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Lightworks / Features

The Only Narrative-Based Timeline Built by Editors

We like to shout about our timeline. It looks uncomplicated – and it is. But it’s the most powerful  timeline out there.

With the most comprehensive drag and drop support, and all the standard insert, replace and fit-to-fill edit commands, a Lightworks timeline gives you the most advanced features available. And it’s free.
Video Editing Software
Video Editing Software

Any Video File, any Format:
We Support Them all

Lightworks has the widest support available for formats currently available in a professional NLE.

MXF, Quicktime and AVI containers, with every professional format you can think of: check out the specs for a full list of formats.

If You're Editing Something big, Sharing is Caring

Share media, bins and edits in realtime with full permissions control over which user has which access.

If you need to work together then this is probably the best solution available. Easy to configure, easy to maintain and it works on any network storage across all major operating systems (I'm looking at you, Linux!)
Video Editing Software

Powerful Editing Tools to Create Compelling Stories 

Editing on Lightworks
World Class Trimming
Simple, yet powerful trim functions that all levels of editors can 100% rely on.
Multicam Editing
Creating a group of synced clips straight from your bin has never been easier.
Optimised for Speed
Keep on creating. Edit whilst the boring tech-stuff happens in the background.
Customisable Interface
Tell your story your way and edit how you feel most comfortable in a custom UI.
Effects on Lightworks
Inbuilt Presets
Awesome, no-nonsense out-of-the-box effects that you'll actually use (and love!)
Enhanced VFX with Boris
An incredible library of hundreds of preset effects & animations included in Pro.
Boris Graffiti Text Effects
Enhance your next video with 100s of 2D & 3D title and text animation effects.
Royalty-Free Media
Direct access to the best original production music and stock video from Pond5.
Lightworks Colouring
Perfect Colour Correction
Adjust colour, balance and  tweak tones and much more, even during playback.
Primary and Secondary
Adjust the entire image or isolate specific parts or objects in frame, in real time.
Lots of LUT Support
Project-wide or clip specific. Supporting .davlut, .cube, .3dl .mga, even real time 3D.
Colour Curves
Versatile and precise colour and brightness adjustments for subtle, unique effects.
Audio on Lightworks
Amazing Music Partners
Browse, play and edit music directly from Audio Network or Amazing Music Tracks .
Audio Mixing
Powerful clip based audio leveling with external midi control (Mackie) support.
Audio EQ
Real-time, enhanced audio EQ with four independently adjustable bands.
DAW Workstation
Sophisticated embedded or linked OMF/AAF with Protools and Reaper.

Lightworks Has Lots Of Friends

Boris FX

Which Lightworks Works Best for You?

Lightworks Free
Best for newbies and anyone who needs to be able to easily cut & edit video clips together.


per user
per month
All Import Formats
Backup & Archive
Export up to 720p
Export to all formats and resolutions
Lightworks Pro
Best for YouTubers, gamers and anyone who wants to do more more than cut clips together.


per user
per month


per user
per year
Go Yearly: Get 2 Months Free
Everything in Free & Life
Advanced project sharing
Export up to UHD 4K
Export to all formats and resolutions
User definable project locations
Lightworks Outright
Best for broadcasters and film makers or anyone who wants to be one. Hollywood-level editing.


per user
for life
Everything in Free plus
Boris FX included
Timeline Rendering
AJA, Blackmagic, Matrox and Mackie  Support

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