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Ignite Express 2017

Free grading and visual effects plugins for every editor.

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  • General
    • Number of effects & presets: 300+
    • Chroma key & extraction tools: ✓
    • Auto color correction: ✓
    • Heat distortion, lightswords & lightning: ✓
    • Action cam & 360° video effects: ✓
    • Stylization inc. day-for-night & three strip color: ✓
  • 360 Video
    • 360 Video Transform: ✓
    • 360 Viewer: ✓
  • Blurs
    • Diffuse: ✓
    • Lens Blur: ✓
    • Motion blur: ✓
    • Radial blur: ✓
    • Zoom blur: ✓
  • Channel
    • Color correction
      • Auto color: ✓
      • Auto contrast: ✓
      • Auto levels: ✓
      • Color temperature: ✓
      • Crush blacks & whites: ✓
      • Hotspots: ✓
      • White balance: ✓
    • Color grading
      • Day for night: ✓
      • Hue colorize: ✓
      • Hue shift: ✓
      • Two Strip Color: ✓
      • Three strip color: ✓
      • Vignette: ✓
    • Distort
      • Bulge: ✓
      • Chromenator: ✓
      • Derez: ✓
      • Displacement: ✓
      • Insect vision: ✓
      • Mosaic: ✓
      • Twirl: ✓
      • Waves: ✓
      • Witness protection: ✓
    • Generate
      • Caustics: ✓
      • End Credits Crawl: ✓
      • Clouds: ✓
      • Drop shadow: ✓
      • Fractal noise: ✓
      • Grid: ✓
      • Letterbox: ✓
      • Lightsword (2-Point Auto): ✓
      • Lightsword (4-Point Manual): ✓
      • Lightsword (Glow Only): ✓
      • Pond ripple: ✓
      • Dimension Rift (Portal): ✓
      • Radio waves: ✓
      • Reflection: ✓
      • Sphere: ✓
      • Tile: ✓
      • Timecode: ✓
    • Gradients & fills
      • Radial gradient: ✓
    • Grunge
      • Grain: ✓
      • Half tone: ✓
      • Jitter: ✓
      • Noise: ✓
      • Shake: ✓
      • Stutter: ✓
    • Keying
      • Alpha brightness & contrast: ✓
      • Chroma UV blur: ✓
      • Color difference key: ✓
      • Crush blacks & whites alpha: ✓
      • Demult: ✓
      • Difference key: ✓
      • Erode white: ✓
      • Hue & RGB key: ✓
      • Invert alpha: ✓
      • Light wrap: ✓
      • Luminance key: ✓
      • Matte cleaner: ✓
      • Remove color matting: ✓
      • Set matte: ✓
      • Spill removal: ✓
    • Lights & flares
      • Auto light flares: ✓
      • Glow: ✓
      • Light flares: ✓
      • Neon Glow: ✓
    • Particles & simulation
      • Lightning & electricity: ✓
      • Rain on Glass: ✓
    • Scene
      • Parallax: ✓
    • Stylize
      • Cartoon: ✓
      • Emboss: ✓
      • Find edges: ✓
      • Glow Darks: ✓
      • Posterize: ✓
      • Solarize: ✓
      • Threshold: ✓
    • Temporal
      • Motion trails: ✓
      • Speed: ✓
      • Time displacement: ✓
      • Time reverse: ✓
    • Video clean-up
      • Clone stamp: ✓
    • Warp
      • Bezier warp: ✓
      • Action Cam Lens Distort: ✓
      • Spherical warp: ✓
      • Perspective warp: ✓
      • Polar warp: ✓
      • Quad warp: ✓
      • Vortex displacement warp: ✓

