Lightworks Pro Professional Video Editing Software (1-Year Subscription, Download)

Lightworks Pro Professional Video Editing Software (1-Year Subscription, Download)

Lightworks Pro Professional Video Editing Software (1-Year Subscription, Download)


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Product Highlights

  • Edit HD, 4K, and Stereoscopic 3D
  • Wide Native Codec Support
  • GPU Accelerated for Enhanced Performance
  • Background Rendering & Background Import
  • Multicam Editing with Automated Sync
  • Dedicated Web Export Engine
  • Use Blackmagic, Matrox & AJA I/Os
  • Supports Collaborative Workflows
  • Export Metadata and EDLs
  • For Windows, OS X and Linux
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Lightworks LW-YEAR overview

  • 1Description

Edit HD, 4K, stereo 3D, and output to your favorite codec or upload directly to social media with Lightworks Pro Professional Video Editing Software - 1-year subscription. Able to take advantage of GPU acceleration, Lightworks can natively edit a range of codecs, notably ProRes, DNxHD, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, RED R3D, DPX, AVCHD, H.264, XDCAM EX, and more - you can even mix and match different formats and resolutions in the same timeline. With proper GPU hardware, many effects can be applied in realtime as you edit. For those things that can't, background import and background rendering are provided, letting you keep editing while other tasks complete behind the scenes.

For monitoring and the ability to capture non-file based video, Lightworks is compatible with a range of I/O cards from Blackmagic Design, Matrox, and AJA. You can also monitor 3D footage in a variety of formats, with the ability to send different stereoscopic methods to different displays. Project sharing allows multiple editors to work on the same project at once while all staying on top of the latest version. File permissions can be set within Lightworks on a per user basis.

Once complete, video can be uploaded directly to the Web in H.264 or exported in a number of formats. In addition, EDLs and metadata can be exported in case to project is to be picked up in another application.

A downloadable installer is available for Windows, OS X, and select Linux distributions.

Benefits of Pro

A wider range of output formats
Project sharing for collaborative workflows
Support for video I/O hardware - including cards from Blackmagic, Matrox, and AJA
Export to other post production software - AAF, OMF, and EDL
Stereoscopic 3D output
Timeline rendering


