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#1 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 03:26 AM

There has been an announcement cuurent developments with Lightworks and upcoming membership options that will allow access to the full professional version.

Lightworks Free Membership: Free
Lightworks Educational Membership: £20 (€25, $30) per year
Lightworks Professional Membership: £40 (€50, $60) per year

http://www.lightwork...=122&Itemid=263
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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:54 PM

There's a new version of Lightworks Beta available for download or upgrade.

The announced version for 29th November release has been delayed because they're "not yet fully satisfied with the stability of this version".
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:00 AM

Editshare seem to be announcing the latest version of lightworks in the coming months, but it doesn't appear to be that far off. They've held off giving a hard date because theses things tend to slip, but they say there'll be quite a few improvements.

Here's an on line video for FCP people who might be considering a change when the mac version of Lightworks comes out.

http://lightworks4fc...ic-editing.html
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:06 AM

Interesting interview on how editors feel about working with Lightworks compared to other NLE.

http://library.creat...id/lightworks/1
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:46 AM

Just saw that interview and instantly thought, have they never used Premiere?

Can someone tell me what´s the big thing is, that would make Lightworks so superior?
When I look at the specs and features, I can´t see nothing that blows me away.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:38 AM

One main difference is the Console, which many people won't be using because of the cost, but Editshare is opening up other interface options for Lightworks.

Having had a minor play with Lightworks, it seems to be the flexibility in how you organise large amounts of material, how you personally want to use this material and do your edit. You can have a number of edits available to you at the same time, each on their own timeline. It's pretty different to the other NLEs, which can put people off.

Speaking to an editor who used to own Lightworks, it's not the specs & feature, which are basically the same for most NLE's, but how it solved many of the annoying issues that many of the other NLE's still have.

The final version will have more features than the old Lightworks, which is very much a story telling NLE, they seem to be making it more plug in friendly.

Edited by Brian Drysdale, 05 March 2012 - 04:38 AM.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:03 AM

One big thing is that it's going to be a lot cheaper than the competing NLEs, only costing a small annual subscription for the codec licence, plus perhaps the cost of buying the dedicated keyboard. That should be very attractive to student film makers and others on a budget making narrative type films.

At the moment, it doesn't seem to be set up for someone doing videos with lots of visual effects, but again I wouldn't want to use my Sony Vegas to cut a feature film.

Edited by Brian Drysdale, 05 March 2012 - 05:04 AM.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:52 AM

One main difference is the Console, which many people won't be using because of the cost, but Editshare is opening up other interface options for Lightworks.


Rather dated sounding video on the Lightworks Console:


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:10 AM

Lightworks have made an announcement about the new Windows version being released soon

http://www.lightwork...9649&Itemid=269

They're then going to put more resources into the mac and Linux versions.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:20 AM

Just saw that interview and instantly thought, have they never used Premiere?


I'm not sure about Premiere, but here are some comparisons to Avid.

http://lightworks.mt....php?topic=40.0

The sync issue on AVID is one that an editor friend of mine mentions.
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#11 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:12 AM

For anyone using Lightworks beta, there's an update that allows you to continue using it. I assume they weren't planning for the delay on the release version.

The Lightworks people seem to be putting a lot of work in trying to ensure that their new web site and the system for downloading and licensing is fully functional and up to the possible demand.
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