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Lightworks Video Editing

FREE

Best for newbies and anyone who needs to be able to easily cut & edit video clips together.
Lightworks Video Editing

CREATE

Best for YouTubers, gamers and anyone who wants to do more more than cut clips together.
Lightworks Video Editing

PRO

Best for film makers, broadcasters or anyone who wants to be one. Hollywood-level editing.
Prices from
Free Forever
$9.99 user / mo
$23.99 user / mo

Basics

Import formats
Operating systems
Powerful Timeline
Background processing
Instant auto-saving
No watermark

Effects

Inbuilt Effects, Titles & Transitions
Advanced Transitions
Advanced Titles
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Advanced Correct & Enhance Effects
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Upgrade to TotalFX
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OFX Compatible
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-

Audio

Direct Access to Stock Music
Audio EQ & Mixing
DAW Workstation
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3rd party audio plugins
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AU, VST, LADSPA

Export

Export Resolution
Up to 720p
Up to 4K
Up to 4K
Social Media Presets
YouTube, Vimeo, H.264/MP4
YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, H.264/MP4
YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, H.264/MP4
Backup
Interchange
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AAF, XML, OMF, EDL, Film Cutting Lists, Reaper
Media files
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AVI, H.264/MP4, Image Sequence, MOV, MXF and WAV
Physical Media Targets
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DVD and Bluray
Camera Formats
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AVC-Intra, AVCHD, P2 AVC-Intra, XAVC-Intra, XDCAM EX and XDCAM HD
H.264 Bitrate Config
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Set Variable/Constant. Set min/max bitrate.
Custom Output Formats
-
-

Media

BRaw Clip Settings
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RED R3D Clip Settings
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-
Advanced Metadata
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-

Proxy  Editing

Proxy Generation
Codec Selection
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Apple ProRes (Mac only), AVID DNxHD (additional codec purchase required), AVC-Intra, Cineform or H.264
Quality Selection
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Low/Medium/High
Up to Very High
Size Selection
Up to 720p
Up to 1080p
Up to 4K

Cloud Integrations

Active Cloud Connection
1
1
Not limited
Download
Upload
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Interoperability

Import Exchange Formats
Export Exchange Formats
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New in 2022.2

Apple ProRes Certified

Decode

Decode

Decode & Encode

10-Bit Pipeline

Decode

Decode

Decode & Encode

Advanced 10-Bit Support
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Advanced Scopes
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YCbCr

CIE, YCbCr & Split View

Quick LUTs
In-Edit Video Quality Control
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Which Lightworks Works Best For You?

$USD
£GBP
€EUR
Lightworks
CREATE
Best for social content creators, filmmakers, marketers, government and education.
Monthly
Yearly
Perpetual

$9.99

user / mo

Licence renews monthly on date of purchase.

BUY NOW

$99.99

user / yr

Licence renews yearly on date of purchase.

BUY NOW

$154.99

user / life

Outright purchase with no expiry. Locked to v2022.

BUY NOW
Features Include:
High resolution H.264/MP4 export
High resolution timeline rendering
High resolution proxy files
Social Media Export Templates
Advanced Titling and Motion Graphics
BRaw media clip and project decoding
Apple ProRes decoding
Quick LUT support
Lightworks
PRO
Best for professional video editors, broadcasters and production facilities. Hollywood-strength video editing
Monthly
Yearly
Perpetual

$23.99

user / mo

Licence renews monthly on date of purchase.

BUY NOW

$239.99

user / yr

Licence renews yearly on date of purchase.

BUY NOW

$389.99

user / life

Outright purchase with no expiry. Locked to v2022.

BUY NOW
Everything in Create, Plus:
HQ constant/variable bitrate H.264/MP4 export
Advanced 10-Bit export options
Audio effect plugin support
Video effect plugin support
Support for NewBlue TotalFX plugin
Advanced video effects - enhance, stabilize and more
Advanced custom format creation
Export interchange formats with other applications
Export camera formats
Export media file formats
Export physical media file formats
Export and upload directly to your cloud library
Import directly from up to 5 cloud libraries
More proxy file compression options
More timeline rendering wrapper options
More timeline rendering codec compression options
Third party hardware IO support
Extended Hardware support
In-Edit Video QC
Apple ProRes encoding up to 4K
Advanced Scopes: CIE, YCbCr & Split View
Quick LUT support
RED R3D media clip and project decoding options
Stereoscopic project and export output
Lightworks
CREATE
Best for YouTubers, social media creators  and anyone who wants to do more than cut clips together.
Monthly
Yearly
Perpetual

£7.99

user / mo

Licence renews monthly on date of purchase.

