We’ve got some awesome news for all you budding filmmakers. Ignite Pro 2017 is getting the Express treatment! We’re now giving away over 90 impressive plugins to turn your editor into a VFX powerhouse for FREE.
Our mission is to provide you with the tools you need to create the films you want. Ignite Express 2017 is our next step towards that goal.
We asked Josh (our CEO) to chime in with his thoughts: “With Ignite Express, we can help editors all over the world tell great stories, no matter their workflow! It’s important to us that everyone has access to our powerful technology, so we’re thrilled to be able to offer these free plugins and open up a new world of possibilities for video editors and creators worldwide.”
So, what is Ignite Express 2017?
Good question! Ignite Express 2017 is a bundle of over 300 great effects and presets created by the HitFilm team.
These can be added directly into your current video editor, being compatible with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Sony Catalyst, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, The Foundry NUKE, Grass Valley EDIUS, Avid Media Composer, and Vegas Pro 14 and used however you like. Filmmaking should be accessible to everyone, regardless of budget or software, and we want your films to look incredible.
A few of the coolest features…
- Derez – Custom-built for Freddie Wong’s Video Game High School web series. Creates a digital glitching appearance.
- Insect vision – Creates the tiled appearance of a multi-faceted insect eye.
- Caustics – Recently covered in one of our tutorials, caustics simulates the distortion caused by viewing through a body of water.
- Letterbox – Simple and effective. The fastest and easiest way to add letterboxing to your movie. Presets enable you to quickly pick from standard film aspect ratios.
- Lightsword – The most efficient and high quality method for creating lightsaber-style effects, reducing the rotoscoping requirements and automating key visual elements such as the motion blur ‘streak’.
- Lightning & electricity – for all those action movie needs!
This is just a small sample of the awesome effects given to you for free in Ignite Express 2017. And when you’re ready for more power, there’s always Ignite Pro.
No catch. Anybody can download Ignite Express and use it for free, forever.
Why we’re doing this…
Why do we keep making great tools for free? Creativity shouldn’t be limited by software. We started HitFilm in 2011 with a single goal in mind: make professional-grade editing tools accessible to everyone. Today we stand with over 1.3 million filmmakers worldwide, proud of what we’ve built and excited to announce the next chapter in free-to-use HitFilm technology: Ignite Express 2017.
With this free set of plugins, filmmakers around the world can now use over 90 HitFilm grading tools and visual effects in their editor of choice. No restrictions, no time limits – just more power to make stunning visuals and epic action sequences.
We’ll keep making awesome (and affordable) tools. You keep making great films!