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HitFilm is NLE (non-linear video editor) and visual effects software developed by FXHOME Limited. The software is a mix of Adobe After Effects (you can use it in compositing) and Adobe Premiere (you can use it in editing). The software capabilities could be extended through plugins as with other video editors. The main advantage of the software is that you can use HitFilm Express for free and it comes jam-packed with features that you can use out of the box.

Learning HitFilm is very important for YouTubers, amateur video editors, as well as professional ones as the software, is free (download and start using) very powerful and have everything you need to start creating professional looking videos for your channel or even product videos for your small business.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn HitFilm, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the roadmap to learn HitFilm) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with HitFilm from Scratch

HitFilm Website

HitFilm Website is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning HitFilm through video tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 4 main sections, each section is divided into topics, each topic covers some tools/techniques available in HitFilm through multiple video tutorials.

Interface: The interface is very simple, select the topic you’re interested in from the menu, you’ll be directed to the web page where the video lessons covering this topic resides.

1 - HitFilm Website HitFilm Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  1. The training covers the latest release of the software.
  1. The training is well-structured and organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover every aspect of the software, though that won’t be a problem for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is the best free online outlet where beginners can start learning HitFilm through video tutorials.

Majahr Pictures YouTube Channel

Majahr Pictures YouTube Channel is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning HitFilm Express through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 11 video lessons, each video lesson covers a certain tool/technique in HitFilm.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

2 - Mahjar Pictures YouTube Channel HitFilm Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  1. The training covers the basics beginners should be familiarized with in order to start using  HitFilm.

Cons

  1. The training covered an old release of the software, though that won’t be a problem as the basics are still nearly the same.

Verdict: This is a very good free online outlet where beginners can start learning HitFilm through video tutorials.

Shiny Films YouTube Channel

Shiny Films YouTube Channel is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning HitFilm through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 23 video lessons, each video lesson covers a certain tool/technique in HitFilm.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

 3 - Shiny Films YouTube Channel HitFilm Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  1. The training is well structured for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training isn’t well organized for beginners.

Verdict: This is a good free online outlet where beginners can start learning HitFilm through Video tutorials.

InScape Digital YouTube Channel

InScape Digital YouTube Channel is the fourth free online outlet where beginners can start learning HitFilm through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 30 video lessons, each video lesson covers a certain tool/technique in HitFilm.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

4 - InScape Digital YouTube Channel HitFilm Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  1. The training is well structured for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training isn’t well organized for beginners.

Verdict: This is a good free online outlet where beginners can start learning HitFilm through Video tutorials.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning HitFilm:

  1. HitFilm Website is the best outlet for beginners to start learning HitFilm through video tutorials.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning HitFilm.