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HitFilm Express 2017

Tailor HitFilm Express to your specific filmmaking needs with special features and effects. Pick and mix from over ten different add-on packs. Put your idea in motion.

Level up your software

Starter pack


Boost Express with a varied selection of color grading, titling, motion graphics and compositing effects. Learn more…

3D extrusion
Transform flat, 2D images and titles into 3D shapes with depth.
Color correction wheels
Set the tone with 3-way color correction tools to adjust the highlights, midtones and shadows.
Streamline your sound design by selectively adjusting bass, treble and other frequencies.
Adjust the brightness of your video with simulated camera-lighting effects.
Get that natural, flickering candle-light look with the customizable flicker effect – perfect companion to the Atmospheric lighting pack.
Half tone color
Generate a speckled half-tone image, similar to old newspaper and comic book printing.
Leave color
Turns your video black and white except for a single color - perfect for Sin City and Pleasantville-style visuals.
Scan lines
Authentic interference as seen on old, low resolution monitors.
Split screen masking
Quickly create stylish picture-in-picture and split screen effects.
2D presets
Includes 6 grading presets, ready-to-go: Desert intensity, Hard cool, Mild warmth, Nuclear sun, Only skin, Sci-fi teal blue.

Premium formats

Get support for the Dolby AC3/AVCHD and MPEG-2 video formats. Be sure to double check the logos on the side of your camera to see if you need this pack!

Audio-visual pack


Generate trance-inducing waveforms or old-school bar equalizer graphics with audio-powered spectrum and waveform patterns. Customize any pattern or shape to get the perfect look. Learn more…

Audio spectrum
Generate dynamic spectrum visuals set to music.
Audio waveform
Switch between graphs, lines and dot patterns for audio-dependent waveform patterns.
Atomic particles
A stunning grid-based particle system that moves to music and custom animations.

Colorist pack


Professional color grading requires powers beyond the naked eye. Get your film to look sharp and sleek on any screen with cinematic LUT files and advanced grading tools. Learn more…

Color vibrance
Intensify effects and brighten black and white footage with a splash of color.
Grading Transfer
Create the perfect color grade and instantly transfer it to any image or shot. You can even snag your favorite film’s grade and apply it your project.
Get those bold Marvel colors without spending hours in the studio. Quickly apply your cinematic color scheme of choice or perfectly match the color grade from another clip or image.
Shadows & highlights
Get complete control over the little details with precise shadows and highlights adjustments.
Experiment with eye-popping colors for super sharp images and video.
2D presets
Includes 3 color grading presets: HDR Pop, Matrix Wash and Miami Mix.

Destruction pack


Make it go boom with our selection of dramatic visual effects including muzzle flashes, blood spray, fire and more. Learn more…

Blood spray
Spill and splatter blood - without any casualties.
Film damage
Make great footage look rough with grain, stains, dust, scratches and frame shake.
Create an uncontrollable inferno with realistic (fully controllable) flames.
The most advanced 3D, infinite muzzle flash generator in the world. Nuff’ said.
Heat distortion
Add a subtle heat haze to a desert horizon or accentuate jet engine exhaust right before takeoff.
Smash your videos and effects into hundreds of 3D chunks.
TV damage
Get that poorly-tuned TV antennae look, just like the good old days.
2D presets
Includes the Water Hose preset, Antique project and Broken 8mm.
3D presets
Over 30 presets including: 9mm, Assault rifle, Beretta, Browning 50 Caliber, Colt 45, M-16, Min-Gun, Tracer, Pistol, Shotgun, Sig Sauer, Tommy Gun, Uzi, Winchester.

Film looks pack

Stay classy with a few clicks. Cine filters instantly dress up your footage with iconic looks like war-torn bleach bypass or classic cine-style film grain. Learn more…

Bleach bypass
Simulates the harsh, high contrast look of science fiction and war movies. Think Three Kings and Minority Report.
Cine style
Dress up your film like a Hollywood hit with Teal and Orange cine style.
Classic cine style
Recreate classic film looks like 1930s three-strip technicolor.
Duo tone
Add a bold, pop-culture look to your film with the duotone style feature.
Film grain
Generates realistic grain based on 8mm, 16mm or 35mm film stocks.
2D presets
Includes two presets: Bleach Bypass, Mild Bleach.

