Does hitfilm 4 pro have a yearly cost? or is it just one fee in the beginning?
One time purchase, no yearly subscription.
Not a yearly cost per se. Just the cost of an upgrade when "major" upgrades come out. In between, the good folks at FXHome release free updates to fix minor issues along the way.
You are not obligated to pay for upgrades either. Unless you want them. Its up to you to decide if the next feature set is worth it. If you don't upgrade to a major release your current version will run just fine. You own it and you can stop there and continue to run the software.
This is why I like these guys. No subscription baloney.
Thank you so much!