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Lightworks Comments

Not recommended

Negative Comment by Shojimeguro
about Lightworks Feb 2017

• need user account to use it
• No user friendly,Cumbersome UI.
• Imports only some clips since does not manage different frame rates in one project.
• Frequent locks.
• Difficult zooming and syncro video/audio.
Playback not working with xvid coded clips (XVID!)


Open Source... (yeah, right)

Negative Comment by Marcdraco
about Lightworks Dec 2016

This was supposed to be Open Source software. This promise was made several years ago and STILL there's no sign of an Open Source release and the developer remains silent on the issue.

Lightworks is the best of its kind and probably the cheapest of the serious commercial offerings - BUT - the restrictions placed on users are pretty evil. I think they've lost the will to release the source because they are making too much money. There's a lot of the Google approach to Android here and it's not good for anyone out here in userland.

Prove me wrong Lightworks. Keep your promise.


Awful. 2/5

Comment by Cubic
about Lightworks Mar 2016

You can only use it for a week or two before you have to register, And it's not free.


Maybe the best Free (Open Source) video editor

Positive Comment by SSStylish
about Lightworks and MAGIX Vegas Pro Dec 2011

I'm quite impressed with this free video-editing software.Really comprehensive editing tools, it's on pair with Vegas Pro ...This is solely based on my experience with these two programs.