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Giveaway of the day — HitFilm 3 Express + Sci-fi adventure pack 3.1

HitFilm 3 Express includes all-in-one editing and professional visual effects.
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HitFilm 3 Express + Sci-fi adventure pack 3.1 was available as a giveaway on January 11, 2016!

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HitFilm 3 Express is the only software to include all-in-one editing and professional visual effects backed up with a wide range of tutorials and unparalleled support. No other free product has a multi-track video editing, advanced 2D and 3D compositing and over 100 effects.

There is also Sci-fi adventure pack included: The force will be with you, always - as long as you’ve got this pack! Includes semi-automated lightswords, 3D laser blasts and 100% authentic opening title crawl. Usually $24.99 - you get it for FREE today!

Please note: If you are a Mac user, download the installation file here (188 MB).

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10 (x64); Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.10 Yosemite or OS X 10.11 El Capitan; Free hard disk space: 650MB; Internet connection; Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or Intel Xeon (Nehalem) processor or AMD equivalent; RAM: 4GB; OpenGL 2.0 capable hardware with at least 512 MB video memory (NVIDIA GeForce; 9 series, Radeon HD 5000 series, Intel HD 4000

Publisher:

FXHOME Ltd.

Homepage:

https://hitfilm.com/store/hitfilm-3-express

File Size:

232 MB

Price:

$24.99

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#52

After reading about all the problems encountered when either trying to download,install and/or activate this program... as well as the problem of the missing SciFi 3.1 component; I decided not to even bother with it. I'd like to have a program like this, but all these problems and the hassle... well, it's just not worth it. By the way; My Operating System is Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. Please, will the powers that be, examine this program and fix it so that you can perhaps offer again later on.

Reply   |   Comment by J.  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#51

I think that were a run on windows xp

Reply   |   Comment by tw9341  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#50

Activated it at last. The activation code sent me was hidden in the Category section of my email. Using this software would surely be very interesting to me. Thank you very much.

Reply   |   Comment by Jun Domingo  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#49

After going thru the convoluted and distasteful process of providing contact info to sign up for an account, the complete install on Win 8.1 64b said quicktime would not work and must install again. So I tried on another (Win 10 64b) machine. Code already used! Ugh. Created another account and new dl. It says Sorry you already have one free activation. Can't even find the program.
The description of what we were to get was misleading, the requirements not honestly communicated and whole process tedious and annoying. GOTD has deteriorated massively, and I'd say driven away some of the contributors who made it worth even looking for potential downloads. (Ashraf, Karl, Giovanni).
How can I install on another computer when it doesn't fully work on the first one tried?

Reply   |   Comment by nowwhat  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#48

Hopefully my experience will help others.

I already had HitFilm Express on my computer. I had to deactivate it, create a new account, and then activate with the key I received from following the instructions from GiveAwayOfTheDay.

Everything activated smoothly and I now have access to the SciFi addon.

It would have been nice to be able to simply add the SciFi addon, but I do not yet own any of the other addons and so it was simply easier to deactivate the old and start a new account.

It is a wonderful program. If I had the cash available I would indeed purchase the upgrade to the full version. There is quite a nice selection of features built into the free basic version.

For the record... I am running Win 10 Pro.

Reply   |   Comment by Louis Hazard  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

The SciFi 3.1 component did not download, only the express module.

Reply   |   Comment by Othello86  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#46

I've been using HitFilm 3 Express (and HitFilm 2 Express before that) for a while, and I think it's the best free/low-cost video editor around - and I've tried a lot of them! The basics for multi-track timeline editing are all there, and there's no silly restrictions like not being able to input or output popular file types. The core functions are surprisingly powerful and easy to use, although as with any such package there's a bit of a learning curve. I would hardly begrudge them a program registration or offers to purchase add-on packs at extra cost. This is good software, and one of the top giveaways.

Reply   |   Comment by DVMarsh  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#45

I have downloaded it and installed it, and I have win 7 Home and a 64 bit system but when I went to register it like it said, I went to my e-mail and got the code but the program says a account with my name already exisits and then after that said the code I was given can't be found, meaning not valid??? ok now what do I do? Please help asap

Reply   |   Comment by Debra Brooks  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Debra Brooks
Aso I do not see in the download the sci-fi pack, not sure how to get that either, I hope since there was problems that they can be fixed before this free download has ended. I already told a few people about this even before I downloaded it.

Reply   |   Comment by Debra Brooks  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

Can't find a registration and activate menu. Or any indication I have the sci-fi addon.

