Installation & Activation

Installation & Activation

The latest version of HitFilm can always be downloaded from If you're trying the demo, you can find it here. If you've already purchased, you can download from your account.

System Requirements

In order for HitFilm Pro 2017 to run properly, it is necessary that it be installed on a system which meets or exceeds the following requirements.

OS: Windows PC - 64-bit version of Windows 8 or Windows 10; Apple Mac - OS X 10.11 El Capitan, MacOS 10.12 Sierra, or MacOS 10.13 High Sierra
Storage: 1.2 GB free hard disk space for installation
Processor: Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Intel Xeon (Nehalem) or AMD equivalent
RAM: 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
Graphics Processor: Graphics processor with at least 1 GB video memory.
2GB or more video memory recommended for 4K UHD.
Earliest graphics cards HitFilm supports:
 NVIDIA GeForce 400 Series (2010)
 AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series (2010)
 Intel HD Graphics 4000 (GT2) (2012)
Graphics Card Drivers: It is very important to have up-to-date drivers for your graphics card when using HitFilm.
For Mac users, the drivers are built into the OS and do not need to be updated separately.
For Windows users, it is recommended that you regularly check the website of your graphics card manufacturer (NVIDIA, AMD or Intel) for their latest drivers each month. The update built into Windows does not always report all updates, so it is recommended that you visit the manufacturer's site rather than rely on the Windows update for your drivers.
Internet: Internet connection required for online activation and web services. Offline activation is possible as well, but web services will be absent from the software.

Demo Mode

After installation, HitFilm Pro will start in demo mode. You can try out all the features and save projects, but you will not be able to export until you activate the software using your free serial code. Third party plugins are not supported in the demo, so features such as Boris 3D Objects and mocha HitFilm are not included in the demo. You can download demos of third party products from their manufacturers.


If you have purchased HitFilm Pro you can activate it immediately to use all of its features.

When you start the software choose Activate from the welcome screen.

Follow the on-screen instructions to activate your software. If it's the first time you have activated the software your serial code will be registered to your account at

You can also activate by going to the File menu, choosing Options and then selecting the Activation tab.

Installing on Another Computer

The HitFilm Pro license allows up to 3 concurrent activations. You can manage your activations in your online account.

If you exceed your number of activations your earliest activation will be deactivated and return to demo mode.

You can transfer to a new machine and reinstall as many times as you want, so there's no need to worry about losing your purchased software.