About Lightworks

Lightworks is an on-premise video editing software, which helps businesses create and deliver video content across different platforms such as Facebook, Vimeo, or YouTube.

Lightworks offers a host of other features including project archive, data backup, user-defined project locations, stereoscopic (3D) output, trimming, and timeline rendering. The platform allows the creation of video content in multiple formats in NLE. MXF, Quicktime, or AVI containers. Users can upload videos to required platforms and share them with other members.

Lightworks lets creators simultaneously import a batch of material, render third-party FX or export files while editing. The GPU pipeline architecture allows the use of primary/secondary color correction, blurring, masking, and various other effects. The platform enables teams to collaborate in real-time and share media and bins.

Pricing starting from:

US$49.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

Not provided by vendor

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$49.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Lightworks: 7

  • Audio Capture
  • Data Import/Export
  • Image Editing
  • Media Library
  • Social Sharing
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Video Editing

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(30)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.0/5
Ease of Use
3.7/5
Customer Support
3.8/5

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Feldriana
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  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

One of the best coincidences of my life, a comfortable and friendly software

Reviewed on 30/05/2018

Lightworks was an excellent option to get started in the world of video editing; easy to use,...

Lightworks was an excellent option to get started in the world of video editing; easy to use, excellent editing tools, cuts of videos, union of videos, sounds, images, compatibility with several video formats and a fresh and simple interface make me not to regret using this program. I recommend it a lot.

Pros

Like the edition of images and photographs, I am also an enthusiast of video editing, and one day reviewing software through the network, I got this excellent program of video editing, which is shown as a starting point for all that enthusiast , that like me, we have been learning to use video editing programs on our own.

Among the benefits of this program is its ability to edit videos and movies, with a tolerance level for several formats such as 2k, 4k, PAL, NTSC and high definition, making the user experience more rich and varied, as well as having an interface quite friendly and easy to use

Cons

While this program is quite successful in the world of film and some professional video editors, I think there is software to edit videos with higher quality and more innovative and elegant tools, however, this program is excellent for learning everything you need to know editing of videos and makes it a unique and quite useful software

Cristhian Josue
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Martin Scorsese uses this video editor, But should you use it?

Reviewed on 03/09/2021

Pros

Lightworks is very easy to use, it's a video editor that I could recommend to any newbie, it's simple and you can make good videos with it, even great quality movies with this video editor, It's fast, flexible, and once you get used to its workflow you'll find it remarkably easy to use.

I think anyone looking for good quality editing should give this software a try, as its credentials stand it out, and compared to other video editors, Lightworks isn't difficult to use, in fact, it's very user-friendly.

Cons

Lightworks can feel somewhat... limited as I said, this video editor offers a great opportunity for people interested in joining the world of video editing to do it in a simple and attractive way, but for the average user it can be complicated to recreate some functions of other video editors in this software because its learning curve can be very unusual, Lightworks is managed and feels different from other video editors.

Personally, I would consider how used I am to work in other video editors before using Lightworks, because maybe by wanting to follow in the footsteps of our idols, we only get frustration and dissatisfaction in this video editor.

Dan
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Overtakes all audio settings on desktop - extreme PITA.

Reviewed on 19/02/2022

A lot of people seem to like this software, but the time I would have spent using it was spent...

A lot of people seem to like this software, but the time I would have spent using it was spent troubleshooting my sudden and complete loss of audio. The time that this software would have saved me was made up for by the time I spent trying to work around the grayed-out IO hardware settings. The fact that a decision to lock the user out of audio settings in editing software can even be made in this day and age, is enough to call Lightworks a hot mess and move on.

Pros

I liked that the software was free, and got exactly what I paid for, minus most of my Saturday morning.

Cons

The audio only exports through System Sound, which by itself is not bad. But who the hell wants to toggle between audio devices, let alone rearrange speaker cables in an audio rack, just to open a piece of software? Furthering my annoyance, was the fact that ALL software on my computer defaulted to System Sound upon opening Lightworks.

Lucas
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A very able video editing tool, quite intuitive. Also has a free trial that can be renewed

Reviewed on 11/12/2019

I am a big fan of beginner-friendly creative tools. Lightworks allows me to make short advertisement...

I am a big fan of beginner-friendly creative tools. Lightworks allows me to make short advertisement videos for my freelance business, even though I have no formal education in video edition. It also allows me to create and edit those videos on a computer that is not a high-end machine by any means. I usually export my short videos (with a length of up to 2 minutes) to a YouTube-usable format, H264-720p, with no issues and little wait

Pros

I consider Lightworks' interface to be quite intuitive, as I required almost no time to get used to it. I usually have no issues importing images, audio or other clips to a video project. Exporting also usually goes smoothly. I happen to have other video editing softwares installed, but very rarely had the need to use anything other than Lightworks.

Cons

I have no complaints about Lightworks. Its frugal set of features - that for some other people could be a turn-off - was enough for the edition whole Hollywood movies such as Pulp Fiction and The Wolf of Wall Street, so a little getting used to it should go a long way, especially for most beginner video editors.

Peter
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  • Used for 1+ year
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Fantastic video editing software - no limits!

Reviewed on 03/05/2018

Pros

Lightworks takes the very complicated job of editing videos and makes it about as easy as it can be without sacrificing functionality. I tried several other packages and kept running into things they could not do. With Lightworks I had to work hard at researching and learning but I could always get the job done.

Cons

It's hard to come up with something bad to say. The learning curve is a bit steep but I would not want them to dumb it down in any way!

I was unhappy with a lack of sync between the audio and video several times. It was all fine outside lightworks but when I imported it things got out of sync. I could fix it but I should not have had to.

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Lightworks offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$49.99/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Lightworks Free: Free Lightworks Pro: $24.99/month, $174.99/year, $437.99 (one-time)

Lightworks has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

Lightworks supports the following languages:

English

Lightworks supports the following devices:

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Lightworks offers the following support options:

Chat

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