Changelog

14.0 revision 91222

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 91065 Beta

  • Added project Backup functionality to the Project Card (removed from export panel)
  • Fixed 'configure current effect' and 'effects creation panel' shortcut functionality in Fixed layouts
  • Allowed 120fps and 240fps clips to be imported into 24fps projects
  • Improved the sequence/clip restore function on the project browser
  • Improved playback responsiveness by keeping playfile references open
  • Remember/restored the last-used video analysis type (fixed layout)
  • Restored click and drag trim to that of traditional style trims
  • Restored 'cycle inputs'
  • Restored 'Reconfigure'
  • Now show the correct frame when 'revealing' a viewer from a varispeeded segment
  • Now trim the correct number of frames when jumping to the end of a sequence with unjoined cuts
  • Batch import panel now respects previously imported media
  • Introduced the ability for new users to run up Lightworks without having to register or sign in on the first attempt
  • Introduced in application registration (still a work in progress)
  • Clicking the 'Effects' button when parked at the end of a sequence now causes the effects panel to appear anyway
  • Fixed Media page drawing on top of tasks page when starting an export
  • Fixed image sequence export failing when "Create folders for clips" option is ticked
  • Fixed imported files not showing the "Imported" hyperlink
  • Fixed crash deleting the last item in a table-view bin
  • Fixed potential crash importing H.264 .MOV sample
  • Fixed crash setting Blackmagic output to an unsupported mode
  • Fixed audio distortion playing back audio at 48fps
  • Fixed crash clicking the new sequence tool in Flexible layout with an unjoined cut open on an existing sequence
  • Fixed crash repeatedly pressing F4 on the Log tab with no source loaded in the source viewer
  • Fixed Audio Mixer layout issue when new tracks are added
  • Fixed multiple 'New project details' panels appearing when clicking 'Create a new project..' button more than once
  • Fixed F1 shortcut key opening the Import panel in Fixed layout
  • Fixed Fit to fill affecting only the first track of grouped track pairs
  • Fixed playback issues with material that takes a long time to open/analyze - e.g. 120fps MP4 sample files
  • Fixed incorrect size of the Bins search panel
  • Fixed Matrox YUYV 1080i .AVI renders being black
  • Fixed crash rendering to 1080i UYVY .MOV (or rendered file being black)
  • Fixed batch import tagging
  • Fixed project sort-by-date
  • Fixed macro parsing when repeat-count is zero
  • Fixed crash due to video standard not being set when changing hardware device
  • Fixed potential hang switching between output formats with Fullscreen preview enabled
  • Fixed incorrect Primary TC value when stepping off the start of a sequence
  • Resurrected the white mark indicator between the Mark/Park in the timecode track
  • Trimming changes are not saved when rejoining a trim after using SHIFT and Jump Forwards
  • Clicking (and holding) a mark on the viewer now behaves the same as the mark on the timeline (ie. immediate picture redisplay before mouse-move)

Mac OS X Specific Fixes and Features Since 14.0.0.0 revision 91065 Beta

  • Fixed erroneous appearance of vectorscope when using waveform and vice versa

Windows Specific Fixes and Features Since 14.0.0.0 revision 91065 Beta

  • Fixed crash playing back MXF files if the clips timeline is open
  • Now use the correct number of audio outputs set by the sound card which prevents the audio being attenuated by -6dB

Linux Specific Fixes and Features Since 14.0.0.0 revision 91065 Beta

  • Made sure that floating windows can appear over video windows
  • Prevented hang moving DVEs using the viewer controls
  • Fixed hang moving a 3D DVE (Auto Effect) on the VFX tab
  • Fixed viewer controls not appearing for DVEs

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 24/25
  • 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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