HitFilm 2 Express

How do the HitFilm products compare?

HitFilm Standard HitFilm 2 Express HitFilm 2 Ultimate
Full price - - $399
Upgrade price - - from $169
Editing tools Basic Advanced Advanced
Keying & extraction Basic Basic Advanced
True 3D compositing yes yes yes
2D track & stabilize yes yes
Work with real 3D objects yes
Advanced 3D particle simulation yes
3D camera tracking with mocha HitFilm yes
Lights, shadows, motion blur and depth of field yes yes yes
Grunge effects

Flicker, Grain, Jitter, Noise, Stutter

Flicker, Grain, Jitter, Noise, Shake, Stutter

Film damage, Flicker, Grain, Half tone, Half tone color, Jitter, Lens dirt, Noise, Scan lines, Shake, Stutter, TV damage

Particle & simulation effects

Gunfire

Blood spray, Gunfire, Lightning & Electricty

Atomic particles, Blood spray, Fire, Gunfire, Lightning & Electricity, Particle simulator, Shatter

Number of effects 91 103 158
Temporal effects yes yes
Color correction Basic Basic Advanced
No plug-ins required yes yes yes
Integrated YouTube export yes yes yes
GPU accelerated yes yes yes
Resolution support HD 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p & 4K
Number of concurrent installations 1 1 3
Helpful support & free training videos yes yes yes
1 year of support from purchase yes yes yes

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