Changelog

14.1 revision 101109

Welcome to the Version 14.1 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 will change with each new build.

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

Cross Platform Fixes and Features Since 14.0.0.0 revision 93145 Release

  • Added export option to Reaper (Lightworks Pro only)
  • Added Histogram graph to the Video Tools panel
  • Added Frame Rate search criteria to the Content Manager
  • Added ability to "slide" an effect crossfade trim so that the trim can be moved up/down the timeline without damaging the sequence as it currently does
  • Added ability to drag a dissolve up off removing it like when right clicking and selecting "Remove"
  • Added support for Quicktimes with Alpha Channels on Mac, Linux and Windows 64bit
  • Added new Italians wording file to the installer (Courtesy of Carmelo Batagglia)
  • Added new config entry: "stripv_insert_dropped_tiles 1" for changing Replace to Insert, when dragging tiles from a bin to a sequence
  • Added ability to scroll the sequence timeline without changing the current timeline marker position
  • Added ability to adjust RED R3D RAW metadata parameters (.rmd)
    • Added individual clip R3D decode settings panel next to the Metadata panel in Log view
    • Added project wide R3D Decode settings to the Video tab of the project card
  • Added 16-bit GPU precision replacing 10-bit
  • Added ability to acknowledge project wide LUT setting on export
  • Added ability to set a Ranged Cue Marker (Start and End point) Add a Mark/Park region then click the Cue Marker icon to create one
  • Added ability to restore deleted clips from Milestones (which restores the entire clip with media link)
  • Added support for media structures:
    • Added support for XDCAM HD folder structure
    • Added support for AVCHD folder structure
    • Added support for GFCAM folder structure
    • Added support for JVC folder structure
    • Added support for IkegamiFieldPak
    • Added support for GOPRO/FlipVideo/Canon folder structures
    • Added support for chunked Canon XF clips
  • Added 'Reveal > Media files' on timeline segments
  • Added support for creating proxies from 60fps media
  • Added right click "Render" option for clips in the sequence timeline in both layouts. Render button has been removed from the timeline in Flexible layout
  • Added keyboard shortcut commands for 'clipboard insert/replace & next'
  • Added new trimming functionality to prevent a trim being extended beyond the media available at the head or tail
  • Added support for Quicktime MOV files with Alpha Channels on Mac, Linux and Windows 64bit
  • Added an "Alignment" option on the BITC panel to prevent text appear in the wrong area
  • Added ability for title effect text to appear as a comment in EDL's (32 character limit)
  • Added ability to export a bin of contents to XML and JSON
  • Enhanced the Media tab of the Project Card
    • Added ability to set Proxy creation settings
    • Added abilility to set Transcode settings (Now removed from the Import cogs menu)
  • Fullscreen-preview can now be inhibited with the config.dat entry "doubleclickfor_fullscreen 0"
  • Increased the limit of undo/redo's in a project to a default of 20
  • Resurrected the timeline sync function in Fixed layout
  • Audio Effects can now be added to the Favourites list (Flexible layout)
  • Adding video tracks now respects stereoscopic sequences
  • Fixed various issues surrounding media management
    • Media files are now moved correctly
    • Proxy files are now moved and not deleted
    • Index files are now moved
    • Audio waveform files are no longer deleted when moving files
  • Fixed potential crash clicking Undo multiple times after deleting all the keyframes on a Curves effect
  • Fixed AAF export potentially failing if the sequence contains a dissolve at the very start
  • Fixed potential crash importing an AAF containing dissolves
  • Fixed Blend effect not removing the Alpha channel on clips that contain one
  • Fixed colour shift when playing back DPX sequences
  • Fixed invalid hyperlinks in the export log when the filename contains an '=' character
  • Fixed copy/paste on Clipboard timeline not always work as expected
  • Fixed potential crash moving mouse over tile
  • Fixed incorrect display of 960x720 anamorphic MP4 media
  • Fixed Effects nodes not always reconnecting correctly after removing a node
  • Fixed P2 AVC-Intra 'CONTENTS' folder causing all other media files alongside it to be hidden
  • Fixed Find clip to fill sequence not working if the clip has 32 or more characters as the Reel ID
  • Fixed deformed image and/or black frames on a clip after cancelling a transcode during file import
  • Fixed The 'Make subclip' key assignment not working on Prints
  • Fixed Lightworks.archive restores not restoring all the media links
  • Fixed Clipboard .ed5 growing very large over time affecting project performance
  • Fixed Unicode text copied from a Lightworks text-entry box not being correct when pasted
  • Fixed potential crash clicking undo after adding and grouping video tracks
  • Fixed Unicode BITC text not showing correctly
  • Fixed crash making an audio only Kemroll from audio only files
  • Fixed potential crash deleting a project with a corrupt .odb file
  • Fixed Incorrect duration/speed for image-sequences in 25fps projects
  • Fixed auto switching from Edit to VFW tab when dragging out an inline effect to it's own FX track (Fixed layout)
  • Fixed crash after using 'Make source into sequence' (Flexible layout)
  • Fixed creating a sequence of matches from the find matching clips panel from removing crossfades
  • Fixed archives containing multiple copies of the same file
  • Fixed floating Bins appearing in Fixed layout when dragging them outside the interface window
  • Fixed drag and drop of a Stereoscopic clip to an edit sequence not creating a stereoscopic sequence with a V1/2
  • Fixed create-link imports requiring forcible extraction not being revealed in the interface
  • Fixed odd behaviour importing a folder of clips more than once
  • Fixed AAF from AVID Media Composer not importing with the correct start timecode for V1 clips
