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Key Features

  • Timeline Editing
  • 720p HD Export
  • Automatic Saving
  • Advanced Transitions
  • Simple VFX
And More

Everything in Free, plus:

  • 4K Video Export
  • Social Media Templates
  • NewBlue Titler Pro
  • Dynamic Motion Graphics
  • Powerful Colour Controls
  • Advanced Audio EQ
  • Quick LUT Support
  • High Res Proxy Editing
  • High Res Timeline Rendering
And More

Everything in Create, plus:

  • 10-Bit Support
  • Audio and Video Plugin Support
  • Increased File Formats
  • Advanced Video Effects
  • Custom Format Creation
  • Support for NewBlue TotalFX
  • Export Interchange Formats
  • Advanced Colour Scopes
  • In Timeline QC *
  • Cloud Export/Upload

* Requires valid QScan license

And More

Fully Featured

Lightworks Tier Comparison

Basics

Import Formats

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Operating systems

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Powerful Timeline

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Background Processing

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Instant auto-saving

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No Watermark

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Custom UI Layout Templates

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Advanced Video Scopes

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YCbCr

CIE, YCbCr & Split View

Effects

Inbuilt Effects, Titles & Transitions

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Advanced Transitions

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Video Mask Effect

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Advanced Titles

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Advanced Correct & Enhance Effects

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Upgrade to TotalFX

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OpenFX Compatible

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Audio

Audio EQ & Mixing

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DAW Workstation

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3rd Party Audio Plugins

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AU, VST, LADSPA

Native Audio FX

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Compressor, Limiter , Noise Gate, Noise Reducer, Reverb

Native Quick Audio FX

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Acoustic Sweetner, Dialog Enhancer, Instrument Enhancer, Subtle Sweetner and Voice Enhancer

Export

Export Resolution

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Up to 720p

Up to 4K

Up to 4K

Social Media Presets

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YouTube, Vimeo

YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat

YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat

Backup

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Interchange

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AAF, XML, OMF, EDL, Film Cutting Lists, Reaper

Media Files

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MP4

AVI, 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

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Subtitles

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Advanced 10-bit Exporrt

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Media

Clip LUTs

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HDR Workflows

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BRaw Clip Settings

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RED R3D Clip Settings

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Advanced Custom Metadata

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In-Edit Video Quality Control

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Apple ProRes Certified

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Decode

Decode

Decode and Encode

Advanced 10-Bit Pipeline

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Proxy Editing

Proxy Generation

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Codec Selection

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Apple ProRes, AVID DNxHD (additional codec purchase required), AVC-Intra, Cineform or H.264/H.265/AV1/MP4

Quality Selection

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Low/Medium/High

Up to Very High

Size Selection

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Up to 1080p

Up to 4K

Cloud Integration

Active Cloud Integrations

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Not limited

Download

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Interoperability

Import Exchange Formats

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Export Exchange Formats

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Stock Media Providers

Epidemic Sound

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100 Free Tracks

200 Free Tracks

200 Free Tracks

Pexels

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Pond5

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