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FREE HitFilm 3 Express OUT NOW

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Yes! It’s now possible! Thanks to HitFilm 3 Express! HitFilm’s video editing tools are now FREE to use. No other free editor has built-in 3D compositing and 100+ effects to choose from. It’s not a demo. HitFIlm is giving us professional-quality video editing and effects software for FREE. Ready when you are! Give yourself the best start with hugely powerful free editing and effects software.


Make sure your computer is as good or better than this!

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks or OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • 64-bit operating system
  • 650MB free hard disk space for installation
  • Internet connection required for activation and web services
  • Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or Intel Xeon (Nehalem) processor or AMD equivalent
  • 4GB RAM
  • OpenGL 2.0 graphics card with at least 512MB video memory (NVIDIA GeForce 9 series, AMD Radeon HD 5000 series, Intel HD 4000)

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SPECIAL OFFER: HitFilm 3 PRO EDITION for Mac and Windows


Platform & workflow

  • GPU accelerated rendering
  • 64-bit architecture
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • OpenEXR lossless import
  • Background proxying
  • RAM preview rendering
  • Render HitFilm projects on Sony Vegas timeline
  • Undo/redo with multi-step history
  • Easy YouTube upload
  • Up to 32x MSAA on supported hardware
  • Multiple timelines with easy tab switching
  • Multiple workspace layouts
  • Complete workspace customization
  • Create presets and save timelines as templates
  • Activate on 1 computer



  • Unlimited video and audio tracks
  • Easily organize media by category or folder
  • Trim, ripple, roll, slip, slice and slide editing tools
  • Ripple delete
  • Clip trimmer
  • Insert and overlay from trimmer
  • Add effects directly to your clips
  • Convert any clip into an advanced effects shot
  • Quick transitions: wipes, dissolves, motion, zooms
  • Snap to clips and playhead
  • Multiple framerate support
  • Enable and disable tracks
  • Audio and opacity keyframing
  • Change compositing blend modes per clip
  • List, composite and RMS amplitude audio waveforms
  • Audio meters with peaking
  • Customizable video frame thumbnails
  • Loop play a defined region



  • Layer-based 2D & 3D compositing
  • Unified 3D workspace
  • Combine multiple 3D cameras
  • Adjust camera lens aperture, zoom, focal distance and depth of field
  • Add depth fog to 3D scenes with density and falloff controls
  • Adjust shutter angle and phase for motion blur
  • 3D point, direction, ambient and spot lights
  • Linear and curve light falloff
  • 14 keying and matte tools
  • Matte clean-up
  • Spill suppression
  • Automated light wrap
  • 2D feature tracking with optical flow technology
  • Track and stabilize moving video
  • Import 3D camera tracking data from Boujou, SynthEyes, PFtrack etc
  • Dedicated layer view for tracking and masking
  • Freehand, ellipse and rectangle masks
  • Create multiple composite shot timelines
  • Embed timelines inside other timelines
  • Layer parent-child linking
  • Transform and animate layers
  • Multiple blend modes
  • 2D and 3D text
  • Trim and move layers
  • View multiple orthographic and 3D perspectives
  • Grade layers for applying effects to multiple layers simultaneously


Visual effects

  • 122 effects
  • 16 color correction and grading tools
  • 16 distortion and warp effects
  • Clone specific areas of the frame
  • Remove unwanted objects from your shots

Supported formats

  • Video: Quicktime, AVI, MOV, MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC), MPEG-1 (TS, PS, MPE, MPG, MPEG, M2V), MXF (DVCPro HD), DV, HDV, WMV
  • Audio: AAC, MP3, M4A, MPA, WAV, WMA
  • Image & sequences: BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, TGA, OpenEXR
  • Project: HFP (HitFilm Project), HFCS (HitFilm Composite Shot)
  • Camera data: MA (Maya formatted)
  • Export: Quicktime, MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC), Image sequence (PNG, JPG, BMP), AVI (uncompressed, PAL DV, NTSC DV), YouTube direct upload

Source: HitFilm.com