for Windows PC from HitFilm.com.

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