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Lightworks – Award winning NLE coming to linux

At last end of 2011 the award winning editing software “Light Works” coming into linux. Editshare, the company owned lightworks currently announced a free downloadable beta version of lightworks 10 for windows platform earlier this year.

The stable release of the Non Linear video editor Lightworks will be available in November 2011. Editshare also announced the beta version for Linux and Mac OS X on December 2011.

Lot of video editors are currently available but there is a lack of professional well experienced editor. We can use Novacut, cinellera, Openshot, PiTiVi for video editing puprpose in linux. Even blender can be used as a Non linear editing platform. But a well experienced awardwinning editor like lightworks is a must need for linux platform.

The source code of light works will be available in the third quarter of 2012.

New features of Light works

  • Codec support: ProRes, Red R3D, DPX, XDCAM HD, IMX,
  • New titling tool with keyframe-based animation, effects, live previews and GPU-accelerated rendering
  • Shard Projects for multiple user editing/collaborating
  • Extra export options including DVD, BluRay
  • Stereoscopic workflow, with real-time adjustment edit and output
  • Interoperability through support for AAF, OMF, EDL
  • Improved workflow features

You can download lightworks for windows from the website www.lightworksbeta.com The latest beta version is 10.0.4

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