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Free Video Editing & Visual Effects Software Download

HitFilm Express is free video editing software with professional-grade VFX tools and everything you need to make awesome content, films or gaming videos. Perfect for beginners, film students, gamers, YouTubers, or any creative without a budget.

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Fully loaded, free video editing software.

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 6 million filmmakers and content creators today.

What does the HitFilm Express download include?

"HitFilm Express 15 more than lived up to our expectations. It’s well-deserving of its position as the best free video editing program, and it comes with a suite of advanced tools that even the most knowledgeable videographers will love!"

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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

  • Apple: macOS 10.15 Catalina, macOS 10.14 Mojave, or 10.13 High 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)
  • MP4 H.264 Import & Export
  • AVCHD Import
  • 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)

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.

It is very important to have up-to-date drivers for your graphics card when using HitFilm. Grab the latest Windows drivers here: NVIDIA driversAMD drivers or Intel drivers.

We have hundreds of free tutorials on our YouTube channel which cover all kinds of subjects and effects.

Click here to start with our HitFilm Basics masterclass.