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    • General
      • Number of effects & presets: 500+
      • Chroma key & extraction tools: ✓ Enhanced
      • Auto color correction: ✓ Enhanced
      • Professional coloring inc. LUT support: ✓
      • Denoiser & footage repair: ✓
      • Heat distortion, lightswords & lightning: ✓ Enhanced
      • Action cam & 360° video effects: ✓ Enhanced
      • Classic film looks inc. Cine Style effect: ✓
      • Stylization inc. day-for-night & three strip color: ✓ Enhanced
      • CG energy distortion, fire & muzzle flashes: ✓
      • Audio-powered spectrum & particles: ✓
      • Lens dirt & atmospheric lighting effects: ✓
      • Ultra lightswords, lasers & Star Wars intro: ✓
      • Grunge, flicker & film damage: ✓
      • Atomic particle engine: ✓
    • 360 Video
      • 360 Animated Lasers: ✓
      • 360 Blur: ✓
      • 360 Bulge: ✓
      • 360 Channel Blur: ✓
      • 360 Fisheye Converter: ✓
      • 360 Fractal Noise: ✓
      • 360 Glow: ✓
      • 360 Glow Darks: ✓
      • 360 Lightsword (2-Point Auto): ✓
      • 360 Lightsword (4-Point Manual): ✓
      • 360 Lightsword (Glow Only): ✓
      • 360 Magnify: ✓
      • 360 Neon Path: ✓
      • 360 Text: ✓
      • 360 Twirl: ✓
      • 360 Unsharpen: ✓
      • 360 Video Transform: ✓
      • 360 Viewer: ✓
    • Blurs
      • Bilateral blur: ✓
      • Diffuse: ✓
      • Lens Blur: ✓
      • Motion blur: ✓
      • Radial blur: ✓
      • Zoom blur: ✓
    • Channel
      • Channel blur: ✓
      • Channel mixer: ✓
      • Channel swapper: ✓
      • Channel time shift: ✓
    • Color correction
      • Auto color: ✓
      • Auto contrast: ✓
      • Auto levels: ✓
      • Color temperature: ✓
      • Crush blacks & whites: ✓
      • Custom Gray: ✓
      • Hotspots: ✓
      • Pro Skin Retouch: ✓
      • White balance: ✓
    • Color grading
      • Bleach bypass: ✓
      • Cine Style: ✓
      • Color Vibrance: ✓
      • Day for night: ✓
      • Duo Tone: ✓
      • Grading Transfer: ✓
      • Hue colorize: ✓
      • Hue shift: ✓
      • LUT: ✓
      • Shadows & highlights: ✓
      • Two Strip Color: ✓
      • Three strip color: ✓
      • Vibrance: ✓
      • Vignette: ✓
      • Vignette Exposure: ✓
    • Distort
      • Block Displacement: ✓
      • Bulge: ✓
      • Chromenator: ✓
      • Derez: ✓
      • Displacement: ✓
      • Energy Distortion: ✓
      • Fluid Distortion: ✓
      • Heat Distortion: ✓
      • Insect vision: ✓
      • Magnify: ✓
      • Mosaic: ✓
      • Puppet: ✓
      • Smoke Distortion: ✓
      • Twirl: ✓
      • Waves: ✓
      • Witness protection: ✓
    • Generate
      • 3D extrusion: ✓
      • Animated Lasers: ✓
      • Audio Spectrum: ✓
      • Audio Waveform: ✓
      • Auto Volumetrics: ✓
      • Caustics: ✓
      • End Credits Crawl: ✓
      • Clone: ✓
      • Clouds: ✓
      • Drop shadow: ✓
      • Fractal noise: ✓
      • Grid: ✓
      • Hyperdrive: ✓
      • Letterbox: ✓
      • Lightsword (2-Point Auto): ✓
      • Lightsword (4-Point Manual): ✓
      • Lightsword (Glow Only): ✓
      • Lightsword Ultra (2-Point Auto): ✓
      • Lightsword Ultra (4-Point Manual): ✓
      • Lightsword Ultra (Glow Only): ✓
      • Neon Path: ✓
      • Picture in Picture (PiP): ✓
      • Pond ripple: ✓
      • Dimension Rift (Portal): ✓
      • Radio waves: ✓
      • Reflection: ✓
      • Sphere: ✓
      • Split Screen Masking: ✓
      • Pulp Sci-fi Title Crawl: ✓
      • Text: ✓
      • Tile: ✓
      • Timecode: ✓
    • Gradients & fills
      • 4-point color gradient: ✓
      • Color gradient: ✓
      • Radial gradient: ✓
    • Grunge
      • Dot Matrix: ✓
      • Film damage: ✓
      • Film Grain: ✓
      • Flicker: ✓
      • Grain: ✓
      • Half tone: ✓
      • Half tone color: ✓
      • Jitter: ✓
      • Lens dirt: ✓
      • Noise: ✓
      • Pixel Sort: ✓
      • Scan lines: ✓
      • Shake: ✓
      • Stutter: ✓
      • TV damage: ✓
    • Keying
      • Alpha brightness & contrast: ✓
      • Chroma key: ✓
      • Chroma UV blur: ✓
      • Color difference key: ✓
      • Crush blacks & whites alpha: ✓
      • Demult: ✓
      • Difference key: ✓
      • Erode white: ✓
      • Hue & RGB key: ✓
      • Invert alpha: ✓
      • Light wrap: ✓
      • Luminance key: ✓
      • Matte cleaner: ✓
      • Remove color matting: ✓
      • Set matte: ✓
      • Spill removal: ✓
    • Lights & flares
      • Anamorphic Lens Flares: ✓
      • Auto light flares: ✓
      • Gleam: ✓
      • Glow: ✓
      • Light flares: ✓
      • Light Leak: ✓
      • Light rays: ✓
      • Light streaks: ✓
      • Neon Glow: ✓
    • Particles & simulation
      • Atomic particles: ✓
      • Blood spray: ✓
      • Fire: ✓
      • Gunfire (3D): ✓
      • Lightning & electricity: ✓
      • Rain on Glass: ✓
      • Shatter: ✓
    • Scene
      • Parallax: ✓
      • Projector: ✓
    • Stylize
      • Cartoon: ✓
      • Emboss: ✓
      • Find edges: ✓
      • Glow Darks: ✓
      • Leave color: ✓
      • Posterize: ✓
      • Solarize: ✓
      • Threshold: ✓
