Changelog

14.0 revision 90926

Welcome to the Version 14 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 will change with each new build.

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Cross Platform Fixes and Features Since 14.0.0.0 revision 90691 Beta

  • Added system-settings menu "Fullscreen preview monitor" for when there are multiple monitors attached (with choices 1,2,3,etc)
  • Increased buffer size when reading uncompressed audio (to take account of sector size) and retry with larger buffer in the case of failure
  • Added Shark hint for Proxy generation
  • Resurrected assistant-applications, custom effects, etc
  • Resurrected the application minimise button when in fullscreen mode
  • Resurrected "Align Marks" functionality in a much simpler and easier way
  • Removed debug error messages related to LwImageDefs.cpp line 391
  • Disabled make/delete proxy option for sequences in bins
  • Fixed crash pressing F9 to bring up the FX panel (Flexible layout)
  • Ensured that the 'Easy audio mute' setting is re-read when the layout style changes
  • Ensured that 'Fit to fill' option is always available
  • Fixed crash pressing F7 shortcut key in Flexible layout
  • Fixed multiple copies of the delete panel being opened
  • Fixed audio corruption on MP4 sample file
  • Fixed sequence viewers jumping to a new position when double clicking a viewer after double clicking to enable fullscreen playback (Flexible layout)
  • Fixed crash switching "Show frame reuse" settings on the Appearance panel if a sequence contained frame reuse
  • Fixed tiles turning black in bins with letterboxing enabled
  • Fixed audio playback on Audio Network tab
  • Fixed crash when encountering logs with invalid audio mix settings (Fixed layout)
  • Fixed crash deleting a file with the import panel open on the file that was just deleted (Flexible layout)
  • Fixed batch import panel silently copying/transcoding files locally after first import
  • Fixed Effects panel jumping position after double clicking an effect to add it then clicking back to select another (Flexible layout)
  • Fixed crash changing a clip speed from 100% to -1% with Resize method
  • Fixed thumbnail tiles being dragged off the Pond5 import panel and being left on the desktop
  • Fixed media unarchiving
  • Fixed timeline marker not returning to the correct position after a trim
  • Fixed Timeline section not updating with replaced rendered material after performing a render on a section set to 0%
  • Fixed multiple Preferences panels being opened in Flexible layout
  • Fixed erroneous 'insufficient media' warnings when attempting to add transitions between varispeeded clips
  • Fixed sequence viewer showing the incorrect image if an Out point is marked
  • Fixed import of multiple media folders at a time
  • Suppressed cue marker panel popping up during playback, to make it easier to add repeated cue markers when listening to music
  • Updated Boris FX and Graffiti links on the licensing panels
  • Updated Pond5 register link on the Pond5 panel

Mac OS X Specific Fixes and Features Since 14.0.0.0 revision 90691 Beta

  • N/A

Windows Specific Fixes and Features Since 14.0.0.0 revision 90691 Beta

  • Fixed crash tearing off a source viewer timecode label highlighting one of the numbers then closing the label

Linux Specific Fixes and Features Since 14.0.0.0 revision 90691 Beta

  • Added back support for earlier versions of Ubuntu (14.04)
  • Fixed Vectorscope and Waveform showing black only on the VFX tab
  • Fixed crash on startup on Fedora 25 (Please see Limitations and Known Issues)
  • Fixed high memory usage with multiple opened files

Cross Platform Limitations and Known Issues

  • Proxy creation issues have been reported and are under investigation
  • Render option is not available in Fixed layout mode
  • Some MTS files will show pixelation on the start frames.
  • There is currently no way of searching for Groups
  • MTS files with two video streams (3D) will cause the MainConcept decoder to crash and Lightworks to close. This issue has been raised with MainConcept
  • Duplicate log entries on the export panel when an edit viewer and timeline are open
  • The screen capture function is not currently working
  • CDDA ripping is no longer available
  • Potential crash importing QTRef files
  • Video analysis tool appears through the FX configuration panel when configuring a colour correction effect
  • Potential crash importing WMV files
  • Audio monitor delay setting will not be accounted for during export
  • Cannot record SD/HDV through Firewire
  • AVID DNxHD 10bit encode is not possible
  • Make sure any other applications are closed before attempting to install Lightworks
  • Video track can turn red after removing certain FX
  • .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
  • You will not be able to transcode 1080p 60fps files on import to AVID DNxHD (MPEG AVI works correctly)
  • 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

  • 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 MPEG AVI option on Record/Render/Transcode/Export panels
  • 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
  • Fullscreen preview is scaled incorrectly for the secondary monitor (when the primary monitor is retina display) This is a QT issue.
  • Embedded AAF exports will not export with embedded audio
  • AJA I/O latest driver support is still a work in progress and does not include 4K output support

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
  • AJA I/O latest driver support is still a work in progress and does not include 4K output support

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
  • AJA I/O latest driver support is still a work in progress

Limitations and Known Problems (Linux 64bit)

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

  • Debian Distros:

    • Ubuntu/Lubuntu/Xbuntu 16.10
    • Mint 17
  • RPM Distros:

    • Fedora 24
  • Fedora 25 is only support when enabling Xorg. There is no support for Wayland (default) currently

  • There is no Firewire support
  • 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
  • Blackmagic AVIs will not import
  • Cineform AVIs will not import
  • Fraps AVIs will not import
  • There is no FX plugin support
  • No audio imported from OMFs (that do have embedded audio)
  • Relaunch button doesn't work after the application crashes
  • 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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