2021.1 revision 125226

Welcome to the Version 2021.1 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 Features and Fixes Since 2020.1.1 Beta Revision 124942

  • Projects created in Lightworks no longer require a frame rate to be selected during project creation. This allows for any frame rate content to be imported to a project and played back, logged and added to a sequence seamlessly, including:
    • All content is played at its natural rate regardless of media frame rate.
    • Import 23.98fps, 24fps, 25fps, 29.97fps, 30fps, 50fps, 60fps, 120fps, and 240fps media into the same project
    • The video output format is now set per sequence instead of on the project card
    • Copies of a sequence can be made for different output frame rates if required
  • Added a sequence output format option
    • Removed the project output format option
    • Each sequence has its own output format. This can be viewed/changed by right-clicking on a sequence and amending the 'Playback format'
    • Clips always play back at their native Rate/Size/Shape
    • Thumbnails in a bin are always shown with the correct aspect-ratio/shape, but within a 16:9 frame
  • Asset Associations now allow for sequences, clips, subclips, documents, and to be linked together by loading an asset into the source viewer and selecting the “Associates” tab:
    • Drag and drop an asset from a bin to the ‘User’ sub-tab to associate them together
    • View associations in thumbnail or list views
    • View subclips associated with the clip loaded above within the viewer on the “Subclips” sub-tab
    • View sequences that include the loaded clip within the viewer on the “References” sub-tab
    • View constituent clips from a sequence loaded within the viewer on the “References” sub-tab
  • Added ability to define sequence custom output aspect ratios (Lightworks Pro Only)
  • Added “Square” and “Portrait” sequence output formats for social media
  • Added resolution preservation. There is no pre-sizing of clips, so the full detail of the sources is available throughout the effects chain (and only the final output is scaled down)
  • Added markers and documents to XML/JSON exports
  • Added ability to show which storage space a file is in
  • Added support on the Search panel for 'starts-with', 'ends-with', 'contains', 'equals', 'less-than', 'greater-than', 'doesn't contain', and 'doesn't equal'
  • Added ability to use the UNC media path when dragging and dropping files Video Analysis sub-tab
  • Fixed unlikely crash when two threads attempt to open the same edit simultaneously
  • Fixed all values in each field not being selected by default when adding markers with icons/buttons
  • Fixed AudioNetwork and Pond5 table-view appearance
  • Fixed crash adding a keyframe while holding down SHIFT after deleting keyframes
  • Fixed handling of dead keys and diacritics on European keyboards
  • Fixed French keyboard handling issues
  • Fixed YouTube uploads failing immediately after export/render
  • Fixed ‘Read Only’ access on a media space not showing
  • Now handle deletions correctly when syncing with the server
  • Fixed 'Orientation' display for non-rotatable clips
  • Fixed issue with invalid JSON characters in CPUInfo for licensing
  • Fixed potential crash when switching tabs while playing back
  • Fixed potential crash loading an Image Sequence with DPX and JPG images
  • Fixed audio only files not displaying in a bin when in Full Screen mode
  • Fixed local file upload Tasks/Recent displaying all uploads as 'failed'
  • Fixed project Details box closing when rolling over Tasks/Active
  • Fixed Upload location being ignored when importing a local document
  • Fixed BITC not respecting line breaks in multi line text
  • Fixed imported WAV files causing a hang during waveform generation
  • Fixed FCP7 XML exports failing if the sequence contains an audio only clip
  • Fixed duplicate project being created when re-opening a project
  • Fixed Custom Marker metadata not showing up incorrectly or not at all
  • Fixed automatic marker name generation
  • Fixed potential crash opening a project with BITC enabled
  • Fixed'Everything' filter to include 'Documents'
  • Fixed Metadata tab showing Marker name Marker highlighting
  • The media-date for subclips is now shown
  • Prevented showing BITC in timeline thumbnails (it was appearing when there were effects present)
  • Restored search-pattern highlighting in the Name column

Mac OS X Specific Features and Fixes 2021.1.1 Beta Revision 124942

  • Added correct support for languages that support character composition (ie, Korean)

Windows Specific Features and Fixes 2021.1.1 Beta Revision 124942

  • Added correct support for languages that support character composition (ie, Korean)
  • Removed the option for setting the machine number during installation
  • Improved the installation procedure

Linux Specific Features and Fixes Since 2021.1.1 Beta Revision 124942

  • N/A

Cross Platform Limitations and Known Issues

  • There may be black frames with H.265/HEVC media in bins and on the timeline
  • Bin source thumbnails/viewers (video/audio) may not play out through the hardware I/O
  • PAL/NTSC source files thumbnails/viewers may not play out on the hardware I/O
  • Playing/Rendering progressive automatically rotated media as interlaced will result in the loss of the rotation
  • Freeze frames in sequences exported to AAF will be ignored in Adobe Premiere (XML works)
  • 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.
  • 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 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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