The latest version of the Lightworks non-linear editor includes over 70 new features and 500 improvements, and is integrated with support for smartphone and tablet formats and variable frame rates
EditShare has released version 14.5 of its Lightworks non-linear editor (NLE). Available as a download in either the Free or Pro version, Lightworks 14.5 is packed with over 70 new features and 500 improvements, said EditShare.
Some of the capabilities featured in Lightworks 14.5 include support for smartphone and tablet formats and variable frame rates, a new histogram and GPU precision options for “accurate colour grading”, and improved third-party VFX and audio round-tripping support. Other features of Lightworks 14.5 are, support for JVC Everio formats via .TOD file extension and native support for the .MOD file extension from cameras from JVC, Panasonic and Canon; and new file structure support for XDCAM HD, AVCHD, GFCAM, JVC, GoPro, FlipVideo and Canaon folder structures.
To date, Lightworks has recorded over four million registered downloads, and has been used in video editing for some of Hollywood’s biggest titles, such as The Departed, Moulin Rouge and The King’s Speech.
Craig Marshall, a freelance editor/colourist who has tested the Lightworks 14.5 beta version, pointed out that the new 32-bit float GPY precision options featured in Lightworks 14.5 can be used for “reliable, accurate colour grading” for direct YouTube, Netflix, TV or cinema delivery.
“Complementing this capability is that Lightworks 14.5 exports industry-standard XML, EDL or AAF to solutions like Autodesk’s Flame and DaVinci Resolve for easy conform, then final colour grading or finishing,” he continued. “This is the best of both worlds. You have the speed and flexibility to finish entirely within Lightworks, or in conjunction with your favorite third-party application.”