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Latest version:
11.5 11/02/14
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  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Lightworks 11.5 11/02/14 Free English
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Professional editing software for editing all your camera footage together quickly and easily

Lightworks is EditShare's full-featured editor with all the power, performance and features you would expect from editing software, with support for all major professional broadcast formats. Their mission is to give everybody access to the most affordable professional non-linear video editor available. Offering the same tools that professionals around the world have been using every day for the last 20 years to edit feature films, dramas, news and sports. Lightworks gives you everything you need to make your next movie look great!

"Great alternative to built in Video editors for free"

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  • usability9
  • Stability7
  • Installation10
  • Functionality9
  • Appearance8

Lightworks is a great alternative to built in video editors, because it is much, much more powerful. Although it is very confusing at first, all it takes is an hour or two and lots of video tutorials to get up and running with it with the basics. Once you know some keyboard shortcuts, where and what to click/drag, it is incredibly easy to get what you want. Until then, you just have to experiment with it. It's not a program that you can learn inside and out in a couple minutes.

There are a couple things that annoy me a little bit though. It does not come with a built in CG renderer to make titles and such. The way I work around this is to make the titles in Movie Maker then add them in to lightworks. Another thing is that it is crashes sometimes, although it is amazing and you never have to press a save button, because there are none. It autosaves everything. Overall, this is a great FREE! video editor. I'm never turning back to any other free video editors again.

  • Final video quality
  • Customizable screens
  • Ease of cutting clips and putting them where you want
  • Amount of options
  • The fact that it's been used for many well known films
  • FREE!
  • Occasional crashes
  • Lack of text input into videos
  • Learning curve

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