Reply   |   Comment by Jake  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jake
To activate go to options, file/options/activation/account
On the pop up enter the licence code in the area that asks for serial number, provide your name or any name, and the email address you used to get the licence code. Press the button to complete the activation.
The program then wants you to close and reopen it. When you do, Hitfilm3 Express will be installed and activated, with the scifi pack.

Reply   |   Comment by Jake  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#43

i really like hitfilm,

but for the life of me i can not figure out how to get the sci-fi pack

how do you get it

Reply   |   Comment by Max  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Max
i have gotten the key, i just can't find anywhere to enter it

i made an account but have not been able to use key anywhere

Reply   |   Comment by Max  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Max
It's already activated to the email address you used to register.

Reply   |   Comment by Yeremyah  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#42

On running set up loads until Direct X and then:
An error occurred during the installation of assembly 'policy.9.0.Microsoft.VC90.CRT,version ="9.0.30729.550".... etc
rolls back with only uninstall reported as there.

Reply   |   Comment by Antony Gloster  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

For a free product, this is quite a powerful product for Windows users. I have to state "for Windows" as Linux has some extremely powerful professional grade video editing and compositing tools (Pitvi, Kdenlive, Cinelera, Blender, and of course, Lightworks). Whilst the free version is no Premier or Final Cut Pro, it is competent and ships with a decent number of effects, and not too many wipes and fades.

Fires up quickly, with a neat and uncluttered interface. However, the default UI is very much "windows 10" themed. The main program box is not resizeable, which can be problem when using dual monitors with an extended desktop as ALL file requestors and message boxes open in the center of the screen, where of course monitor bezels meet. Of course this doesn't obscure the dialogue boxes, but it is a major inconvenience.

Furthermore, the program blocks Windows' taskbar and start menu. This is the first time I have encountered this, and it is as annoying as hell. If I want to flip out of one program to check on another (i.e. checking mail for the activation key!), I have to take my hands off the mouse to ALT-TAB, or minimise HitFilm, do what I want to do, then re-size it.

I did say default. Now, HF doesn't utilise tooltips, which is a shame... because not every one may poke about the menus and see "EDIT | WORKSPACES | Classic". This uses the 'classic' Windows UI, which makes the interface resizable, although still blocks the taskbar.

Moving on to the software per-se, I had a quick play with some existing footage, and within the confines of the un-activated version put together a silly little montage of effects quite quickly. As it is not activated, I couldn't render (export) the film to anything other than a YouTube account. I'm interested in the "under the hood" rendering engine, as the only output formats appear to be YouTube, H.264, Image sequence, and AVI.

Why is this important? Because the appearance of the final video is hugely dependent upon encoding. The H.264 encoder appears to offer a target and maxbit rate (all options are locked as this format is unavailable in the trial), 1 pass VBR encoding (and presumably CBR and 2-pass VBR), and only AAC audio. AVI has no encoding options at all, other than colour depth (locked on 'RGB') and codec (locked on 'uncompressed').

Being unable to try these options, I can't comment further. I would be interested in knowing which encoding engines are used (I tend to use Mainconcept plug-ins for Premier, for example), or export uncompressed and use Mainconcept for HD, or Canopus Procoder for SD. Each to their own, of course.

Viewing from the perspective of an individual new to video editing and compositing, a quick plea. In your guides, include a couple of "in-your-face" how-to-do this tutorials. The most obvious example being "add to your video". Why? Because anyone new is going to pretty soon work out how to load their video, click and discover the effects, and then scratch their heads wondering how to do it, or get lost in the on-line guides.

Overall, after a quick play with the -still!!! argh, send me an activation code!!! - unactivated and unregistered software, I like it. And if I get a code (hint hint!!), will keep it on my older videostation for my daughter to learn on.

Reply   |   Comment by Alan  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#40

Looks to be a nice program worth learning and then upgrading as and when needed.. But as I can't yet get out of the Demo mode (see previous message) I can't save as a local 1080p either H.264 or .avi

Please respond HitFilm..
Thanks,
Nick..

Reply   |   Comment by Nick  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

HitFilm
I'd would really like to use your program but not if there is no tech support..

Nick...

Reply   |   Comment by Nick  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Cannot figure out how to activate program - Went to activate and it request name email and scan code - dont have one so I cannot see how to activate - even had my activation code by email that I requested. Much too confusing to activate - sounds like a good program - but if cant activate - no good to me so I deleated program

Reply   |   Comment by JOSEPH BENDZINSKI  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#38

For HitFilm my notebook does not appear to meet the minimum requirements: "Please install the latest driver update for your graphics card amd try running HitFilm again!"
My Medion Akoya P6630 (MD98560): graphics chip Intel GMA HD (driver Intel HD Graphics Version 8.15.10.2622). As a separate graphics processor, however, the more powerful, NVidia GeForce GT 540M model is installed (Version 9.18.13.3221).
Any help?

