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What is HitFilm Express?

Create the content you really want with our FREE all-in-one editing and VFX software. Made for indie filmmakers and YouTubers, we’ll show you how to create Hollywood level content on your own terms to take your projects to the next level.

  • 2D and 3D effects compositing

  • Compatible with Mac & Windows

  • Includes over 180 visual effects

  • Free video tutorials & training

  • Editor with transitions & unlimited tracks

  • The best filmmaking community on the planet

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my computer run HitFilm?

  • 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 or macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • 1.2 GB free hard disk space for installation
  • 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)

What video formats does HitFilm support?

  • MP4 H.264 Import & Export
  • AVCHD Import (requires HitFilm Pro or Premium formats)
  • QuickTime Import (QuickTime install required on Windows)
  • AVI, M2T, M2TS, MTS, MXF (DVCPro HD), DV, HDV, WMV Video Import
  • HitFilm Pro also supports OpenEXR, Apple ProRes (Mac), GoPro CineForm (Win)

Where can I get my free Express serial code?

At the bottom of this page you will see a link to ‘Get HitFilm Express Free’. Click it, and a new page will open with four social media links.

If you don't see the social media links, check if you have AdBlock running. Clicking any one of the social media links will take you to the page with the download, where you can register for a free serial code.

Where do I get QuickTime?

QuickTime (.mov) is supported by default on macOS. Windows QuickTime files are supported by HitFilm as long as QuickTime is installed.

Install the latest version of QuickTime from Apple. Don't forget to restart after installing or updating QuickTime.