Repair pack

Didn’t quite capture the perfect footage? Post to the rescue! This pack helps you clear up imperfections and create a high-quality end product. Learn more…

Bilateral blur
Smoothes image surfaces, while retaining fine edge detail.
Cut out digital noise (and leave in the funk) for A+ visual quality.
Grain removal
Get rid of those itty bitty grains and keep videos silky smooth.
Lens distort
Simulate lens distortion or reduce unwanted effects from fisheye lenses.
Noise reduction
Quickly eliminate incessant hums from your videos.
Pro skin retouch
Give skin blemishes less screen-time with digital makeup for actors and presenters.
Rolling shutter
Counteract ‘jello’ effects caused by cameras with rolling shutters.

Atmospheric lighting pack

Get the J. J. Abrams look without shining a maglite into your camera. Boost your visuals in HitFilm with a collection of dramatic lighting enhancements. Learn more…

Anamorphic lens flares
Generate wide flares, as created by anamorphic lenses.
Auto volumetrics
Cast volumetric, 3D light rays.
Make light beams emerge from a central point for picturesque sunsets and stunning titles.
Lens dirt
Give visual effects scenes a real-life look with simulated dirt on the camera lens and in-camera reflection.
Light leak
Simulate the appearance of light leaking into the camera during shooting.
Light leak transition
Transition between clips on the editor using the light leak effect.
Light rays
Generate realistic light shafts based on the source video.
Light streaks
Create sparkling points of light around bright areas of your video.

Sci-fi adventure pack


Lightsabers – check. Blasters – check. Lasers - check. Get ready to take your film out of this world with the sci-fi adventure pack. Learn more…

Animated lasers
Design multi-beam lasers with customizable shapes and built-in point-to-point animation.
Draw 2-point, 4-point or custom lightsword shapes, with automatic motion trail creation based on speed and swing.
Pulp sci-fi title crawl
Get instant title crawls with auto formatting and animation, inspired by Star Wars and Flash Gordon.
Jump to lightspeed with a fully animated, customizable star-streak effect.

Mocha HitFilm

Upgrade to Academy Award-winning technology from Imagineer Systems. Speed up compositing with 3D camera solving and planar mask tracking. Learn more…

Seamless workflow
Send clips directly from HitFilm to Mocha for quick and accurate 3D camera solving and masking using Mocha’s unique planar tracking engine.
3D camera solving
Solve 3D camera motion to accurately match 3D text, models and particles to moving camera shots.
Mask tracking
Mocha HitFilm provides accurate mask tracking, massively accelerating your compositing projects.

Boris 3D Objects

Hook your audience in the first frame with high-quality 3D title animations. Emulate your favorite opening or create your own unique style from a custom model. Learn more…

Seamless integration
Keep things simple with HitFilm’s built-in lights and cameras inside 3D Objects.
Look spectacular
Create stunning 3D text elements, professional end credits and branded lower thirds.

System Requirements

  • Windows PC - 64-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • Apple Mac - OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra or macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Internet connection required for online activation and web services
  • Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or AMD equivalent
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Graphics processor with at least 512 MB video memory.
    2GB or more recommended for 4K UHD.
    Earliest graphics cards HitFilm supports:
    • NVIDIA GeForce 9 Series (2008)
    • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series (2009)
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000 (GT2) (2012)
Important Tech Check: HitFilm Express is powerful software! Make sure your graphics card drivers are up-to-date before downloading.
Grab the latest Windows drivers » NVIDIA drivers, AMD drivers or Intel drivers.
To use these add-on packs, you must have the latest version of Express. Download from here »

Upgrade to HitFilm Pro

So you want to pump up your copy of HitFilm Express with all the add-ons? Hold on, buddy!

With HitFilm Pro, you get every add-on pack and even more exclusive features.
Going in for HitFilm Pro makes sense and saves money.