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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

LightWorks Announces Linux Ver Going Into Beta

Lightworks has announced a beta of a LInux version of their FREE / cheap NLE. Very interesting news, but no OS X version yet. However this NLE is hard to ingore as for $60/year you get a wide around of pro codec support, hardware I/O, BCC and Boris RED support. The free version lacks a few things but its good enough for offline DV and consumer use. I may give it a try soon. Their announcement formally is : 

Before the end of the first quarter of 2013 we will be making the Linux version of Lightworks available as a Public Beta, the same as with the latest Windows Beta. A confirmed date will be announced once we finialise some more improvements. 

There is still a lot of work to be done primarily in finishing off the new licensing scheme which we will be trialling with the Linux Beta. If it proves successful, this same licensing will be rolled out to the Windows and Mac versions. More information will follow early next year as it becomes available.

Meanwhile I continue some last minute clean ups of this site's redesign which has been going well. I'm mostly getting ready to roll out the design across all the pages and then flip it over if it goes according to plan.