Lightworks 12.5.0

A Powerful And Award-Winning Video Editor

  • Category:

    Editors

  • Version:

    12.5.0

  • Works under:

    Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.7 (140)

Lightworks is a full-featured video editing program that's used by many professionals in the film industry. It's not a simple piece of editing software by any means. It contains a bevy of features to provide complete control of the final product. It's also non-linear, allowing users to work on any part of the video file at any time. Lightworks supports standard definition, high definition, and even 4K video. Users can also work with a variety of different video file formats, including AVI, MOV, MP4, XVID, and more.

The program is fairly complex. The user interface alone can be daunting to novice video editors. The main window provides two video previews, a live tracklisting, various audio meters, and an extensive clip section. The wide selection of editing tools is located in a single area of the window. These tools don't come with much of an explanation. Luckily, the website for Lightworks contains numerous guides and tutorials to get users started. These guides provide in-depth information on how to make the most out of the flexible editor.

The trial version of the program is limited in terms of functionality. Not every feature is available to use, though it does provide a fair amount of common tools. The trial is also time-locked. Users can gain free access to the program for only seven days.

Pros:
  • Wide variety of tools and functions
  • Supports SD, HD, and 4K video
  • Supports multiple file formats
  • Provides professional and flexible editing capabilities
  • Guides and tutorials available to learn
  • Capable of non-linear editing
  • Used by industry professionals
Cons:
  • May be too complicated for amateur users
  • Free version is limited in features and time-locked for seven days

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