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Lightworks is a non-linear editing system (NLE) for editing and mastering digital video

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Lightworks is a non-linear editing system (NLE) for editing and mastering digital video. Its features include relatively simple user interface, multiple effects and multiple output formats (Pro version).

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System Requirements

1Processor: Intel i7 chipset or faster, fast AMD chipset
2RAM: 3GB RAM or higher
3Display: Two high-resolution displays (1920 x1080) or above
4Graphics Card: PCI Express graphics card (NVIDIA or AMD) with 1GB or higher and support for DirectX 9 (Windows only)

Although both NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards are supported, NVIDIA is recommended as the graphics card of choice.

Recommended: NVIDIA cards K1200, K2200, K4200 and K5200

5Separate media and system drives (these can be internal or external as long as the the interface is suitably fast)
6Compatible sound card
7Disk Space: 200MB Disk space for Lightworks installation
8(Optional) a Lightworks Console
9(Optional) a Lightworks keyboard
1Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10

Linux Supported Debian Distros:

  • Ubuntu/Lubuntu/Xubuntu 14.04 and higher
  • Mint 17 and higher

Linux Supported RPM Distros:

  • Fedora 20 and higher
4Mac 10.9 and higher



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Lightworks being a proprietary software, its source code is not publicly hosted.


Proprietary, Freemium, Commercial


Non-Linear Editing

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This page was last updated with commit: Now custom 'Remarks' are allowed instead of just 'Portable' in 'Get it'; all software's source files have been updated accordingly (0cb3959)