That information hasn't been there for the past MONTH when I was waiting in anticipation of this. Had I known it didn't support anything in my current workflow, I wouldn't have bothered.
So I can import (without extra fees)
Images (DPX says it should work..)
P2 (Panasonic only)
DVCProHD (Panasonic only)
HDV (consumer standard)
Mpeg2 I-Frame (Matrox codec didn't work)
Uncompressed... yea RIGHT.
Ok, I'll fire it up again, and try to import an IMX, a PNG sequence, and a bit of uncompressed just to see what it does.
IMX (unsupported format)
DV (import error content unknown)
Uncompressed (import error)
PNG Sequence (import error)
DPX sequence (format unlicensed)
HDV (not see as m2t, changed to .mpg... No Material error)
Sorry to be a pain - but I'm pretty sure that information has been there since the first announcements on the EditShare Specifications Page. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I have known about the "extra fees" for a while now, and all I have to go off is the website.
We have only been testing the system since this morning, but we have had good results bringing in a number of files. When we drag in a Canon 5D clip for example, we are given the option to "Create a Link" (i.e. link to the original file), "Copy Local" or "Transcode".
The transcoding options are as follows:
DVCPRO100 (Quicktime Wrapper)
AVCIntra100 (Quicktime Wrapper)
DVCPRO 100 (MXF Wrapper)
DVCPRO100 (AVI Wrapper)
Lightworks RLE (AVI Wrapper)
Uncompressed (AVI Wrapper)
RGB32 (AVI Wrapper)
MPEG I-Frame HD (AVI Wrapper - with custom Bit Rate Options)
We tested bringing in image sequences, various Quicktimes, DV footage, MXFs, AVIs, DVCPRO HD Footage and HDV footage so far, and haven't had any issues. We're running Lightworks on a MacPro runnings Parallels Desktop.
What we have found (so far), is that you can basically bring in any Quicktime Format that plays properly in Quicktime Player.
Make sure you have the latest version of Quicktime Installed, and that your Windows Operating System is up-to-date.
That's a very interesting point about the DPX sequences! We are going to do some DPX sequence import tests today - we'll let you know how we go!
We are also going to do some tests bringing in Avid DNxHD files (within a Quicktime Wrapper) to see how that works.
We're obviously going to stick with Avid and FCP for the foreseeable future (especially as we're all Mac's at our facility), but we'll keep playing with Lightworks, as it does look kind of intriguing!