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"My experience with Hitfilm Express"

What do you like best?

This is a great tool for Photo and video editing. Free of cost. Easy to setup and use. Files can be exported easily. I recently created one short video song using this tool. It has all featured needed. I loved the filters and editing options. As I am new to video editing, this software is highly recommended for beginners according to my experience.

What do you dislike?

Initial load takes lot of time and preview of the video is interrupted and seems like buffering everytime. This was only thing frustrating. While I face this problems features, filter and editing options keep me going with this tool. Else I would have stopped using it out of frustration. Preview of video should be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to use. User friendly Interface and great for beginners.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Preparing videos for Youtube and learning new techniques in video editing. It has a lot of filters and editing options which makes it easy for post processing. I would also say that beginners should start with this software. It is not complex and comes with all required features. I am planning to make short films, and this software will be very useful. You can improve video quality, effects and that too without paying.

What is HitFilm Express?

HitFilm Express is the only free software to include all-in-one editing and professional visual effects backed up with a vast range of tutorials and unparalleled support.

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"HitFilm is a mini version of combination Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro"

What do you like best?

The best advantage of HitFilm Express is that it comes bundled with over 500 video effects that one can use to create effects like flashes, explosions and much more. These effects like flashes and explosions are also available in Adobe After Effects but to use that one needs to download the ACTION ESSENTIALS pack by Video Copilot which is more costly and consumes more data, unlikely to that HitFilm provides the same in one version, its like a smaller pack with a bigger explosion!! One another awesome feature is the ability to auto sync voice or audio recorded with different devices like if someone has recorded voice from a Camera(not mobile camera here) and other device like a portable mic then both can be loaded in separate layers and auto-syncing them will line them up awesomely.

What do you dislike?

Though HitFilm has rocked the world of the VFx industry but still unlike the Adobe Premiere Pro it does not have video broadcasting ability which makes it lag a little behind from Premiere Pro. But if compared with Adobe Premiere Pro as well as Sony Vegas it is the best software that provides you even the Green Screen removal facility available in the Keying Suite package of Adobe After Effects.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Switching to HitFilm was easier from Adobe Premiere Pro. I have used HitFilm Express to make intros of companies like Pirates It Solutions and am using it to create my own audio spectrum.

I have also created an audio spectrum for one of my client. As compared to Adobe After Effects which I was using earlier HitFilm provides me everything in one package, unlike the Adobe AE I don't have to download various packs for different purposes all the effects , presets and action packs have been included in one setup only, it's just amazing.

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"The most comfortable software I've used in quite some time."

What do you like best?

Easily, by far the best part of HitFilm Express is it's user friendliness. HitFilm Express, despite being a free program, has a huge amount of the features and functions of a premium, paid video editor. Even with all of this functionality, HitFilm does a fantastic job of making the basics of editing video using the program extremely easy to understand, with tutorials and suggestion videos popping up on the launch splash page, and with most of the basic functions easily able to find as soon as you start a video project. This ease of use extends to even when you begin doing more advanced editing using keyframes and other such tools. Projects that once took me literally days I now finish in hours, and a huge part of that is because of how easy HitFilm makes it to learn the program.

What do you dislike?

If there's any problem I have to have with HitFilm Express, it's that in order to REALLY make professional looking videos involving transitions, you often have to manually sort of create the transitions yourself. This isn't to say that HitFilm doesn't have transitional effects, because it does, but they often can look very cheap and not as smooth or fancy as you may like.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Absolutely give it a shot. It's one of the most impressive free programs I've ever had the opportunity to use, especially when you consider the amount of functionality it has compared to others in it's tier. And please do take advantage of the myriad tutorial videos at your disposal once you get the product!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

HitFilm Express provides a cost-free method to produce high quality video media content for whatever use you may have (be it personal, or commercial), and the ease of production directly impacts the speed of your overall workflow, as media you produce can be produced more frequently and consistently.

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"Best free Video Editing"

What do you like best?

ofcourse when you ask for the best thing about the software, its the pricing. hitfilm express is a free software and don't cost you're a penny to download.. it doesn't have all the advanced tools available in the pro version but for simple video editing and VFX works, this is one of the best. coming to the features available in the software, you can see almost all the common thing in other video editors like timeline and multi-track editing. the interface is really good with a dark colour theme I really enjoyed working on it.

What do you dislike?

the learning curve of the software is a little steep and can take newbies little time to know the software. some of the add-ons available are way too costly. the export options are limited within the free version and you have to pay if you want to unlock them.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

well, guys, there isn't much to think about it, the software is basically free so head over to their website and try it out.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hitfilm express is a Video editing/composition software for pc and mac. the software is free so you don't have to worry about it. the software comes with a lot of tools which lets you work on the top class with support for 4k and even 360 videos.

