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#1 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:06 AM

Editshare have announce the release date of release version of Lightworks: 28th May 2012.

http://lightworksbet...1314&Itemid=269

The 3 types of subscription are available: free with limited codecs, educational and professional with the proprietary codec.

They are also previewing the 64 bit version and the Linux version.

http://lightworksbet...1315&Itemid=269

Having played with the public beta version a bit I can say:

Yes it's different to the other NLE, but it also has a flexible logic. It has a very clear workspace and doesn't look like your standard computer program. You need to explore it with open eyes and not compare it to your other NLEs.

You can use the much loved console, keyboard and the mouse. I gather the drag and drop is more powerful in the release version compared to the current beta version. However, I wouldn't hang on too much to drag and dropping everything, because the Lightworks Mark and Park may be a lot quicker.

A catch you out is that all bins by default are temporary and are made permanent by naming them, or selecting permanent. I guess this encourages proper filing.

The terminology is slightly different, but easy to understand. Thumbnails are called tiles, but these are very flexible, they can expand out with a timeline and they can also become an edit in their own right.

Lightworks autosaves everything, so you don't need to save as you go along

It's a great new NLE option, especially if you've got a tight budget, but it's powerful enough to edit feature films.

Edited by Brian Drysdale, 16 April 2012 - 02:07 AM.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:59 AM

The announcement page on Lightworks web site has been updated with the above.

http://www.lightwork...=122&Itemid=263

This means that you can check out the console and other details just by scrolling down.

I gather people have found a $100 alternative option for the full console, which something you'd probably need to be a professional editor to justify buying. The full console has the tactile feel, which means you can operate it without looking, plus it lasts for years in the professional environment.

Edited by Brian Drysdale, 22 April 2012 - 03:00 AM.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

Here's an interview with David Shapton at NAB


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:27 AM

Here's Provideo's NAB report.

http://provideocoali...012_lightworks/

I believe this is the public beta version, rather than the final release version of Lightworks.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:42 AM

I gather the Linux version of Lightworks will be available before the mac version. The Linux version is on the same programming path as OSX, but they reach a releasable version of Linux first. Once the Windows version is released those resources will be applied to the Linux version, but they currently don't want to give any dates. Which sort of makes sense, because they seem to have the habit of slipping on these projects.
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