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HITFILM BASICS

You’ve got the software, now we’ll show you the ropes. From editing to cool titles, visual effects to green screen - we’re going to guide you through the secrets to making every kind of awesome video content.

You could be the next big thing - with HitFilm Express, you have everything you need.

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Meet your
instructor

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Learn how to start
your first project in
HitFilm Express.

Opening up a new piece of editing software can be intimidating. Express
is a powerful tool with lots of customizable features, so find your
way around the interface, and learn how to import your very
first piece of media to the timeline!

Video editing in HitFilm Express is as easy as 1, 2, 3, cut.

Get to where your story wants to go, faster. In this tutorial we show you all the video editing tools your new free software has to offer, and teach you how to add creative transitions to make your content stand out from the rest.

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Your words have power.

Every video needs a little bit of flair. Show your viewers who you really are with flashy title sequences for your short film, or slick lower thirds to decorate your YouTube videos or vlogs.

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Don’t sell your content short with bad audio.

Keep that message ringing in your viewer’s ears by scoring the perfect audio. In HitFilm Express you can adjust and keyframe volume with ease, as well as add sound effects to make your visuals POP. We even show you how to fine-tune sound and modify multiple tracks using our Audio Mixer.

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The fastest way to stand out from the crowd.

Produce professional looking footage for free, no matter what you filmed it on. In this tutorial we’ll explain white balance, and show how you can polish your clips using our color correction and grading tools. Express gives you everything you need to darken, lighten, or sharpen your clips - and comes with hundreds of presets to help you find your signature look.

Set your content
plans in motion.

Bring a little energy and movement into your creations using keyframes. Using Express’s motion tracking features, you can track moving elements in your videos - making it easy to attach animated text, effects, or other layers to a mobile point in a few simple steps.

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Want to impress
them all? Go a step
further.

No professional backdrop to film against? No space station for
your sci-fi movie? No problem. We’ve got the most powerful
keying technology in the industry. Learn how to use green
screen and rotoscope in this penultimate tutorial to transport
yourself anywhere in the world (and beyond) and make it look
realistic!

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The final step to
sharing your first work!

You’ve made the next viral video. So now, share it with the world.
We’ve made it super easy to export what you need with the right default settings for certain platforms, like YouTube. Use our built-in presets, or create your own! And don’t worry, you can keep exporting in the background while you get started on your next project.

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top tip:

If you’re seeing a watermark,
you’re either using the demo,
or a purchasable add-on pack