2.6 out of 5 with 9 ratings

Lightworks Reviews

Not recommended

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• 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!)

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Open Source... (yeah, right)

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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.

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You have to get into the groove of the program, but once you're there, it's great. I just wish video stability wasn't behind a paywall.

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Difficult to use UI. I lost my work twice, because this app doesn't save files correctly (all my exports became "Media offline"); it even lost its own sequences (important project parts).
Free version doesn't allow you to render video in 1080p. I can understand paywall blocking some features, but exports? No sir, that is over the top bullshit.
Manuals also available only as Youtube videos, which i consider a bad thing, because i read and look for necessary parts faster than i can navigate through their videos.
I barely managed to get my work done with that thing, so I will not recommend it to anyone.

The only positive things i found is that it works on Debian 10 Stable and it autosaves your project (if you are too lazy to click "Save" in your editor of choice).

[Edited by Xandros, August 22]

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**app is great but it's still laser-focused for TV and cinema production - you cannot even render vertical video or use nonstandard fps. **

$400 for a perpetual license also doesn't sweeten the deal.

I do love it's unique UI - it really speeds up editing when you get the hand of it - but most features are already decently implemented in other NLEs. I tend to customise other editors to somewhat mimick Lightworks way of doing things.

You can go to Shotcut (free and fast) and Premiere for subclips that also works.

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Useless garbage made by people who clearly should not make a video editor. Free version is shit, the """stable""" version doesn't even open, and as for the pro, it's asking for prices HIGHER THAN FUCKING VEGAS PRO 15.

Don't use this. If you do you're obviously the de-evolution of the human race. Using shit software supports shit software, and is why no human being has made an actually usable video editor for linux.

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Maybe the best Free (Open Source) video editor

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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.

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they demand registration after installation, without username and password, you can't start program.

I registered myself at their website and activated link in email to confirm email and still can't login to use software.
ooooooooo, finally I succeeded to login, but when I go to my documents to import FLV file, software doesn't recognize it, it is not possible to import flv files.

[Edited by saschapredic, July 15]


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Awful.

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cumbersome and difficult

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Difficult to activate. 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!). Just I wasted too much time for a second chance, unistalled and good bye.

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