Broad Codec Support
Lightworks provides MXF, QuickTime, and AVI containers - with the ability to import without transcoding just almost every format you can think of. This includes ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, RED R3D, DPX, AVCHD (with AC3 audio), H.264, XDCAM EX / HD 422, and more. Additionally all of these formats can be mixed on the same timeline while retaining the ability to playback in realtime
Background Import, Rendering, and Export
Lightworks allows you to continue editing while importing a batch of material, rendering complicated third-party FX, or exporting two files at the same time to your favorite format
I/O Hardware Support
Enables you to capture video from external sources - such as legacy analog devices - as well as preview on broadcast displays or other devices besides just a computer monitor. Lightworks supports hardware from Blackmagic Design, AJA, and Matrox
Multicam Editing
Create a group of synced clips directly from a bin with the pres of a button. You can even generate an Auto Edit from the sync group saving you hours of time. Need to change a clip within the edit, simply right click the clip and choose another or cycle through the available choices with a shortcut key
  • Updated Multicam with switching clips directly in the timeline
  • Live Cut: Cut between angles during multicam playback
  • Sync to lock frame or timecode
  • Sync with edits
  • Unlimited sources
  • Mixed Sources: Resolution, format, and frame rate
  • Auto edit sync group sources together as one sequence
Stereoscopic 3D Support
A benefit of Pro is support for stereo 3D editing with the ability to preview in 3D
  • Individual left and right eye media
  • Automatic sync on import
  • No change in editing workflow
  • Realtime Adjustment toolset for alignment, scaling, and color correction
  • Multiple output options - anaglyph, side-by-side, checkerboard, plus individual left and right eyes
  • Monitor desktop, secondary display, and SDI outputs all in different stereoscopic outputs
  • Export options for various 3D formats
Use in Collaborative Workflows
Share media, bins, and edits all in realtime with full control over which user has read and/or write access
Generate GPU-Accelerated Realtime Effects
Lightworks has a realtime GPU pipeline architecture, designed from the ground up to deal with compositing and effects, such as primary and secondary color correction, blurs, mattes, and masks including over 100 inbuilt effect presets - completely independent of the source media. Even 4K effects can be applied in realtime with the right GPU hardware
Dedicated Web Export in H.264
Share your movies with colleagues, friends, and family with Lightworks' export to MPEG4/H.264 function. The video files produced are ready-made for YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Instagram - and will work on many other social media sites as well. You even have the option to upload directly to your YouTube account in one step
Customizable Interface
Whether applying the predefined keyboard shortcuts to your liking (Avid, FCP) or creating macros to speed up your workflow, Lightworks allows quick and easy configuration to suit your needs. You can even create your own FX and Export Templates and add them to shortcut menus, or configure the interface exactly how you like it with parameters to adjust color, scale, and more
Multi-Language Support
The follow language packs are included: Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Indonesian, German, French, Bengali, Czech, Turkish, Polish, Thai, Japanese, and Chinese
Optional Console and Dedicated Keyboard
Available separately, the editing keyboard and control surface console are designed to speed up your workflow. The keyboard by labeling shortcuts directly on the keycaps - in addition to the regular alpha-numeric keys. The control surface by providing jog/shuttle control as well as assignable buttons for quick access to frequently used functions
Import and Output Functions
  • Batch import
  • Transcode on import
  • Export clips, edits, bins, racks, and entire projects
  • Telecine 29.97i to 24p pulldown removal
  • Import 30 fps and 25 fps media into a 24 fps project
  • Resolution, format, and codec independent timeline
  • Edit at 23.976, true 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, or 60 fps
  • Advanced realtime multicam editing with unlimited sources (subject to hardware and storage capability)
  • 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
  • AutoSync: Single-click re-sync of a whole timeline
  • Multi-colored markers for edits and clips
  • Matchframe for clips and subclips
  • Storyboarding: Arrange tiles in bins, adjust in and out points, and convert to an edit with a single click
  • 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
  • Single click drag and trim - no separate tool required
  • Drag in black
  • Auto Unjoin
Comprehensive Drag and Drop Support
  • Drag and drop multiple clips from a bin into your edit, bin, or sync group
  • Drag and drop onto the edit timeline as Insert or Replace
  • Drag and drop supports audio linking (this means if you pick up the video of a clip, the corresponding audio will move with it) - this sync feature can be turned on/off
  • Drag and drop multiple clips across multiple tracks
Record and Playout
  • Frame-accurate capture tool
  • Batch capture
  • Crash record
  • Frame-accurate insert and assemble edit-to-tape
  • Serial device control (RS-422)
  • FireWire device control
Supported I/O Devices
  • Matrox: X.mio, DSX LE2/3, and MXO2 series
  • Blackmagic Design: Decklink, UltraStudio, and Intensity series
  • AJA: Kona and Io XT
  • Multi-split screen viewer for original shot comparison
  • Node-based effects layer and compositing tool
  • Alpha channel matte transitions
  • Global transitions adds effects between in and out points
  • Apply Quick Transitions directly from the timeline
  • Real-time effects in SD, HD, 2K, 4K, and 5K
  • Speed Tool for varispeed changes
  • Keyframe graphs
  • Fold and unfold effects
  • Realtime blurs
  • Realtime chroma key
  • Quick-access to effects from timeline
  • Favorite Effects category for quick use
  • Transitions, effects, and filters included
  • Unlimited user effects templates
  • Copy and paste effect attributes to multiple clips
  • Bezier and Linear movable motion paths
  • Numeric (as well as keyframe) control over variables
  • Stereoscopic adjustment tools: Alignment, Auto Scale, Color
  • User effects library
Color Correction
  • Preset color looks templates - just drag, and use
  • Realtime (GPU accelerated) primary color correctors
  • Realtime (GPU accelerated) multiple secondary color correctors
  • Color image control filters
  • Curve color correction editor
  • Basic native realtime titling
  • Rolls, crawls, and static text
  • Realtime font previews
  • Color and gradients
  • Scaling and positioning
  • Basic Effects: Fade in and out, typewriter
  • All parameters can be keyframed
  • Title presets for lower thirds and titles
  • Realtime Pre and Post audio waveform display
  • Analogue-style multi-track audio scrubbing
  • Subframe-accurate audio keyframing
  • Realtime audio adjustments during playback resulting in adjustable keyframes
  • Clip and track gain controls
  • OMF audio export with pan and volume levels
  • Real-time, software-based audio normalization on import
  • Onscreen multi-track mixing console
  • Multiple mix bus routing
  • External Mackie control surface support (MCU protocol)
  • Real time fader automation
  • Real-time audio filters and effects
  • Parametric EQ
  • Mixed bit-rates and samples on timeline
  • Audio level meters per track
  • Pan controls
  • Mute and solo controls
  • Direct to timeline Voice Over recording
Media Management
  • Media management tools for moving, copying, and consolidating media at the edit or project level
  • Powerful search capabilities
  • Search Clip, Bin, and Rack levels
  • Comprehensive metadata means that searches can be very granular
  • Bins or edits can be created from search results
  • Take media directly from a metadata-based search to the timeline
  • Rename Clips to match media and vice versa
  • Low-res to hi-res workflow for offline/online scenarios
  • Maintain master clips across multiple projects
  • Clip colors in edit (match by source, reel, or timecode)
  • Custom comment fields
  • Custom bin views - show, hide, and reorder column headings
  • EDL and AAF import and export for metadata exchange
  • Instant autosave - no need to save project
  • Automatically back up edit
  • Project Archive - logs, picture, and sound
  • Batch export
Project Sharing
  • Multiple users working in the same project at the same time, sharing the same media and sequences
  • Edit permissions handled within Lightworks: quickly transfer permission from user to user
  • Edit changes instantly saved and updated for each user without having to save or exit Lightworks
  • Bins can be shared between users and are updated in realtime

