Many who come to the Linux world wonder if there is any kind of professional-level video editor, such as Adobe solutions. What many do not know, may be for N reasons, that there are solutions to this task that do not need to be from Adobe. An application that has been gaining ground DaVinci Resolve, we even made some posts about it. But today we are going to talk about Lightworks, another professional video editor you have for Linux.
Lightworks is free to download, but it is not open source, if you want a fuller or feature-rich version you will have to pay for it.
That said, let's move on to the news coming to the final version of Lightworks 14.6, which according to the developer, will be the last of the publisher's 14.x cycle.
The news will be:
– Support for accurate 16 bit and 32 bit floating point GPU on Linux;
– Better handling of still images;
– HD overlay on vectorscope;
– Header "Libraries" in Content Manager;
– Improvements in the integration of the audio network;
– Varispeed improvements in flexible layout;
– Schedule tab added below Viewer in Log and Edit tabs;
– Option to generate .lvix search files locally;
Scrollbars added to sequence timelines for video and audio tracks;
– UHD media added Media> Transcoding tab;
– Ability to select segments in the sequence timeline;
Ability to continue an interrupted transcoding task;
-Added "selected segments" to the sequence copy panel;
– Right-click an Effect n to choose "Replace With";
– Right click on the video routing panel to add a new node;
Many of these features were present only in the paid version and are now coming to the free version of the program.
Already the next version of Lightworks will be released later this year and will mark the beginning of the project's 15.x cycle. They didn't give much details, but what they could say about news was:
- Adding support for device arrival (phones, camera cards, etc.)
- Adding Support for OFX Plugins
- Adding Support for Custom Output Formats
- Adding support for more social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
- Adding Support for FX Audio Plugins
In 2015 we did a really cool interview with Matt Sandford of Edit Share to find out what it was like to use Linux in Hollywoodians productions. It's very cool and you can check it in full in this post. You can download and install Lightworks in .deb and .rpm formats. The only charge is to provide your email for activation. If you want to know more about him, check out this video that their team made.
Lightworks was responsible for some famous Hollywood movies, such as: Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, Pulp Fiction, The King's Speech, The Departed, New York Gangs, The Wall Street Wolf, Batman Forever and the first Mission Impossible (with Tom Cruise). That's just to name the most famous.
A tool like this that has made Hollywood big hits now within your reach, very good, isn't it?
Now download and explore the critter.
Hope to see you next post, big hug.