What can I do without add on packs?

Can I make lightsabers and stuff without add on packs, or do I have to spend money to make star wars videos with Hitfilm Express? I'm thirteen, and I have Hitfilm on two computers. I have to make a video with lightsabers in it for school, and I currently have no money to spend. What effects are possible on Hitfilm Express without add-on packs?


  • Should I just get Ignite Express? Is everything on there free?

  • You can make Star Wars light saber videos in HitFilm Express 2017 without purchasing any of the add-on packs. Take a look at these videos...





  • Am I able to do other things, too? Like I read the user guide and there were lots of cool effects in there. I don’t need add on packs for those, right?

  • There are a lot of things that you will need to buy add-on packs for, but there are a lot of things that you do not need the add-on packs for. Just let us know what you are looking to do, and the forum users will be happy to let you know the easiest way to accomplish it.

  • Getting Ignite Express is not necessary at all, it has some of the same effects you get in hitfilm express, Ignite express is for other programs such as After effects so that you can use some of hitfilms effects free in other programs :) Hope that explains Ignite express ;)

  • edited February 13

    I have Express and i have gotten by fine without any add on packs so far.

    There is TONS  in Express. you could (with a little planing) make a movie of you fighting yourself with light sabers, with nothing but Express.

  • @FlyingLlama I made this light saber fight short film in Express, and this was before the Light Sword Effect was available! That would have cut my post production time in half.


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