Step 1: Uninstall any existing copies

Firstly, uninstall any existing copies of HitFilm Express that you might already have on your computer.

Step 2: Download the installer

Click the download button below that corresponds to the operating system you are running. This will download the installer to your computer.

Download Windows installer - version 14.2.9727 (401MB) »

Download Mac installer - version 14.2.0936 (462MB) »

By downloading you agree to the software license agreement.

Step 3: Run the installer

Run the HitFilm Express installer file on your computer by double clicking on its file icon (this requires administrator privileges on your computer). Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Step 4: Activate the software

  • Launch the program
  • If you already have a license:
    1. Choose Activate & Unlock.
    2. Sign in with your FXhome website account details.
    3. Follow the on screen instructions.
  • If you don't have a license yet:
    1. Go to
    2. Follow the links to claim your free copy of HitFilm Express.
    3. Return to the program, and choose Activate & Unlock.
    4. Sign in with your FXhome website account details.
    5. Follow the on screen instructions.

Step 5: Finished

HitFilm Express is now ready for you to use!

Get started with HitFilm Express by following our exclusive tutorials.

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