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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 $120/year, more features, see version comparison.

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14.0 (April 5, 2017)


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Fixes and Features in Version 14.0

New Features
* Added new user interface options:
* Added new project browser layout
* Choose between Fixed and Flexible (Historic Lightworks) layouts on the project
* Added access to Pond5 media repository from within the application:
* Browse the entire Pond5 database by entering search criteria
* Play the clip direct from the import panel
* Play the clip back in full screen mode
* Import the clip into the project and use it as local media (Lo-Res watermarked
* Sign into your Pond5 account, to add clips to the cart for purchase4 TP-00307-01
Lightworks v14.0 Release Notes
* Added access to Audio Network audio repository from within the application
* Browse the entire Audio Network database by entering search criteria
* Play the clip direct from the import panel
* Play the clip back directly over your sequence
* Added new Cues panel and renamed to Cue Markers
* Added the ability to change the colors of Cue Markers
* Added the ability to search for Cue Markers
* Added quick pop up of Cue Marker information
* Added new import panel functionality
* Clips can now be played on the import panel the same as a tile in a bin
* Clips can now be marked/parked on the import panel the same as a tile in a bin
* Clips can now be inserted/replaced directly from the import panel to the edit
* Full Screen display can now be activated on any selected tile on the import
* You can now use Ctrl and mouse wheel to change the size of the tiles on the
import panel
* Improved Voice Over tool functionality and made it available with the Free license
* Allowed Voice over recordings at all frame rates and formats
* Added Voice over functionality to Mac OS X
* Removed the functionality from the record tool and added to a right click menu
(Flexible mode)
* Improved VU audio meters on the Voice Over tool
* Allowed Voice Over recording with the Free version
* Added new Effects panel combining Adding, Settings, Graphs and Routing
* Added new auto effect capability to the Effects panel
* Added proxy workflow (create proxies directly from a clip or bin)
* Added full screen playback preview controls (play, mark, cue marker, switch clip in
the bin)
* Added Avid DNxHD MOV encoding to the import, render and export panels
(Separate Avid DNxHD license required)
* Added ability to right click an empty area of the timeline and close the gap
* Added ability to Play, Scrub and Mark clips in List view bins
* Added improved RED R3D playback to utilize OpenCL
* Added ability to rename a grouped track
* Added ability to automatically sync chunked Panasonic P2 files on import
* Added keybinds for adding a video track and/or audio track
* Added 'Make > Bin of sources not used' to the edit menu
* Added 'Remove > Redundant cuts' and 'Remove > Gaps' menu options, and
removed ‘simplify’ menu option.
* Added 'make subclip' keybindable commandTP-00307-01 5
Fixes and Features in Version 14.0
* Added 'Find > Bins' for edits
* Added better FX node removal logic
* Added Faster effects thumbnails (avoid regenerating the temp/preview edit for
every time change)
* Added ability to input hex values in color gradient dialogs
* Added ability to create user defined sub category for Effects
* Added new sequence timeline menu category ’Segment Commands’
* Added system-settings menu ’Full Screen preview monitor’ for when there are
multiple monitors attached (with choices 1,2,3,etc)
* Added 'Make > Video Black' to bin menus
* Added better support for dual monitor setups with the new project browser
* Added key shortcut assignment for 'Tidy' (Flexible layout)
* Added support for Intel ADPCM audio types
* Added project backup functionality to the Project Card (removed from export panel)
* Added RGB video waveform analysis
* Added video-routing orientation toggle to the cogs menu (Fixed layout)
* Added a ’Clear’ option as a way of removing ’Recent’ locations from the Import panel
Places menu
* Added a right-click 'Rename' option for bin groups
* Added ability to Shift-click the Content Manager '+' icon to create an empty bin
* Added 'AltG+ß' handling for German keyboards
* Added skin-tone line on vectorscope (Thanks to khaver)
* Added num_projects_across/down to config.dat
* Added support for uncompressed RGBA QuickTimes with alpha channel
* Added YouTube/Vimeo export at 48 fps
* Resurrected on-viewer image scaling for 2D DVEs
* Fixed Timecode labels do not appear correctly
* Fixed 1080p50/720p50 MOV UYVY incorrect renders when set to 10-bit
* Fixed being able to drag and drop a source clip to an edit that has grouped audio
* Fixed appearance of text under the Lightworks Logo on the project browser screen
* Fixed license activation failing if an expired Shark.e2c file is present
* Fixed incorrect timecodes on Panasonic P2 chunked files
* Fixed effect node de-orphaning (when reconnecting a non-topmost orphan)
* Fixed video routing after doing unfold then undo
* Fixed exports failing with a sensible error message when the stored export directory
for a preset no longer exists6 TP-00307-01
Lightworks v14.0 Release Notes
* Fixed making a print of a marked edit always making a subclip regardless of the