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"Lots of Effects and its free"

What do you like best?

of course the fact the software is free to use is the best thing about it. I don't think you can find any other software with similar features for free in the market when the competition is very high and any good video editing software costs a ton. the effects build in with the software are really good, i especially like the lighting effects in it. you can easily add effects to the footage with a click and edit it easily according to your need. working with 3d is something which is extremely good in hitfilm express. despite the fact its free you have to say the support from hitfilm is really good, they are always online to gelp you out and you dont have to contact them that often because the software documentation is really good and there is also several tutorial videos availalbe in their website to help you out. for more detailed editing and effects there are several add-ons available.

What do you dislike?

there is no support for Dolby AC3 without add-ons and i find it as a serious problem with the software. if you want to download the software you need to share a link with social media which is somewhat irritating.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

this is the best free video editing software available, if youre interested why wait here? go and download the software.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hitfilm express is a video editing software with a lot of features and effects built in.

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"Powerful Editing"

What do you like best?

The software is free, although considered us the younger brother of the pro version it comes with a lot of powerful video editing features that you can get for absolutely nothing and its a great catch, both Mac and PC are supported by the software so you don't have to worry about sharing project files and also a lot of people can take advantage of this free software from hitfilm irrespective of the operating system they are using.

when it comes to features, unlike other free software this one is power-packed. the software supports all kinds of media with resolutions up to 4K, 360 videos and so much more. there are several realtime editing tools in there for you to work on multiple monitors and several additional effects which are usually found in high-end software.

the interface is great, it looks very neat, beautiful and well arranged. also, you can access a lot of tutorials in it which helps you get used to the software. the youtube direct upload function is also great if you're a vlogger.

What do you dislike?

you can see that a software of this much features is given out for free so where is the catch for the company, it's with the export options. the exports options are way too limited when compared with the pro edition of the similar software. you need to pay if you need to unlock those features. also many effects and add-ons within the software is locked out from the user which can be accessed without a subscription and that's where it loses "Free" tag. advanced add-ons such as chroma key won't work with an express version so don't think about playing with the 3d options here. i used to have the program crashing when tried to work on GoPro fusion 360 videos. if you're looking for extreme editing within the software make sure you got a good pc-build cause it takes a lot of memory and lags your system.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

the software is free, to try it yourself.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hitfilm express is a video editing software. it comes with all those tools you need to edit a video professionally and VFX to it.

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"Best free tool"

What do you like best?

the most amazing thing about hitfilm express is that its free. you just have to go to their site and register to get your license of the software. the software is available for Mac as well as Windows operating system so most of the users can take advantage of the tool. comparing with other major video editing software out there this is one of the lightweight application, you don't need high-end specs or tons of ram to run this software smoothly but an average pc will do. the editing options and features in the tool are awesome. there are tons of tools for customization including a lot of effects and transition. there is a library associate with the product from which you can download additional effects if you need it. this tool supports resolutions upto 4k as well as 360 videos which is cool considering its a free software. there are also a lot of tutorials in the web to get to know the product and the support is also helpful at times.

What do you dislike?

the exporting options are very limited when it comes to hitfilm express and you have to pay to unlock the additional options. its really hard to get to know the software with a steep learning curve. the interface is a bit complex for a beginner.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

the software is free so give it a try.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

hitfilm express is a free video editing software for windows and mac operating systems. there are tons of features and clearly one of the best out there.

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"HitFilm, worth a try"

What do you like best?

the interface is very simple, easy to use, color grading, time remapping, trimmer, some transition effects,

everything you should expect on a video editing software, I think it worth the try before you go and spend 500 dollars on a year subscription of creative cloud

What do you dislike?

the fact that it does not have a feature like optical flow to make slow motion even smoother, also I think the transitions effects are very basic. and this software needs a feature like warp stabilizer

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend to give it a try, if you are an amateur filmmaker or just starting a youtube channel this is the software to use

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to edit courses, workshops and Knowlege transfers we have every month via skype and re-post them on our Sharepoint, and make them available in case someone misses it

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"The Best Editor outside of Adobe Products"

What do you like best?

I love how easy to use and how quick to set up HitFilm is. It's one of the best, more reasonably priced editing softwares out on the market

What do you dislike?

