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Lightworks Pro - Technical Specifications

Operating Systems
Lightworks Pro is designed to run on Intel and AMD chipsets and motherboards.

Mac OS X 10.9 and higher
• Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10
Linux Supported Debian Distros
   - Ubuntu/Lubuntu/Xubuntu 14.04 and higher
   - Mint 17 and higher
Linux Supported RPM Distros
   - Fedora 20 and higher

Recommended System Specs
Intel i7 chipset or faster, fast AMD chipset
3GB RAM or higher
Two high-resolution displays (1920 x1080) or above
PCI Express graphics card (NVIDIA or ATI) with 1GB or higher
Separate media and system drives (these can be internal or external as long as the the interface is suitably fast)
Compatible sound card
200MB disk space for Lightworks installation

Import Formats
Uncompressed SD 8 bit and 10 bit
Uncompressed HD 8 bit and 10 bit
MPEG-2 I-Frame SD
MPEG-2 I-Frame HD
IMX 30, 40, 50
AVCHD (M2T, M2TS, MPEG4, H.264)
Avid DNxHD – all variants, including Thin Raster (DNxHD requires separate purchase @ $65)
AVC-Intra 50
AVC-Intra 100
XDCAM EX (native MP4 support)
XDCAM HD 50 422
Apple ProRes
DPX 8 bit, 10 bit, 16 bit
Image Sequence (BMP, DPX, JPEG, PNG, TGA, Compressed TGA, TIFF)
Broadcast Wave Format with drop and non-drop frame timecode options
• Cinema DNG

Output Formats
Web-compatible file (MPEG4/H.264 - max. resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels [4K] with user-defined compression bitrate) with optional upload direct to your YouTube account
WebM up to 3840 x 2160 (4k)
Sony XAVC-Intra up to 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Lightworks Archive
Uncompressed SD 8 bit and 10 bit (AVI and MOV)
Uncompressed HD 8 bit and 10 bit (AVI and MOV)
MPEG-2 I-Frame SD (AVI)
MPEG-2 I-Frame HD (AVI)
AVCHD (M2T, M2TS, H.264 and MPG)
Avid DNxHD – all variants, including Thin Raster (DNxHD requires separate purchase @ $65)
AVC-Intra 50
AVC-Intra 100
AVC-Intra 200
XDCAM EX (native MP4 support)
XDCAM HD 50 422
Image Sequence (BMP, DPX, JPEG, PNG, PSD, TGA, Compressed TGA, TIFF)
Blu-ray (VC1, H.264 and MPEG-2 HD 422)
Broadcast Wave Format with drop and non-drop frame timecode option
QuickTime Movie and MPEG-4 using QuickTime API (Windows 32-bit only)
AAF, OMF, EDL and Film Cut Lists

Wide Container Support
MXF OPAtom – P2
MXF OPAtom - native Avid support
• .m2ts
.wmv (import only)
.ts (import only)
.m2v (import only)
.asf (import only)
.vob (import only)

Import and Output functions
Batch Import
Transcode on Import
Export Clips, Edits, Bins, Racks and entire Projects
Telecine 29.97i to 24p pulldown removal
Import 30fps and 25fps media into a 24fps project

Resolution, format, and codec independent timeline
Edit at 23.976, true 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, or 60 fps
Advanced real-time Multicam editing with unlimited sources (Subject to hardware and storage capability)
Source/Record three-point editing
Insert and Overwrite editing
Replace, Fit to Fill, backfill
Drag-and-drop replace editing
Extend and Split edits
A/V Sync indicators on timeline
AutoSync - Single-click re-sync of whole timeline
Multi-colored markers for edits and clips
Matchframe for clips and subclips
Comprehensive Drag and Drop support
   - Drag and Drop multiple clips from a bin into your edit, bin or sync group
   - Drag and drop onto the edit timeline as Insert or Replace
   - Drag and drop supports Audio Linking (this means if you pick up the video of a clip, the corresponding audio will move with it) This sync feature can be turned on/off
   - Drag and drop multiple clips across multiple tracks
Storyboarding – arrange tiles in Bins, adjust in and out points and convert to an edit with a single click

Record and Playout
Frame-accurate capture tool
Batch capture
Crash record
Frame-accurate insert and assemble edit-to-tape
Serial Device Control (RS422)
Firewire Device Control
Support for SDI capture devices:
   - Matrox X.mio, DSX LE2/3 and MXO2 ranges
   - Blackmagic Decklink, UltraStudio and Intensity ranges
   - AJA Kona and Io XT

Slip and Slide
Remove and Delete
Asymmetric, multi-track trimming
Dynamic trimming during playback
JKL trimming
Trim window
Timeline trimming
Keyboard and numeric moving and trimming
Close Gap
Single click drag and trim – no separate tool required
Drag in Black
Auto Unjoin

Updated Multicam with switching clips directly in the timeline
Unique Sync Group feature
Live Cut – cut between angles during multicam playback
Sync to Lock Frame or Timecode
Sync with Edits
Unlimited Sources
Mixed Sources – resolution, format and frame rate
Auto edit sync group sources together as one sequence

