HitFilm Express

So you’ve heard about HitFilm Express. The most powerful free editing & VFX software in the world. Now, you can tailor Express to your creative needs with special features and effects add-ons.

There’s no stopping you.

JJ’s got lens flares, Tarantino likes his blood spray — what’s your signature move? Experiment with over 30 add-on packs to build your scenes and find your flavor.

360°

You want to be at the forefront of filmmaking? Good, so do we. Get hold of some of the best 360° filters and VFX available on the market with these add-on packs.

  • 360°: Toolkit Pack

    Break into the frontier of filmmaking with no patchy seams, grainy textures or distortions. Smooth and blend 360° video with effects like Blur, Fisheye and Unsharpen. See your work in full view with the new 360° Viewer Panel.

    • 360° Blur
    • 360° Channel Blur
    • 360° Fisheye Converter
    • 360° Unsharpen
    • 360° Text
    • 360° View Panel
  • 360°: Neon Lights Pack

    Get weapons that cut and fire from every angle. Secure a victory for the Rebel Alliance with double-bladed, 360° Lightswords, or scale up the Empire’s arsenal with 360° Animated lasers.

    Add the neon effect to text and shape layers to create life-like neon sign graphics that interact with surrounding elements.

    • 360° Animated Lasers
    • 360° Lightsword (2-Point Auto)
    • 360° Lightsword (4-Point Manual)
    • 360° Lightsword (Glow Only)
    • 360° Neon Path
    • 360° View Panel
  • 360°: VFX Pack

    Surround your audience with wild visuals and haunting lights with some of the best 360° VFX in the industry. Twirl, twist and blow them away.

    • 360° Bulge
    • 360° Fractal Noise
    • 360° Glow
    • 360° Glow Darks
    • 360° Magnify
    • 360° Twirl
    • 360° View Panel

3D

Extend your creative space to three dimensions with these packs. Treat yourself to a big, bold title sequence, import 3D models and even enjoy our highly coveted particle simulator - all in HitFilm Express.

  • 3D: Gunfire Pack

    Click, click, boom. Bring on the heat with this 3D gunfire pack — perfect for Spaghetti Western shootouts or an action-packed police chase.

    • Gunfire
  • 3D: Generate Pack

    Want a big, bold Marvel opening? Lift your titles off the screen with the power to Extrude, Bevel and Rotate objects and text.

    • Extrude
    • Bend
    • Bevel
    • Rotate
  • 3D: Model Render

    Already dreaming up the next Godzilla? Bring your monsters to life in HitFilm with full 3D-Model rendering toolkit.

    • 3D Model Import
    • HDR Import
    • Wireframe
    • 16-Bit Color
  • 3D: Particles Pack

    Play God with the 3D particle simulator. Create complex, moving asteroid fields or explode planets with the click of a finger.

    • Particle Simulator

3rd Party Tools

We’re proud to work with some of the best partners around. Together, we bring you unrivalled title animations and top-notch 3D motion tracking. The possibilities are endless.

  • Boris 3D Objects Pack

    Hook your audience in the first frame with high-quality 3D title animations. Emulate your favorite opening or create your own unique style from a custom model.

    • Boris 3D Objects
  • Mocha HitFilm Pack

    Upgrade to Academy Award-winning technology from Imagineer Systems. Speed up compositing with 3D camera solving and planar mask tracking. Mocha HitFilm provides accurate mask tracking, massively accelerating your compositing projects.

    • Mocha HitFilm

Color

From film blah to film noir - these packs give you every color wheel and tool you need to create award-winning shots. Lacking inspiration? Our Looks and LUT packs makes it simple to re-create your favorite looks from any movie or TV show.

  • Color: Starter Pack

    See your world through rose-colored tones, vibrant lights or dark shadows. With this starter-pack of color tools you can create the perfect mood in every shot.

    • Exposure
    • Vibrance
    • Shadows & Highlights
    • Custom Gray
    • Color Phase
    • Channel Mixer
    • 16-Bit Color
  • Color: Cine Pack

    Get Hollywood quality with no big budgets required. This Cine Pack gives your films an instant, cinematic upgrade with classic and letterbox looks.

    • Cine Style
    • Classic Cine Style
  • Color: Looks Pack

    Still spinning your color wheels? Get instant precision with ‘drag and drop’ film looks. Create that black-white-red-all-over Sin City look — or vow to save Private Ryan with a classic war movie color grade.

    • Bleach Bypass
    • Duo Tone
    • Leave Color
    • Channel Time Shift
    • Color Vibrance
    • Channel Blur
  • Color: LUT Pack

    Get ‘set it and forget it’ color with the ability to add LUT filters to your footage. No need for tedious table adjustments. Just import and upload your signature presets.

    Analyze visual properties from one layer and apply it to another layer for instant color correction and grade matching. Easily adjust brightness, shadows, midtones and highlights.

    • LUT
    • Grading Transfer
  • Color: Correction Pack

    Turn Express into a Colorist’s dream-come-true with the complete grading and color correction kit. You get full control over your color, look and style.

    • YUV Color Correction
    • YUV Color Transform
    • Color Correction Wheels
    • 16-Bit Color
  • Color: Scopes Pack

    See your true colors with precise, professional Color Scopes. View your footage on the light-to-dark spectrum to improve and ensure color accuracy on any device.

    • Histogram
    • Parade
    • VectorScope
    • Waveform
    • Scopes Panel
    • 16-Bit Color

Composite

No more ‘cut and paste’-quality composites. Take on the film industry with advanced green-screen technology and pixel-perfect wire removal. So good, you’ll be suspending your actors from the ceiling in no time (don’t try this at home).

