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Previously I discussed selecting the proper camcorder, and setting up your edit suite. This week I would like to discuss selecting the proper software to edit with on your new Intel i7 PC.

There are many solutions out there on PC. However, one that stands out from the rest right now is EditShare’s Lightworks. This application is a free beta download and is really comprehensive. Lightworks has been used on several hollywood films such as the oscar winning film “The King’s Speech”, Pulp Fiction, The Departed, Shutter Island, and Centurion.

Lightworks is an open source editing software that supports just about any format. Open source means hat improves upon itself with user feedback in each version release.


    DPX, RED R3D, ProRes, DNxHD, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, DV50, DV25, XDCAM, P2, AVC Intra, AVI, Quicktime, MXF
    Advanced multi-cam editing with unlimited sources and dual-SDI outputs allow you to simultaneously view your source angles in sync with your edit.
    Support for Adobe After Effects, Boris, Combustion, Sapphire and many more. Lightworks Open Source enables creative developers and manufacturers to implement new features with unprecedented access to Lightworks’ core engine and technology.
    Real-time video and audio effects including primary and selective color correction are all guaranteed in resolutions of up to 2K, thanks to Lightworks powerful GPU based effects engine.
    Sub-frame audio editing, direct-to-timeline voice over tool, Mackie protocol support, real-time playback of mixed sample and bit rates and guaranteed real-time multi-track audio.
    The most advanced Project Sharing available allows editors to access each others’ work with the click of a button and Instant Save technology ensures you’ll never lose your work again.
    Full-screen video output through a DVI-attached LCD display with support up to 2K Full Frame, offering an inexpensive monitoring option with no need for SDI hardware.
    Advanced stereoscopic support allows Lightworks to handle any codec with independent editorial control of Left and Right eyes. With automatic synchronisation, editors do not need to change their workflow and can view stereoscopic output in a variety of formats, through SDI or DVI or both.


As you can Lightworks is a fantasic application, and for the price it cant be beat. Dont be intemiated by the features it is very intutive and EditShare has provided you with some help, in the form of a small shark icon similar to Microsoft’s paper clip. So if you are looking for a new application to go along with your new Intel PC, be sure to test drive Lightworks, its a free download and it costs is your own time.

For a more in depth look at Lightworks check out my review on Art of the Guillotine.

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