More than 130 VFX, compositing, motion graphics and grading plugins now available for the first time
Norwich, 7 April 2014 - FXHOME has today announced that many of its VFX, compositing, motion graphics and grading effects will soon be available for the first time for After Effects, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and Motion. The versatile plugins collection from the software developer's popular HitFilm video editing programme will be launched at the 2014 NAB Show on 7-10 April in Las Vegas.
The plugins package takes the many effects present in HitFilm 2 Ultimate into multiple platforms, and ranges from visual effects and professional green screen compositing to procedural motion graphics and cinematic colour grading.
Filmmakers, visual effects artists and motion graphics designers will be able to utilise this diverse pack of plugins to create organic particle arrays, design light flares, generate procedural fire and lightening, and add 3D muzzle flashes to action sequences. The colourist's toolkit enables pro skin retouching, cine style looks, bleach bypass and day-for-night processing and film damage effects. It also offers distortion and warp effects, rolling shutter correction and temporal manipulation.
With something for every project, users only need to buy the plugins once and they get two licences to install them in all their post-production software, including After Effects, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and Motion.
Joshua Davies, FXHOME founder and CEO, explained: "We have taken the advanced technology in HitFilm 2 Ultimate to create a plugins package that has been designed to work seamlessly across all the industry-leading host platforms. GPU-accelerated and optimised for high performance and professional rendering quality, this collection brings HitFilm's great range of visual effects to a broader audience."
The plugins have been designed to fit seamlessly into a user's workflow wherever they are needed. Engineered to provide maximum power and versatility, when combined with a video editing platform they form an unrivalled post-production toolkit. Each plugin is highly customisable and useful in a practical workflow. With GPU hardware acceleration, the plugins also utilise the power of a computer's graphics card for fast performance, even when working in full 3D with complex effects, to enable 3D visual effects and compositing to be rendered quickly. Professional hardware will also be able to display many complex effects in near real time.
FXHOME has a close relationship with many YouTube stars who began using its video editing software early on. Freddie Wong, co-creator of VGHS and RocketJump Studios, describes HitFilm 2 Ultimate as "…in our opinion, the single best software package for aspiring visual effects artists and filmmakers."
Ryan Connolly, creator and host of Film Riot, commented, "HitFilm is a love letter to the indie and no budget filmmaking community and its effects and presets show that FXHOME is a company that really understands filmmakers' needs. With HitFilm effects now available to AE, Premiere, Vegas and FCPX users, it's an even bigger win for visual effects artists and motion graphics designers everywhere."
Key plugins features include:
HitFilm Plugins will be available to purchase from 16th April 2014 and costs $499/£409/€469.
Media information, including examples, logos, packshots, screenshots and reviewer's guides, can be downloaded from hitfilm.com/media-info
The HitFilm YouTube channel features tutorials, filmmaking techniques and occasional short films: www.youtube.com/fxhomehitfilm
FXHOME is a leading UK software developer and consultancy firm, specialising 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, available for both Windows and Mac.
For more information see FXHOME.com.