Lightworks would need interface with their system get a toe hold into the BBC though pressure from the programme making staff staff really wanting to use it instead or AVID or FCP. However, I suspect Lightworks may be more about keeping keeping editors in the outside world happy than keeping BBC corporate suits feeling safe in their jobs.
Also, to be really at its best Lightworks needs a console, that's not saying you need one to edit extremely well, but for Lightworks to be used to its max. That may be an extra cost, although I'd imagine the BBC would strike a deal for a large order.
With the release version and the DNxHD codec purchase, they should be able to use Lightworks side by side with the Avid machines with their current workflow. EDL sharing would be the only issue between the two applications and I bet that could even be worked out when Editshare has some time to devote to it.
My thoughts exactly. Large facilities who would want to incorporate Lightworks in their pipeline/workflow is probably where the Open Source version will mostly be used.
Having the LW code open source will allow special builds for things like render farms, where a server build would manage any number of client builds to share rendering of projects. Native drivers for current and not yet invented control surfaces can be created instead of using keystroke emulation. etc.
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Keep watching the forum for announcements
I keep watching from two weeks now, when the announcement that the new version will be released soon.
Soon or quickly are very subjective. Is it for March or we have to wait April (the NAB?).
Sorry, it´s not a criticism, I only can´t wait to edit my .mts files.
I still keep watching.
Continue the good work ;-P