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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lightworks Releases Their NLE Today on Windows

Today LightWorks has released its NLE for the modern world. Its out of beta and ready to go. Right now, the initial release is Win 7, but Linux and OS X are supposed to be coming soon. There are 2 versions of Lightworks - the Free version and Pro Paid one. The Pro version is 40L or about $62 US. What does that buy you ? A lot actually. 

  • ProRes Decode
  • Avid DNxHD Decode and Encode (extra Avid DNxHD License required)
  • AVC-Intra Decode and Encode
  • XDCAM EX Decode and Encode
  • XDCAM HD 50 422 Decode and Encode
  • DPX Decode and Encode
  • RED R3D Decode
  • H.264 / AVCHD Decode and Encode
  • BluRay VC1 Export
  • MPEG-4 Export
  • Quicktime Export
  • AAF Import and Export
  • Titling tool
  • Stereoscopic Support – Import, Edit, Effects, Export
  • Project Sharing
  • Hardware I/O Support
  • Multiple Concurrent User Licensing options
  • Volume Licensing options
  • Lifetime Pro Membership of the Lightworks Community

There are lots of other cool features like GPU powered FX, nodal compositing, project sharing and archieving, ect. Pretty much the entire list of things pro editors want and need.