Thank you for using HitFilm. We are sure you are going to benefit from this unique combination of video editor and compositor. There are many resources available for learning how to use the software, including this written user guide, extensive video tutorials, sample projects, and a helpful community forum.

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.

The User Guide

This manual provides an overview of all of HitFilm’s features. It is a convenient way to look up details about any specific tool or function of the software.

Video Tutorials

The HitFilm YouTube channel releases a new video every week. You’ll find over 50 hours of video tutorials, all available for free. When possible, project files are included with the tutorials, so you can follow along. Check out the show over on our YouTube channel.

If you’re completely new to HitFilm or filmmaking we highly recommend watching our The Basics video playlist. Watch them now.

The Community

The community is always ready to help out with tips and techniques. Head over to the forum to see what’s going on and ask questions.

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