HitFilm Express for Windows

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 2023.1
  • 3.7

  • Security Status

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Free video editor

HitFilm Express is a free video editing software that is filled with features that you can use to create video content. With its user-friendly interface, you can drag and drop multimedia into the application. The video editor has visual effects and additional editing tools in the tabbed interface.

DaVinci Resolve, Filmora, iMovie, Lightworks, OpenShot, Premiere Pro, Shotcut, and VSDC are alternative multimedia editors that you can use instead of HitFilm Express. These video editors allow you to manage audio, image, text, and video content to create productions like commercials, movies, and music videos.

Is HitFilm Express still free?

HitFilm Express is free to use on your Apple Mac or Microsoft Windows PC operating system. It is a professional tool that both beginners and pros can use to edit video content.

The platform delivers more than 100 hours of free classes and tutorials to become more familiar with the program. While the additional content is beneficial, the interface is set up intuitively to let you learn the service on your own.

Is HitFilm Express without watermarks?

The program does not put pesky watermarks on your media content. The software is understandably not lightweight since the program is packed with features like professional editing, video effects, motion tracking, animation tools, and more.

Is HitFilm Express good for beginners?

HitFilm Express is an ideal video editing program for beginners to use since the interface is clean and simple – aside from the welcome screen that is filled with add-on packs available for purchase. In case you want to start a new project, then you can click on the ‘New’ button in the upper right corner of the UI.

A ‘New Project Settings’ window appears after you tap on the ‘New’ button to let you either customize the video settings or choose from the list of premade templates for GoPro, Instagram, and more. In case you choose the ‘Custom’ option at the bottom of the list, then you can decide the exact width, height, frame rate, aspect ratio, and sample rate for the media.

The new multimedia project launches on the workspace after you click ‘OK’. You can drag and drop content into the bottom left area from your PC directory. Alternatively, you can import the content by clicking the ‘File’ tab in the title bar and choosing ‘Import.’ The media that is imported gets listed in the ‘Media’ panel.

The editing timeline is on the right side of the ‘Media’ list. You can drag your multimedia content from the panel to the timeline to start editing. HitFilm Express categorizes the visual content with blue color and the audio tracks with a green shade. While the two elements are combined at first, you can separate the parts by right-clicking to press ‘Unlink’.

HitFilm Express lets you move the media around on the timeline. A split tool is available within the ‘Editor’ panel to let you slice a video into two sections. The clicker button in the ‘Editor’ lets you go back to the original cursor. You can drag and drop the edges of the clips to trim the sections shorter.

Is HitFilm Express good for YouTube?

HitFilm Express is an excellent video editor for YouTube. The editing service lets you add text to the clips with the text editor in the ‘Text’ tab. You can change the font, size, color, and more.

Additionally, other features that help with YouTube video editing are:

  • Effects let you drag and drop visual and audio effects from a large list onto the timeline.
  • The Control panel gives you an overview of the effects that are currently active. 
  • The Preview Viewer at the top of the interface lets you review your productions.

Advanced video editor

HitFilm Express is a multimedia editor that you can create movies with audio and visual effects. The easy-to-use interface lets you drag and drop your media and effects onto the timeline to make your productions. Through the ‘Viewer’ window you can watch videos when you press the play button. Although this is a free video editor; don't let this fool you. It comes packed with a multitude of features that won't disappoint. 

What’s new?

HitFilm Express is a popular program that gets updated on a regular basis to make sure that the user experience is optimal. HitFilm Pro is the more advanced version of HitFilm Express that comes at a subscription cost. 


  • Easy to use
  • No watermarks
  • Large list of effects
  • Clean user interface
  • Professional and personal use


  • Cluttered welcome screen

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HitFilm Express for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 2023.1
  • 3.7

  • Security Status

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