Reply   |   Comment by wurzmurzel  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

wurzmurzel
I'm afraid if your computer does not meet the minimum requirements then it will not be able to support HitFilm. Sorry about that.

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

How do I add this to my account? I have already activated HitFilm 3 Express in the past and was hoping to add the Sci-Fi pack.

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Martin
I tried everything but it didn't help. Better make a new account...

Reply   |   Comment by S0ldier  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Martin
Please contact our support team if you're having issues: hitfilm.com/questions/submit
Alternatively, you can create a separate account if you desire.

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

To be honest, this just seems to be a kind of program template, with 14 empty 'slots', for which you can purchase modules - to kick off and whet your appetite, Hitfilm are giving away their 'Sci-fi adventure' module.

After activating (mandatory creation of a secure account with e-mail address necessary), I then see a whole column of 14 possible modules which seem to be necessary before this 'program template' can really be of any use, but all except for the one module that they gave us today has to be purchased.

When I pressed on the 'User Guide' button, it took me to their website, where the 'User Guide' is shown a few lines at a time, in a window no bigger (and probably actually smaller) than the one to write a comment here on GOTD, and consists of this which I now copy and paste:


Learning HitFilm 3 Express

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HitFilm 3 Express is a unique combination of non-linear editor and compositor. There are many resources available for learning how to use the software.

Expanding HitFilm 3 Express

You are using the free version of HitFilm 3. This includes the core editing and 3D compositing tools and is still hugely powerful. If you need more functionality, such as advanced particle simulation, 3D model import or additional effects, you can purchase additional component packs in the HitFilm.com Store.

Some features and effects in this user guide refer to functionality requiring one or more packs. This will be noted as appropriate.

HitFilm 3 Pro contains all component features plus exclusive effects which aren't available for Express. Find out more here.

The user guide

This user guide provides an overview of all of HitFilm 3 Express's features.

If you would prefer to read this manual on your tablet or would like to print a paper copy, you can download a PDF version here.

Video tutorials

There are over 40 hours of free video tutorials available. You can find the tutorials organized into useful categories over on the HitFilm.com website.

If you're new to HitFilm or filmmaking we highly recommend watching Project One.

The HitFilm.com community

The HitFilm.com 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.
__________________________________________________________________________

So, if this 'User Guide' is to be believed, this program is the free version anyway, so what they are actually giving away is the 'Sci-fi Adventure Pack'?

Reply   |   Comment by Sunnaze  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Sunnaze
The Sci-fi pack is worth $24.99 and contains a number of sci-fi visual effects that are not available in the free application.

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#35

This is the free version of the main program. They are also giving you the sci-fi pack that is normally 24.99. They have many packs at varying prices on their page.

Reply   |   Comment by judi  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#34

Downloaded, installed but I'm not seeing the Sci-fi adventure pack 3.1

Reply   |   Comment by Carmen Mazza  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Installed on win8-64 fine. Jumped through the hoops and got the key fine & speedy.

However, I uninstalled it as soon it said I had to create an account with HitFilm directly - even before I could copy my reg info in.

I've nothing to hide but i've never been asked to create an account especially when i'm already in receipt of a valid key. For me, it's just another company who can sell your details on - no thanks. Thumbs down and cleaner running on my system now as we speak....

Reply   |   Comment by blea1975  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

blea1975
The reason HitFilm asks you to create an account is so that you can always be in receipt of a valid key. If your laptop was to break or you wanted to put the software on another computer, you can download the installer and access your code from your account on hitfilm.com at any time.
You can also use your hitfilm.com account to request support if you have any issues. I can also assure you we have never sold our users details on to anyone.
However we do appreciate your viewpoint so thank you for sharing.

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

Not sure how to activate the program. I get a start up window that sends me to the Hitfilm 3 Website to share on social media for a key and register. Should I be waiting a key in my email?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mike
Ignore my issue. I read the text file
Go here.
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/hitfilm-3-express-sci-fi-adventure-pack/get-key/

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#31

downloaded and activated perfectly on Windows 7 SP1.
I was specifically interested in the Sci Fi pack and the light sabres... but I see it says that I also need the 'Destruction Pack', too, for only an additional $21 then I can follow along on their instruction video.
If the Sci Fi pack is simply an underhanded marketing ploy to get me to buy into their system then I will uninstall real quick and just continue using my various video editors downloaded here that never require anything more of me (thus the 'Give Away' in the title of our favourite website). Gup