BUY NOW

£79.99

user / yr

Licence renews yearly on date of purchase.

BUY NOW

£119.99

user / life

Outright purchase with no expiry. Locked v2022.

BUY NOW
Features Include:
High resolution H.264/MP4 export
High resolution timeline rendering
High resolution proxy files
Social Media Export Templates
Advanced Titling and Motion Graphics
BRaw media clip and project decoding
Apple ProRes decoding
Quick LUT support
Lightworks
PRO
Best for broadcasters and film makers or anyone who wants to be one. Hollywood-level editing.
Monthly
Yearly
Perpetual

£15.99

user / mo

Licence renews monthly on date of purchase.

BUY NOW

£159.99

user / yr

Licence renews yearly on date of purchase.

BUY NOW

£249.99

user / life

Outright purchase with no expiry. Locked to v2022.

BUY NOW
Everything in Create, Plus:
HQ constant/variable bitrate H.264/MP4 export
Advanced 10-Bit export options
Audio effect plugin support
Video effect plugin support
Support for NewBlue TotalFX plugin
Advanced video effects - enhance, stabilize and more
Advanced custom format creation
Export interchange formats with other applications
Export camera formats
Export media file formats
Export physical media file formats
Export and upload directly to your cloud library
Import directly from up to 5 cloud libraries
More proxy file compression options
More timeline rendering wrapper options
More timeline rendering codec compression options
Third party hardware IO support
Extended Hardware support
In-Edit Video QC
Apple ProRes encoding up to 4K
Advanced Scopes: CIE, YCbCr & Split View
Quick LUT support
RED R3D media clip and project decoding options
Stereoscopic project and export output
Lightworks
CREATE
Best for YouTubers, social media creators  and anyone who wants to do more than cut clips together.
Monthly
Yearly
Perpetual

€8.99

user / mo

Licence renews monthly on date of purchase.

BUY NOW

€89.99

user / yr

Licence renews yearly on date of purchase.

BUY NOW

€139.99

user / life

Outright purchase with no expiry. Locked to v2022.

BUY NOW
Features Include:
High resolution H.264/MP4 export
High resolution timeline rendering
High resolution proxy files
Social Media Export Templates
Advanced Titling and Motion Graphics
BRaw media clip and project decoding
Apple ProRes decoding
Quick LUT support
Lightworks
PRO
Best for broadcasters and film makers or anyone who wants to be one. Hollywood-level editing.
Monthly
Yearly
Perpetual

€19.99

user / mo

Licence renews monthly on date of purchase.

BUY NOW

€199.99

user / yr

Licence renews yearly on date of purchase.

BUY NOW

€319.99

user / life

Outright purchase with no expiry. Locked to v2022.

BUY NOW
Everything in Create, Plus:
HQ constant/variable bitrate H.264/MP4 export
Advanced 10-Bit export options
Audio effect plugin support
Video effect plugin support
Support for NewBlue TotalFX plugin
Advanced video effects - enhance, stabilize and more
Advanced custom format creation
Export interchange formats with other applications
Export camera formats
Export media file formats
Export physical media file formats
Export and upload directly to your cloud library
Import directly from up to 5 cloud libraries
More proxy file compression options
More timeline rendering wrapper options
More timeline rendering codec compression options
Third party hardware IO support
Extended Hardware support
In-Edit Video QC
Apple ProRes encoding up to 4K
Advanced Scopes: CIE, YCbCr & Split View
Quick LUT support
RED R3D media clip and project decoding options
Stereoscopic project and export output

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Multicam
  • Switching clips directly in the timeline
  • Unique Sync Group feature
  • Live Cut – cut between angles during playback
  • Sync to Lock Frame or Timecode
  • Sync with Edits
  • Unlimited Sources
  • Mixed Sources – resolution, format and frame rate
  • Auto edit sync group sources as one sequence
Stereoscopic
  • Support for complete stereoscopic workflow*
  • Individual Left and Right eye media
  • Automatic sync on import
  • No change in editing workflow
  • Realtime Adjustment toolset for Alignment, Scaling and Colour Correction
  • Multiple output options – Anaglyph, Side-by-side, Chequerboard, Individual Left and Right Eyes
  • Monitor desktop, secondary display and SDI outputs
  • Export options for various formats
Colour Correction
  • New preset colour looks templates, just drag and use
  • Real time (GPU accelerated) Primary colour correctors
  • Real-time multiple Secondary colour correctors
  • Colour image control filters
  • New Curve colour correction editor
Audio
  • Realtime Pre and Post Audio waveform display
  • Analogue-style multi-track audio scrubbing
  • Subframe-accurate audio keyframing
  • Realtime audio adjustments during playback
  • Clip and Track Gain controls
  • OMF audio export with pan and volume levels
  • Real-time, software-based audio normalization
  • Onscreen multi-track mixing console
  • Multiple mix Bus routing
  • External Mackie control surface support
  • Real time fader automation
  • Real-time audio filters and effects
  • Parametric EQ
  • Mixed bit-rates and samples on timeline
  • Audio level meters per track
  • Pan controls
  • Mute and solo controls
  • Direct to timeline Voice Over recording
Collaboration