choice made on the 'Make Copy' dialog
* Fixed making a print of an unmarked edit always making a subclip from the point at
which you are parked
* Fixed Groups not dragging out of the content manager if any part of the dragged
name overlays another panel
* Fixed error in timeline track Sync/loss number
* Fixed audio levels being ignored during JKL trimming
* Prevented Audio mixer panel being opened on the project browser screen using the
keyboard shortcut key
* Export presets now start immediately when selecting them
* Reworded some of the menu clip/edit menu items
* Reorganized track-related clip/edit menu items
* Do not provide 'Remove selected items' for Filters
* Modified AAF export to deal with clip sections that have been extended beyond the
clip boundaries
* Ignored hidden files during media relinking
* Fixed incorrect pixelation on edge of Image Key effects
* Improved appearance of the BITC panel
* Relink missing media option now remembers the last location used
* Correctly transfer focus when closing a record edit viewer
* You can now use Ctrl and mouse wheel to zoom when over the routing panel
* You can now use Ctrl+wheel to zoom when over the edit timeline
* Removed password protection from projects
* Updated the Dream Glow Color Correction Preset to use the new color correction
* Mark/Park renders now create a history when marking one segment
* Increased buffer size when reading uncompressed audio (to take account of sector
size) and retry with larger buffer in the case of failure
* Introduced the ability for new users to run Lightworks without having to register or
sign in on the first attempt
* Improved ’Align Marks’ functionality in a much simpler and easier way
* Removed debug error messages related to LwImageDefs.cpp line 391
* Ensured that 'Fit to fill' option is always available
* Fixed multiple copies of the delete panel being opened
* Fixed audio corruption on MP4 sample file
* Fixed sequence viewers jumping to a new position when double clicking a viewer
after double clicking to enable full screen playback (Flexible layout)
* Fixed tiles turning black in bins with letterboxing enabled
* Fixed crash when encountering logs with invalid audio mix settings (Fixed layout)
* Fixed crash deleting a file with the import panel open on the file that was just
deleted (Flexible layout)TP-00307-01 7
Fixes and Features in Version 14.0
* Fixed Effects panel jumping position after double clicking an effect to add it then
clicking back to select another (Flexible layout)
* Fixed media unarchiving
* Fixed timeline marker not returning to the correct position after a trim
* Fixed multiple Preferences panels being opened in Flexible layout
* Fixed import of multiple media folders at a time
* Updated Boris FX and Graffiti links on the licensing panels
* Fixed multiple copies of the Playout tool being opened in Flexible layout
* Fixed the 'Effects Creation Panel' key command (F9)
* Fixed incorrect room name after creating a new room
* Fixed bin-name editability
* Fixed track-name copying
* Fixed shark hotspot
* Fixed ’Pop out original’ function on sequences not working correctly on Subclips
* Fixed potential crash importing MP4 sample file
* Fixed Audio Replay Rate not updating in List view bins when changing the output
* Fixed potential crash during playing (with the vectorscope visible)
* Fixed subclips incorrectly showing ’Compression’ text option on sequences as
* Fixed hang playing back MP4 sample files
* Fixed image sequences not being coalesced together when importing the parent
* Fixed panel positioning on multi-monitor setups
* Fixed incorrectly positioned search text-entry widget
* Fixed crash encountering corrupt project thumbnail file
* Fixed crash shift+clicking the pop-out icon
* Fixed MXF media coalescing
* Fixed AAC audio playback not working
* Fixed issues with duplicate media spaces appearing on the Media tab of the project
* Removed MPEG 422 AVI codec from the import, render and export panels
* Limited Vimeo export to 720p with a Free license (upload now optional) due to end
of Vimeo agreement
* Prevented the 'close' icon being clickable on the full screen preview when it's not
* Prevented multiple magnifier panels being created
* Generated the correct menu when right-clicking on the key-assignments panel
* Updated sequence viewers after relinking missing media
* Updated FX graph time indicators when necessary
* Improved visibility of grouped track indicators8 TP-00307-01
Lightworks v14.0 Release Notes
* Make sure that the shark (and other tools) respect explicitly-set default ...

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All features


* 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, t to ll, 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


* 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


* 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


* 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


* 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


* 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


* 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
* 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

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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....

Apr 6, 2014 Version: 11.5.1 OS: Linux Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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