Reply   |   Comment by Gup Jeffrey  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Gup Jeffrey
The sci-fi pack includes the lightsword/lightsaber effect, so you get that completely free. There are other effects that you can purchase for Express including the lightning effect (which I believe is the one you're referring to).
If you were specifically interested in the lightsaber effect then you don't need anything but this GOTD offer. The tutorial on how to make lightsaber effects is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd5BdFEsPzA
You absolutely do not need to buy anything additional if you don't want to, as Express is a powerful editing & VFX software in its own right. Hope that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

HitFilm
My complete apologies, then. I guess I followed a link provided on your site to a tutorial on Youtube and got carried away watching a totally different pack in use. It was the 'fiery portal' I was watching that required two packs, one being 'Destruction'. Is that correct? My memory is slowly being sucked from me by this evil web hub perched beside me.

Reply   |   Comment by Gup Jeffrey  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#30

NOT worth the confusing scenario of getting the registration code. I apparently signed up for the free version and not the one given away here. Now when I attempt to register the free PAIDED version given here it tells me I already have a free version. Uninstalled this program. No thanks for any program that is that confusing...

Reply   |   Comment by Tim Ritchie  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#29

Downloaded and installed using Win7 64 bit. I did not use the request to put a post on my FB but used the option below that to just send me via e-mail the download link. The registrations was confusing because the readme.txt said to go to a website and fill in info after which they would send the license via e-mail and then to go to the "Register and Activate" menu. There was no "Register and Activate" menu but when I started the program it had a pop up box with an "activate" option. That required I create a usercode on their website and in that process had a place to put in the license code. Doing that seemed to get me registered. Also the install did not create a desktop icon so I had to create it myself.

In looking at the program it has a lot of options but requires one to buy various sets of options starting at $8.95 each. I have not figured out what can be done without buying more options. Also their website has a free version of the program available. It is not clear what the GAOTD version can do that the free version cannot. Maybe the "Sci-Fi Adventure pack" is not included with the free version but I don't see a definition of what that pack does. The program and their web site give links to a lot of YouTube videos showing how to do things. Apparently there are a lot of options for green screening and more complex layer combining. Again it is not clear how much of that can be done without buying more packs. This may be a valuable program but it will take some experimenting to see what can be done with the GAOTW version.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Dave
The Sci-fi adventure pack is the bonus that you get with this GAOTD offer. The Sci-fi adventure pack is worth $24.99 and contains a number of visual effects that you can use in your short films/home movies, such as animated laser effects, lightsabers (lightswords), a sci-fi title crawl and a hyperdrive effect.
We do have additional add-ons which are available for a price, and HitFilm 4 Pro which is our professional level software, but those are entirely your choice. HitFilm 3 Express is still powerful editing software on its own, and this GAOTD offer affords you the option to create some fantastic effects for free.

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

With a super fast look at the program, I must say that I like it. The overall look is just really appealing to me.
Though a disappointment is that it doesn't seem to be able to edit compressed mp4 very well.
And as an owner of Adobe Premiere Elements, I will probably stick to using Adobe for now.
But I might sometimes use it for effects that the Adobe can't do very well.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#27

I also could not access Sci-Fi Adventure Pack: even after uninstall/reinstall

Reply   |   Comment by bobf  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

bobf
Did you have HitFilm 3 Express already? You can contact support for help in uninstalling and adding the Sci-fi effects, or create a new account if you'd prefer: hitfilm.com/questions/submit
The Sci-fi effects will appear in your effects toolbar once you've activated the license.

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

bobf
My Sci-Fi Adventure Pack has a check mark next to it whereas the other packs have "Buy" buttons instead of the check mark. So it is apparently installed. I have not figured out how to access it yet though.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Dave
In that case, the Sci-fi adventure pack effects should be in the effects toolbar. In a new project, next to the media panel you'll see a tab for Effects where you can search for them.

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

When trying to install, windows 7 64x, stops in middle of install, "Administrator has set policies to prevent this application from being installed ???????

Reply   |   Comment by Steven  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Steven
It sounds as though you're either in a guest account or a standard account on your computer. Log out of your machine and log back in as administrator to download the software. Hope that helps!

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

HitFilm
there is No GCD. which typically downloads with GOTD programs, i have Administrator privileges

Reply   |   Comment by Steven  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#25

wow amazing giveaway, the best in a while thumbs up (Y)

Reply   |   Comment by Max  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)
#24

If you have the time, read some of the blog postings at hitfilm.com -- they've done a nice job, & reading a few gives you a fair sense of just what Hitfilm does, & where it fits in the landscape of audio/video software.

