Changelog

2020.1 revision 119451

Welcome to the Version 2020.1 Beta page

Here you will be able to view the list of fixes/changes between Beta builds. Please pay particular attention to the "Limitations and Known problems" list, as this may change with each new build.

To submit feedback on issues you find in the Beta versions:

  • Please start a Forum thread using the appropriate link below based on the operating system you are testing on. The Forum will allow you to submit issues you find or discuss how the application should be working:
    • www.lwks.com/windowsbetaforum,
    • www.lwks.com/linuxbetaforum
    • www.lwks.com/macbetaforum

Please make sure you have searched for the issue before creating a new thread, this should help stop duplicate threads being created. The more feedback we get, the faster we can resolve issues.

Cross Platform Fixes and Features Since 2020.1 Beta Revision 118883

  • Added faster thumbnail generation from H.265/HEVC media
  • Added display warning of GOP length in Red/Amber on the import panel if it is likely to cause playback issues
  • Improved stills caching, the cache memory used is now based on total available (32Mb with 4Gb system RAM)
  • Improved responsiveness when trimming on the timeline
  • Fixed incorrect metadata displaying for some audio files
  • Fixed potential crash editing then witching between tabs with sample sequence
  • Fixed Sony A7 III /Panasonic media not being recognized
  • Fixed application potentially hanging with offline streaming files (Audio Network)
  • Fixed exported hyperlink failing to open if the path includes a comma in the name
  • Fixed angle parameters not being represented correctly on the keyframe graphs panel
  • Fixed issues surrounding multiple V tracks in AAF exports to Premiere and Resolve
  • Fixed inability to choose an image from the project browser Appearance menu
  • Fixed potential crash after clicking in the Notes field
  • Fixed incorrect decoding on some H.265 samples
  • Fixed failures transcoding using Matrox MPEG codec
  • Fixed copying Groups/Racks from one project to another not working correctly
  • Fixed the search & replace panel being too tall to fit on the screen
  • Fixed the current tab on the BITC panel being incorrect
  • Fixed drag/drop from a viewer to the timeline failing if there is BITC on the source
  • Fixed application failing to respond after adding a dissolve
  • Fixed Slip/Slide trimming function on grouped tracks not working correctly
  • Fixed Ctrl+A not working as expected for timecode entry boxes
  • Fixed rendering of an entire track failing if an empty V track is present
  • Fixed earlier audio nodes being overwritten when moving an audio node to the left
  • Fixed potential crash after clicking in Notes field of a Filecard
  • Fixed proxy creation hanging when generated from older projects
  • Fixed proxy creation using the audio level set on the clip timeline
  • Fixed audio levels not being present in XML (FCP7) exports
  • Fixed Image files not being restored from Lightworks.archives
  • Fixed Groups not being restored from Lightworks.archives
  • Fixed potential crash dragging multiple files into the application
  • Fixed incorrect colour correction effect saturation in floating point modes
  • Fixed crash browsing to folders containing .TGA files
  • Fixed potential crash modifying sequences with BITC enabled
  • Fixed potential crash copying sequences with BITC enabled
  • Fixed restoration of keyboard shortcuts
  • Fixed memory leak decoding Blackmagic RAW files
  • Fixed occasional incorrect start timecode with WAV imports
  • Fixed MPEG I-frame encoding when bit rate setting hasn't been changed from default
  • Made sure that default keyboard shortcuts do not reappear after having been overwritten
  • Renamed macros are not displayed using their new name until the app is restarted