Media Sharing
  • Support for EditShare shared storage servers
  • Support for a wide variety of third party shared storage (NAS and SAN)

AAF Interchange
  • Export AAFS to Avid Media Composer, ProTools, and Resolve with AAF export presets
  • Interface scaling depending on screen resolution - with Retina display support
  • Magnetic placement of all panels
  • New viewer controls on source and edit viewers (optional)
  • Real-time video analysis, 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
  • Onscreen console controls
  • Voice Over tool for adding narration directly to timeline
  • Shot Sync - sync two sources for playback comparison
  • Customizable BITC timecode and film footage overlays in Viewer
  • Customizable realtime letterboxing
  • Create and edit your own Macros to simplify workflow
Cinema Post Production
  • 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, 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, and Audio EDL
User Interface
  • Full-screen, real-time SD, HD, and 2K preview on single or secondary display
  • Multiple timelines open simultaneously
  • Customizable 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
Third Party Software Support
  • Boris RED
  • Boris FX
  • Boris Graffiti
  • Combustion
  • Adobe After Effects Plugins
  • Premiere Plugins
  • Eyeon Fusion
  • GenArts Sapphire
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Lightworks LW-YEAR specs

System Requirements
Operating System Windows: 8.1, 8, 7
Mac OS X
Debian Linux (deb Installer):
Ubuntu/Lubuntu/Xubuntu 14.04
Mint 17
Red Hat Family Linux (rpm Installer): Fedora 20

Note: Must be an Intel or AMD equivalent-based computer
CPU Intel i7 or faster, or AMD equivalent
RAM 3 GB or more
Graphics Hardware Recommended:
Dedicated PCIe graphics card (NVIDIA or AMD)
1 GB or higher RAM
DirectX 9 support

Recommended GPUs:
Display Resolution Two 1920 x 1080 or higher resolution monitors recommended
Disk Space 200 MB disk space for installation
Media Storage Dedicated drive for media storage separate from the application and OS hard drive recommended
Sound Card OS-compatible sound card
I/O Card Support
Supported I/O Cards Matrox: X.mio, DSX LE2/3, MXO2 series
Blackmagic: Decklink, UltraStudio, and Intensity series
AJA: Kona, Io XT
FireWire: Requires OS-compatible FireWire host card
Device Control RS-422
Supported File Types
Import Formats DVCAM / DVCPRO 25
Uncompressed SD 8- and 10-bit
Uncompressed HD 8- and 10-bit
MPEG-2 I-Frame SD
MPEG-2 I-Frame HD
IMX 30, 40, 50
AVCHD (M2T, M2TS, MPEG4, H.264)
Avid DNxHD - all variants, including Thin Raster*
AVC-Intra 50
AVC-Intra 100
XDCAM EX (native MP4 support)
XDCAM HD 50 422
Apple Pro Res
DPX 8-, 10-, 16-bit
Image Sequence (BMP, DPX, JPEG, PNG, TGA, Compressed TGA, TIFF)
Broadcast Wave Format with drop and non-drop frame timecode options

*Note: Separate one-off license fee required to use DNxHD
Stereoscopic 3D Supported
Output Formats Web-compatible file (MPEG4/H.264 at up to 1920 x 1080) with optional direct upload to YouTube
Lightworks Archive
Uncompressed SD 8- and 10-bit (AVI, MOV)
Uncompressed HD 8- and 10-bit (AVI, MOV)
MPEG-2 I-Frame SD (AVI)
MPEG-2 I-Frame HD (AVI)
AVCHD (M2T, M2TS, H.264, MPG)
Avid DNxHD - all variants, including Thin Raster** (MXF and MOV)
AVC-Intra 50
AVC-Intra 100
AVC-Intra 200
XDCAM EX (native MP4 support)
XDCAM HD 50 422
Image Sequence (BMP, DPX, JPEG, PNG, PSD, TGA, Compressed TGA, TIFF)
Blu-ray (VC1, H.264 and MPEG-2 HD 422)
Broadcast Wave Format with drop and non-drop frame timecode option
QuickTime Movie and MPEG-4 using QuickTime API (Windows 32-bit only)
Export Formats AAF
Film Cut Lists
Supported Wrappers MXF OP1a
MXF OPAtom - P2
MXF OPAtom - native Avid support
.wmv (import only)
.ts (import only)
.m2v (import only)
.asf (import only)
.vob (import only)
Third Party Software Support
Plugins Boris RED
Boris FX
Boris Graffiti
Adobe After Effects Plugins
Premiere Plugins
Eyeon Fusion
GenArts Sapphire
Supported Languages Chinese

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