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Free Lightworks Professional Video-Editing Software
Free Lightworks Professional Video-Editing Software

Free Lightworks Professional Video-Editing Software

I know this was posted over 5 months ago but FREE again.

The Lightworks Open Source Project starts here...

Back in April 2010, we announced our plans to take Lightworks open source. We always said the first step would be to make the application freely available so that a large community of users could start becoming familiar with it. We are very pleased to have reached this first milestone. Now you can freely download the most intuitive and advanced editor available. This is not a trial download. From here forward, you will always be able to download and use the latest version of Lightworks for free.

Some time in the middle of 2011, we hope to reach our next milestone -- releasing the source code to any developer who wants to build upon what we started. We wish we were ready to do that now. However, before we can release any source, we have several hundred thousand lines of code to review to make sure it's all cleared for opening up. We are making progress but we are not there yet.

In the meantime, we invite you to get familiar with Lightworks, an Academy and Emmy award winning professional-grade editor with over 20 years of history in the film and broadcast industry. Having cut hundreds of films such as Pulp Fiction, The Departed, Centurion and Shutter Island, it includes a full feature set of editorial tools -- from advanced trimming and media management, to stereoscopic support and realtime effects including multiple secondary colour correctors. Lightworks has an advanced effects pipeline, utilizing the power of your GPU. And with support for up to 2K workflows with realtime effects, it is the most advanced editing application available.

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This looks interesting, thanks.

I wil download this and give it a go . I was only hunting aroung the net yesterday looking for something like this . THX.

dont see any mention of it being able to edit Freeview HD recordings (MPEG4 H.264) - or indeed any mention of ability to cope with .TS files which is what a lot of people would use it for (editing Freeview HD recordings made with PVR / PC )

Edited by: "dmm1000" 25th May 2011

Downloaded this last time it was posted: but can't figure out how to get it to work.
If anyone as any ideas, please let me know.

(I can't even get past the 'set-up project' part where it asks for the fps of the movie to import ?!? -
every time I try to import anything it fails.)

dmm1000

dont see any mention of it being able to edit Freeview HD recordings … dont see any mention of it being able to edit Freeview HD recordings (MPEG4 H.264) - or indeed any mention of ability to cope with .TS files which is what a lot of people would use it for (editing Freeview HD recordings made with PVR / PC )



Out of interest, have you actually tried it?

I've never been able to use this to edit MPG files. Still trying to figure out what the accepted file types are actually...

just retried it with .avi and .mov too - those didnt work either

Like it that they stick 'professional' in the title.

http://www.lightworksbeta.com/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&view=viewcategory&catid=3&Itemid=214

Maybe start there??

might give this a try
OT: sure i saw a freebie in past couple of days where you could edit a video and crop the size of it by cutting away the edges/framing... anyone got any idea what it is?

This may have been OK a while ago but totally out-dated now.

Heat. For both the freebie (Excellent!) and the avatar

dmm1000

dont see any mention of it being able to edit Freeview HD recordings … dont see any mention of it being able to edit Freeview HD recordings (MPEG4 H.264) - or indeed any mention of ability to cope with .TS files which is what a lot of people would use it for (editing Freeview HD recordings made with PVR / PC )



For that I would recommend staxrip. Great tool. I can offer any help should you or anyone else need it.
Edited by: "shadowdogg" 27th May 2011

Looks like a good little programme.

This is not designed for chopping up tv recordings, its a professional nle, competing with Avid Media Composer and FCP. Its for taking hundreds if source clips and cutting them together into a show. It probably won't support super composed freeview codecs, because its designed to work with common professional codecs like red, hdcam and maybe canon dslr footage.

It does look interesting.

profet

This is not designed for chopping up tv recordings, its a professional … This is not designed for chopping up tv recordings, its a professional nle, competing with Avid Media Composer and FCP. Its for taking hundreds if source clips and cutting them together into a show. It probably won't support super composed freeview codecs, because its designed to work with common professional codecs like red, hdcam and maybe canon dslr footage.



Oh, it's no good for an amateur like me then. I was hoping to finally transfer all my camcorder tapes onto DVD - each 90 minute tape is taking loads of Gb of HDD space. (about 120gb each iirc!)

Great to see open source projects on here, hopefully once they release the sourcecode it will be ported to linux. It's much simpler then Cinelerra and linux does need some decent free video editing software!

brilly

might give this a tryOT: sure i saw a freebie in past couple of days … might give this a tryOT: sure i saw a freebie in past couple of days where you could edit a video and crop the size of it by cutting away the edges/framing... anyone got any idea what it is?


You can do all that with VirtualDub. It's free and fast but I'd recommend reading some instructions otherwise you're going to end up with uncompressed output. Which is GBs for a few seconds...
Make sure you use the divx/xvid codec!
I have never tried joining multiple files with VDub. It generally works on single files at a time.

Thanks

max_lan

You can do all that with VirtualDub. It's free and fast but I'd recommend … You can do all that with VirtualDub. It's free and fast but I'd recommend reading some instructions otherwise you're going to end up with uncompressed output. Which is GBs for a few seconds...Make sure you use the divx/xvid codec!I have never tried joining multiple files with VDub. It generally works on single files at a time.


hmm yeh forgot virtual dub - actually used it to crop hard coded black bars on a movie iirc.
think this program was supposed to make it easier though.
i may be imaginig it but i was sort of thinking you got a frame of a certain size and could move it around so being able to follow the 'action' rather than just cropping to a certain point.
thanks for reminder though - had never actually considered trying it for home movie but seem to remember some sort of file format limitation?

Nice, thanks

The reason why it is free is because it is in public Beta, almost every program and game that gets released in public beta is free. Looks good, will give it a try as I've been looking for a video editor that's more advanced then Live movie maker and is cheap/free.

You have to go pro to use commercial codecs.
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