14.0 revision 92003

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 91873 Beta

  • Added skin-tone line on vectorscope (Thanks to khaver)
  • Added numprojectsacross/down to config.dat
  • Switch function now brings the Source/Record viewer to the front (Flexible layout)
  • Fixed Import panel images being incorrect when Letterbox is enabled
  • Fixed Timecode being displayed as ??? when only an FX track is enabled
  • Fixed Key Assignments panel not updating when loading keyboard Preferences
  • Fixed crash on exit with video analysis visible
  • Fixed potential crash closing the filecard (Flexible layout)
  • Fixed filecard Notes editing
  • Fixed editing of search criteria (date/tracks/media)
  • Fixed menu update when toggling an option but not moving the mouse
  • Fixed potential crash double clicking a Pond5 thumbnail clip into a closed source viewer on the Edit tab in Fixed layout
  • Fixed copy local sound link files not being updated to point to the local master media file
  • Fixed fullscreen preview for SD media
  • Fixed import-panel clip drag/drop
  • Fixed group highlighting in the content manager
  • Fixed speed-change for grouped tracks when 'auto track sync' is disabled
  • Fixed 'bin : next in group' and 'bin : previous in group' macro (Fixed layout)
  • Fixed automatic re-categorisation of custom effect templates
  • Fixed incorrect playback MP4 samples when set to an interlaced output format
  • Fixed clip sound level adjustment not working on first frame
  • Fixed errors in Status Window and error.log when importing Pond5 media
  • Fixed issues with renaming/reordering bins in groups
  • Fixed bin deletion in the content manager
  • Fixed undo handling for effects
  • Fixed 48fps timecode on sequence viewers in 48fps projects
  • Fixed not being able to import 24fps into a 48fps project
  • Fixed text display for dragged audio levels
  • Fixed sorting of column headers in the Content Manager List view
  • Fixed creation-date discovery when metadata is missing (but backup is available)
  • Fixed missing audio metadata
  • Fixed crash dragging a tile to a viewer whilst the viewer is playing
  • Prevented stretching 4:3 SD media on the fullscreen preview
  • Prevented 'Resize' speed-change method when changing to/from 0%
  • Prevented shifting current-time when adjusting effects settings
  • Reverted direct support for MP3 files (change in previous Beta)
  • Improved handling of folders containing large image sequences
  • Removed MP3 file streaming on the import panel (MP3 files can only be imported and transcoded to WAV)
  • Removed dates from project tooltips
  • Removed orphaned dialogues
  • Right clicking an unselected project on the project browser now highlights that project
  • Mark(s) can now be added when all tracks are deselected
  • Better width calculation for file-browser 'date' column

Mac OS X Specific Fixes and Features Since revision 91873 Beta

  • Fixed incorrect ProRes 1440x1080 thumbnail images

Windows Specific Fixes and Features Since revision 91873 Beta

  • N/A

Linux Specific Fixes and Features Since revision 91873 Beta

  • Fixed AC3 audio playback
  • Fixed MXF HD export failing immediately

Cross Platform Limitations and Known Issues

  • There is no ability to stream/play MP3 files on the import panel
  • Aspect ratio issues are present with some proxy creations
  • 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
  • There is no Firewire support
  • 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

  • BMP Image Sequence exports will show a slightly dark thumbnail image on the Tasks panel
  • 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.

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)

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 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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