Lightworks version 12 Beta now available for 3 OSs: Windows, Linux and Mac

Written by David Shapton

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Version 12 of Lightworks released today as a Public Beta for Windows and Linux. Brings Windows, Linux and Mac versions of Lightworks to parity for the first time

Lightworks version 12 is now available as a Public Beta across all three platforms that it supports, Editshare announced today.

For the first time, the same version runs on Windows, Linux and Macintosh - possibly a unique achievement for a Professional, fully featured NLE.

As a result of Lightworks' clever software architecture, new features and fixes for all three versions will be available virtually at the same time, barring operating system-specific issues.

Also announced today is the released version of Lightworks version 11.5.2 for Windows and Linux.

Beta testing continues at a rapid pace on the Mac version, but for new users of version 12, here's a list of the substantional changes and additions over the previous version of Lightworks:

  • Added new Content Manager structure
    • Bins and Groups (previously racks) are now all visible within the content manager
    • Multicam Bins (previously Sync groups) are now all visible within the content manager
    • The Search function has been incorporated into the content manager (click the magnifying glass)
    • Added Clips, Subclips, Prints, Syncs, Edits, Searches, Everything and Recent filters to the content manager
    • Added ability to create and edit Filters
    • Added ability to create Filters based on search criteria and manage them
    • Added the ability to drag/drop files from the OS directly into an open bin (cannot import to Filters)
    • Added the ability to import directly into an existing bin (cannot import to Filters)
  • Optimised the drawing pipeline. Any/All UI elements are now drawn more efficiently (less laggy)
  • Rewritten the Lightworks Play engine to remove the need for the Display Optimisation Field/Frame button
  • Added improvements to the export panel to make it easier to select a format for export
  • Added entirely new Blur effect to the Effects panel
  • Improved responsiveness for image display when moving the timeline marker
  • The full list of fixes and other improvements in version 12 can be found here
  • You can download the beta software and Lightworks version 11.5.2 for Windows and Linux from www.lwks.com

 

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