HitFilm 2 Ultimate for Mac OS X

October 2, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software | 0 Comments |
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FXhome has announced the release date of its HitFilm 2 Ultimate video editing and visual effects software. HitFilm 2 Ultimate offers video editing, visual effects and compositing in one package for creative filmmakers. Thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year (raising £58,126 – more than double the £25,000 goal), the independent UK-based developer has been able to complete the Mac version of the software for release in 2013. Previously only available for Windows PCs, the new release will come with two installers, Mac and PC, for up to three machines per licence. 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 PC version will also get an update with new features. HitFilm 2 Ultimate will be available from 4 November 2013 for $399 / £299..

FXhome Press Release

FXhome launches HitFilm 2 Ultimate for Mac

Powerful professional video editing software now available for the first time on Mac

Norwich, 1st October 2013 – FXhome, the software developer behind the popular HitFilm 2 Ultimate video editing and visual effects software, is pleased to announce that the software is now available on Mac, with the release date set for 4th November.

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.

Thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year (raising £58,126 – more than double the £25,000 goal), the independent UK-based developer has been able to complete the Mac version of the video production software for release in 2013. Previously only available for Windows PCs, the new release will come with two installers, Mac and PC, for up to three machines per licence.  FXhome also implemented a number of stretch goals into the Kickstarter campaign that not only gave backers free 3D models and stock, but also enabled them to develop new effects for all users and to organise forthcoming user events in the US.

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 PC version will also get an update with new features when the Mac version launches, so PC users stand to benefit too.

The beauty of HitFilm 2 Ultimate is that users can create a complete film with only one software program. Easy to learn and with limitless potential for discovery and customisation, HitFilm 2 Ultimate helps filmmakers learn the tricks and tools of video editing and visual effects, introducing techniques used by Hollywood visual effects artists.

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 (ripple, roll, slip and slide), over 150 effects, groundbreaking 3D compositing and a revolutionary workflow. It also boasts particle simulators, professional chroma key and advanced colour 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 will be available from 4 November and costs $399 / £299. It will be available for purchase from http://hitfilm.com/ultimate. ;

HitFilm 2 Ultimate runs on Mac computers made since mid-2011. Minimum specifications are:
OS X 10.7 (Lion)
Intel Core 2 Duo processor
2GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 3000

The entry-level HitFilm 2 Express will remain Windows-only. It costs $149 / £119 and is available to purchase from http://hitfilm.com/express



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