HitFilm Express Review

HitFilm Express OUR SCORE 92%
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  1. What is HitFilm Express
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is HitFilm Express?

Indie filmmakers and amateurs who want to create movies but may not have the funds to hire professional editor can turn to HitFilm Express for some editing help. This all-in-one video editing and visual effects solution allows users to import clips and add visual and sound effects to them, all from a stylish user interface. HitFilm Express has a free version that runs on both Mac and Windows, and they come with tutorials that allow users to create scenes and effects from Hollywood products like Westworld, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 310 To Yuma, and Portal Combat. Two scenes can be patched together to produce realistic shotgun effects, iconic titles can be created. Users of HitFilm Express can also highlight blaster impact by applying advanced tracking techniques, as well as add lighting effects and portal designs.

Product Quality Score

Features
9.4
Ease of use
9.3
Customer support
9.1
Value for money
9.0
9.2
TOTAL SCORE

HitFilm Express features

Main features of HitFilm Express are:

  • Advanced Tracking
  • Screen Simulation
  • Footage Distortions
  • Muzzle Flash Effects
  • Change Backdrop
  • Blaster Impacts
  • Lighting Effects
  • Iconic Titles
  • Create Realistic Shotgun Effects
  • Grading Tools
  • Import And Animate Complex 3D Models
  • Recreate And Enhance Iconic Heads-Up Display
  • Masking And Layering Technique

HitFilm Express Benefits

Benefits

The main benefits of HitFilm Express are advanced tracking and screen simulation, sky replacement tool, masking and layering tools, 3D models, and sci-fi visual effects. Here are the details:

Advanced Tracking And Screen Simulation
One of the advanced features users will appreciate is how HitFilm Express allows users to track the movement of objects in the videos. This is important because once users can track how these objects move, they can add new objects that follow the same trajectory. This feature can be used to replace device or gadget interfaces present in movies, with the new interface following the motion of those devices.

Sky Replacement Tool
With HitFilm Express, users can change the backdrop of scenes to make it as dramatic as the scene calls for. Dubbed the sky replacement tool, the tutorial on how to create Westworld-style scenes and effects shows how to use this tool.

Masking And Layering Technique
Scenes with a massive battalion of characters, like the Stormtrooper Army in Star Wars: Rebellion, can be easily created with HitFilm Express’ masking and layering tools. In just a matter of minutes, users can duplicate as many actors as they need.

3D Models
Another feature sure to be appreciated by users is how HitFilm Express can animate 3D models. Once users import their 3D models, they can produce and animate them like Star Wars’ All Terrain Armored Transport or AT-AT walkers.

Sci-Fi Visual Effects
Iron Man is an iconic film that kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and HitFilm Express allows users to recreate Iron Man’s HUD (heads-up display) with specific lighting and framing. Even better, they can come up with their own version of it. The muzzle flash and portal effects also allow users to animate weapons that can result in dazzling sci-fi action sequences.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Customer Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

HitFilm Express Integrations

The following HitFilm Express integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

Boris and Imagineer Systems are the two systems that support integration with HitFilm Express.

Video

Customer Support

Phone
Online

Pricing Plans

HitFilm Express pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial
HITFILM EXPRESS
Free
STARTER PACK
$10
PREMIUM FORMATS
$10
AUDIO-VISUAL PACK
$50
COLORIST PACK
$25
DESTRUCTION PACK
$25
FILMS LOOK PACK
$25
REPAIR PACK
$50
ATMOSPHERIC LIGHTING PACK
$25
SCI-FI ADVENTURE PACK
$25
MOCHA HITFILM
$50
BORIS 3D OBJECTS
$50
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