      • Tint: ✓
    • Temporal
      • Echo: ✓
      • Motion trails: ✓
      • Speed: ✓
      • Time displacement: ✓
      • Time reverse: ✓
    • Video clean-up
      • Clone stamp: ✓
      • Denoise: ✓
      • Grain removal: ✓
      • Rolling shutter: ✓
      • Wire Removal: ✓
    • Warp
      • Bezier warp: ✓
      • Action Cam Lens Distort: ✓
      • Spherical warp: ✓
      • Lens Distort: ✓
      • Action Cam Crop: ✓
      • Perspective warp: ✓
      • Polar warp: ✓
      • Quad warp: ✓
      • Vortex displacement warp: ✓
    Number of effects & presets 300+500+
    Chroma key & extraction tools Enhanced
    Auto color correction Enhanced
    Professional coloring inc. LUT support
    Denoiser & footage repair
    Heat distortion, lightswords & lightning Enhanced
    Action cam & 360° video effects Enhanced
    Classic film looks inc. Cine Style effect
    Stylization inc. day-for-night & three strip color Enhanced
    CG energy distortion, fire & muzzle flashes
    Audio-powered spectrum & particles
    Lens dirt & atmospheric lighting effects
    Ultra lightswords, lasers & Star Wars intro
    Grunge, flicker & film damage
    Atomic particle engine
    360 Video (18 features & effects)
    360 Animated Lasers
    360 Blur
    360 Bulge
    360 Channel Blur
    360 Fisheye Converter
    360 Fractal Noise
    360 Glow
    360 Glow Darks
    360 Lightsword (2-Point Auto)
    360 Lightsword (4-Point Manual)
    360 Lightsword (Glow Only)
    360 Magnify
    360 Neon Path
    360 Text
    360 Twirl
    360 Unsharpen
    360 Video Transform
    360 Viewer
    Blurs (6 features & effects)
    Bilateral blur
    Diffuse
    Lens Blur
    Motion blur
    Radial blur
    Zoom blur
    Channel (4 features & effects)
    Channel blur
    Channel mixer
    Channel swapper
    Channel time shift
    Color correction (9 features & effects)
    Auto color
    Auto contrast
    Auto levels
    Color temperature
    Crush blacks & whites
    Custom Gray
    Hotspots
    Pro Skin Retouch
    White balance
    Color grading (15 features & effects)
    Bleach bypass
    Cine Style
    Color Vibrance
    Day for night
    Duo Tone
    Grading Transfer
    Hue colorize
    Hue shift
    LUT
    Shadows & highlights
    Two Strip Color
    Three strip color
    Vibrance
    Vignette
    Vignette Exposure
    Distort (16 features & effects)
    Block Displacement
    Bulge
    Chromenator
    Derez
    Displacement
    Energy Distortion
    Fluid Distortion
    Heat Distortion
    Insect vision
    Magnify
    Mosaic
    Puppet
    Smoke Distortion
    Twirl
    Waves
    Witness protection
    Generate (32 features & effects)
    3D extrusion
    Animated Lasers
    Audio Spectrum
    Audio Waveform
    Auto Volumetrics
    Caustics
    End Credits Crawl
    Clone
    Clouds
    Drop shadow
    Fractal noise
    Grid
    Hyperdrive
    Letterbox
    Lightsword (2-Point Auto)
    Lightsword (4-Point Manual)
    Lightsword (Glow Only)
    Lightsword Ultra (2-Point Auto)
    Lightsword Ultra (4-Point Manual)
    Lightsword Ultra (Glow Only)
    Neon Path
    Picture in Picture (PiP)
    Pond ripple
    Dimension Rift (Portal)
    Radio waves
    Reflection
    Sphere
    Split Screen Masking
    Pulp Sci-fi Title Crawl
    Text
    Tile
    Timecode
    Gradients & fills (3 features & effects)
    4-point color gradient
    Color gradient
    Radial gradient
    Grunge (15 features & effects)
    Dot Matrix
    Film damage
    Film Grain
    Flicker
    Grain
    Half tone
    Half tone color
    Jitter
    Lens dirt
    Noise
    Pixel Sort
    Scan lines
    Shake
    Stutter
    TV damage
    Keying (16 features & effects)
    Alpha brightness & contrast
    Chroma key
    Chroma UV blur
    Color difference key
    Crush blacks & whites alpha
    Demult
    Difference key
    Erode white
    Hue & RGB key
    Invert alpha
    Light wrap
    Luminance key
    Matte cleaner
    Remove color matting
    Set matte
    Spill removal
    Lights & flares (9 features & effects)
    Anamorphic Lens Flares
    Auto light flares
    Gleam
    Glow
    Light flares
    Light Leak
    Light rays
    Light streaks
    Neon Glow
    Particles & simulation (7 features & effects)
    Atomic particles
    Blood spray
    Fire
    Gunfire (3D)
    Lightning & electricity
    Rain on Glass
    Shatter
    Scene (2 features & effects)
    Parallax
    Projector
    Stylize (9 features & effects)
    Cartoon
    Emboss
    Find edges
    Glow Darks
    Leave color
    Posterize
    Solarize
    Threshold
    Tint
    Temporal (5 features & effects)
    Echo
    Motion trails
    Speed
    Time displacement
    Time reverse
    Video clean-up (5 features & effects)
    Clone stamp
    Denoise
    Grain removal
    Rolling shutter
    Wire Removal
    Warp (9 features & effects)
    Bezier warp
    Action Cam Lens Distort
    Spherical warp
    Lens Distort
    Action Cam Crop
    Perspective warp
    Polar warp
    Quad warp
    Vortex displacement warp

