HitFilm definitely not using full potential of my GPU.

Hi all,

Here are my laptop's specs:

Core i5-7300HQ


GeForce GTX 1050

SSHD 5400rpm

The problem is, as you can  see on the screenshot below, while editing video in HitFilm Express (or exporting) my GPU usage never gets higher than 30-40% in Task Manager.

The program also works pretty slow in comparision with for example Adobe Premiere. I've looked everywhere in the settings but I don't see anything that could change much.

It's hard to believe that it's all right, when a 720p 25 fps video is exporting very slowly while I have a GTX 1050. I had an older computer with much worse specs than this laptop, and the speed was simmilar.

What do I do to fix this...? Or do I just need an SSD?


  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,288 Power User

    Long story short Hitfilm alternates between doing functions on CPU and functions on GPU. When the CPU is active the GPU is idle and vice versa.

    The only time you'd see near 100% GPU utilization would be a project complex enough where it would be rendering slowly anyway. 

    No,there is no magic setting to tweak. This is current, normal, expected Hitfilm operation.