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HitFilm 3 Pro Update Includes New Effects Posted about 5 years ago by Simon Day - Posted in General

The highly impressive and affordable HitFilm 3 Pro has recieved a second big (free) update.

Update no. 2 includes 3 new effects; deinterlace, LUT and vignette exposure. Along with this, other improvements and fixes have been implemented.

Here's a rundown of the 3 brand new effects.

LUT - Instant Film Looks

It's now possible to use look up tables inside HitFilm 3 Pro thanks to the new LUT effect. LUTs are used to transform color values, which ensures accurate color correction across multiple software and hardware setups.

LUT can also provide a powerful way to offer a one-click grade, simulating specific film stocks and processing techniques. Applying a LUT to flat footage can yield some fantastic looking results.

An example is below, the image on the left is a still from the original footage, the other two have presets applied to them.

Vignette Exposure

This alternate vignette effect takes a different approach to the standard vignette. Instead of applying a colored or black overlay to create the vignetting, this new effect adjusts the exposure in the affected area.

Here's an example of the new vignette exposure applied to an image (note this is a non-subtle example to demonstrate how it works).


The final new effect is called deinterlace.

HitFilm chose to add this to tackle older footage that is interlaced, HitFilm 3 Pro now provides a competent solution to remedy this.

There are two methods on offer. Field separation does a basic removal of one of the fields, deinterlacing the footage but resulting in lower resolution footage. Alternatively you have field displacement, which utilizes optical flow techniques to blend the two fields together, creating a new, full resolution frame.

Improvements and bug fixes

Here's a list of everything else this juicy update features.

- Fixed issues when importing large numbers of Quicktime movies in Windows version

- Improve the loading performance of HitFilm plugins in Final Cut Pro X and Motion

- Fixed depth sorting in atomic particles

- 3D model texture paths can now be saved as absolute or relative paths in project files according to user preference

- 3D model textures are now listed in the relink window if they are not found at their previous location

- Can now import indexed-color PNG image sequences

- Fixed issue where some TGA images displayed upside down

- Fixed issues of shortcuts not working in floated panels

- Fixed text layers not accepting text

- Various Viewer time and duration fixes

- Fixed control panel angle properties not snapping to 45 degrees

- Fixed layer pickers not refreshing after an undo

- Zooming in the Trimmer now works with trackpad and magic mouse

- Audio waveforms now generated on Editor timeline for proxied composite shots

- Particles no longer disappear from view unexpectedly

- Fixed render issue with masks applied to 3D effect and model layers

- Fixed some effects incorrectly invalidating proxies (eg atomic)

- Fixed Denoise effect to preserve masked regions

- Fixed 16-bit rendering issue with models and particles in 3D unified space

- 3D masking of particles using deflectors now works when the simulation is set to 2D

- Frame thumbnails now update after relinking assets

- Billboarded layers now render correctly in non-active camera view

- Various OpenFX fixes

- Various stability fixes

- Various UI fixes

- Various styling tweaks

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