Lightworks v 14.0 boasts a new UI, integrated premium audio and video content, and also looks to be aggressively pursuing the new breed of online content creators.
In common with many post production packages, and NLE in particular, EditShare has had the problem of balancing its established television and film market with the much vaster, but equally much poorer, hinterland of content creators that the increased use of video on the internet has created.
V14 of the software, therefore, is a significant new release for the company, which states that the latest version “sports a new look and an extensive list of new features to benefit YouTubers and social marketers as well as indie and corporate video makers.”
It’s a tricky balancing act to pull off, but Lightworks certainly has the developmental heritage to do it.
Key new features include a new, fixed layout UI (albeit one that can be changed quickly back to the established layout for seasoned users); integrated royalty-free media libraries from Audio Network and Pond5; a customisable panel to centralise favourite key commands; a new proxy workflow for pro users to smooth editing in higher resolutions; and user defined ‘Auto Effects’ which are always present on the VFX layout for fast changes.
As before, Lightworks V14 comes in free and licensed flavours, the licenses starting at £14.99 (ex VAT) per month and including Boris Graffiti and FX packages. The only real restriction with the free version is a 720p cap on output for YouTube and Vimeo.
Full press release with all the detail over the page, and there’s a QuickStart video highlighting the ease of project creation with the new package below.