Reading the blog about this Sci-Fi edition, it mentions how teens making fan films [using a forerunner to Hitfilm] went on to become pros. Video software in general has gone a similar route. Cheesy, amateurish FX & animation, while still present in some software, have given way to tools allowing a fantastic amount of artistic expression. Unfortunately however, the price & learning curve can be just as fantastic. Among other things Hitfilm aims to be a bridge -- whether you want to just do a bit more with your video, or if you want to show the world that you've got what it takes to join the ranks of top pros, Hitfilm can let you mimic some pretty high end work on a very restricted budget when it comes to time, learning, & money.

Think of Hitfilm Express as the ala carte version -- Hitfilm Pro as the full meal. You can use Hitfilm Express as-is of course, or buy one or more add-ons to expand your capabilities. Hitfilm Pro OTOH might seem expensive, until you start pricing what it would cost for the same capabilities otherwise. If you can afford it, for what you get it's a pretty decent value. There's a lot of people doing Indie work with digital cameras [a Nikon may seem expensive for a still camera, but downright cheap compared to video cameras], & Hitfilm may round out your bedroom or garage production house pretty well.

That said, there are cheaper apps available [compared to HF Express & a few add-ons], particularly if you catch a good sale -- Corel's VideoStudio Pro X8 Ultimate was $29 at Amazon a few times over the holidays, & I managed to pick up an earlier version a year or two back for $20 bundled with a couple of other useful apps. There are more technical or technician oriented video editors, while IMHO Hitfilm is oriented more to film making. And if you invest the time & effort in really learning apps like [the open source] Blender, and I'm not talking mere weeks or months, you might be able to do some 3D-based work that's better than what you'd get out of Hitfilm.

And of course with today's GOTD you get a couple of neat toys to play with.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

mike
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Mike! We're really pleased to hear what you think of the software and I've passed your kind words onto the team.

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#23

It installed on win7 64 but the 1st window that pops out is not visible, the program is so I went to options and cant change activation .from there . I assume that 1st little box is where I put activation but as I said it is blanked out . I have an account with hitfilm with standard but not installed on this computer

Reply   |   Comment by greg  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

greg
Do check that your internet didn't drop out while you were trying to activate. If not, contact support so we can help: hitfilm.com/questions/submit

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

HitFilm
Thanks I just solved it . My amd dual graphics caused a glitch .The activation box exe needed to be assigned to the power saving graphics not the High performance .

Reply   |   Comment by greg  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#22

Downloaded and installed Windows7 64bit. When i try to use the program it freezes and says windows not responding. Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by james  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

james
Sorry to hear you're having issues James - does your computer meet the minimum specifications specified on the page?

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

james
Windows7 64bit 4gigram AMD quad core 500gig hd

Reply   |   Comment by james  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#21

Well, this is odd...I must have gotten this as a previous giveaway, because when I install it and open it, it's already registered (to a different email address). Tried to uninstall/reinstall, then deactivate/activate, but I can't get the Sci Fi adventure pack. Oh well.

Reply   |   Comment by Null  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Null
If you contact support, we'll be able to help you uninstall and reinstall the license including the Sci-fi packs: hitfilm.com/questions/submit

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#20

i have installed to a win 10 system and every thing is working great

take your time to look at videos to see just how powerful this program is and i am just a everyday bloke with a little bit of pc know how and im doing OK lol

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.10 Yosemite or OS X 10.11 El Capitan
64-bit operating system
650MB free hard disk space for installation
Internet connection required for online activation and web services
Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or Intel Xeon (Nehalem) processor or AMD equivalent
4GB RAM
OpenGL 2.0 capable hardware with at least 512 MB video memory (NVIDIA GeForce 9 series, Radeon HD 5000 series, Intel HD 4000)

Reply   |   Comment by nigelxxx  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

nigelxxx
Glad to hear it's working great for you Nigel! Be sure to let us know what you think of the software.

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#19

@ FX Home

It says 3D Compositing.

What object formats are supported for import?
FBX, OBJ, LightWave ?

Also, how to import them? I can't see any import dialog option to import 3D models.

Reply   |   Comment by xenox  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

xenox
hitfilm.com/faqs/view/17

Their web site really isn't bad, & has lots of info.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

mike
hey, thanks for the link :)
that's just awesome

Reply   |   Comment by xenox  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

xenox
You can import 3d models if you buy an addon for €91.

Reply   |   Comment by S0ldier  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Downloaded and registered just fine macbook pro.
30 yrs with a pc, 5 months with a mac, aren't we having fun!

Reply   |   Comment by oldgoaly  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)

oldgoaly
I doubt more than 5 people had a PC 30 years ago.

