Jan 20 2014

Get HitFilm 2 Express for free

Posted by Simon K Jones on January 20, 2014



We're giving away a fully functional, free version of HitFilm 2 Express, our hybrid video editor and visual effects software.

The free download is only available until February 4th, so head over to http://hitfilm.com/express/free sooner rather than later if you want to make your own blockbuster movies.

Normally worth $149, HitFilm 2 Express may be free - for now - but that doesn't stop it being a remarkably powerful video product, especially for new filmmakers. After shooting a video on your smartphone, DSLR or camcorder you can edit the results, create complex visual effects and upload to YouTube all inside this one application. That's why Freddie Wong, YouTube superstar filmmaker, describes HitFilm as "in our opinion, the single best software package for aspiring visual effects artists and filmmakers."

As well as it's easy-to-use editing interface, HitFilm 2 Express is also the only sub-$399 video editor to include 3D compositing features. These advanced tools allow filmmakers to create elaborate virtual sets and green screen environments, essential for science fiction, fantasy and historical movies. It's easy to start making movies with HitFilm 2 Express but there's also a lot of power for more experienced filmmakers.

"The HitFilm project has always been about getting the right filmmaking tools to the right people," says FXHOME CEO Joshua Davies. "To start 2014 with a bang we decided to make HitFilm 2 Express available to the whole world, for free. Anybody who has ever thought about making a movie but didn't know how, or couldn't afford it, now has that chance."

Find out why Film Riot host Ryan Connolly calls HitFilm "a love letter to the indie and no budget filmmaking community" by clicking here. Just make sure you do so before February 4th!

CALLING THE HITFILM.COM COMMUNITY: This is an amazing chance to spread the word about HitFilm to new people. Please help us get the word out by sending the http://hitfilm.com/express/free link to anybody you know who may be interested, across Twitter, Facebook, Google+ et al. 2014 is the year of HitFilm - let's make it happen together.


Comments

Triem23

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 02:18 PM

OK, besides that being an insanely generous offer, may I say that's a really, really gorgeous ad design? I enjoyed the smoothly scrolling images very much.

Derek Robert Wood

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 02:28 PM

How to download it? Do i download the media files?

Simon K Jones

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 02:30 PM

Derek - once you're on the promo site http://hitfilm.com/express/free click the 'get HitFilm 2 Express now' button at the bottom-right, then follow the instructions. :)

Triem - thanks! Our team got to have a bit more fun with the design of this, and it is indeed rather slick, if I may say so myself. ;) 

Jason C Grubb

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 02:57 PM

I know ya'll don't hear much from me i'm always working in my welding shop 
but i think that is really nice of ya'll for  making hitfilm 2 express free for a little while that is AWESOME!!!!! :rolleyes: 

simonevanswhite

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 03:04 PM

Wow! You guys are amazing!  :biggrin: 

Derek Robert Wood

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

Derek - once you're on the promo site http://hitfilm.com/express/free click the 'get HitFilm 2 Express now' button at the bottom-right, then follow the instructions. :)

Triem - thanks! Our team got to have a bit more fun with the design of this, and it is indeed rather slick, if I may say so myself. ;) 


Thanks!

ES Pictures

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 03:44 PM

Is the Express version Mac & PC too?

Simon K Jones

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 03:44 PM

It is now! Probably should have mentioned that: all Express users can now download the Mac installer as well from their account.

MichaelJames

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 04:02 PM

You sly foxes. 

StormyKnight

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 05:41 PM

Just sent the link to a couple friends. Hope they take advantage of this opportunity!

guru2468

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

I guess you guys want your software to go mainstream and I have to say - I totally support it, because you deserve it so much!

But aside of that, thank you SO MUCH for this. I normally use Final Cut and After Effects, but I can really see how Hit Film can speed up my VFX workflow, as AE is clunky and slow and isn't needed for everything.

I wish you succeed in making this program way bigger as it already is!
Awesome stuff!

Elmernite

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 09:19 PM

I really don't know what to say!
Thanks!

Jay B.

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 11:06 PM

While getting this free offer - we can also upgrade to the Ultimate?

All in all, Thanks!

Andrew Zoll

Posted on 20 January 2014 - 11:58 PM

Holy cow! Hitfilm 2 Ultimate is on my to-buy list, thanks to Ryan Connolly! This will help me to dive in until I can afford the ultimate version! You guys are awesome!

Pencilandinc

Posted on 21 January 2014 - 03:26 AM

Got a question (hopefully I didn't miss something)...are there any instructions included with the project file download? Just to give an uninitiated potential user a starting point or is the intention for a user to just dive in?

That said, I'm shouting this offer from the highest points of the 'net (that I can get to, that is  :smile:)! Thanks, guys...attempting to use Hitfilm Express in conjunction with Blender and Garageband.

Keep doin' it to it!

WedgeOz

Posted on 21 January 2014 - 03:41 AM

Awesome! Thanks guys! :smile: 

TheNextSamuel

Posted on 21 January 2014 - 04:49 AM

... I ordered Hitfilm 2 Express not even a month ago at full cost, and now its free! I understand the marketing value, but this is ridiculous. Is there anyway Express users that bought the software not even a month ago get a refund or get a free upgrade or discount to Hitfilm Ultimate?

Marcin

Posted on 21 January 2014 - 08:01 AM

I bought mine over a year ago in some Sony promotion, so my pain is smaller (but still is present) :)
Nevertheless, I passed the link to the couple of persons. I hope that you will gain a lot of users!

DavePSB

Posted on 21 January 2014 - 09:16 AM

EDIT: OK, you have to click on the Twitter or Facebook icons, even if you belong to neither of these organizations...



The only download link I can find seems to be for the trial version of Ultimate, which is limited to YouTube 30 seconds SD.  I've chased all the scroll arrows and the maze of splash screens, and can't find an actual link to the Express version.  Previously, someone answered a similar question:

"Derek - once you're on the promo site http://hitfilm.com/express/free click the 'get HitFilm 2 Express now' button at the bottom-right, then follow the instructions. :)"

But alas, there are no instructions that I can see.  

How do I download the Express version?

Thanks.

Simon K Jones

Posted on 21 January 2014 - 09:22 AM

TheNextSamuel - timing on these things is always tricky! The good news is that Ultimate is currently on a big 25% discount, including discounted upgrades. As an Express purchaser, you are eligible for the usual discounted upgrade rate (users of the free version don't get this), plus the 25% discount that's available through January.

Marcin - many thanks!

Pencilandinc - we have 3 video tutorials accompanying the tutorial files. You can see them on the main promo site, or over on the HitFilm YouTube channel. Here's the first:



guru - thanks. We want to see as many people as possible using HitFilm and this seemed like a good way to do it. :) 

MichaelJames - well, you know us.
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