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HitFilm Ultimate, developed by UK-based video effects experts FXhome Ltd., enables Vegas™ Pro users to add powerful visual effects to their projects such as smoke, flames, muzzle flash, and other particle effects. Groundbreaking 2D and 3D compositing make it possible to import 3D models, animate them, and customize the lighting for realistic results. Packed with over 150 professional effects, it is the perfect companion to Vegas Pro.

New! Project Integration with Vegas Pro 12

A video file on the Vegas Pro timeline can be sent directly to HitFilm, automatically converting the timeline event to a HitFilm project. As visual effects are added in HitFilm, the changes are instantly updated in Vegas Pro every time the project is saved.

Share video between Vegas Pro and HitFilm.
Incorporate 3D in Hitfilm from Cinema4D and 3D Studio Max files.

New! 3D Model support

3D models can now be used in HitFilm, including ordinary .obj, Cinema4D and 3D Studio Max files. Individual parts of a model can be animated independently, and 3D models interact with all of HitFilm’s core systems- lights, shadows, cameras, motion blur and depth of field- for highly realistic rendering results.

New! Professional Chroma key

Professional quality green screen removal has never been easier. HitFilm 2 Ultimate offers super-fine control over green screen extraction and matte work, for incredibly precise keying.

Professional Chroma key from HitFilm2.
HitFilm 2 includes over 120 professional visual effects.

Visual Effects

HitFilm 2 Ultimate includes over 120 professional effects for blurring, sharpening, distorting, warping, color correcting and stylizing your videos. Design unique, film quality visuals for your projects by combining multiple effects to create entirely unique results.

Invisibility & Cloning

Create futuristic camouflage and wizard invisibility cloaks with the versatile displacement effect, or use split screen and masking to clone your actors.

Invisibility and cloning
Use dynamic generators to create effects that include fire, smoke film damage and 3D muzzle flashes.

Dynamic Generators

Unique generators give you fine control over the elements, including fire, smoke, blood, lightning, electricity, film damage and 3D muzzle flashes.

Superior 2D & 3D Compositing

Create stunning visuals with HitFilm 2 Ultimate’s arsenal of 2D and 3D compositing tools. Combines traditional 2D layer compositing with an advanced 3D workspace and sophisticated animation controls.

Superior 2D and 3D compositing.
Use HitFilm's plugins to provide color correction and advanced grading for finishing or export.

2D & 3D Tracking

Super-fast, optical flow feature tracking, plus mocha for accurate 3D camera solving are the perfect combination for a wide range of tracking situations.

Finishing & Export

HitFilm 2 Ultimate includes over 30 plug-ins for color correction and advanced grading. Export high quality HD video from HitFilm, or send the project to Vegas Pro 12 for finishing and mastering.

New! Atomize and Shatter

Break layers into 3D chunks or thousands of tiny particles. Create stunning arrays of fluctuating fractal shapes and move the debris in 3D.

New! Rolling Shutter & Camera Shake tool

Remove rolling shutter and repair shaky hand-held footage.

New! Optical Flow-powered Motion Blur

Add realistic motion blur to any layer, even pre-filmed or pre-rendered video layers, using optical flow technology.

New! Automatic Light Flares & Lens Dirt

Unique procedural lens dirt and anamorphic effects add to the current customizable, automatic optical lens flares options in HitFilm’s lighting kit.

World-Class 3D Particle Simulation

HitFilm 2 Ultimate’s cutting edge particle simulator includes amazing 3D physics, dynamic forces, and multiple collision deflectors.

Vegas Pro 12 system requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® 64-bit SP2, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows® 8 64-bit, or Windows® 8.1 64-bit operating system
  • 2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3D)
  • 1.2 GB hard-disk space for program installation
  • 750 MB hard-disk space for content installation
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • OHCI-compatible IEEE-1394DV card (for DV and HDV capture and print-to-tape)
  • USB 2.0 connection (for importing from AVCHD, XDCAM EX, NXCAM, or DVD camcorders)
  • 512 MB GPU memory
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
  • Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
  • Supported DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW (for DVD burning only)
  • Supported BD-R/-RE drive (for Blu-ray Disc™ burning only)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.51 (included on application disc)
  • Apple® QuickTime® 7.1.6 or later for reading and writing QuickTime files
  • Internet Connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service)
  • GPU-accelerated video processing and rendering require an OpenCL™-supported NVIDIA®, AMD/ATI™, or Intel® GPU with 512MB memory or more. Detailed specifications and driver requirements can be found at:
  • NewBlueFX Titler Pro requires either an NVIDIA or AMD/ATI graphics card. See above for details.

You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software.

HitFilm 2 system requirements

  • Minimum graphics card requirements: Intel HD 3000, NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT or AMD/ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT with at least 512 MB video memory and support for OpenGL 2.0. For a complete listing of supported cards, visit

HitFilm 2 UltimateVegas Pro 12 Suite resources

HitFilm integration with Vegas Pro 12 and Movie Studio Platinum 12

While Vegas™ Pro 12 and Movie Studio Platinum 12 contain plenty of powerful compositing tools that cover many of your compositing needs, sometimes you need more. That's why we've worked very closely with the good people at FXhome to create tight integration between Vegas Pro and Movie Studio Platinum and their HitFilm products. Go »

Software Review: Vegas Pro 12 from Sony Creative Software

"I found Vegas Pro 12 to be very easy to work with and very professional in its capabilities. " T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Go » All Reviews »

Vegas Pro 12

An update to Vegas Pro 12 software was posted on November 22, 2013. Go »

Sony Rolls the Dice on Vegas Pro 12 Suite

"The Vegas Pro 12 Suite is a winner!"Al Caudullo, Go » All Reviews »

Adding Closed Captioning to your Vegas Pro project

In this article, we'll take a look at how you can create both CEA-608 and CEA-708 format closed captioning for your video projects. Go »

Creative compositing and effects with Vegas Pro 12 and HitFilm 2 Ultimate

In this free webinar, we examine how Vegas™ Pro 12 and HitFilm 2 Ultimate work together to produce nearly any composite or special effect that you can imagine. Go »

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