Lightworks version 11.5 for Linux and Windows is now available from EditShare. The cross-platform editing software now includes major changes to the Pro and Free versions, including an interface update and new hardware support.
The new interface aims to improve the editing experience for the user, with features such as a right-click menu with pre-sets and FX, and greater control for playback. New background tasks allow users to continue to work whilst importing, rendering and exporting.
Lightworks 11.5 includes AJA hardware support, allowing it to recognise the AJA ioXT or Kona cards on the Windows and soon to be released Mac OS X platform. Other updates include added AC3 audio decode support for Windows, Mac and Linux, added support for retina displays and support for scalable user interface.
“This is such an exciting release for Lightworks,” said Matt Sandford, Lightworks’ worldwide product manager. “Over the last couple of years, we have been busy making the application cross-platform, which meant the user interface has not had many updates. But now that this work is almost complete, it has allowed us to make Lightworks even more intuitive and easier to use. This will also be the first time in Lightworks’ history that a version will be available across two different platforms (Windows and Linux).”
The free version now allows users to import all professional and consumer video formats natively on its timeline. The professional version gives users a wider choice of output formats, while the free version is restricted to web publication.
Lightworks’ global sales manager Robbie Fleming, commented: “We have always promised to provide a powerful editor free-of-charge, but also to provide an affordable, commercial product to edit and output content to professional-standard broadcast and camera formats.”