Lightworks download for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

General information

  • Category: Video editing
  • Version: 14.5
  • Last update: Sep 25, 2018
  • OS: Windows, Mac, Linux
  • License: freeware

What is Lightworks?

Lightworks is a free version of fully professional software for editing video clips. The application was used to create such films as Bravehart, Gangs of New York, Chicago, The King's Speech, Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible and Shutter Island.

Lightworks supports most popular formats and codecs - AVI, QuickTime, MXF, DPX, RED R3D, DV, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, P2, AVC Intra, DNxHD, ProRes allowing you to preview and processing video resolutions SD, HD, 2K and 4K.

An important advantage of Lightworks application is the cooperation with external additives (Inscriber Titlemotion, Boris, Combustion, After Effects, Premiere plugins, Digital Fusion and Sapphire) and the ability to preview effects in real time.

Screenshot of Lightworks software running on Windows 10.

The application allows you to work on an unlimited number of audio and video, offers support for editing material recorded from multiple cameras simultaneously or the possibility of entering keyframowania effects. In Lightworks could not miss the set of professional color editing filters that allow you to create the right climate for our film.

After the first launch the user has the ability to customize the keyboard shortcuts to own liking. Editors using every day tools such as Final Cut Pro or Avid will appreciate the ready-made keyboard layouts used in these applications.

Lightworks even though at first glance the philosophy of action differs from other similar applications, it is a tool with extraordinary capabilities that are not found in the free software available on the market.

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