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will my computer run HitFilm Express?

    • Apple: macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.13 High Sierra or OS X 10.12 Sierra
    • Windows: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
    • Internet connection: Required for online activation
    • Processor: 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors or AMD equivalent.
    • RAM: 4GB (8 GB Recommended)
    • Graphics card:
      • NVIDIA GeForce 600 (Kepler) series (2012)
      • AMD Radeon R5 240 (2013)
      • Intel HD Graphics 5000 (GT3) (2013)
      • Video memory 1 GB minimum (2GB or more required for 4K UHD.)

    What video formats does HitFilm support?

    • MP4 H.264 Import & Export
    • AVCHD Import (requires HitFilm Pro or Premium formats)
    • QuickTime Import (QuickTime install required on Windows)
    • AVI, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MXF (DVCPro HD), DV, HDV, WMV Video Import
    • HitFilm Pro also supports OpenEXR, Apple ProRes (Mac), GoPro CineForm (Win)

    Where can I get my free Express serial code?

    Claim your free license here. You'll be asked to share via social media first.

    If you don't see the social media links, check if you have AdBlock running. Clicking any one of the social media links will take you to the page with the download.

    You must complete the whole process, including clicking the link in your email, even if you have already installed the software.

    Where do I get QuickTime?

    QuickTime (.mov) is supported by default on macOS. Windows QuickTime files are supported by HitFilm as long as QuickTime is installed.

    Install the latest version of QuickTime from Apple. Don't forget to restart after installing or updating QuickTime.

    How can I update my graphics card drivers?

    It is very important to have up-to-date drivers for your graphics card when using HitFilm. Grab the latest Windows drivers here » NVIDIA drivers, AMD drivers or Intel drivers.

    Are there tutorials to help me get started?

    We have an ever growing selection of completely free video tutorials on our website. These cover a large range of subjects and effects.

    Click here to get started with our beginner tutorials.