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HitFilm Express

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 3 million filmmakers.

Join us.

  • 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will my computer run HitFilm Express?

  • 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.)

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 a 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.