Both HitFilm Pro and HitFilm Express are covered in this manual.

HitFilm Pro

HitFilm Pro is our flagship product, and includes every feature and tool we have developed for HitFilm. Everything discussed in this manual applies to HitFilm Pro, and all features and tools discussed are immediately available in HitFilm Pro.

HitFilm Express

HitFilm Express is our free product. It includes all the features required for editing and basic compositing and effects creation, but lacks some of the more advanced features available in the Pro version.

Add-on Packs

For users who don’t require everything included in the Pro version, but who would benefit from adding just a few of those features to their Express software, we offer a wide range of HitFilm Express Add-on packs for purchase. All effects included in Add-On Packs can be tested in the free software.

Throughout this manual, the green Express Add-On icon seen above will identify all features which can be activated in HitFilm Express by purchasing an Add-On pack.

The available add-on packs are as follows:

360° Video

360°: Toolkit Pack 360°: Neon Lights Pack 360°: VFX Pack
360° Blur 360° Animated Lasers 360° Bulge
360° Channel Blur 360° Lightsword (2-Point Auto) 360° Fractal Noise
360° Fisheye Converter 360° Lightsword (4-Point Manual) 360° Glow
360° Unsharpen 360° Lightsword (Glow Only) 360° Glow Darks
360° Text 360° Neon Path 360° Magnify
360° View Panel 360° View Panel 360° Twirl
360° View Panel


3D: Gunfire Pack 3D: Generate Pack 3D: Model Render Pack 3D: Particles Pack
Gunfire (3D) Extrude 3D Model Import Particle Simulator (3D)
Bend HDR Import
Bevel Wireframe
Rotate 16-Bit Color Support

3rd Party Tools

Boris 3D Objects Pack Mocha HitFilm Pack*
Boris 3D Objects Mocha HitFilm


Color: Starter Pack Color: Cine Pack Color: Correction Pack Color: Looks Pack Color: LUT Pack Color: Scopes Pack
Exposure Cine Style YUV Color Correction Bleach Bypass LUT Histogram
Vibrance Classic Cine Style YUV Color Transform Duo Tone Grading Transfer Parade
Shadows & Highlights Color Correction Wheels Leave Color Vectorscope
Custom Gray 16-Bit Color Support Channel Time Shift Waveform
Color Phase Color Vibrance Scopes Panel
Channel Mixer Channel Blur 16-Bit Color Support
16-Bit Color Support


Composite: Toolkit Pack Composite: Pro Keying Pack
Wire Removal Chroma Key
Channel Swapper


Edit: Starter Pack Edit: Beautify Pack Edit: Repair Pack
Text Bilateral Blur Denoise
Split Screen Masking Pro Skin Retouch Grain Removal
PiP Rolling Shutter
Vertical Video
Action Cam Crop


Formats: Starter Pack Behaviors: Starter Pack Motion: Audio Visual Pack Motion: Puppet Pack Audio: Toolkit Pack
Dolby AC3/AVCHD Support Attract To Atomic Particles Puppet Doppler Shift
MPEG-2 Video Support Drag Audio Spectrum Noise Reduction
Follow Audio Waveform Equalizer
Mix Parent Position Compressor
Repel From
Rotate By Layer

Visual Effects

VFX: Starter Pack VFX: Damage Pack VFX: Distortion Pack VFX: Lighting Pack
Shatter Film Damage Energy Distortion Anamorphic Lens Flares
3D Extrusion Film Grain Fluid Distortion Gleam
Fire TV Damage Smoke Distortion Flicker
Blood Spray Lens Distortion Auto Volumetrics
Animated Lasers
VFX: Lighting 2 Pack VFX: Neon Lights Pack VFX: Retro Pack VFX: Retro Pack 2
Light Leak Lightsword Ultra (2-Point Auto) Pulp Sci-Fi Title Crawl Dot Matrix
Light Rays Lightsword Ultra (4-Point Manual) Hyperdrive Pixel Sort
Light Streaks Lightsword Ultra (Glow Only) Scan Lines Lens Dirt
Light Leak Transitions Neon Path Half Tone Color Block Displacement

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