HitFilm Express is a unique mix of video editing and visual effects in one product. Completely free, Express makes professional level tools easily accessible to YouTube content creators, students and aspiring filmmakers.
Why is HitFilm Express free?
Because being creative is hard enough
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Yup, we’re doing it differently to other companies. We believe in creativity. We know that HitFilm Express is the perfect place for you to start.
Starting out as an editor or a VFX artist takes something special. You’re dedicating your energy, your ideas and your precious time. If you’re ready to create something awesome, we don’t want lack of funds to get in your way.
We’re giving you the power back. We’re getting rid of your excuses. You don’t need money, you just need imagination.
As well as the most powerful free video editing & visual effects software in the world, we’re offering you a creative community that is millions of creators strong. One that you can be part of, and proud of.
- 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
Can you save the world with cardboard cutouts and HitFilm? Lightning, thrusters and 3D models make this a classic zero to hero story.
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.