HitPaw Video Editor User Guide

Get started with HitPaw Video Editor. Check how to download, install, register, and use this video editor on your Windows and Mac for creating stunning videos.

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To use HitPaw Video Editor, you need to know how to download and install it, how to register to the full version and how to edit video in detailed, following the full guide to start your video. HitPaw Video Editor is available on both Windows and Mac. You can enjoy the features of HitPaw Video Editor without worrying about the system issue.

1. Download & Installation

  • If you still do not have HitPaw Video Editor on your computer, you can click the below button to download it. Then, go with the following graphic guide to install it.

  • Click on the downloaded package to open the installation pop-up windows. Click on the “Run” button.

    HitPaw video editor to run
  • Click on “Install Setting” if you want to change the software language and the path to save the installation files. Once all settings are OK, click on the “Install” button to start the installation process.

    HitPaw video editor insall
  • When the process is finished, the page of installation success will appear. Make a hit on the “Start” button, then, the software home interface will come out.

    HitPaw video editor to start
  • Now, you can start to use it. The version you downloaded from the website will be a free trial version if you did not buy the license to activate it. And the free trial version will have the watermark on your exported video. You can buy the license to get the full version in order to get your video without a watermark. Here is the guide.

2. Activate

  • If you did not buy the license yet, click on the below button to select the plan and pay to buy the license. You will get the license email and registration code when the payment is done. 

  • Click on the “Register” button, copy the license email and registration code from your email box or the payment complete page to the registration window,click on the “Register” button. You will see your registration information once it is activated. 

    video register
  • Now, you can enjoy and use the full version to edit your videos.

3. Update

You can click Check for Update to check whether HitPaw Video Editor updating the new release to install the new version of the software. And the latest version will be notified to you in time.


4. Uninstall

  • Click "Start". Then select "Settings"> "Applications"> "Applications and Features".

  • Select the software and then choose "Uninstall".

  • Now, the HitPaw Video Editor will be uninstalled from your pc.

5. Interface Overview

There are 6 parts of this video editor. 


All general settings are here.


In settings, you can choose the preferences of this video editor.


Change the video editor to your language. It supports 16 languages: English, Français, Italiano, Indonesia, 日本語, Español, 한국어, Português, भारत, Türkçe, Nederlands, Deutsch, العربية, 中文简体, 中文繁體, Pусский. 

Enable/Disable Hardware Acceleration:

Hardware acceleration can help you export and preview the video much faster. You can enable it or disable it whenever you want. 

Media Default Settings:

Set the default duration of image, text, and transition. Project: Set default aspect ratio and frame rate of the project.

setting preferences


Here, you will find all default hotkeys. Also, HitPaw Video Editor allows you to set the hotkeys to the ones you want. You only need to click the box after the feature and type on the keyboard to set hotkeys, then, click on the “OK” to save. If you do not want these changes, you can “Reset” to default ones.

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Get help from HitPaw Support Team whenever you meet any problems and check the details about HitPaw Video Editor.

help and guide


This will lead you to the guide of HitPaw Video Editor.


Contact the support team to report your issues or give your suggestions. 


Click to find the log files of your video editor, then, upload them to the support team if you have any problem when using this software.

Check for Update:

Check whether there is a new version for HitPaw Video Editor. 


The information about HitPaw Video Editor including the version you are using, HitPaw’s official website, copyright details. 


If you already purchased one license. You can activate it here and enjoy the full version.

Media Library:

You can upload all your media files such as audio, video clips, images, and GIF here. Also, HitPaw provides different audios, texts, stickers, transitions, and filters to you for free use. 

media library

Preview Window:

In the middle of this video editor, you can preview the video, image, or GIF you are editing or added.  Click on the “Play”, “Backward”, or “Forward” to watch. It also allows you to preview with different aspect ratios: 16:9, 9:16, 4:3, 1:1, 21:9. Click on the full screen icon, you can preview the video with the entire screen.

Properties Window:

When you play the media file, you can check its properties. And if you are editing these media files in the timeline, you can adjust some properties here.

Quick Toolbar:

Quick editing tools are here. 

Undo: Cancel the last edit for your media in the timeline.

Redo: Restore the last edit for your media in the timeline.

Delete: Delete the selected elements in the timeline.

Split: Split the selected video or audio into two parts.

Change speed: Slow down or speed up the video,audio,gif speed.

Crop: Crop the unwanted part of the video, image, and gif.

Connect: Enable or disable the automatic connection between the main video with other media. 

Preview line: Preview the video you are creating on the timeline with it. You can disable or enable it based on your needs.

Zoom in: Zoom in to check each frame in details.

Zoom out: Zoom out to decrease the display length of all media in the timeline.

Note: The usable editing toolbars will be different when you are editing different media files. 


The timeline allows you to edit your media files.

Main video track: The track with the gray color is the main video track. You can put your main video here. Please note there is only one main video track in this video editor.

Unlimited video tracks: You can add unlimited video tracks below or above the main track and add video, audio, pictures, GIF, effects, transition, etc here. 

Eye icon: This is for showing or hiding the corresponding track. Click to switch the status.

Audio icon: You can show or hide the audio via this function.

audio icon

6. Keystrokes

HitPaw Video Editor provides default keystrokes, here is the list. 

Type Command Hotkey
Edit Split Ctrl+B
View Play/Pause Space
View Previous Frame
View Next Frame
View Full Screen Crtl+Shift+F
View Zoom In Ctrl + +
View Zoom Out Ctrl + -

7. Open/Create A Project

Launch the software. Two options will be introduced to your eyes: one is Start a new creation and the other is Open project.

If you are using this software for the first time, click on the first selection and you will be taken to the main interface to produce your imaginative videos. By the way, if you are a first-timer, our software will thoughtfully give pop-ups to guide you when using certain processes for the first time.

If you have edited video with this app before, and want to perfect it again, click on Open project to choose your edited file or simply select your video from the recently opened list below.

In the main interface, you can also click on the File in the upper menu column, and select New project, Open project or Open recently to start or continue you editing.

8. Import Media Files

HitPaw Video Editor supports importing videos, GIF, images, and audios. Here is the guide.

Upload Media Files

Click the “+” button to select media files to import or drag and drop files to upload. Then, all videos, images, GIF, and audios will be shown in media library. 

add more media files

Add More Media Files

If you still want to add more media files after importing media files, you can drag files directly or click “+” to import it. 

Sort These Media Files

It allows you to sort the media files via date imported, duration, and types. Then, list them via ascending or descending. 

Delete Media Files

You can click “x” button to delete the imported video, image, audio, gif, if you upload some wrong files. 

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