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Best for social media creators, corporate presenters and educators.
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Hollywood-level editing for broadcasters and film makers, or anyone who wants to be one.
From $23.99 per month
Lightworks The Kings Speech
Jerry Maguire
Road to Perdition

Which Lightworks Works Best For You?

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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.

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$99.99

user / yr

Licence renews yearly on date of purchase.

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$154.99

user / life

Outright purchase with no expiry. Locked to v2022.

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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.

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$239.99

user / yr

Licence renews yearly on date of purchase.

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$389.99

user / life

Outright purchase with no expiry. Locked to v2022.

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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.

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£79.99

user / yr

Licence renews yearly on date of purchase.

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£119.99

user / life

Outright purchase with no expiry. Locked v2022.

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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.

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£159.99

user / yr

Licence renews yearly on date of purchase.

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£249.99

user / life

Outright purchase with no expiry. Locked to v2022.

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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.

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€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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Ready-Made Titles & Transitions
Access to Lightworks Forum
Cloud Storage Access
Local Backup & Archive
Powerful Editing Timeline
No Watermarks on Export
All Import Formats
720p Export Only
"I have an almost evangelical enthusiasm for Lightworks. I’ve edited with all the other systems, so I can say - from experience - that Lightworks is a far superior editing tool."
"I have tried the obvious alternatives to Lightworks and know all the disadvantages. I wouldn’t be interested in working on a film if they told me I couldn't edit on Lightworks."
"Lightworks has always been an editing tool that happened to be a computer, and not a computer that’s an editor. You never have to worry about tech getting in the way of the creative."
Tariq Anwar
Tariq Anwar
The King's Speech | American Beauty
Jill Bilcock
Jill Bilcock
Road to Perdition | Moulin Rouge
Scott Hill
Scott Hill
Liar Liar | Bruce Almighty

Questions? Fire Away!

Is there a free trial?
You can use Lightworks for free forever if you want, so no, there’s no free trial, just a completely free plan. Just sign up, download Lightworks and start editing. We will need you to log in at least once every 90 days, but that’s it. Completely free, forever!

The free plan is great for small projects and learning the editing ropes, it has everything most people will need and you can export unlimited videos in 720p.
Why should I pay for Lightworks?
If you’re a content creator, marketer, creative, filmmaker or video pro, or if you just want your video to look as awesome as possible, there are some features and tools that will make your life easier and video shinier in our paid plans, Lightworks Create and Lightworks Pro.
How can I pay for Lightworks?
We try to make this as simple and flexible as possible. All we really need is a credit or debit card. All you need to decide is if you want to subscibe to your chosen plan, either monthly or yearly (bonus: if you choose yearly, you save the equivilent of 2 months!!) or go for the Perpetual license, which is a one-off payment.
What do you mean by monthly and yearly subscriptions?
Subscriptions are super easy and give you access to the most up-to-date version of Lightworks with all the cool new features all the time.

If you choose to subscribe to a monthly plan, you’ll pay monthly on the anniversary of the date you first signed up. Yearly is similar, but yearly! It’s all automatic and you don’t need to do anything.

Don’t worry, we don’t tie you in to contracts or anything mean like that, it’s a simple pay-as-you-go service.
What is a Perpetual License?
Subscriptions aren’t for everyone, that’s cool, so we also offer perpetual licences too.

A perpetual license means that you have Lightworks to keep forever. It’s a one time payment. You’ll get the version of Lightworks that is available at the time of purchase and will have access to all updates of that specific version (eg, right now we are on version 2022.1 You will be able to upgrade for free to v2022.2, v2022.3 etc but not v2023 or similar - this may require an additional cost).
How many activations do I get with Lightworks?
Two as standard. One to use and one as a backup.

But we realise that some people use more than one computer, and that from time-to-time people upgrade computers, spill coffee over computers, mis-place laptops etc etc. So, it’s not a hard and fast rule. If you’ve used both activations and something comes up that requires a third, just ask… we’re quite nice people here at LWKS!
Can I cancel my subscription at any time?
Absolutely! We know not everybody needs to be able to edit videos forever, sometimes a month is all thats needed so we try to make this as simple as possible. All you need to do is log in to your account and turn off the subscription auto-renew. Easy! You’ll have access to all the premium features until the end of your billing period.
What is your refund policy?
If you change your mind and haven’t activated your licence within 48 hours of your transaction, just let us know, we’re happy to help. 

If you’re curious and just want to try Lightworks, there is a completely Free plan, we recommend you try this first.

We reserve the right to decline refund requests if you have activated the software.
Do you offer education and non-profit discounts?
Of course. How does 50% off Lightworks Pro sound? If you’re a student, teacher or registered non-profit please request your discount code below  (Yearly or Perpetual only)
Lightworks for Education
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