Mac OS X Specific Fixes and Features 2020.1 Beta Revision 118883

  • N/A

Windows Specific Fixes and Features 2020.1 Beta Revision 118883

  • N/A

Linux Specific Fixes and Features Since 2020.1 Beta Revision 118883

  • Added further improvement for slow editing of MTS files

Cross Platform Limitations and Known Issues

  • Proxy files will not be created for files shorter than one second in length when set to H.264
  • Potential crash if attempting to export an image sequence from a sequence containing 16-bit DPX files
  • Some MTS files will show pixelation on the start frames.
  • There is currently no way of searching for Groups
  • The screen capture function is not currently working
  • CDDA ripping is no longer available
  • Potential crash importing QTRef files
  • Potential crash importing WMV files
  • Audio monitor delay setting will not be accounted for during export
  • There is no Firewire support
  • AVID DNxHD 10bit encode is not possible
  • Make sure any other applications are closed before attempting to install Lightworks
  • .VOB files appear as "Sound" only on the import panel, but yet import with picture. Performance will be slow
  • Image quality on playback may be poor when project card set to NTSC Fields
  • Blu-ray VC1 export does not generate a valid file. It imports back as Sound only
  • Audio on exported AVCHD files cannot be played by Windows Media Player it is just mute
  • The Record panel format must match the output format for successful recording to take place

Limitations and Known Problems on Mac 10.9 (Mavericks) and Higher

  • There is no ability to Import or Export .BMP image sequences
  • Any users running Macbook Pros MUST disable "Automatic graphics switching" under "Energy Saver" in the "System Preferences"
  • Lightworks will only run and 10.9 (Mavericks) and above
  • There is no H.264 MOV export
  • There is no Quicktime/MPEG4 export option
  • There is no FX Plugin support
  • There is no .WMV import
  • There is no Apple ProRes 4444 export option
  • There is no support for Matrox I/O hardware
  • The shared project feature is not currently working
  • Video overlay may change brightness on playback when running dual monitor setups
  • MTS playback may be poor

Limitations and Known Problems (Windows 32bit)

  • If the Matrox VFW codecs are installed on a Windows 8/8.1 system then you will not be able to open the export panel. Please uninstall the VFW codecs for the time being
  • Image on viewers and SDI output may look very poor on old ATI graphics card when set to 10-bit precision

Limitations and Known Problems (Windows 64bit)

  • There is no QuickTime Movie/MPEG4 import/export via Apple SDK
  • Premiere and After Effects plugins are not supported
  • Audio content analysis is disabled

Limitations and Known Problems (Linux 64bit)

Please uninstall any previous Beta build before installing a new one

Tested distros (Other distributions may work, but have not been tested):

  • Debian Distros:

    • Ubuntu/Lubuntu/Xbuntu 18.04
    • Mint 17
  • RPM Distros:

    • Fedora 30 and higher
  • There is no Quicktime Movie/MPEG4 export option
  • There is no Mackie Audio Mixer support
  • There is no .WMV import
  • ATI and Nvidia cards are supported. EditShare recommends Nvidia for the best performance
  • Fraps AVIs will not import
  • There is no FX plugin support
  • No audio imported from OMFs (that do have embedded audio)
  • Audio may not be present on some Uncompressed AVIs
  • Do not use linux default GFX driver. If you experience the viewer playing at a reduced size then the Linux default graphics driver is installed. Please make sure the Nvidia driver is loaded an the system is restarted

Limitations and Known Issues With Matrox Hardware I/O (Windows only)

  • If your system is not fast enough or does not have enough memory, the captures using MXO2 will stop with a "dropped-frame" message
  • If the drives you are recording to are not fast enough the captures using MXO2 will stop with a "dropped-frame" message

Limitations and Known Issues With Blackmagic Hardware I/O (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X)

  • Input or Output only devices cannot be used. Lightworks requires both an Input and an Output to be present on the device.
  • The SDI output may flash when stopping playback if set to an interlaced output
  • Audio monitor level control has no effect on Blackmagic recordings
  • You will not be able to view video on the Blackmagic output if Precision is set to 10bit. Change to 8bit
  • There will be no audio playback when the project card is set to 1080p59.94

Limitations and Known Issues With AJA Hardware I/O (Windows and Mac OS X)

  • Audio monitor level control has no effect on AJA recording
  • There is no E-E when using the KONA LHi during recording
  • If your system is not fast enough or does not have enough memory, the captures using AJA devices will stop with a "dropped-frame" message
  • If the drives you are recording to are not fast enough the captures using AJA devices will stop with a "dropped-frame" message
  • On Kona 3G SDI 1 output must be used with Windows 32bit and SDI 2 output must be used with Windows 64bit

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