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Everything you need to bring your video to life

Your Story, Your Way

Unmatched Format Support
Import just about any common type of media file that you can lay your hands on.
Simple Social Media Export
Deliver your videos for any social media platform.
Windows, Mac or Linux
The same user interface, experience and performance regardless of which OS you choose.
Use Any Frame-rate
Import any frame rate file and play it at its native resolution and shape.

Timeline Time Savers

Proxy Workflows
Increased performance with optimized proxy files from HD, 4K and 8K media.
Background Processing
Don't wait for effects to render or exports to finish, carry on working while we handle the hard job in the background.
Instant Autosave
Never lose your work or your projects. Lightworks auto-saves every single move so you don't have to think about it.
Storyboard Bins
Pre-edit directly inside bins by moving content around and instantily turning it into a new sequence.

Creative Control

Powerful Timeline
From beginners to seasoned pros, our timeline is designed to help you edit as fast as you can think.
Titling & Motion Graphics
Lightworks comes loaded with 100's of customisable pre-built graphics.
Shared Projects
Instantly see Bin updates and sequence changes, including giving permission of sequences to other users.
Cloud Connected
Edit directly from your cloud storage! Just connect, browse and drop clips into your timeline.

Built for Editors

Advanced Metadata
Custom metadata creation for easily managing content.
Fixed or Flexible Layout
Decide how best to use the application to benefit your workflow.
Keyboard Shortcuts
Save time with predefined keyboard templates or create your own.
Hardware Support
Support for Blackmagic Design, AJA and Matrox hardware for HDMI and SDI.

New in 2022

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Universal Projects

Import any frame-rate (including variable-rate)

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How do you get the footage you shot on your phone into your editor? If your answer involves email, slack, WeTransfer, the use of cables, or anything like this, then we’ve got bad news for you - you are wasting a lot of time! With Lightworks Create, you can quickly and easily get your footage from your phone into Lightworks with the use of everyone’s favourite buzzword - the cloud - to do some of ours: Cloud editing!

Wide Format Support

Comprehensive codec library included

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How do you get the footage you shot on your phone into your editor? If your answer involves email, slack, WeTransfer, the use of cables, or anything like this, then we’ve got bad news for you - you are wasting a lot of time! With Lightworks Create, you can quickly and easily get your footage from your phone into Lightworks with the use of everyone’s favourite buzzword - the cloud - to do some of ours: Cloud editing!

And much, much more...

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Proxy workflow
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Custom Metadata
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart.
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Unmatched Format Support
Import just about any common type of media file that you can lay your hands on.
FREE
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Export
Full support for a wide range of export formats and target locations from social media to cloud services to  broadcast formats.
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Cloud connected
Edit directly from your cloud storage - at no extra cost! Just connect, browse and drop clips instantly into your timeline.
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Proxy workflows
Increased performance with optimized proxy files from HD, 4K and 8K media.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Advanced Metadata
Custom metadata creation for easily managing content.
FREE
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Shared Projects
Instantly see Bin updates and sequence changes, including giving permission of sequences to other users.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Proxy workflow
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Custom Metadata
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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CREATE
PRO
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart.
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Drag and drop
Simply drag new content to your sequence and move it around within the sequence timeline.
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Advanced editing
Multiple Video, Audio and FX tracks, Trim In/Out, Slip, Slide including complex multi-point and asymetric trimming. Three/four point editing including, Insert, Replace, Fit-to-Fill, backfill, audio levelling, track sync warnings
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Insert, replace, Fit-to-fill, backfill
All the standard features to make your video come to life...
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Trim-slip, slide, ripple, roll, multi-point
and all the pro features used to create your favourite block-busters
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Auto-save milestones
Never worry about losing an scene or project. We'll auto-save your progess so you can focus on your edit.
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Universal timeline
Mixed size, mixed frame rate - you decide what you want to edit and we'll will handle the rest.
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Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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PRO
Proxy workflow
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Custom Metadata
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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CREATE
PRO
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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CREATE
PRO
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart.
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Titles & Motion Graphics
Over 700 advanced pre-built and fully customisable titles and motion graphics to bring your video to life.
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Creative Transitions
Move seamlessly from scene to scene, build drama and set the pace with 100s of awesome transitions.
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OpenFX Plugins
There's a whole world of amazing VFX and Lightworks plays nicely with all the major plugin vendors.
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NewBlue TotalFX
TotalFX from NewBlue is the complete post-production solution and is now available from LWKS
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Filters & LUTs
Filters and LUTs will give your video the look you're looking for.

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Colour Correction
Make sure your colours balance with and look sharp with our simple correctional tools.
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Proxy workflow
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Custom Metadata
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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CREATE
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart.
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Built in EQ and filters
Unless you're making a silent movie, you're going to need to work on the audio too, simple prebuilt presets take the leg work out of cleaning up audio using EQ.
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VST, AU, LADSPA support
Lightworks plays nicely with all major audio plugin vendors.
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Analogue scrub mode
Simply scrub through your audio track to easily find the precise moment you need to edit your audio.
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Voice over
Record voiceover directly over your playing timeline.
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EQ Presets
Audio is the unsung hero of video, make sure you get it right first time by using our simple EQ presets.
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Automation support
Mix audio levels at the clip level within a sequence.
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Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Proxy workflow
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Custom Metadata
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Media thing
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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CREATE
PRO
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm.
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CREATE
PRO
Multi-OS
Window, Mac or Linux. You can create your next video on any of the major operating systems.
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart.
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PRO
Hardware support
Support for Blackmagic Design, AJA and Matrox hardware for HDMI and SDI.
FREE
CREATE
PRO
Console
Use the legendary Lightworks Console for utlimate heads-up editing, or a contour pro shuttle for a tactile editing experience.
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Multi-language support
Support for a wide range of languages including Spanish, Italian, Swedish and German - and more in the Forum.
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Fixed or Flexible layout
Use the  fixed layout for short form projects or the advanced flexiblie layout to build your own UI and open multiple bins or timelines.
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Secondary display output
Output full screen video to a secondary display via HDMI/DVI.
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