2020.1 revision 118776

Welcome to the Version 2020.1 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 may change with each new build.

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

  • Please start a Forum thread using the appropriate link below based on the operating system you are testing on. The Forum will allow you to submit issues you find or discuss how the application should be working:

Please make sure you have searched for the issue before creating a new thread, this should help stop duplicate threads being created. The more feedback we get, the faster we can resolve issues.

Cross Platform Fixes and Features Since Beta Revision 117868

  • Added the ability to choose All/Selected tracks when making a copy of a sequence
  • Added more information to the import panel when encountering unsupported formats
  • Added the ability to highlight/recolour clips on the timeline
  • Added scrollbar to the Effects transition selection box
  • Added the ability to specify custom metadata mapping
  • Added Export/Render option of 50/59.97 for UHD Cineform
  • Added hyperlink to upload location for YouTube videos for easy access to uploaded videos
  • Fixed asset 'modification date' not being updated in response to some modifications
  • Fixed incorrect 'modification date' for newly created subclips
  • Fixed missing 'Tracks' menu item for subclips
  • Fixed the current filter/bin not being correctly retained when switching between Log/Edit tabs
  • Fixed Min/Max/Avg bit rate setting not being remembered on AVI MPEG exports
  • Fixed proxy files contained in a Lightworks.archive not being restored
  • Fixed incorrect default bins within complex filters
  • Fixed custom metadata time/date attributes not being fully searchable
  • Fixed incorrectly generated embedded OMF exports
  • Fixed option to make a 'Bin of Sources' not working
  • Fixed new sequence copies not being highlighted
  • Fixed incorrect playback of proxy audio playing at the wrong speed
  • Fixed potential crash after dragging a bin group out of the content manager to the desktop (Flexible layout)
  • Fixed export panel failing to open when dragging/dropping the export tool onto a timeline (Flexible layout)
  • Fixed waveform not following in sync with audio in mp4 container (25fps video in 24 fps project)
  • Fixed potential crash after adding empty custom-metadata choice parameter
  • Fixed potential crash entering a project in 14.6 that was created in 14.5
  • Fixed incorrect viewer ribbon colour after swapping the contents
  • Fixed the clip with focus in a multicam bin not being audible
  • Fixed frame rate options not appearing correctly on the filecard
  • Fixed audio timecode not being read correctly from WAV sample files
  • Fixed previously imported audio files showing as 'not analysed' on the import panel after deleting
  • Fixed clip names containing non-ascii characters in their names not being restored correctly from OMF files
  • Fixed inconsistency of Group ordering between a torn off Group and the the content manager (Flexible layout)
  • Fixed potential crash creating a sequence from an MXF file
  • Fixed incorrect image when playing a sequence as 1080i that has a DVE effect applied
  • Fixed incorrect frames appearing in the sequence viewer when jumping through and playing a sequence
  • Prevented Syncs from inheriting the timeline zoom of their constituent audio clip

Mac OS X Specific Fixes and Features Beta Revision 117868

  • Added support for exporting to Apple ProRes UHD formats (Lightworks Pro only)
  • Fixed Boris Graffiti text appearing upside down in the sequence viewer

Windows Specific Fixes and Features Beta Revision 117868

  • N/A

Linux Specific Fixes and Features Since Beta Revision 117868

  • Improved the editing experience and performance of AVCHD media
  • Removed requirement for JPEG8 to be present to improve installation

Cross Platform Limitations and Known Issues

  • Proxy files will not be created for files shorter than one second in length when set to H.264
  • Potential crash if attempting to export an image sequence from a sequence containing 16-bit DPX files
  • Some MTS files will show pixelation on the start frames.
  • There is currently no way of searching for Groups
  • 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
  • .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
  • 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

  • There is no ability to Import or Export .BMP image sequences
  • 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 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)

Please uninstall any previous Beta build before installing a new one

Tested distros (Other distributions may work, but have not been tested):

  • Debian Distros:

    • Ubuntu/Lubuntu/Xbuntu 18.04
    • Mint 17
  • RPM Distros:

    • Fedora 30 and higher
  • 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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