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|Lightworks, an Academy and Emmy award winning professional-grade editor with over 20 years of history in the film and broadcast industry. Having cut hundreds of films such as Pulp Fiction, The Departed, Centurion and Shutter Island, it includes a full feature set of editorial tools -- from advanced trimming and media management, to stereoscopic support and realtime effects including multiple secondary colour correctors. Lightworks has an advanced effects pipeline, utilizing the power of your GPU. And with support for up to 2K workflows with realtime effects, it is the most advanced editing application available. Lightworks Pro costs $60/year, more features, see version comparison.
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11.0.3 (October 18, 2012)
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Website sucks in trying to get any support for downloading. Keeps asking for a user name and password that should work. Unable to reset password to get onto the website for any kind of options to download the free version.
I use version 10 but after struggling through the log on page to reach the download for version 11, I got nowhere at all. I don't have the fastest Internet connection in the World admittedly but after six attempts to download it, and six different resulting file sizes, none being anywhere near the advertised size, I gave up. If I can't download it I can't evaluate it. I tried with and without a 'download manager' but it just bombs out in mid download with no error showing. Very frustrating!!
Username and Email fields always RED even if they're filled on register page :
I get a notice pop-up claiming :
"info is required. Make sure it contains a valid value!"
No way to go on so i gave up.
No download, no test thus no rating. Too bad.
This requires me to select scores so I am giving it a low rating based upon my first impressions. (I like to give my first impressions while they are still fresh in my mind).
Ok first of all, you must register before you can download the software. If you're cool with that then no big deal but I find this irritating.
There is a free version but there are also 2 pay for membership (yearly) options that the free membership is not privy to.
Lightworks Free Membership: Free
Lightworks Educational Membership: £20 (€25, $30) per year
Lightworks Professional Membership: £40 (€50, $60) per year
You can go here to check out what comes with the paid yearly memberships:
http://www.lightworksbeta.com/index.php?option=co ... Itemid=263
After installation completed, I was presented with a small box with 3 keyboard layout options. There was no explanation for this but since I had to pick one before I could proceed, I went with the default option which was "Lightworks".
I successfully imported SD DV video but there is no timeline or storyboard to work with. All I see so far is a blank screen where normally, the work area would be.
(later) Ok,this required actually reading the guide, haha.To add effects, the guide says to "Click the Effects button in the Stripview". This would probably work in theory if one could actually find the effects button.
After going through the guide and stumbling around some more with out being able to accomplish anything, I decided that this software in it's current form just isn't for me.
I have been beta testing Lightworks since the free projected open source version was released in December 2011. Until December 2010, Lightworks was available only as an expensive curated turn-key solution for the film and broadcast video industry that ran on one kind of purpose built hardware. The free soon to be open source version is currently being beta tested on a multiplicity of hardware combinations that exist in its new users PCs.
Lightworks is a professional tool that is used in the film and professional broadcast industry and it expects imported files to adhere to broadcast standards in terms of frame rates, resolution etc. So don't expect any old file downloaded from the Web, from webcams or from mobile phoned to import into Lightworks unless they do conform to these standards. See:
http://www.lightworksbeta.com/index.php?option=co ... Itemid=269
Lightworks is currently being prepared for open source release which is scheduled for summer 2011. Linux and Mac versions are scheduled to be developed in December 2011.
A quick glance at the Lightworks forum will show that the developers are very responsive to users' comments and problems. Lightworks is under intensive development and in the last 6 months has made considerable progress and stability.
The Lightworks forum is just as friendly and helpful as the Videohelp forum. I work mainly with standard DV PAL and I have no problems capturing to Lightworks from my MiniDV tape camera.
Lightworks currently supports AVCHD natively in QuickTime containers only (MOV, MP4) but not yet MTS or M2TS. However, Lightworks users have worked out some ways to re-wrap MTS (without transcoding) files to mp4 so that they can be imported into Lightworks. See the Lightworks Unofficial Wiki:
Lightworks is professional tool and because of this it has a learning curve. You wouldn't expect to learn Avid Media Composer or Final Cut Pro in a day and the same applies to Lightworks. However, the forum is very friendly, helpful and professional.
Present version does not import DV .AVI files from Sony Camcorder.
Present version does not import unencrypted .M2TS files from Hauppauge 1212.
My EASE OF USE and OVERALL SCORE are invalid as I could not check out program...boxes were required FILL INS to post this comment.
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