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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. Full description.

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Version:11.5.2 History
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  Latest version:
11.5.2 (August 08, 2014)


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Supported operating systems:
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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Fixes and Features in Version 11.5.2

Cross Platform Fixes and Features
Fixed AltGr keyboard functionality on European keyboards
Fixed wording on the licensing panels to show username instead of name
Fixed inability to preview stereoscopic material on the full screen display (without
separate I/O)
Fixed Avid DNxHD MXF exports not importing to Avid Media Composer via AMA or
Avid Media Tool scanning
Fixed selecting multiple tiles in a bin after scrolling
Fixed automatic updates in preparation for version 12
Fixed potential crash recording using AJA, Matrox or Blackmagic hardware
Fixed being able to modify/add effects on a read-only edit on a shared project edit
by right clicking a clip
Added filename comments attached to EDL events
Fixed ALE import to ignore looking at hidden files
Fixed ALE import to ignore .mxf link files
Fixed embedded AAFs no longer importing with audio
Fixed potential crash mixing audio levels (with Mackie or mouse)
Fixed incorrect audio output during audio mixing on grouped audio tracks
Fixed EDL export failing due to Clipname/Filename Comments being enabled
Fixed Lightworks task log panel not opening to display details of a failed ALE import
Fixed moving bins between projects local/shared
Added awareness of version 12.0 effect-data to version 11.5
List bin names when doing inter-project copies/moves
AAF exports now default to the edit name rather than a random cookie name
Ignored link files and hidden files when scanning for candidate MXF files (for ALE
import), thus preventing potential crashes
Prevented media offline checks when drawing the edit timeline in network projects
Avoided checking media offline status so often (drawing tiles/viewers)
Improved the ALE import procedure
Fixed incorrect number of channels on audio MXF imports
Fixed crash on startup if a project .odb is missing but a .backup file is present
Fixed crash exporting a bin of media as an AAF
Fixed incorrect audio playing at a cut point if the audio monitor delay setting has
been enabled with hardware I/O
Enhanced AAF import/export function to include the following metadata:
Shot
Who
Description
Notes
Cam Roll
Lab Roll
Orig Audio Reel
Orig Audio Start
Sound TC
Take
Enhanced AAF import function to default to using media stored in the same folder as
the AAF - if media in the AAF media locator cannot be found
Fixed rendering a dissolve as a marked section resulting in a black clip
Fixed intermittent crash due to thread safety issue when opening or playing audio
Fixed crash entering the lobby (if in shared projects another station has a project
database open, or if the .ODB is open in an editor)
Fixed .ED5s not being exported/restored from Lightworks Archives correctly
resulting in "Media Offline" and "Missing Logs"
Fixed missing items in Lightworks Archive summary .ODB and add them back. Old
incorrect archives will now also be restored correctly
Fixed reading the correct "Orig audio reel" data correctly from an AVID AAF
Fixed potential audio drop outs and stuttering during playback
Fixed incorrect "original audio timecode" imported from AVID generated AAFs
Fixed audio-only EDL exports to use the "original audio Reel ID" if "Original audio
timecode" is selected
Fixed potential crash when generating EDLs from clips with very long names
("Clipname/Filename comment" enabled)
Added ALE track matching configuration
Disabled error.log debug related to Mackie connections
Windows Fixes and Features
Fixed audio not being imported when the file path contained non ASCII characters
Improved Bin scrolling performance when using the Shared Project feature
Fixed Undo/Redo not working in shared projects if the project space is a local hard
drive
Fixed Cineform UHD files importing with the incorrect aspect ratio
Enabled minidump creation for Windows 64-bit
Linux Fixes and Features
Added libtiff5 dependency to support Ubuntu 14.04 - earlier versions of Ubuntu
(12.04) may no longer work

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All features / Full description:
Editing

* Resolution, format and codec independent timeline
* Edit at 23.976, true 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, or 60 fps
* Advanced Multicam editing with unlimited sources
* Source/Record three-point editing
* Insert and Overwrite editing
* Replace, fit to fill, backfill
* Drag-and-drop replace editing
* Extend and Split edits
* A/V Sync indicators on timeline
* Single-click re-sync of whole timeline
* Multi-colored markers for edits and clips
* Matchframe for clips and subclips

Trimming

* Ripple
* Roll
* Slip and Slide
* Remove and Delete
* Asymmetric, multitrack trimming
* Dynamic trimming during playback
* JKL trimming
* Trim window
* Timeline trimming
* Keyboard and numeric moving and trimming
* Close Gap

