Hitfilm 15 has recently been released, both the Pro version and the simpler Express. Hitfilm Pro 15 has got a new, automatic stabilisation function, to be found in the effects section. Not much can be adjusted, only how much the software should intervene. In addition, a simple motion tracking of picture objects directly from the timeline is now possible (uE has been doing this since version 13, but is listed here as new).
Furthermore, the Pro version offers some additional color settings. For example, selected color values can be modified in terms of hue, brightness and saturation, with the option to leave skin tones and black and white untouched. It should also be possible to replace colour tones easily.
New in both versions (Pro and Express) are advanced mask tools that allow more different mask shapes to be created, as well as the following features and effects:
- Crop / Pan & Zoom effect, for example to create pans from material with high resolution
- GoPro FX Reframe effect, for extracting "normal" videos from 360° material
- four new presets for belly banding / text fade-ins in the lower image area
- WAV audio export
Last but not least the workflows have been improved, the import of image sequences and new plugin presets have been added.
The editing and VFX software Hitfilm Pro 15 costs 349 Euro, the express version can be used for free.