A Note for Mac Users


This manual uses screenshots and terminology from the Windows version. Mac users should be aware of some minor interface and functionality differences, as outlined below.

File, Preferences & Workspace Menus

In addition to the the File and Workspace menus that are part of the HitFilm interface, the File and Workspace menus can be found in the standard Mac menu bar at the top of the screen. In addition, the HitFilm Options screen can be accessed by selecting Preferences in the HitFilm Express 2017 menu of the standard menu bar.

Import Formats

Core supported import formats include:

Apple ProRes 4444, 422
H.264, H.263
MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1
Photo-JPEG
DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD
PNG encoded MOV, 32-bit and 24-bit

Note that the Windows .AVI format is not supported in the Mac version.

Export Formats

Additional supported export formats include:

Quicktime .MOV: AVC/H.264, Apple Pro Res 422, Apple Pro Res 4444 (24-bit & 32-bit) & Photo-JPEG.

Note that the Windows .AVI format is not supported in the Mac version.

Keyboard Shortcuts

All keyboard shortcuts use the standard Apple CMD key instead of the Windows Ctrl key.