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Video editing & visual effects software

HITFILM EXPRESS

HitFilm Express

Free video editing software with VFX and all the power you need to make something awesome. Take your first step towards becoming a pro filmmaker with HitFilm Express. Perfect for beginners, film students, gamers, YouTubers, or those working on a budget.

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You got talent and the drive, so we give you what you need, free video editing software. Why? Because you shouldn’t have to pay to play. And that way, we get to be a part of your origin story — which is pretty awesome.

Get access to the world’s most powerful free video editing and VFX software for Mac or PC.

Join our growing community of 4.4 million filmmakers and content creators today.

  • Professional-grade video editor
  • Full 2D and 3D compositing
  • 410+ effects and presets
  • Free video tutorials and projects
  • Unlimited tracks and transitions
  • Available for Windows and Mac
  • Join our international filmmaking community

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Wanna level up your skills? Masterclass editing and VFX tutorials are made for every brand of hero. Create your own 3D shield-wielding super-soldiers or plunge your audience into the Wild West with a sci-fi twist.

It’s all up to you. Cue montage music.

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.

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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.