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Author Topic: Lightworks beta is ready for download  (Read 5013 times)

Armando

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Lightworks beta is ready for download
« on: November 30, 2010, 11:23:26 AM »
I'm impatient to try it :

http://www.lightworksbeta.com/

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Feature list :
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Tech Specs
Editing

    * Resolution, format and codec independent timeline
    * Edit at 23.976, true 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, or 60 fps
    * Advanced Multicam editing with unlimited sources
    * Source/Record three-point editing
    * Insert and Overwrite editing
    * Replace, fit to fill, backfill
    * Drag-and-drop replace editing
    * Extend and Split edits
    * A/V Sync indicators on timeline
    * Single-click re-sync of whole timeline
    * Multi-colored markers for edits and clips
    * Matchframe for clips and subclips

Trimming

    * Ripple
    * Roll
    * Slip and Slide
    * Remove and Delete
    * Asymmetric, multitrack trimming
    * Dynamic trimming during playback
    * JKL trimming
    * Trim window
    * Timeline trimming
    * Keyboard and numeric moving and trimming
    * Close Gap

Effects

    * Third Party Plugin Support
    * Alpha Channel Matte Transitions
    * Global Transitions adds effects between In and Out points
    * Real-time effects in SD, HD and 2K
    * Speed Tool for varispeed changes
    * Keyframe graphs
    * Transitions, effects, and filters included
    * Unlimited effects user templates
    * Copy and paste effect attributes to multiple clips
    * Effects layers with node-based compositing tool
    * Bezier curves with movable motion paths
    * Numeric control and keyframe capabilities

Tools

    * Real-time, hardware accurate video vectorscopes and waveform monitors
    * Multitrack Audio Mixer with full bus routing and multiple mixes
    * Keyboard and user interface customization tool with templates for Avid and FCP keyboard mappings
    * On-screen console controls
    * Voice Over tool for adding narration directly to timeline
    * Multi-split screen Viewer for original shot comparison
    * Shot Sync - sync two sources for playback comparison
    * Customisable BITC timecode and film footage overlays in Viewer

Colour Correction

    * Real time Primary color correctors
    * Real time Secondary color correctors
    * Image control filters

Audio

    * Subframe audio keyframing
    * Real-time audio adjustments during playback
    * OMF audio export with pan and volume levels
    * Real-time, software-based audio normalization
    * Onscreen multitrack mixing console
    * External Mackie control surface support
    * Real time fader automation
    * Real-time audio filters and effects
    * Mixed bit-rates and samples on timeline
    * Audio level meters per track
    * Pan controls
    * Mute and solo controls
    * Pre and Post Audio waveform display with realtime update

Application

    * Full-screen, real-time SD, HD, and 2K preview on single or secondary display
    * Multiple timelines open simultaneously
    * Unlimited undo levels
    * Unlimited video and FX tracks
    * User preferences that can be moved from system to system
    * Customizable keyboard and user interface buttons
    * Customizable real-time effects settings
    * Customizable render settings
    * Customizable layouts
    * Customizable track layouts
    * Full Unicode support

Film

    * Import RED media and DPX image sequences directly
    * Include timecode and keycode in the same list
    * Support for 35mm 3-perf, 35mm 4-perf, and 16mm-20 and mixed film formats
    * View feet and frames in edit
    * View keycode and ink number overlays on video
    * 24-fps EDL import and export
    * 24-fps EDL conversion to and from 29.97 fps
    * Import ALE, FLX, and CSV files
    * Track key numbers, ink numbers, video and audio timecode
    * Output Cut list, Change list, Optical list, Pull list, Dupe list, Audio EDL

Media Management

    * Media management tools for moving, copying, and consolidating media at edit or project level
    * Powerful search capabilities
    * Rename Clips to match media and vice versa
    * Maintain master clips across multiple projects
    * Clip colors in edit (match by source, reel or timecode)
    * Custom comment fields
    * Automatic reconnect to high-resolution media
    * EDL and AAF import and export for metadata exchange
    * Instant Save – no need to save project
    * Batch export

