HitFilm Express

Video editing software for content creators and filmmakers

About HitFilm Express

HitFilm Express is an on-premise video editing solution designed for the novice as well as professional video content creators such as directors, video editors, gamers, YouTubers, and filmmakers. The software includes modules such as VFX effects, audio hard limiter effects, composite shot enhancements, particle simulator, compositor’s toolkit, and more.

HitFilm Express provides a track locking functionality that allows users to work on multiple layers and track changes on the individual layers. Particle systems technique improves the quality of the content, films, or gaming videos by transforming geometrical shapes into fractal distortion such as mountains, clouds, fire, and more.

Using the footage repair feature with masking and retouch tools, users can hide specific objects while visually enhancing the outlook of the clip. Additionally, color correction and grading involve the vectorscope viewer to understand different color tones and adjust the color, saturation, and white balance in the clip.

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Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to HitFilm Express

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Features

Total features of HitFilm Express: 19

  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Video Editing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Audio Capture
  • Brand Overlay
  • Content Library
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Media Import
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Rendering
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Text Overlay
  • Video Content
  • Video Editing
  • Video Stabilisation

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(10)
Value for Money
4.9/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Francisco manuel M. Francisco manuel M.
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  • Industry: Computer Hardware
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best alternative to other expensive video editors

Reviewed on 26/5/2021

I was looking for a video edition software, on a range from Windows Movie Maker to Adobe Premiere....

I was looking for a video edition software, on a range from Windows Movie Maker to Adobe Premiere. I check a lot of programs, free and paid and found this one as a winnner. I dont remember how much I paid but I remember it was a fraction of the price of Adobe Premiere, and I was abble to complete my required tasks in a day. I am very happy with that.

Pros

After an extensive search and comparison, I found HitFilm Express to be the best option. It is not expensive and has a lot of features. I was able to edit, cut, trim audio and video, and I see a lot of optional tasks available as plugins, so I only need to pay for this optional features if needed.

Cons

As other video editors, theres is a learning curve, but not so much difficult. Just give it a few sessions and you will be working very well.

Alternatives Considered

OpenShot Video Editor, Magisto and Filmora

Reasons for Switching to HitFilm Express

Price, ease of use, I see a lot of optional filters and tasks available.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

HitFilm Express A Great Editing Program

Reviewed on 29/5/2021

As someone who uses Hitfilm all the time to edit videos for YouTube and clips for Twitter, I really...

As someone who uses Hitfilm all the time to edit videos for YouTube and clips for Twitter, I really enjoy using the HitFilm program. It is easy to use and for most things, you can find tutorial videos on their website on the program. They offer a free base program and you can either purchase a full version of the program or buy the add-on packs that you would need. Overall, it is a great program and I haven't found any others that come close to it. Another good thing is that there are no watermarks when you use the program.

Pros

I like that the program is free, and you have the options to buy the addtional add-ons, therefore making the product more custom to your needs.

Cons

Sometimes if you are moving to fast in the program the program will hang up or suddenly shut down. Sometimes It will make a copy of where you left off so you don't use all of your work, and sometimes it doesn't.

Alternatives Considered

OpenShot Video Editor

Reasons for Switching to HitFilm Express

It was free and the program does what I need to do for my job.
Garry S. Garry S.
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Hitfilm Express - excellent

Reviewed on 16/11/2021

Easy to use and execute. Quick tools to allow compositing & movement. Very positive

Easy to use and execute. Quick tools to allow compositing & movement. Very positive

Pros

The sw is very powerful. It has been able to execute on every idea I've hit it up with

Cons

There is a learning curve. However, this isn't a consumer grade editing product so the steep learning curve is to be expected.

Chris P. Chris P.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

save your work! constantly crashes

Reviewed on 20/2/2021

at first it seemed nice to get a free version of what seemed to be a sophisticated program. but...

at first it seemed nice to get a free version of what seemed to be a sophisticated program. but it's really a nightmare and an attempt to get you to pay for upgrades. but why would I put money into something that performs so poorly at the most basic level? nice try.

Pros

it's free, so you get what you pay for. you get basic editing features so if you're keeping it simple this might work for you.

Cons

it seems the purpose of the free version is to get you to pay for the upgrade and/or purchase add-ons. this version is constantly crashing and freezing so SAVE YOUR WORK. TIP: you can set it to automatically save every 5 mins but I'd suggest manually saving every 2 mins! And you will find a ridiculous lack of safeguards like sliding new video over existing EDITED video will erase the edited video instead of pushing/sliding it over. I thought this was digital editing?!

Cristhian josue J. Cristhian josue J.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A great alternative to paid software, completely free.

Reviewed on 7/9/2021

Pros

Hitfilm Express looks to be software focused on motion graphics design, but it is really a powerful video editor that will allow us to make high-quality videos, this software has an attractive library of effects and animations, we will always find something useful for what we're creating, that is what makes this software worthwhile.

If you're a designer who is practiced in managing the Adobe suite, using Hitfilm Express will be very easy, so if you don't want to pay a subscription every month, I recommend you to use this software.

Cons

This being such a complete software can be inaccessible for PCs with low-specs, so if you don't have a powerful pc, I would recommend you to investigate another video editors.

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HitFilm Express offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

HitFilm Express is available for free of cost.

HitFilm Express has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

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HitFilm Express offers the following support options:

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