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$24.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$24.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Lightworks

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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 T.
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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 30/5/2018

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 J.
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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 3/9/2021

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.

James A.
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Lightworks and the show!

Reviewed on 25/5/2022

Pros

The variety of effects to be used for videos. Such as works of creativity and so on, projects to which be inspired trough writing and art.

Cons

The extreme lag I would get occasionally from working on specific projects and plans. It deters me from sufficient work.

Ryan G.
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Does exactly what i need!

Reviewed on 12/3/2022

overall experience is great.

overall experience is great.

Pros

i love the connection to video clips and still frames.

Cons

havent found any flaws yet in my daily use of this product.

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

Reviewed on 3/5/2018

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$24.99/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:

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