Project Sharing:

  • Multiple users working in the same project at the same time, sharing the same media
  • Edit permissions handled within Lightworks: quickly transfer permission from user to user
  • Edit changes instantly saved and updated for each user without having to save or exit Lightworks
  • Bins can be shared between users and are updated in realtime

Media Sharing:

  • Support for EditShare shared storage servers
  • Support for a wide variety of third party shared storage (NAS and SAN)

AAF Interchange*:

  • Export AAFs to Avid Media Composer, ProTools and Resolve with AAF export presets
Film
  • Import RED media and DPX sequences directly*
  • Include timecode and keycode in the same list
  • Support for 35mm 3-perf, 35mm 4-perf, and 16mm-20 and mixed film formats
  • View feet and frames in edit
  • View keycode and ink number overlays on video
  • 24-fps EDL import and export
  • 24-fps EDL conversion to and from 29.97 fps
  • Import ALE, FLX, and CSV files
  • Track key numbers, ink numbers and timecodes
  • Output Cut list, Change list, Optical list, Pull list,
  • Dupe list, Audio EDL
Third Party Support
  • Boris FX (64bit Windows and Mac OS X only)
  • Boris Graffiti (64bit Windows and Mac OS X only)
  • Adobe After Effects Plugins (Windows 32bit only)
  • Premiere Plugins (Windows 32bit only)
  • Blackmagic Fusion (7.5 and higher)
  • GenArts Sapphire (Windows 32bit only)
Media Management
  • Media management at edit or project level
  • Powerful search capabilities
  • Content Management
  • Comprehensive metadata for granular search
  • Bins or edits can be created from search results
  • Take media direct from search to the timeline
  • Rename Clips to match media and vice versa
  • Low-res to Hi-res workflow for offline / online
  • Maintain master clips across multiple projects
  • Clip colors in edit (match by source, reel or timecode)
  • Custom comment fields
  • Custom Bin views – show, hide and re-order
  • EDL and AAF import/export for metadata exchange
  • Instant Automatic Save – no need to save project
  • Automatic Edit backup facility
  • Project Archive – Logs, Picture and Sound
  • Batch export
Tools
  • New interface scaling with Retina display support
  • Magnetic placement of all panels
  • New viewer controls on source and edit viewers
  • Real-time video analysis, hardware accurate video vectorscopes and waveform monitors
  • Multitrack Audio Mixer with multiple mixes
  • Keyboard and user interface customization tool with templates for Avid and FCP keyboard mappings
  • On-screen console controls
  • Voice Over tool for adding narration to timeline
  • Shot Sync - sync two sources for comparison
  • Customisable BITC timecode and film footage
  • Customizable realtime letterboxing
  • Create and edit your own Macros to simplify worflow
Application
  • Full-screen, real-time SD, HD, and 2K preview on single or secondary display
  • Multiple timelines open simultaneously
  • Customisable Undo levels
  • Unlimited video and FX tracks
  • User preferences can be moved system to system
  • Customizable keyboard and user interface buttons
  • Customizable real-time effects settings
  • Customizable render settings
  • Customizable layouts
  • Customizable track layouts
  • Full Unicode support

Please note: The software specifications stated above are subject to change without notice.

* only available in Lightworks Pro
** Separate one-off license fee required
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FREE
Lightworks Video Editing
PRO monthly
Lightworks Video Editing
PRO yearly
Lightworks Video Editing
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Quick Description!
Best for newbies and anyone who needs to be able to easily cut & edit video clips together.
Best for YouTubers, gamers and anyone who wants to do more more than cut clips together.
Best for broadcasters and film makers or anyone who wants to be one. Hollywood-level editing.
Best for Video Pros who know that they'll be creating videos forever.
Cost Per User Per Month
FREE
$23.99
$239.99
$389.99
Boris Graffiti Plugin
Boris FX
All Import Formats
720p  Export
4k UHD Export
Export to ALL Formats and  Resolutions
User Definable Project Locations
Advanced Project Sharing
Timeline Rendering
AJA, Blackmagic, Matrox,  and Mackie Mixer Support
Avid DNxHD Codec Support**
Stereoscopic (3D) Output
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