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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.

Freeware Trialware $120
OS: Win Mac Linux
File size: 70.4MB
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Latest version

14.5 / 2020.1 Beta (February 12, 2020)



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Download Lightworks 14.5 Windows 64-bit  ca 70.4MB  Win64

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Download Lightworks 2020.1 Beta Windows  Win




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Software License

Freeware/Trialware (Free download but some features are limited to pro/premium version $120)



Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux




Version history / Release notes / Changelog


Some of the exciting new features in version 2020.1 can be seen below:

Added decode support for HEVC/H.265 files (work in progress)
Added ability to lasso segments on the sequence timeline
Added "Libraries" heading to the Content Manager
Moved Local files import option under this heading
Moved Audio Network import option under this heading
Moved Pond5 import option under this heading
Added improvements to Audio Network integration
Media can now be imported into a project
Media can now be used in a sequence
Export is prevented if the sequence contains non purchased media
Added ability to handle still images correctly
Added new "Images" filter
Images now import at the correct scale ratio rather than being scaled to the output format
Added ability to drag an image into the sequence viewer or timeline
Removed pagination on search results
Added improvements to varispeed in Flexible layout
Added segment right-click 'Speed' menu item
Added 'Show segments speeds' option on the timeline appearance panel (to restore per-track speed widgets)
Removed per-track speed button by default
Added support for Ubuntu 19.04
Added ability to detect rotated phone footage and rotate it to the correct orientation automatically
Added HD overlay to the vectorscope
Added support for browsing "Amazing Music Tracks" from within "Libraries"
Added new enhancements for Tile view bins (text now appears outside of the tile rather than overlaying the image) Fixed layout only
Added "Metadata, Decode, Cue Markers and BITC" tabs from the Log layout to the Edit layout (Fixed layout only)
Added ability to generate .lvix seek files locally (previously stored next to linked media)
Added Timeline tab underneath the Viewer on the Log and Edit tabs
Added scrollbars to sequence timelines (Video and Audio tracks)
Added Blackmagic BRAW decode panel to the Video tab of the project card
Added UHD Media to the Media->Transcoding tab to allow for transcoding to UHD on import
Added ability to switch between a Simple search and an Advanced search on the Search panel
Added better Keyboard shortcut handling of using standard keyboard shortcuts ie, pressing delete deletes clips
Added ability to select segments on the sequence timeline
Added ability to right click a clip containing ranged cue markers and select Make->Sequence from Cue Markers
Added ability to continue an interrupted transcode task
Added option 'remove from bin' to the deletion panel
Added keyboard key assignment for adding a VFX keyframe
Added compound effect to incorporate image-matte and blend (ie. a single-node image-key)
Added better categories for Keyboard Assignments list
Added German translation wordings into the installers
Added ability to move an effect along the timeline without changing it's routing
Added 'Modification date' for audio only files on the filecard
Added ability to reorder filecard metadata items for all log types (previously it was only possible for V/A clips)
Added ability to use torn-off timecodes using the left mouse button
Added ability to select multiple items then edit the text for one of the fields which now causes all rows to be updated
Added ability to apply effects to selected timeline segments
Added "Region" option to the AAF export panel
Added 'selected segments' to the sequence copy panel
Added ability to right-click an Effect node and choose 'Replace with >'
Added ability to right click the video routing panel to add a new node
Added ability to change the import method for audio only files on the batch import panel
Added support for 100fps media in a 24fps project
Added ability to change the size of the project thumbnail images by holding down CTRL and scrolling with the mouse wheel
Added keyboard shortcut assignment for moving focus to the record sequence or source clip
Added ability to make milestones much easier to resurrect
Added visible media file name/extension to the file path
Improved timeline sync-loss representation
Updated to the latest MainConcept SDK's
And much more!

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All features


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, 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

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




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Acronyms / Also Known As

Lightworks Pro, Editshare Lightworks,Lwks




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2 reviews, Showing 1 to 2 reviews


La versión free requiere registrarse cada 7 dias, no permite renderizar lo editado en el timeline y la exportación sólo puede hacerse a una resolución máxima de 720p. Como opción freemium es por lejos una de las peores.

Review by Paulus on Oct 11, 2018 Version: 14.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10




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....

Review by racer-x on 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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