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Top 12 Reasons to Buy Lightworks Pro

1. The Only Tri-platform Editing Software on the Market

The only tri-platform editing software on the market

Whether you are running Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X, the power of Lightworks Pro will be right at your fingertips. Now you can use your operating system of choice without impacting the work you need to get done. No other editing software out there runs on all three platforms.

2. Unmatched Native Format Support

Unmatched native format support 

Lightworks Pro has the widest native format support available in any professional NLE. MXF, QuickTime and AVI containers, with almost every format you can think of importing natively without the need for transcoding, from ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, RED R3D, DPX, AVCHD (with AC3 audio), H.264, XDCAM EX / HD 422, all on the same timeline in realtime. Check out the detailed Tech Specs for a full list of supported formats.

3. Dedicated Web Export (MPEG4/H.264)

Dedicated Web Export (MPEG4/H.264)
Share your movies with colleagues, friends, and family with Lightworks' super-quick export to MPEG4/H.264. The video files produced are ready-made for YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Instagram. You even have the option to upload directly to your YouTube account in one easy step, so you have more time to make a better movie! 

4. Optimized for Speed

Background Import, Rendering and Export

Import, render, or export without delay! Lightworks Pro allows you to continue editing while you are importing a batch of material, rendering your complicated third party FX, or exporting two files at the same time to your favorite format. With time-savers such as these, Lightworks might just be the fastest editing application available. 

5. World-class Trimming for Fast, Precise Editing

World class Trimming for fast, precision editing

Lightworks Pro sets the standard for trimming. Others have tried, but none have got close to the simple, yet powerful trim functions that Lightworks offers. Why make editing complicated and slow when it can be fast and enjoyable? Once you’ve trimmed in Lightworks, you won’t look back. 

6. Multicam Editing

Multicam Editing

Not everyone shoots with multiple cameras. But when you do, you need the best tools to edit. Creating a group of synced clips straight from a bin has never been easier. Sync it directly with your edit with the click of a button and even generate an Auto Edit from the sync group, saving you hours of time. Need to change a clip within the edit? Simply right-click the clip and choose another or cycle through the available choices with a shortcut key. Multicam editing doesn’t get easier than this.

7. Powerful, Real-time Effects with Built-in Presets

Powerful, realtime effects with inbuilt presets

Lightworks Pro has a real-time GPU pipeline architecture, designed from the ground up to deal with compositing and effects, such as primary and secondary color correction, blurs, mattes and masks including over 100 built-in effect presets – completely independent of the source media. HD? 2K? 4K? No problem, Lightworks deals with it in real time. The faster your GPU, the faster your system.

8. Enhanced VFX with Boris FX

Third Party Boris FX Plugin Support

Boris FX is an advanced level plug-in and application for all kinds of editing fun. If you are thinking of making custom transitions, it has you covered and then some. This excellent FX plug-in works with Lightworks on both Windows 64-bit and Mac OS X, offering a library browser with hundreds of preset animations, unlimited layers of media, a resolution independent non-destructive vector paint system, and more!

9. Text Effects with Boris Graffiti

Third Party Boris Graffiti Plugin Support

Enhance your next masterpiece with 2D & 3D title animations with hundreds of presets. This excellent title plug-in works with Lightworks on both Windows 64-bit and Mac OS X giving excellent resolution independent vector text, automated rolls, crawls, fades, & zooms, and true 3D text with 3D lighting, reflection, bump maps, and more!

10. Project Sharing for Groups

Built for Project Sharing and working in group environments

EditShare understands project sharing better than anyone. And with Lightworks Pro, they’ve taken it one step further than anyone else. Lightworks offers true real-time collaboration. Share media, bins, and edits in real-time with full control over which user has read / write access.

11. Customizable Interface

Customisable interface

Whether applying the pre-defined keyboard shortcuts to your liking (Avid, FCP) or creating Macros to speed up your workflow, Lightworks Pro allows quick and easy configuration to suit your needs. Want to use Lightworks in your native language? No problem, just apply one of the bundled language packs: Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Indonesian, German, French, Bengali, Czech, Turkish, Polish, Thai, Japanese, or Chinese. You can even create your own FX and Export Templates and add them to shortcut menus, or configure the interface exactly how you like it (Color, Scale, etc).

12. Hardware I/O Support 

Hardware I/O Support

To deliver high-quality video you need to be assured that what you are editing is suitable for your viewers' and clients' use. Lightworks supports hardware from the three main manufacturers of video I/O equipment: Blackmagic, AJA, and Matrox.

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