Reply   |   Comment by Rock  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Rock 1986, I think we already had hundreds, heading towards thousands of members of the GOCC (The Greater Oklahoma Commodore Club) with 5 chapters. Most of us had VIC-20's with homemade expansion cards to be able to program anything valuable. We had to have a refrigerator at our meetings to cool the power supplies! Prime space was close to the fridge. There were CBM owners, users of CPM, Adam owners... Tinker Air Force Base provided engineering (they didn't know that they did) for modifications of 1541 disk drives to make "flaming ram towers" allowing us to download machine code to the drive itself. Those were the days! But we didn't have the computing power in the whole large hall of our annual meetings to do what the free part of this program can do. It amazes us (old timers) what they give away for free. I need a cheap way to do video editing that doesn't take years to learn. It would be nice if the company could make a modified instructional video of what just today's give away can do. Get us started using your product and maybe we will grow into buyers of the other packages as we grow in our needs. Thanks for the free effects pack. Thanks to GAOD.

Reply   |   Comment by Father Richard  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Father Richard
You are absolutely correct my friend. My age (74) got the best of me on that post. In 1986 I lived in a small town of less than 5,000 and I do remember 1 friend had one of those old Commodores. However, it wasn't a real "PC" as we refer to them these days. No internet and more of a toy for us nerds. Anyway, by 1990 I had moved to a large city and bought my first real PC. It had no hard drive. It had 2 of the large floppy disc drives, 1 for the program disc, the other for saving files, etc. Later that same year, I started my own BBS service if you remember what those were. There were over 100 in the city I now lived and mine was by far the most popular. Then, one day someone uploaded a file to my BBS called "Netscape". I had no idea what it was at first but after going out and buying a modem I was now connected to the Internet and a whole new world opened to me. I am long retired now but still the IT guy for my community and rely totally on my PC to manage my day to day affairs and would be really lost without my smartphone. So.... thanks for bringing me back to reality and I enjoyed your post.... Rock

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#17

Downloaded and installed on win 10 64 with no problems. Does not create an icon on the desktop, however it does appear on the "Lately Added" list of the start menu, so coping the link to the desktop is easy enough.
Subscription procedure was a bit cumbersome, but took less than 5 minutes. After activation, dozens of "disabled features" urge you to go to the "Hitfilm online store" to buy these features. Even the so called "Starter pack" seems not included in the licensed version.
User interface is complected, crammed with tiny icons and microscopic font. Couldn't find how to change interface colors and sizes.
I Loaded a low - quality, 3 minute MP4 video clip (about 16.6 mb) and added some effects for testing (sharpen, color correction and the like). Exported as h.264 file. Export took about 8 and a half minutes. Output file (variable bitrate, 1 pass, 1280 X 720) was 213 mb, with slight but noticeable changes made by the effects applied.
Application seems serious, complicated and requires much learning.
has interesting chroma keying options.
Thanks to its interesting features, despite its not so user friendly appearance, I think I'll keep it for now, for further testing,
Thank you, GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Gustav  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Gustav
" Even the so called "Starter pack" seems not included in the licensed version. "

Hitfilm Express is free -- follow the link up top to the Hitfilm Express page & you can get it 24/7 -- but everything else is ala carte, so you buy just what you want/need. What makes today's GOTD notable is the included Sci-Fi pack.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#16

HitFilm Express 3 is definitely the cream of free video editing and effects software. However, I already had it on my computer and it gives me no place to change to the license from today's Giveaway so I can add the Sci-Fi adventure pack.

Reply   |   Comment by Nick K  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Nick K
You can do so by uninstalling and reinstalling HitFilm 3 Express. Please contact support if you're having issues: hitfilm.com/questions/submit

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

How to activate it on an account that already has activated HitFilm Express without that Sci-fi pack? It won't let me enter a new key...

Reply   |   Comment by S0ldier  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

S0ldier
You will need to reinstall HitFilm 3 Express and then enter the new key. Hope that helps!

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

HitFilm
I reinstalled it, even deactivated the license, but when I press the "Register&Activate" button, there is no option to enter a new key. It just activates my old one, which doesn't contain the Sci-fi pack, automatically.
A text field with key to enter is only available if I choose to create a new account, which isn't a good thing.

Reply   |   Comment by S0ldier  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

S0ldier
Really sorry you're having trouble - please contact our support team so they can walk you through it asap: hitfilm.com/questions/submit

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

HitFilm
Okay, I activated it with another account. You should implement some "Add product" option, where you would be able to enter a key for your addons. Seriously, why not? It is a normal thing, found in 99% of paid software.

Reply   |   Comment by S0ldier  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

On Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Laptop - Windows 10, the screen options of the software are barely readable (the text is so small) because of the high resolution screen of the laptop. Shame it doesn't resize or re-scale to accommodate high resolution screens on modern laptops.

