Learning HitFilm 4 Express


HitFilm 4 Express is a unique combination of editor and compositor. There are many resources available for learning how to use the software.

Expanding HitFilm 4 Express

You are using the free version of HitFilm 4. This includes the core editing and 3D compositing tools and is still hugely powerful. You can customize Express to be even more powerful by purchasing add-on packs in the HitFilm.com Store.

Some features and effects in this user guide refer to functionality requiring one or more packs.

HitFilm 4 Pro contains all add-on packs plus exclusive effects which aren't available for Express. Find out more about Pro here.

The user guide

This user guide provides an overview of all of HitFilm 4 Express's features.

If you would prefer to read this manual on your tablet or would like to print a paper copy, you can download a PDF version here.

Video tutorials

The HitFilm YouTube show releases a new tutorial every week. You'll find over 50 hours of video tutorials, all available for free. Check out the show over on our YouTube channel.

If you're completely new to HitFilm or filmmaking we highly recommend heading to our support section and watching the Start Here series of videos. Watch them now.

The HitFilm.com community

The HitFilm.com community is always ready to help out with tips and techniques. Head over to the forum to see what's going on and ask questions.