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We believe you need great tools to do great work. And editing is no exception. Our mission is to bring everyone access to the cheapest professional nonlinear video editor. Offers the same tools that professionals around the world have used every day for 20 years to edit feature films, dramas, news, and sports. Lightworks has everything you need to make your next movie look great.

Lightworks for free

Lightworks Free is our free version of Lightworks that is available to everyone. Lightworks Free offers the full power of Lightworks and only allows export to MPEG-4 (Web, YouTube and Vimeo) with a maximum resolution of 720p.

Lightworks PRO

Lightworks Pro provides support for Blackmagic, AJA, and Matrox hardware I / O. Project sharing, which allows groups of editors to collaborate and collaborate in their networked environment. Export to all broadcast mastering formats like Avid DNxHD, Panasonic and Sony, AVCHD, MOV, MXF, AVI. Exchange with other applications (AVID, Protools, FCP, Resolve) with AAF, OMF, EDL and film cutting lists. You can even export to an MPEG-4 (Web, YouTube and Vimeo) distribution format with a maximum resolution of 1080p or to DVD and Blu-ray.

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Lightworks offers the most comprehensive format support available in a professional NLE. MXF, Quicktime, and AVI containers with almost any format you can import natively without transcoding, from ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, ROT R3D, DPX, AVCHD (with AC3 audio), H. 264, XDCAM EX / HD 422, all in real time on the same timeline. See detailed specifications for a full list of supported formats.

Background import, rendering and export

We believe that users should be able to import, render, or export instantly. With Lightworks, you can continue editing while importing a batch of materials, rendering your intricate third-party effects, or exporting two files at once to your favorite format. With time-saving elements like this one, Lightworks may be the fastest editing application available.

Hardware I / O support

In order to deliver high quality video, you need to be sure that what you are editing is right for your viewers and customers. Lightworks supports hardware from the three major I / O device manufacturers: Blackmagic, AJA, and Matrox.

Unique patented console and dedicated keyboard

Since 1989, Lightworks has had a unique and patented hardware console that is at the center of its processing philosophy. The console is based on a flatbed movie editor and offers the most tactile and intuitive editing experience. There is nothing like it. It’s fast and that’s how the professionals work. Every film edited with Lightworks was cut with a Lightworks console. And for those interested in something different, we have developed a special keyboard with an ergonomically designed layout for optimal use.

Multicam editing

Not everyone shoots with multiple cameras. When you do this, you need the best tools to edit. Creating a group of synced clips straight from a trash has never been easier. Sync it directly with your edit with one click and even generate an automatic edit from the sync group, saving you hours of time. To change a clip within the editing process, simply right-click the clip and select another or use a keyboard shortcut to scroll through the available options. Multicam editing doesn’t get any easier.

World class trimming for quick and precise editing

Lightworks sets standards in trimming. Others have tried, but none have come close to the simple yet powerful trim features of Lightworks. Why make editing complicated and slow when it can be quick and fun? Once you’ve cut in Lightworks, you won’t look back any more.

Designed for sharing projects and working in group environments

We believe we understand project sharing better than anyone. And with Lightworks, we’ve gone one step further than anyone else. This is real real-time collaboration. Share media, bins and edits in real time with full control over which user has read / write access.

Powerful real-time effects with built-in presets

Lightworks has a real-time GPU pipeline architecture designed from the ground up for compositing and effects such as primary and secondary color correction, blurring, matting and masks with over 100 built-in effect presets – completely independent of the source media. HD? 2K? 4K? No problem, we will take care of it in real time. The faster your GPU, the faster your system is.

Dedicated web export (MPEG4 / H.264)

Share your films with colleagues, friends and family with our super-fast export to MPEG4 / H.264. We create compatible files that can be used for YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and Instagram. You even have the option to upload straight to your YouTube account in one easy step, so you have more time to make a better movie!

Customizable interface

Regardless of whether you use the predefined keyboard shortcuts according to your wishes (AVID, FCP) or create macros to speed up your workflow, Lightworks enables quick and easy configuration that meets your requirements. Would you like to use Lightworks in your native language? No problem, just use one of the bundled language packs: Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Indonesian, German, French, Bengali, Czech, Turkish, Polish, Thai, Japanese or Chinese. You can even create your own FX and export templates and add them to context menus or configure the user interface exactly how you want (color, scale, etc.).

The only three-platform editing software on the market

Whether you’re running Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X *, the power of Lightworks is always at hand. Now you can use the operating system of your choice without affecting the work that needs to be done. No other editing software runs on all three platforms.