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HitFilm combines editing, visual effects and compositing


FXhome HitFilm Ultimate video compositing After Effects particles screenshot FXhome released HitFilm, a new video product that ties 3D compositing, visual effects and video editing together in one application. Available in two versions, HitFilm Standard and HitFilm Ultimate, the software includes 3D cameras with depth of field and motion blur simulation, multiple keying filters for high quality green screen removal and extensive masking capabilities. Color filters provide essential color correction and stylish color grading tools. Realistic effects include explosions, gunfire, light flares, shockwaves, sparks and debris. HitFilm Ultimate includes a fully customizable particle simulator with sophisticated physics behavior with deflectors and forces, procedural fire and lightning and the ability to import 3D camera tracking data. HitFilm Standard ($149 US / 120 EUR, 105 GBP) and HitFilm Ultimate ($399 US / 325 EUR / 285 GBP) are available now for 32- and 64-bit Windows systems. Demos are available here. [source]

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Apogee Duet, Quartet and Ensemble now include Waves plug-in bundles

Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt photoApogee Electronics announced that their Duet, Quartet and Ensemble audio interfaces for Mac OS X now include Waves plug-in bundles. Customers who purchase a new Apogee Duet for $649 US from an authorized dealer on or after June 8, 2015 can register their product and receive a license for the Waves Silver plug-in bundle (a $600 US value). Similarly, customers who purchase Apogee Quartet for $1495 US or Ensemble Thunderbolt for $2595 US can receive a license for the Waves Gold plug-in bundle (an $800 US value). Waves Silver bundle features 16 essential audio plug-ins for reverb, compression, equalization and more. The industry's most popular plug-in bundle, Waves Gold, includes 35 essential plug-ins that bring a wealth of mixing and mastering power to your studio. The plug-ins are available as a software download upon registration. [source]

Vue 2015.2 PLEs and trials are now available
The 2015.2 Personal Learning Editions are fully functional versions of VUE xStream/Infinite 2015. [more]
Media 100 announces Yosemite support, new $99 pricing
Boris FX and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announced Media 100 Suite version 2. [more]
Digieffects: Video Wall for After Effects
The new Video Wall from Digieffects is an After Effects plug-in designed to make video walls in just seconds with very little technical knowledge needed. [more]
Propellerhead Reason 8.3 update
Propellerhead Software announced Reason 8.3, the newest update to its flagship music production software. [more]
Avid Pro Tools 12.1
Avid announced the release of Pro Tools 12.1. This update kicks off the new software release cycle that comes with the new flexible licensing plans, which promises frequent ongoing feature and stability updates. [more]
Avid Media Composer update 8.4 introduces projects with custom frame sizes
Avid launched a new update of Media Composer (8.4) with new features, including the ability to set custom frame sizes for your projects; native support for the Sony XAVC-I format (using the latest Sony AMA plug-in), and ProRes 2K/4K/UHD media; display of EIA-608 Closed Caption data from the 436M ANC stream; the new Timeline Quick Find field; the possibility to resize the monitors in Media Composer to a much larger size than before; different adapter display icons in timeline; the AAX plug-in factory-provided presets; alpha channel support when exporting QuickTime DNxHR files; the ability to export inactive audio tracks; and much more! You are entitled to this new update if you have a Subscription, Floating or Perpetual License that is under an active Upgrade & Support plan. [more]

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