I haven't used Hitfilm Express in a couple of years. I had no choice but to move on to other NLEs due to the slow export times of previous HFE versions.
Just tried out the latest update, and holy heck I'm impressed! just rendered out a test 5 minute video at 1080p30. exported the whole thing in 1m 42sec. coming from the older versions that would take nearly 2x real time to export, this blew me away.
nice to see the team make this kind of progress in a little under a year!