The professional editor for everyone

Lightworks is EditShare's Academy and Emmy award-winning, professional Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software supporting resolutions up to 4K as well as video in SD and HD formats. In the last 25 years Lightworks has been used to edit some of the finest films in cinema history: The Wolf of Wall Street, LA Confidential, Pulp Fiction, Heat, Road to Perdition, Hugo, The King’s Speech and many more! We’re proud of its heritage and we want to share it with you. Discover the incredible features of this application and why Oscar nominated editors around the world use Lightwork Pro every day.

Choose between Lightworks Free and Pro

There are two licenses available for Lightworks: a Free seven-day renewable license that all users can activate immediately after installation, and a Pro license which can be purchased as a Month, Year or Outright from the Lightworks Shop.

Lightworks Free

Export options: Lightworks Free

To receive a Lightworks Free license, simply sign up. Lightworks Free offers you full editing power, and export to our preferred upload partner Vimeo at 1080p resolution.

Lightworks Pro

Export options: Lightworks Free

Purchase a Pro license and unlock all features and export options for all broadcast formats including AVID DNxHD, Panasonic and Sony formats, AVCHD, MOV, MXF, AVI. Interchange with other Applications (Media Composer, Protools, FCP, Resolve) with AAF, EDL or XML. You can even export to a distribution format MPEG-4 (Web, YouTube and Vimeo) at a maximum resolution of 4k or to DVD and Blu-ray.

Read a full comparison of Lightworks Free and Lightworks Pro, or to download and start using Lightworks, simply select your operating system:

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Lightworks version 12.6 now includes Vimeo export (1080p in Free, UHD 4K in Pro)
Lightworks is ideal for learning establishments and students. We provided special pricing for all our educational customers.
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Our 10-part tutorial series shows you how to set up a project, make an edit and then export to YouTube.