14.1 revision 101421

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.

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Cross Platform Fixes and Features Since revision 101109 Beta

  • Added support for decode of Cineform codecs
  • Added support for exporting/transcoding to Cineform AVI/MOV (Lightworks Pro Only)
  • Added ability to trim on the VFX tab
  • Added warning prior to resetting Key assignments
  • Added new keyboard shortcut key "Cue Marker (no prompt)"
  • Added ability to copy multiple sequences in one go from a bin
  • Enhanced the timeline "Appearance" option and changed the name to "Settings"
    • Added new "Behaviour" tab the timeline "Settings" panel
    • Added ability to Enable/Disable 'Safe' trimming (disabling safe trimming allows cuts to be extended beyond its boundaries)
    • Added ability to set timeline 'segmentdragsize'(previously a config.dat entry)
  • Added deletion date to the milestones recovery panel (The displayed 'deletion date' will only be correct for items deleted from now on)
  • Fixed Audio Waveforms not matching the audio during playback (waveform files .lpks will need deleting)
  • Fixed playback of clips containing an Alpha channel when the Blend Effect is applied
  • Fixed Table-view bin selections not being cleared when clicking in the empty space below the last item (Flexible Layout)
  • Fixed potential crash pressing ALT+1
  • Fixed potential hang importing multiple files at the same time
  • Fixed incorrect image on the Letterboxing tab of the project card when set to 16bit precision
  • Fixed ALE import failing to match metadata with the actual media
  • Fixed very slow analysis of MXF audio on the import panel
  • Fixed hang restoring a Lightworks.archive when using a shared project space
  • Fixed potential hang entering a classic shared project
  • Fixed import/playback of 60fps media in a 24fps project
  • Fixed issue where a new empty room is created automatically when re entering a project
  • Fixed incorrect viewer timecode after changing output format (when showing 'Total duration')
  • Fixed clip labels panels not updating when changing the video output format
  • Fixed EDL generation options not being saved into an export preset
  • Fixed user interface not updating after adjusting audio levels with the mouse wheel during playback
  • Fixed sequence copies not being revealed correctly in the Content Manager
  • Fixed timeline marker jumping to the end of a sequence after adding an audio crossfade when zoomed in
  • Fixed inability to tab between different fields on the metadata panel
  • Fixed background colour selection (HSV) on BITC panel not working
  • Fixed BITC not being updated when adding/modifying a Cue Marker
  • Fixed BITC text colour not matching between the settings panel and what is shown in the viewer
  • Fixed Colour setting on BITC overlay not working in Flexible layout
  • Fixed The BITC text on viewer not always showing the correct Cue Marker information
  • Fixed Cue Marker timecodes showing as '???' for subclips
  • Fixed Subclip cues do not appearing when using 'show clip cues'
  • Fixed 'Show clip cues' not working for clips without video
  • Fixed incorrect duration of ranged markers when showing clip cues in a sequence
  • Fixed The output from 'List sources' not being useful when using image-sequences
  • Fixed inactive hyperlinks for rendered clips (on the Task log)
  • Fixed 'Reveal > Media files' option missing in fixed layout
  • Fixed text selection not being visible when renaming Bins/Groups
  • Fixed inability to copy audio levels from one clip to another
  • Fixed The 'unjoin assistance' indicators not updating when the ALT key is pressed (or released)
  • Fixed labels panel not updating when switching between drop/non-drop timecode
  • Fixed degraded image quality on exported files
  • Fixed issue where an Alpha channel is not removed on playback
  • Fixed inability to sort tile-view bins by Modification date
  • Fixed the Select All button on the Local Files import panel not working
  • Fixed sequence viewer window not updating after applying a letterbox
  • Fixed crash when moving the Image Effect within a sequence with the video routing open
  • Fixed Project name changing after opening the project card to the Details tab then switching to another tab and typing
  • Fixed Fullscreen playback not switching to another clip when moving the mouse to the top of the screen to open the current bin
  • Fixed User key assignments for ALT 1/2/3 disappearing on application restart
  • Fixed icons on tiles dragged out of table-view bins not appearing (until the tile is dropped and the mouse moves away and back again)
  • Removed 10bit 'bit depth' option on the H.264/MP4 export option
  • Deselected audio tracks are now remembered when exiting the application and restarting in Fixed layout
  • Undo/Redo icons are now restored to the Audio layout
  • Mark All function now ignores empty segments at the current position
  • Items which are not eligible for Transcode on import are now implicitly imported via 'Copy local' instead
  • User export presets are now sorted alphabetically

Mac OS X Specific Fixes and Features Since revision 101109 Beta

  • Fixed potential crash exporting to H.264/MP4 using 10/16bit
  • Fixed crash exporting to DPX image sequence
  • Fixed unwanted system beep sound when pressing certain keys
  • Fixed missing icons on the Status Window
  • Fixed potential crash exporting a bin containing sequences

Windows Specific Fixes and Features Since revision 101109 Beta

  • Fixed Shared projects broadcast messages not working correctly

Linux Specific Fixes and Features Since revision 101109 Beta

  • Fixed crash exporting to DPX image sequence

Cross Platform Limitations and Known Issues

  • 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

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
  • Fraps AVIs will not import
  • There is no FX plugin support
  • No audio imported from OMFs (that do have embedded audio)
  • 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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