My default resolution of the screen is 3200 x 1800.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Andy
Using Windows Magnifier might help as a last solution to enlarge areas of the screen.

I suggest Googling the search phrase "Fix Windows 10 DPI Scaling" to ensure your current settings are at default or perhaps changing the magnification to 200%, which is the Lenovo preset for Windows 8.1 (not sure about Win10).

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Andy
In whatever serves as a Control Panel in Win 10 should have the option of adjusting your screen resolution to something much more reasonable.
In Win 7 it is inside Appearance and Personalization
'Nuff said!

Reply   |   Comment by Bubba  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#13

HitFilm Express 3.1.4321.38300 is free anyway so all that is being offered here is the extra Sci-Fi package?

Correct?

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Terry
The real deal here IS the Sci-Fi Adventure Pack which makes a big difference because it's a GOTD exclusive!

Sci-Fi Adventure Pack:

The force will be with you, always - as long as you’ve got this pack. Includes semi-automated lightswords, 3D laser blasts and 100% authentic opening title crawl. Learn more…

Animated lasers
Design multi-beam lasers with highly customizable spiralling shapes and built-in point-to-point animation.

Lightswords
Draw 2-point, 4-point or custom lightsword shapes, with automatic motion trail creation based on speed and swing.

Pulp sci-fi title crawl
Instant title crawls, inspired by Star Wars and Flash Gordon, with automatic formatting and animation.

Hyperdrive
Jump to lightspeed with a customizable, fully animated star streak effect.

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

arttronics
Awesome!!! - but seriously less of the gee-whizz words and some examples of the effects on your web site. Is that too much to hope for?

Reply   |   Comment by lofty  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

lofty
It's not my website, I'm a GOTD member like you.

They do have a YouTube webpage which helps a whole lot:
https://www.youtube.com/user/FXhomeHitFilm

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#12

I never get an email with the download link. Am I the only one, that have this problem?

Reply   |   Comment by Steen  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Steen
Think so! Works for me. Check your spam folder. Try another email address?

Reply   |   Comment by JB  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Steen
Please do check in your junk and spam folders as some email providers can filter it out before you get to it!

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

1. http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/hitfilm-3-express-sci-fi-adventure-pack/get-key/
step1. select: i am not robot;
step2. select all images solicited;

2. check your spam folder.

Reply   |   Comment by jsilva  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

installation fails on Win7 64bits. I get the same error message every time: "there is a problem with this windows installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. contact your support..."
I tried both the complete and typical installation.
Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by Jacques  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Jacques
If you contact our support team we'll take a look at why this isn't working for you: hitfilm.com/questions/submit

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Jacques
Install in safe mode, it works

Reply   |   Comment by Akbar  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Akbar
Safe mode didn't work: the windows installer service is not available in safe mode. I'll contact the support team and I'll see what we can do.

Reply   |   Comment by Jacques  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Installed fine on Windows 8.1 and registered ok. Looks like a very advanced program which will take a lot of getting used to. I do a lot of work with videos so will be interesting to see what I can produce.
It is supposed to include Sci-fi Adventure Pack but would like to know where it is.

Reply   |   Comment by Harroman  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Harroman
It does include the Sci-fi pack. If you can't see it, please ensure that you've activated. An activation window should pop up when you fire it up and ask you to enter either your serial code or your account details. Then once it's activated, you'll find the Sci-fi pack effects in your effects toolbar. Hope that helps!
If you need any more information, please contact support: hitfilm.com/questions/submit

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

HitFilm
Thanks a lot. The problem was I had an earlier version of the software and it took the registration from that not from the new GOTD serial number. So unregistered my version and then re-registered with new serial number. Everything ok now!

Reply   |   Comment by Harroman  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#9

So you have to -
1 Install it
2 Get the code
3 Put in the code
4 Create an account
5 Uninstall it
6 Download another version
7 Install the new version...

Forget it.

Reply   |   Comment by Kestrel  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Kestrel
No need to download another version because it's the same version. That webpage can use a better caption, but the link is provided for reinstall purposes.

That's a good thing, because if you ever need to reinstall it, your online account code will reactivate it.

I was hesitant about creating an online account, but they are very transparent in their rules and policies plus their is only 1 single newsletter to opt-in or opt-out of.

There's also a ton of YouTube videos direct from this software creator, so reconsider if you can overlook the DRM Account requirements.

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

arttronics

Thank you for your response. In that case I'll have another look as it could be useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Kestrel  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#8

Installed but where the heck is it? No icons, not in start menu and not in either program file folder! Windows 10 64 bit so shouldn't be a problem. Put in the key and filled the form and it said to restart - HOW?