Effects

* Third Party Plugin Support
* Alpha Channel Matte Transitions
* Global Transitions adds effects between In and Out points
* Real-time effects in SD, HD and 2K
* Speed Tool for varispeed changes
* Keyframe graphs
* Transitions, effects, and filters included
* Unlimited effects user templates
* Copy and paste effect attributes to multiple clips
* Effects layers with node-based compositing tool
* Bezier curves with movable motion paths
* Numeric control and keyframe capabilities

Tools

* Real-time, hardware accurate video vectorscopes and waveform monitors
* Multitrack Audio Mixer with full bus routing and multiple mixes
* Keyboard and user interface customization tool with templates for Avid and FCP keyboard mappings
* On-screen console controls
* Voice Over tool for adding narration directly to timeline
* Multi-split screen Viewer for original shot comparison
* Shot Sync - sync two sources for playback comparison
* Customisable BITC timecode and film footage overlays in Viewer

Colour Correction

* Real time Primary color correctors
* Real time Secondary color correctors
* Image control filters

Audio

* Subframe audio keyframing
* Real-time audio adjustments during playback
* OMF audio export with pan and volume levels
* Real-time, software-based audio normalization
* Onscreen multitrack mixing console
* External Mackie control surface support
* Real time fader automation
* Real-time audio filters and effects
* Mixed bit-rates and samples on timeline
* Audio level meters per track
* Pan controls
* Mute and solo controls
* Pre and Post Audio waveform display with realtime update

Application

* Full-screen, real-time SD, HD, and 2K preview on single or secondary display
* Multiple timelines open simultaneously
* Unlimited undo levels
* Unlimited video and FX tracks
* User preferences that can be moved from system to system
* Customizable keyboard and user interface buttons
* Customizable real-time effects settings
* Customizable render settings
* Customizable layouts
* Customizable track layouts
* Full Unicode support

Film

* Import RED media and DPX image sequences directly
* Include timecode and keycode in the same list
* Support for 35mm 3-perf, 35mm 4-perf, and 16mm-20 and mixed film formats
* View feet and frames in edit
* View keycode and ink number overlays on video
* 24-fps EDL import and export
* 24-fps EDL conversion to and from 29.97 fps
* Import ALE, FLX, and CSV files
* Track key numbers, ink numbers, video and audio timecode
* Output Cut list, Change list, Optical list, Pull list, Dupe list, Audio EDL

Media Management

* Media management tools for moving, copying, and consolidating media at edit or project level
* Powerful search capabilities
* Rename Clips to match media and vice versa
* Maintain master clips across multiple projects
* Clip colors in edit (match by source, reel or timecode)
* Custom comment fields
* Automatic reconnect to high-resolution media
* EDL and AAF import and export for metadata exchange
* Instant Save no need to save project
* Batch export

3rd Party Support

* Inscriber Titlemotion
* Boris
* Combustion
* After Effects
* Premiere Plugins
* Digital Fusion
* Sapphire

I/O Support

* MXF Op1a, MXF OpAtom, Quicktime and AVI
* DV25, DVCPRO 25, DVCPRO 50, and DVCPRO HD
* MPEG-2 I-Frame SD and HD
* Uncompressed SD and HD at 8 bit and 10 bit
* Avid DNxHD*
* Apple ProRes*
* AVC-Intra*
* RED R3D*
* DPX 10 bit* and 16 bit*
* Sony IMX
* Sony XDCAM HD*
* Sony XDCAM EX*
* Sony XDCAM HD422*
* Panasonic P2
* Image Import and Export as stills or sequences (DPX, BMP, TARGA, JPEG, GIF, PSD, TIFF, DPX, JPEG2000, PICT, QT Image, SGI, and PNG)
* Export presets for Apple TV, iPhone, iPod
* Broadcast Wave Format with drop and non-drop frame timecode options
* Import and Export OMF I and OMF II
* Import and Export AAF
* MDA support for Edit While Capture with Geevs servers
* Telecine 29.97i to 24p pulldown removal
* 30fps and 25fps import to 24fps project
* Frame-accurate capture tool with support for batch, clip, and on-the-fly capturing
* Frame-accurate insert and assemble edit-to-tape
* Serial device control (RS-422, RS-232)
* FireWire device control

* available separately at extra cost





Guides and How to's:
File import and proxy editing in Lightworks (free) with EyeFrame Converter - Read
Fraps screencast transcoded to Lightworks with EyeFrame Converter - Read
View all guides with guide description here


Acronyms / Also Known As:
Lightworks Pro, Editshare Lightworks,Lwks

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I installed LightWorks 11.5.1 in Linux Mint 16 x64. It runs great and is a very feature rich NLE. Using the free version, you can only export to YouTube ready 720p h.264/aac mp4. Very good editor overall for free and works great in Linux....


Posted April 06, 2014 by . Tool version 11.5.1 using OS Linux
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

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