Video editing, VFX, and all the power you need to make something cool. Take your first step towards pro-filmmaking with our free starter software: HitFilm Express. Perfect for students, YouTubers, and beginner filmmakers.
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You got talent and the drive, so we give you the editing software you need for free. Why? Because you shouldn’t have to pay to play. Also, we get to be a part of your origin story — which is pretty awesome.
HitFilm Express gives you access to the most powerful free video-editor and VFX software on Earth and a community of 2.8 million filmmakers.
- Professional-grade video editor
- Full 2D and 3D compositing
- 410+ effects and presets
- Free video tutorials and projects
- Unlimited tracks and transitions
- Windows & Mac compatibility
- Join our international filmmaking community
HitFilm Express & HitFilm Pro | MAY 10, 2018
Save the world with lightning effects, 3D-model shields and a fly pair of super-boots.
HitFilm Express | MAY 18, 2017
Westworld to Yuma
Ryan Connolly (Film Riot)
Brave the Western frontier with classic shootout effects, shotgun blasts and blood spray.
HitFilm Express & HitFilm Pro | DEC 15, 2016
Jonathan Jones (Ember Films)
Build your own Galactic Empire with soldier cloning and Star Wars-style blaster effects.
HitFilm Express | APR 28, 2016
Suit up for battle with your own version of Iron Man’s iconic heads-up display.
HitFilm Express | DEC 1, 2015
Let lightning flow from your fingertips or design a lightsaber to slash through the dark side.
HitFilm Express | JUL 14, 2015
Ryan Connolly (Film Riot)
Create incredible sci-fi action sequences with Ryan Connolly and the Film Riot crew.
- Apple: macOS 10.13 High Sierra, OS X 10.12 Sierra or OS X 10.11 El Capitan
- Windows: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
- Internet connection: Required for online activation
- Processor: Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or AMD equivalent.
- RAM: 4GB (8 GB Recommended)
- Graphics card:
- NVIDIA GeForce 400 Series (2010)
- AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series (2010)
- Intel HD Graphics 4000 (GT2) (2012)
- Video memory 1 GB minimum (2GB or more recommended for 4K UHD.)
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.
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.
We have a ever growing selection of completely free video tutorials on our website. These cover a large range of subjects and effects.