3rd Party Support

    * Inscriber Titlemotion
    * Boris
    * Combustion
    * After Effects
    * Premiere Plugins
    * Digital Fusion
    * Sapphire

I/O Support

    * MXF Op1a, MXF OpAtom, Quicktime and AVI
    * DV25, DVCPRO 25, DVCPRO 50, and DVCPRO HD
    * MPEG-2 I-Frame SD and HD
    * HDV
    * Uncompressed SD and HD at 8 bit and 10 bit
    * Avid DNxHD*
    * Apple ProRes*
    * AVC-Intra*
    * RED R3D*
    * DPX 10 bit* and 16 bit*
    * Sony IMX
    * Sony XDCAM HD*
    * Sony XDCAM EX*
    * Sony XDCAM HD422*
    * Panasonic P2
    * Image Import and Export as stills or sequences (DPX, BMP, TARGA, JPEG, GIF, PSD, TIFF, DPX, JPEG2000, PICT, QT Image, SGI, and PNG)
    * Export presets for Apple TV, iPhone, iPod
    * Broadcast Wave Format with drop and non-drop frame timecode options
    * Import and Export OMF I and OMF II
    * Import and Export AAF
    * MDA support for Edit While Capture with Geevs servers
    * Telecine 29.97i to 24p pulldown removal
    * 30fps and 25fps import to 24fps project
    * Frame-accurate capture tool with support for batch, clip, and on-the-fly capturing
    * Frame-accurate insert and assemble edit-to-tape
    * Serial device control (RS-422, RS-232)
    * FireWire device control

* available separately at extra cost
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Re: Lightworks beta is ready for download
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010, 12:16:12 PM »
Sounds pretty awesome. As soon as I get home from college, I will be checking this out. I just wish there were a version for linux...
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Re: Lightworks beta is ready for download
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010, 02:20:14 PM »
Holy f-stop Batman! Finally a decent open source video editor!? Must try! Maybe it'll support modern AVCHD Lite videos better than Vegas. :D

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Re: Lightworks beta is ready for download
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010, 04:10:34 PM »
Seems to be a problem with the program running on 64bit Windows 7.  The fix is to go into the program directory and run the file ntcardvt.exe directly instead of the shortcut made through installation.  Of course, you can put a shortcut to that file wherever you want.

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Re: Lightworks beta is ready for download
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2010, 05:18:59 PM »
That's pretty impressive looking.  My favorite editor now is Vegas, but if this works, it might be a better and free option.  Thanks Armando!

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Re: Lightworks beta is ready for download
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010, 06:47:19 PM »
Wow! Thank you for sharing that, Armando. I'm going to download it and take it for a spin  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Lightworks beta is ready for download
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2010, 09:57:36 PM »
I've been so busy that I haven't got the time to test it yet...  :(

I have the feeling that this is going to be the answer to my video editing problems. (I.e. : money, mostly... Would like to buy one of the pro solutions out there -- Sony Vegas Pro in particular -- but I don't do enough pro editing to justify the cost.)

Anybody wants to share some first impressions?

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Re: Lightworks beta is ready for download
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010, 08:27:16 AM »
heh, heh, I am in the same boat! No time to test at the moment because I am buried under term papers that need marking and lectures to prepare... Mid-December I should think... maybe I'll shoot some family Christmas videos and test over the holdiay...
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Re: Lightworks beta is ready for download
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010, 08:46:44 AM »
maybe I'll shoot some family Christmas videos and test over the holdiay...

Good idea!
Can't wait to test the "Bezier curves with movable motion paths" effect on the Christmas tree.

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Re: Lightworks beta is ready for download
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2010, 12:00:27 AM »
ugh! it requires registration to download..

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Re: Lightworks beta is ready for download
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2010, 12:21:46 AM »
hmmmm... From the comments in the forum it seems more like an alpha than a beta. Typical.
No sure that I'll have enough patience for this one -- already investing time in other beta projects.
Will see, after Christmas and all that.