The Lightworks team announces a massive improvement in Long GOP performance, which means that Editors don't have to transcode from their camera formats before they edit
It's been big week for Lightworks. First, they've reached the 500,000 registered user mark. That's a very significant milestone for this Hollywood classic editor, which over the last three years has been brought bang up to date by an ever-growing team of developers. The Linux public Beta is now released and the rate of adoption is set to increase with the upcoming Mac version
The second good news is that performance when editing natively with Long GOP formats based on H.264 has received a massive boost. Lightworks Pro users can now edit using their original footage without having to transcode to reach an acceptable performance. With so many camera formats based around H.264, this is a gigantic step for Lightworks and it's another example of how the 20 year old software has been transformed into a totally modern NLE.
Edit in your camera format
Here's what Lightworks Product Manager Matt Sandford had to say about this week's achievements:
"Reaching the 500,000 registered user mark is an outstanding achievement for the Lightworks software and the team behind it. When we started this project we had no idea we would reach such an amazing number of registrations."
"With the excellent new improvements to Native Long GOP performance, Lightworks is competitive with all other NLE products out there. You can edit in your camera format without losing the characteristics that Lightworks is famous for: Speed and Flexibility. We've been working hard on this and although this version is still in Beta, we're confident that users will love the new editing agility that proper native Long-GOP handling brings them."