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Academy® and Emmy® award-winning Lightworks was introduced in 1989 as the first and most advanced non-linear editing system on the market and quickly gained fame thanks to editors such as Chris Gill and multi Oscar-winning Thelma Schoonmaker.

Lightworks’ intuitive controls make it fast and creative to use and its advanced real-time effects, 2K native support with DPX or RED and multi-camera editing features remain unmatched today. Wide codec support including ProRes, DNxHD and Universal Media Files and seamless media sharing with Avid and Final Cut Pro editors achieves a level of unsurpassed interoperability and enables Lightworks artists to collaboratively edit projects with a much wider group of editors. Lightworks has the most comprehensive support available, including native support for MXF, Quicktime, AVI, RED R3D, DPX, Avid DNxHD, ProRes and many more formats, transcoding files on import is something of the past. Tech Specs 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, fit to fill, 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

  • 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

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10.0.4 [09-26-11]

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