I do think it lacks in regards to colour grading and editing on smaller projects. It's definitely intended to do editing on short films or larger video projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need to get started on editing a project and don't want to commit to something like Adobe or another larger editor, HitFilm is going to be the best bang for your buck on the market. I would highly recommend playing around with this software, and checking out HitFilms YouTube channel, they have great tutorials on how to create visually amazing effects quickly, and without extra plug-ins.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Editing Video effectively, efficiently, and cost effectively

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"Good and Simple"

What do you like best?

It is very simple the interface is very good for beginners in the area it looks like many recognized programs, I also like the ability to perform different tasks with my videos when I edit the experiment with the effects and also the whole gallery they have adding plugins.

I like that it is available for windows and for ios

What do you dislike?

Change the color of the work station, I'm really not a fan of dark interfaces

Recommendations to others considering the product:

yes it is a very good option

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

is a good option for small companies, perform simple tasks of editing the videos without spending a lot of money on expensive programs

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"Hitfilm is a good film editing software"

What do you like best?

Hitfilm renders quality is very good and it has many editing features when compared to other free video editing software. Hitfilm provides a very good user interface and it provides the user to completely utilize its tools. Hitfilm is constantly being updated by the creators. Hitfilm is used by most of the video editors.

The key feature about Hitfilm is that it provides us with motion blur.

What do you dislike?

The most frustrating thing about Hitfilm is that it does not provide the user to understand each of its tools.

The editors which are new to this product might find it difficult to get hold of these things. Some of the playback options remove's effects.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Hitfilm will help you with your works.IT is a good product and I highly recommend it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Robust timeline editor

Playback options that speed up editing

Ability to continue editing during export

Flexible and intuitive export features

Many new features derived from the $299 Pro version

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"My experience with hitfilm express"

What do you like best?

No price for video editing tool with best features, easy to use GUI, For no price tag the features are really good to produce a quality video

What do you dislike?

Loading time is really slow. Initial load takes forever. exporting video is slow, ready to use cinematic looks do not exist.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great software for a beginner to enter into video making field. It is really free and if you have a powerful PC, this software runs smooth as butter

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Create high quality youtube videos, Learning ways to improve video making.

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"Good editor for your videos or movies"

What do you like best?

editor with advanced tools, able to compete in the market with large video editors. Variety of plugins to incorporate to the tool, store incorporation, runs fluid at least in the equipment that performs the test, intuitive interface for the user.

What do you dislike?

I think that I should be able to allow other themes to be selected, for now I only got the dark theme

Recommendations to others considering the product:

good use for video editing. If you want me to run fluid, I did the tests on an i7 and everything worked perfect

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

quick editing of videos, especially to make my presentations in the office

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"good video editing software for good price"

What do you like best?

simple software and light-weight no need high performance pc for video editing. support multiple types of videos . use friendly

What do you dislike?

need some training to edit videos and tutorial support is low.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

actually this is a good software for video editing, it has a user friendly UI. no need high performance pc. has many free effects also

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

created simple videos with this software. actually it a good video editing software. no need high-performance pc. can cnyone roll with is software.

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"I am very impressed with Hitfilm"

What do you like best?

I love that I am able to edit my movies. I am then able to distribute it in a decent amount of time. It is user friendly. I feel like someone that isn't tech savvy can get the hang of how to use it..

What do you dislike?

I wish there were more effects that I could add to my movie. It is limited to what I can do. If you add more things to it, then I will like it even better.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to get my movie edited and put out to distributors

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"Great video editing software"

What do you like best?

The ability to splice videos, accurately chopping and changing sections of the film. The basic special effects function is also better than other comparable versions of this software, although many of the special effects are a little unnecessary and I haven't used them

What do you dislike?

Some basic functions were confusing to start with. It took me a while to get the hang of using certain features. This was to be predicted, as I was a complete beginner using this platform, and I got the hang of it fairly quickly

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Was a little confusing at first to get the hang of basic functions, but once you did it was a great tool

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating short advertising videos

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"All in one video editing app"

What do you like best?

High professional level of video editing tools, it supports 3d videos ans high end video and audio filters.

What do you dislike?

It needs high system requirement for pc,

Recommendations to others considering the product:

State of the art editing software, great audio and video resolution, great utility for vlogger, 3D video supports

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Video editing, clear audio with high end resolution.

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"Hit Film Express"

What do you like best?

I love how can edit content without it lagging. The express edition really speeds up my productivity.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the overall content and the designs the software offers.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be patient and really take advantage of the program tools

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving advertisements content and reaching interest

HitFilm Express User Ratings

8.2
Ease of Use
Average: 8.8*
7.7
Quality of Support
Average: 8.3*
8.9
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.8*
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