Lightworks

Lightworks 12.5.0

A Powerful And Award-Winning Video Editor

Lightworks is the name of EditShare's non-linear editing software. It has won awards because it is both sophisticated and it can handle formats all the way from 4K to SD and HD formats. The company that created Lightworks has been in business for 25 years and their professional movie editing software is very highly rated online. View full description

PROS

  • Options that allow you to tailor your video how you wish
  • A very powerful video editing tool
  • An award-winning piece of software

CONS

  • Learning how to use it takes a lot of time and effort
  • The free version is far too limited
  • Much too expensive for amateurs

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Lightworks is the name of EditShare's non-linear editing software. It has won awards because it is both sophisticated and it can handle formats all the way from 4K to SD and HD formats. The company that created Lightworks has been in business for 25 years and their professional movie editing software is very highly rated online.

A Very Sophisticated Editing Program

The Lightworks editing system is rather complicated which means it requires a fair amount of training and learning before users are able to take full advantage of it. The user interface is very sophisticated with a wide variety of tools and indicators condensed into one place. Movies such as Pulp Fiction and Wolf of Wall Street have been edited with this program. The website has a number of tutorials that explain house to use the system and there is a free version you may use but it is only free for seven days. If you purchase the premium version it unlocks all the restricted functions which also means it accepts far more input formats and it produces a wider variety of file types.

Conclusion - It Is Hard To Find A Better Editing Program

If you are looking to create YouTube videos then the free seven-day Lightworks program is for you. If you wish to create videos with great production values and great editing then you should opt for the paid version of this editing program. It is difficult to learn but very powerful and flexible.

Professional editing software for editing all your camera footage together quickly and easily

Lightworks is EditShare's Academy and Emmy award-winning, professional Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software supporting resolutions up to 4K as well as video in SD and HD formats. In the last 25 years Lightworks has been used to edit some of the finest films in cinema history: LA Confidential, Pulp Fiction, Heat, Road to Perdition, Hugo, The King’s Speech and many more! We’re proud of its heritage and we want to share it with you. Read more about Lightworks and discover why Oscar-winning editors around the world use it every day.

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Lightworks 12.5.0

— User reviews — about Lightworks

  • aaronhollinger

    by aaronhollinger

    "Amazing Free Program"

    Amazing Free Program, Only an 8.5 because of some bugs of creating videos, But they are easily worked around, Keep It Fr... More.

    reviewed on January 20, 2016

  • mikevandemark

    by mikevandemark

    "It has problems."

    I had to try and find a solution to an audio problem straight out of the box. Not worth it. More.

    reviewed on May 17, 2015

  • "It's not free to use, it's free to download, that makes the license a trial"

    It's a free download of a trail edition STILL in the free download section. Over a Year Ago I downloaded this and got no... More.

    reviewed on December 9, 2014

  • thelug3r

    by thelug3r

    "Great alternative to built in Video editors for free"

    Lightworks is a great alternative to built in video editors, because it is much, much more powerful. Although it is very... More.

    reviewed on June 2, 2012