Basic editing software can only take your films so far. So, we created Ignite Express 2017: the first-of-its-kind, set of 90+ FREE plugins to drive your editor into high gear.

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  • Adobe
    After Effects
  • Adobe
    Premiere Pro
  • Apple
    Final Cut Pro X
  • Apple
    Motion
  • Sony
    Catalyst
  • Blackmagic Design
    DaVinci Resolve
  • The Foundry
    NUKE
  • Grass Valley
    EDIUS
  • Avid
    Media Composer
  • Vegas Pro 14

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Today is your last day with an average editor. Get ready to unlock the next level of editing with 300+ color grading, keying and VFX plugins and presets. Fire up your films with cinematic color grades, crisp green screen composites, and killer effects.

The best part: it’s 100% free and ready to rock in any editor you choose.

Visual Effects

Scale up production value and dramatic flare with advanced VFX plugins. Slash through the dark side with lightswords, or pierce the heavens with lightning and electricity effects.

Just drag, drop, and dazzle.

  • Motion Trails
  • Derez
  • Displacement
  • Witness Protection
  • Lightswords
  • Radio Waves
  • Sphere
  • Grain
  • Shake
  • Parallax
  • Lightning & Electricity
  • Rain on Glass
  • Light Flares
  • Neon Glow

...and more

Keying Tools

Make bold and believable composites with advanced keying plugins. Eliminate that lingering green screen outline and add realistic bloom around your foreground elements. Put the finishing touches on your masterpiece with the matte cleaner tool to seamlessly smooth edges around the key.

  • Chroma UV Blur
  • Color Difference Key
  • Demult
  • Difference Key
  • Hue & RGB Key
  • Luminance Key
  • Crush Blacks & Whites Alpha
  • Invert Alpha
  • Light Wrap
  • Matte Cleaner
  • Remove Color Matting
  • Set Matte
  • Spill Removal

...and more

Cinematic Color

Go for gold (orange, or teal) with the Ignite Express color kit. Experiment with hues, exposure, and hyperstylized effects to create your own signature film look. Get beautifully-shot scenes to look like long-lost video, or create an Emmy-worthy color fix, instantly, with our suite of Auto-Correct color tools.

  • Color Temperature
  • Crush Blacks & Whites
  • Hotspots
  • White Balance
  • Day for Night
  • Hue Colorize
  • Hue Shift
  • Three Strip Color
  • Two Strip Color
  • Vignette
  • Grain
  • Radial Gradient
  • Noise
  • Diffuse

...and more

Workflow

No restrictions. No time limits.

Ignite Express 2017 neatly plugs into 10 major hosts to create a hassle-free workflow – and it’s fully compatible with Mac or PC.

360° video

  • 360° Video Transform
  • 360° Video Viewer

Blurs

  • Diffuse
  • Lens Blur
  • Motion Blur
  • Radial Blur
  • Zoom Blur

Color correction

  • Auto Color
  • Auto Contrast
  • Auto Levels
  • Color Temperature
  • Crush Blacks & Whites
  • Hotspots
  • White Balance

Color grading

  • Day for Night
  • Hue Colorize
  • Hue Shift
  • Three Strip Color
  • Two Strip Color
  • Vignette

Stylize

  • Cartoon
  • Emboss
  • Find Edges
  • Glow Darks
  • Posterize
  • Solarize
  • Threshold

Temporal

  • Motion Trails
  • Speed
  • Time Displacement
  • Time Reverse

Distort

  • Bulge
  • Chromenator
  • Derez
  • Displacement
  • Insect Vision
  • Mosaic
  • Twirl
  • Waves
  • Witness Protection

Generate

  • Caustics
  • Clouds
  • Dimension Rift
  • Drop Shadow
  • End Credits Crawl
  • Fractal Noise
  • Grid
  • Letterbox
  • Lightsword (Glow)
  • Lightsword (2-point Auto)
  • Lightsword (4-point Manual)
  • Pond Ripple
  • Radio Waves
  • Reflection
  • Sphere
  • Tile
  • Timecode

Grunge

  • Grain
  • Half Tone
  • Jitter
  • Noise
  • Shake
  • Stutter

Scene

  • Parallax

Gradients & fills

  • Radial Gradient

Keying

  • Chroma UV Blur
  • Color Difference Key
  • Demult
  • Difference Key
  • Hue & RGB Key
  • Luminance Key

Lights & flares

  • Auto Light Flares
  • Glow
  • Light Flares
  • Neon Glow

Matte enhancement

  • Alpha Brightness & Contrast
  • Crush Blacks & Whites Alpha
  • Erode White
  • Invert Alpha
  • Light Wrap
  • Matte Cleaner
  • Remove Color Matting
  • Set Matte
  • Spill Removal

Particles & simulation

  • Lightning & Electricity
  • Rain on Glass

Video clean-up

  • Clone Stamp

Warp

  • Action Cam Lens Distort
  • Bezier Warp
  • Perspective Warp
  • Polar Warp
  • Quad Warp
  • Spherical Warp
  • Vortex Displacement Warp

Frequently Asked Questions

Express and Pro - what’s the difference?

Ignite Express 2017 is our completely free set of over 90 color grading and visual effects plugins (300+ effects and presets). Ignite Pro is our master-level arsenal of our most powerful VFX plugins like Chroma Key, Atomic Particles and 360° Text. Get a detailed look at plugins in Pro versus Ignite here.

Free plugins, what’s the catch?

No catch, keep your soul. We want to put great software in the hands of great filmmakers. Your budget shouldn’t limit your ambition. Take your plugins and make something cool.

How do I open Ignite Express?

Ignite Express is a set of plugins that fit into your software – so you’ll need to launch your editor* to use them.

Download and activate Ignite Express. Open your go-to editor –all your new VFX plugins will be revved up and ready to go in your Effects panel**.

*Ignite Express works with 10 different supported editors, including Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, 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. **Display details may vary depending on your editor.

How many computers can I install this on?

Ignite Express can only be used on one computer at a time, but you can use it in as many editors on that computer as you want. Getting a new computer? Easily transfer your license by uninstalling on your old one and reinstalling it on your new one. Boom, done.

I need more VFX. What do I do?

Sounds like you’re ready to advance to Pro and collect 150 master-level plugins.

Will my computer run HitFilm?

  • Windows PC - 64-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • Apple Mac - OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan or macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Internet connection required for online activation and web services
  • Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or AMD equivalent
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Graphics processor with at least 512 MB video memory.
    2GB or more recommended for 4K UHD.
    Earliest graphics cards HitFilm supports:
    • NVIDIA GeForce 9 Series (2008)
    • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series (2009)
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000 (GT2) (2012)
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