  • Fixed potential crash changing the "Fullscreen preview monitor" setting
  • Fixed dropped frames on playback and audio drifting out of sync
  • Fixed the 'Make subclip' command not working for syncs
  • Fixed user interface not fitting correctly on 1366x768 monitors in Fixed layout
  • Fixed Fullscreen display not displaying a video when first entering a project
  • Fixed incorrect clip length in mixed rate projects, resulting in distorted audio and incorrect clip lengths and waveforms
  • Fixed misleading error message when exporting an archive to a location that is no longer available
  • Fixed black frames at the end of XDCAM MXF files
  • Fixed timecode not being continuous on .MP3 audio imports
  • Fixed Drag/drop of transition to head of sequence not always working
  • Fixed Vectorscope YCrCb tab showing the incorrect information when giving focus to a tile in a bin
  • Fixed the appearance of the out-point on the timeline for new sequences (with no defined length)
  • Fixed appearance of image-matte thumbnails on the routing panel (for non-matching aspect-ratios)
  • Fixed video routing panel not coming to the front when clicked on
  • Fixed incorrect colour on exported AVCHD files
  • Fixed incorrect sequence created when popping a tile out of a sequence viewer
  • Fixed alpha value resetting hue/saturation on colour effects
  • Fixed inconsistent menu lists appearing through other panels
  • Fixed Key assignments panel not updating correctly after adding a macro
  • Fixed "Cue Marker' shortcut not working from inside a macro
  • Fixed Offline audio-only clips not showing as 'Offline'
  • Fixed Lightworks Pro features requiring a software restart after upgrading from Lightworks Free to Lightworks Pro
  • Fixed align marks when more than one track is unjoined
  • Fixed bin modification handling in shared projects
  • Fixed timecode not appearing when inserting a clip into a new empty sequence (flexible layout)
  • Fixed out-point calculation error when generating Fusion comp files from multi-segment timelines
  • Fixed Clipboard Source keyboard shortcut key not working as expected
  • Fixed AAF exports with embedded audio
  • Fixed reading of PCM audio on AVI sample files
  • Fixed issues dragging the record sequence to the source viewer
  • Fixed incorrect image on Fullscreen output after closing and re opening after moving the timeline marker
  • Fixed incorrect number of frames reported for still images on the list of sources on Assistant Applications
  • Fixed the import panel opening larger than the screen
  • Now respect the PGUP keyboard shortcut in fixed layout mode
  • The list of available Fonts is not sorted correctly
  • Resurrected the "Fix sync" functionality ( now 'Align > Video and audio' )
  • Resurrected the Render functionality in the (Fixed layout)
  • Avoided creating shared media paths with double slashes in them
  • Ensured that it's possible to transfer sequence ownership from one user to another (using classic project sharing)
  • Don't allow sequence metadata to be changed when locked by another user
  • Don't try to enter an occupied room when double-clicking a project
  • Make sure that repeated nudging does not cause current - time to be incorrect
  • Use smallest size when duplicating image - should be the same
  • Make sure that it's possible to click cues which are coincident with the current-time
  • Fixed possible crash deleting the last cue in an edit / clip
  • Swap function now works as expected if you have an 'Out' mark
  • Fixed sequence cues in 24 fps project
  • Fixed additional added V track breaking multicam syncing on sequences
  • Fixed potential hang changing the video output format
  • Fixed decoding of 16bit DPX files
  • Recognise more compression formats( divx, xvid, mvc )
  • Fixed and tidied Play Quality settings( proxy usage )
  • Fixed Search panel on the content manager jumping up the screen when switching between Logs and Bins tabs
  • Fixed Clip References panel LEDs showing as dimmed
  • Better handling of partially fulfilled metadata requests
  • Fix channel enumeration( crash ) if calling verifyClipLength() for a clip that has levels tracks
  • Fixed audio level adjustment using the mouse scroll wheel in the sequence timeline
  • Holding SHIFT then dragging a selection box now adds additional selected items to the selection
  • Holding CTRL/CMD then dragging over a selected group of files now removes the box selection
  • Pop out original function now gives the tile source focus
  • Removed the "(PRO)" text on the "Create a Macro" function in the Key Assignments panel
  • Prevented milestone edits being created during drag and drop functions on sequences
  • Bins now correctly scroll to show the newly imported/created item
  • Lightworks.archives now import as a background task from the project browser

Mac OS X Specific Fixes and Features Since 14.0.0.0 revision 93145 Release

  • Added support for Fusion 8
  • Fixed incorrect image on 4k DPX media
  • Fixed potential crash importing a folder of files
  • Fixed Mackie mixer taking a very long time to initialise on startup
  • Fixed AJA I/O output not working correctly
  • Re-implemented the Mac OS layer without QT

Windows Specific Fixes and Features Since 14.0.0.0 revision 93145 Release

  • Fixed crash changing the Genlock option on the Record panel with Matrox hardware
  • Fixed SDI Recording failing with Matrox hardware
  • Fixed crash analysing .MOV sample file on the import panel

Linux Specific Fixes and Features Since 14.0.0.0 revision 93145 Release

  • Now build PortAudio ourselves giving more compatibility to other Linux Distros

Cross Platform Limitations and Known Issues

  • Fullscreen playback doesn't allow switching to another clip when moving the mouse to the top of the screen to open the current bin
  • Potential crash if attempting to export an image sequence from a sequence containing 16-bit DPX files
  • There is no ability to stream/play MP3 files on the import panel
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 17.10
    • 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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