FXHOME is a company that released the all-in-one editing software called HitFilm (We wrote about the Mac version here). HitFilm is a great tool for aspiring filmmakers as it gives you a great variety of features, including built-in effects, thus not requiring additional plug-in investment. It comes in three versions: Standard, Express and Ultimate. The first one being free, second priced at $149, and the third at $399. FXHOME has announced a special offer: their $149 Express version can now be downloaded for absolutely free. This offer is only valid through February 4. At the same time they're offering the ultimate version for $100 less than the regular price.
Here's a short highlight of HitFilm Express options (info via hitfilm.com):
- Supports 1080p
- Includes Blood spray, Gunfire, Lightning & Electricty Particle & simulation effects
- Includes Flicker, Grain, Jitter, Noise, Shake and Stutter Grunge effects
- Includes True 3D compositing
- Overall number of built-in effects: 103
If you're interested in the, you might want to look up their youtube channel (link here), as they've uploded some training videos for Express: Compositing concepts, Motion tracking and Muzzle flashes & sparks.