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Solved: How do I fix HitFilm Error “screen resolution is smaller than the minimum requirements for this application”

Problem Symptom

HitFilm program can’t open, and crashes a short time after launch or not responding during startup due to screen resolution is smaller than the minimum requirements.

This issue happens on MacBook with macOS Sierra 10.121, Surface Pro, Dell and HP laptop with Windows 10 installed. But the highest screen resolution option under settings is 1280 x 720, current settings are 250% (Recommended) scale and 3840 x 2160 (Recommended) display resolution.

The detailed error message is as below:

Your screen resolution is smaller than the minimum requirements for this application.
Screen resolution must be 1024 x 768 or higher.

Your available screen resolution is smaller than the minimum requirements for this application.
Please ensure that your display scaling setting is set to 125% or below and that your available screen space is at least 1024 x 768.
Your current available screen space is:

Note: Turning on auto hide the taskbar will increase the available screen resolution as well.
Note: Hiding the dock will increase the available screen resolution.

Using HitFilm with this resolution might not work as intended.

Your screen resolution is smaller than the minimum requirements for this application. Screen resolution must be 1024 x 768 or higher.

Your available screen resolution is smaller than the minimum requirements for this application. Please ensure that your display scaling setting is set to 125% or below and that your available screen space is at least 1024 x 768.

Your available screen resolution is smaller than the minimum requirements for this application. Please ensure that your display scaling setting is set to 125% or below and that your available screen space is at least 1024 x 768.

Follow the below solution steps to resolve HitFilm error warning “screen resolution is smaller than the minimum requirements for this application” issue.

Content Summary

Potential Causes
Pre-check
Solution 1: Get higher resolution monitor
Solution 2: Set Windows Display Scale to 225%
Solution 3: Reset DPI scaling value
Solution 4: Install order version of HitFilm
Solution 5: Disable High DPI scaling
Reference

Potential Causes

This is specification instead of bug in HitFilm because they changed the dialog in HitFilm 4 to add more details to help user understand what is happening.

If you set the Windows display scaling factor to 100%, all the applications will be able to use the full screen resolution. In the example of a 1920×1080 screen resolution, the applications will be able to use all this, minus the size of the task bar at the bottom, which is usually 40 pixels high. HitFilm’s size when maximized would then be 1920×1040.

HitFilm being a complicated application with a lot in the interface, decided that it wasn’t really usable under a certain available screen resolution. Having a screen with a smaller resolution makes things like using the export screen, editing clips on the timeline or drilling down the property tree in composite shots very complicated. HitFilm chose to show a warning message to tell user that experience at this resolution will not be optimal.

Pre-check

Make sure your graphics card meets the minimum or recommended requirements for HitFilm.

Minimum requirements:

  • 2 GB of video memory (4GB or more and NVIDIA, AMD or Apple Silicon required for 8K UHD)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series (2016)
  • AMD Radeon RX 400 series (2016)
  • Intel HD Graphics 620 (2016)
  • Apple Silicon (2020)

Recommended requirements:

  • 8 GB of dedicated video memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 20 series (2018)
  • AMD Radeon RX 5000 series (2019)

Make sure you have installed and update your graphics drivers to the latest version or GPU drivers for better performance and stability of your computer.

Solution 1: Get higher resolution monitor

If the highest resolution of your monitor is 1280×720, then even though the width (1280) is sufficient, the height of 720 is below the minimum resolution of 768. You will need a higher resolution monitor in order to run HitFilm program.

Solution 2: Set Windows Display Scale to 225%

Step 1: Press Windows + I key to open the Settings app.

Step 2: Select the System category from the left side pane.

Select the System category from the left side pane.

Step 3: Click the Display option on the right sidebar of System.

Click the Display option on the right sidebar of System.

Step 4: Locate the Scale option in the Scale & layout section.

Locate the Scale option in the Scale & layout section.

Step 5: Click to display the drop-down list, then select 225%.

Click to display the drop-down list, then select 225%.

Step 6: Windows 11 will apply the selected DPI scaling value immediately; all the settings are saved automatically. Proceed to close the Settings app.

Solution 3: Reset DPI scaling value

Step 1: Set your screen scaling factor to 100% or 125%.

Step 2: Logout from Windows.

Step 3: Login again Windows.

Solution 4: Install order version of HitFilm

Sometime there will have bug exist in the latest version of HitFilm. While waiting for HitFilm to fix the bug, you can uninstall HitFilm and install the old version if you still have the old installer.

Solution 5: Disable High DPI scaling

Step 1: Open the HitFilm program.

Step 2: Go to File > Options > Interface.

Step 3: Untick the Enable high DPI scaling (set display scaling to 125% or greater)* option.

Step 4: Click on the OK button to close the Options window.

Reference

HitFilm Support

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