14.0 revision 91477

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 revision 91232 Beta

  • Added RGB video waveform analysis
  • Added video-routing orientation toggle to the cogs menu (Fixed layout)
  • Added a "Clear" option as a way of removing "Recent" locations from the Import panel Places menu
  • Updated to latest licensing server compliance
  • Enabled RED R3D decode with Free version
  • Automatically move the current-time to the start of newly added transitions
  • Improved appearance and performance of Title Effects with keyframed size
  • Fixed drag/drop of tiles onto the content-manager icon
  • Fixed fullscreen preview when there are multiple monitors with differing sizes
  • Fixed EDL format display confusion
  • Fixed batch import panel "Content" column not working correctly
  • Fixed muted audio tracks setting being ignored when trimming
  • Fixed error failing to add a dissolve to the very end of a sequence
  • Fixed missing white section on tile timestrip
  • Fixed import panel file analysis causing delayed exit from the project
  • Fixed batch import panel Format column setting being ignored
  • Fixed import panel redraw after changing multiple formats in one go
  • Fixed timeline timestrip mouse behaviour
  • Fixed shared project spaces not working correctly
  • Fixed crash exiting a shared project space with the configuration panel open
  • Fixed inaccurate timeline marker position after trimming the end of the last clip in a sequence
  • Fixed EDL generation for clips whose reel ID was originally read from a media file
  • Fixed appearance of Canon XF 305 media file structure on import panel
  • Fixed missing clipboard in fixed layout
  • Fixed subsequent imports appearing as "Sound" only files
  • Fixed issue which caused the record viewer to become empty when switching back to 'Edit' view
  • Fixed crash applying Vimeo settings after signing in from the export panel
  • Fixed reading of uncompressed Quicktime audio
  • Fixed application hang creating proxy files from a bin of mixed media
  • Fixed erroneous 'missing log' warnings in EDLs
  • Fixed inability to search for wordings reliably
  • Fixed only the first proxy being deleted when deleting a number of proxies in a bin
  • Fixed "Pre-ingest sync" import option for audio only files
  • Fixed 'Full SD frames' output setting not working
  • The marked region on viewer timestrips is now more obvious
  • Prevented empty folders from being imported (via drag/drop)
  • Prevented clip cuts being unjoined on the clip timeline
  • Prevented stripping trailing punctuation characters from filenames when generating clip names for imports
  • Prevented hang when clicking on stacked time-markers
  • Prevented crash displaying images when inserting from a sequence into another
  • Dragging a transition now automatically closes the gap 'underneath' the effect (so that you can move it left/right)
  • When revealing the fullscreen preview, re-render the current frame if it's at thumbnail resolution
  • Avoided 'severe warning' messages in error.log (when assigning an audio mix to an empty edit)
  • Avoided issuing Fixed layout hints in Flexible layout
  • Now only enable the Free auto license IF there are no projects in the project space
  • Now always use the first frame of a media file for preview purposes (on the import panel)
  • Now treat CTRL+ALT+click the same as ALT+click when unjoining
  • Now keep menu panels open allowing for multiple option changes
  • Now continue creating proxies even if one of them fails (and log the failure)
  • Now use CTRL + Right Mouse Button for timeline 'Insert black' (CTRL + Left Mouse Button for 'replace black')
  • Made Cue Marker tagging/highlighting more intuitive
  • Made sure there's always an audio levels line drawn for tracks in new sequences
  • No longer consider the ' character to be illegal in filenames
  • The 'make subclip' key assignment now optionally makes subclips from cues if there's no mark
  • Ensured export always uses the Hi-Res media despite the Lo-Res option being selected on the project card
  • Disabled proxy generation for clips shorter than 1s
  • Now retain the current sequence position when switching from VFX/Audio back to Edit (when the Sequences tab is visible in the Content Manager)
  • Flush audio sample cache playfile references when deleting media files - which might fail otherwise
  • Allowed successive multicam clips to be loaded into the source viewer (Fixed layout)
  • Attempt to respect aspect ratio of source high resolution material when creating proxies

Mac OS X Specific Fixes and Features Since revision 91232 Beta

  • N//A

Windows Specific Fixes and Features Since revision 91232 Beta

  • Avoided generating 'couldn't set owner' messages in error.log file
  • Enabled D3D surface and texture cache management, preventing all GPU memory being consumed

Linux Specific Fixes and Features Since revision 91232 Beta

  • N/A

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
  • Creating proxies will cause the application to hang

  • 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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