Reply   |   Comment by Ian Pinington-Webb  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ian Pinington-Webb
A nifty little program called "Start-menu-X" can be gotten for free. The free version is the only way I could find where this is installed & you should be able to right-click to add it to your taskbar. I couldn't find it in any of the program files either.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Peter
You can also look under "C:Program Files/FXhome"

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Ian Pinington-Webb
You can open the Start Menu and start typing "hit", that's how you search for everything in Win 10.

Reply   |   Comment by S0ldier  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

S0ldier

I did. I know how to use Windows 10! All it gave me was a load of folders and no files. Found it now thanks to Peter.

Reply   |   Comment by Ian Pinington-Webb  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

Wow, a program that's free anyway and an addon that does, well, light sabres.
How good is the basic program, what is it capable of? No idea, I don't think there can be many less informative websites. If like me you are equally in the dark (notice the pun?) This website does at least give you an idea what its about. http://www.provideocoalition.com/hitfilm-3-express-the-lightroom-of-nles.

Reply   |   Comment by lofty  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

lofty
Maybe this page will help?
hitfilm.com/faqs/view/18

Hitfilm is a video Non-Linear Editor [NLE for short]. 1) it lets you fix &/or enhance video the same way you would a still image in an image editor. 2) it lets you reorder, trim, splice, overlay, & add FX to your video clips.

How good is it? Well, it depends on your criteria. A lot of video editing work is more technician oriented, e.g. putting together a bunch of product promo shots. I think there are more production & tech oriented NLEs. Likewise there are apps that focus more on compositing, e.g. creating the graphics video you see on news programs or shopping channels. Hitfilm, as the name implies, is more about film making, & in that respect it does pretty well.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

lofty
We also have a YouTube channel with many free tutorials, designed to help you learn what Express is all about: https://www.youtube.com/user/FXhomeHitFilm

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#6

Don´t work on 7/64. In the left window "files can not start to play" - in the right window files play but without sound.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Mike
Are you using a supported file type Mike? You can find our supported formats in our FAQ's: https://hitfilm.com/faqs/view/51
Hope that helps!

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

HitFilm
What should this help?
Yes, I had (mp4 and avi). If the format will not be supported the program would´nt show/load it.
But the files will be imported but can not start to play or play without sound. Is the reason I use an external second soundcard? But find no settings for output-options...
However - deinstall because I don´t like it. I don´t need a tool that always is connected with internet.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mike
Hi Mike - you don't have to always be connected to the internet to run HitFilm 3 Express. You simply need it to download the installer and then to activate from your hitfilm.com account (and for any further updates later in the year). Otherwise, you can use HitFilm completely offline.
I'd encourage you to contact support as there may be a simple reason why mp4 and avi is not appearing, and we can fix that for you quickly: hitfilm.com/questions/submit

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#5

Dear FX Home team

Would you please be so kind explaining how to get the Sci-Fi Adventure Pack?, because it's not available for free hen going in the Pack Menu it is listed but I have to buy it for real cash and not freely.

As I am a version 2 user I installed Express 3, but notice that it has fewer features than version 2.

All in all, HitFilm is a very easy to use editor, thanks for the giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by xenox  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

xenox
It sounds like you haven't activated the giveaway option. When you start up the software there should be an activation window pop up. You then need to enter the serial code you've been given (or your account details). Then you'll be set up with your sci-fi effects as well as the free software. Hope that helps!

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

HitFilm
Thanks for your feedback.

I figured it out. It is that I already have registered with my Email previously for HitFilm 3 and it didn't let me activate with todays serial number.

I created a new account and it accepted the registration key, now.

Thanks again

Reply   |   Comment by xenox  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

"To activate your free copy visit the page below. Fill in the form and sumbit your data. Then check your e-mail for registration key. "

The part that was left out was you need to create an online account with your email address to activate the product.

What I like about this software is the power to have lots of Special FX that are noob friendly with a nice software layout. This one is a keeper.

Thanks GOTD and HitFilm!

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

arttronics
you have to buy the special effects

Reply   |   Comment by lofty  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

arttronics
Glad you like it!

Reply   |   Comment by HitFilm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

lofty
I looked at the default provided and the included Sci-Fi Adventure Pack and to me, that's a lot, but of course it's a subjective comment and MOAR is always better.

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#3

Doesn't install on Vista or Xp due to processor incompatibility!

Reply   |   Comment by Blank Clank  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Blank Clank
Think you mean.:-)
Doesn't install on Vista or Xp due to OS strong > incompatibility!

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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