Support for complete stereoscopic workflow
Individual Left and Right eye media
Automatic sync on import
No change in editing workflow
Realtime Adjustment toolset for Alignment, Scaling and Color Correction
Multiple output options – Anaglyph, Side-by-side, Chequerboard, Individual Left and Right Eyes
Monitor desktop, secondary display and SDI outputs all in different Stereoscopic outputs
Export options for various formats

Export options for various formats
Multi-split screen Viewer for original shot comparison
Node-based effects layer and compositing tool
Alpha Channel Matte Transitions
Global Transitions adds effects between In and Out points
Quick Transitions direct from the timeline
Real-time effects in SD, HD, 2K, 4K and 5K
Speed Tool for varispeed changes
Keyframe graphs
Fold and Unfold effects
Realtime blurs
Realtime chroma key
New quick-access to effects from timeline
Favorite Effects category for quick use
Transitions, effects, and filters included
   - Color
   - DVEs
   - Keying
   - Masks
   - Mattes
   - Mixes
   - Stereo 3D
   - Stylize
   - Titles
   - Plug-ins
   - Audio
Unlimited user effects templates
Copy and paste effect attributes to multiple clips
Bezier and Linear movable motion paths
Numeric (as well as keyframe) control over variables
Stereoscopic Adjustment tools
   - Alignment
   - Auto Scale
   - Color
User Library of Effects available online

Color Correction
New preset color looks templates, just drag and use
Real time (GPU accelerated) Primary color correctors
Real time (GPU accelerated) multiple Secondary color correctors
Color image control filters
New Curve color correction editor

Basic native real-time titling
Rolls, Crawls, Static
Real-time font previews
Color and gradients
Scaling and positioning
Basic effects – Fade in and out, typewriter
All parameters can be keyframed
New title presets for lower third and titles

Real-time Pre and Post Audio waveform display
Analog-style multi-track audio scrubbing
Subframe-accurate audio keyframing
Real-time audio adjustments during playback resulting in adjustable keyframes
Clip and Track Gain controls
OMF audio export with pan and volume levels
Real-time, software-based audio normalization on import
On-screen multi-track mixing console
Multiple mix Bus routing
External Mackie control surface support (MCU Protocol)
Real-time fader automation
Real-time audio filters and effects
Parametric EQ
Mixed bit-rates and samples on timeline
Audio level meters per track
Pan controls
Mute and solo controls
Direct to timeline Voice Over recording

Media Management
Media management tools for moving, copying, and consolidating media at edit or project level
Very powerful search capabilities
Search Clip, Bin, and Rack level
Comprehensive metadata means that searches can be very granular
Bins or edits can be created from search results
Take media direct from a metadata-based search to the timeline
Rename clips to match media and vice versa
Low-res to hi-res workflow for offline / online scenarios
Maintain master clips across multiple projects
Clip colors in edit (match by source, reel, or timecode)
Custom comment fields
Custom Bin views – show, hide and re-order column headings
EDL and AAF import and export for metadata exchange
Instant Automatic Save – no need to save project
Automatic Edit backup facility
Project Archive – Logs, Picture and Sound
Batch export

Project Sharing
  - Multiple users working in the same project at the same time, sharing the same media and sequences
  - Edit permissions handled within Lightworks: quickly transfer permission from user to user
  - Edit changes instantly saved and updated for each user without having to save or exit Lightworks
  - Bins can be shared between users and are updated in real-time
Media Sharing
  - Support for EditShare shared storage servers
  - Support for a wide variety of third-party shared storage (NAS and SAN)
AAF Interchange
  - Export AAFs to Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools and Resolve with AAF export presets

New interface scaling depending on screen resolution with Retina display support
Magnetic placement of all panels
New viewer controls on source and edit viewers (optional)
Real-time video analysis, hardware accurate video vectorscopes and waveform monitors
Multitrack Audio Mixer with full bus routing and multiple mixes
Keyboard and user interface customization tool with templates for Avid and FCP keyboard mappings
On-screen console controls
Voice Over tool for adding narration directly to timeline
Shot Sync - sync two sources for playback comparison
Customizable BITC timecode and film footage overlays in Viewer
Customizable real-time letterboxing
Create and edit your own Macros to simplify workflow

Import RED media and DPX image sequences directly
Include timecode and keycode in the same list
Support for 35mm 3-perf, 35mm 4-perf, and 16mm-20 and mixed film formats
View feet and frames in edit
View keycode and ink number overlays on video
24-fps EDL import and export
24-fps EDL conversion to and from 29.97 fps
Import ALE, FLX, and CSV files
Track key numbers, ink numbers, video and audio timecode
Output Cut list, Change list, Optical list, Pull list, Dupe list, Audio EDL

Full-screen, real-time SD, HD, and 2K preview on single or secondary display
Multiple timelines open simultaneously
Customizable Undo levels
Unlimited video and FX tracks
User preferences that can be moved from system to system
Customizable keyboard and user interface buttons
Customizable real-time effects settings
Customizable render settings
Customizable layouts
Customizable track layouts
Full Unicode support


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