  • Composite: Toolkit Pack

    Add more realism to your scenes without breaking the bank. The composite pack gives you the power to clean up visible wires and turn a single stormtrooper into an Imperial Army.

    • Wire Removal
    • Projector
    • Clone
    • Channel Swapper
  • Composite: Pro-Keying Pack

    Clean up your green screen footage with the broadcast-quality Chroma Key. Get high-quality removal from green (or blue) screen, control over edge-detail, color correction and advanced spill replacement.

    • Chroma Key

Edit

Creating an enviable edit isn’t just about a neat cut and splice. These packs make sure that your footage is looking fresh with easy-to-use templates and effects.

  • Edit: Starter Pack

    Want to ramp up your channel views? Use effects like Picture-in-Picture (PiP) and Vertical Video to give your gaming and VFX tutorials a souped-up professional edge.

    • Text
    • Split Screen Masking
    • PiP (Picture-in-Picture)
    • Vertical Video
    • Action Cam Crop
  • Edit: Beautify Pack

    Don’t let dark circles steal the spotlight. Give your actors a fresh-faced, effervescent glow with subtle post-production makeup and Bilateral Blur effects. Get fine control over skin color, detection thresholds, skin treatment and highlight glow.

    • Bilateral Blur
    • Pro Skin Retouch
  • Edit: Repair Pack

    So you got a great concept, but terrible shot? Post-production to the rescue! With this fix-it-quick kit you can clean up imperfections, smooth grain, and breathe easy.

    • Denoise
    • Grain Removal
    • Rolling Shutter

General

Not sure where to start? Blinded by choice? Don’t panic. We’ve got you covered with some classic packs.

  • Formats: Starter Pack

    Put your best shots forward with no tedious conversions. This formats starter pack lets you import footage in DOLBY and MPEG-2 so you can start making something cool. Tip: Be sure to double check the logos on the side of your camera to see if you need this pack!

    • Dolby AC3/AVCHD
    • MPEG-2 video
  • Behaviors: Starter Pack

    Get your objects to obey the laws of attraction with new behavior effects. Make planets orbit around a central point of gravity — or create a haunting stopwatch with rotate-by-layer effects.

    • Attract To
    • Drag
    • Follow
    • Mix Parent Position
    • Repel From
    • Rotate By Layer
  • Motion: Audio Visual Pack

    Generate trance-inducing waveforms that tremble to bass lines or old-school bar equalizer graphics that bring back those 90’s rave days of yore.

    • Atomic Particle
    • Audio Spectrum
    • Audio Waveform
  • Motion: Puppet Pack

    Bring still characters to life with the crowd-favorite, Puppet Tool. Easy, fast, fluid animation— no strings attached.

    • Puppet
  • Audio: Toolkit Pack

    Want to ramp up audio effects? Make sonic waves move from ear to ear with the doppler-shift effect or get loud characters to quiet down with the Equaliser and Noise reduction tools.

    • Doppler Shift
    • Noise Reduction
    • Equaliser
    • Compressor

Visual Effects

JJ’s got lens flares, Tarantino likes his blood spray - what’s your signature move? Experiment with these visual effects packs to build your scenes and find your flavor.

  • VFX: Starter Kit Pack

    Twist and turn your objects in three dimensions, rain down fire on your enemies or paint the town red with killer blood spray effects.

    • Shatter
    • 3D Extrusion
    • Fire
    • Blood Spray
    • Animated Lasers
  • VFX: Damage Pack

    We interrupt your regularly-scheduled program with dramatic effects like TV Damage and Film Grain. Perfect for intensifying the moods or creating that long-lost video look.

    • Film Damage
    • Film Grain
    • TV Damage
  • VFX: Lighting Pack

    Build tension with terrifying Flicker effects or highlight a candle-lit encounter with an atmospheric glow. Drama not your thing? Go full sci-fi with Anamorphic Lens Flares.

    • Anamorphic Lens Flares
    • Gleam
    • Flicker
    • Auto Volumetrics
  • VFX: Lighting Pack 2

    Surround your gods in heavenly auras — or paint a bleak, Blade Runner skyline with light rays, leaks, and streaks. Want the full power of light in your scenes? Combine both lighting packs!

    • Light Leak
    • Light Rays
    • Light Streaks
    • Light Leak Transitions
  • VFX: Retro Pack

    Jump back to the 80s with this sci-fi inspired pack of retro effects. Create your own Star Wars- style crawling titles or go Solo into the stars with the Hyperdrive Effect.

    • Pulp Sci-fi Title Crawl
    • Hyperdrive
    • Scan Lines
    • Half Tone Color
  • VFX: Retro Pack 2

    How deep does the rabbit hole go? With these 90s Cyberpunk effects you can alter your reality (elements) with Pixel Sort, Dot Matrix and Block Displacement.

    • Dot Matrix
    • Pixel Sort
    • Lens Dirt
    • Block Displacement
  • VFX: Distortion Pack

    Universal matter is yours to command with this cosmic pack of energy distortion effects — from Fluid to Smoke. Make smoke rise and cities fall.

    • Energy Distortion
    • Fluid Distortion
    • Smoke Distortion
    • Lens Distort
  • VFX: Neon Lights Pack

    Create stunning neon-sign graphics straight out of Stranger Things — or add realistic glow to your favorite lightsword. Less time rotoscoping = more time to fight the Dark Side.

    • Lightsword Ultra (2-Point Auto)
    • Lightsword Ultra (4-Point Manual)
    • Lightsword Ultra (Glow Only)
    • Neon Path