Changelog

2021.1 revision 125517

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:
    • www.lwks.com/windowsbetaforum,
    • www.lwks.com/linuxbetaforum
    • www.lwks.com/macbetaforum

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 2021.1 Beta Revision 125365

  • Added ability to be able to export to 'H.264/MP4" using a custom output format (Lightworks Pro Only)
  • Added ability to be able to export to 'MOV', 'MXF' and 'AVI' using a custom output format (Lightworks Pro Only)
  • Added better clarification for export names (Changed '4k' to 'UHD 4k')
  • Added further improvements to popup panels within the user interface
  • Added format dimensions tooltips to the export panel list
  • Improved wording on AAF export panel for allowing mixed frame rate AAFs ("Allow mixed frame rates")
    • The setting now respects embedded audio AAF exports now
  • Restored the frame rate selection for audio only files (timecodes adjust accordingly)
  • Changed to double-size icons when user interface scale is greater than 100%
  • Fixed incorrect Export/Render preview of a sequence set to 'Portrait'
  • Fixed global brightness not being respected correctly in User Appearance settings
  • Fixed Content Manager icons not being correctly placed when set to 'Rounded corners' in the Appearance panel
  • Fixed nothing showing on the YCrCb tab of the Video Tools panel for some custom output formats
  • Fixed missing symbol on multi-cam bins (Flexible layout only)
  • Fixed the Shark no longer swimming back to its preset position (Flexible layout only)
  • Fixed the batch import panel not always allowing 'content' to be edited
  • Fixed Image on an Image Key effect being squashed when switching to the 'Square' sequence output
  • Fixed inability to modify a clip's timecode correctly
  • Fixed potential crash typing timecode into the sequence timecode label
  • Fixed minimum size for the import panel (Flexible layout only)
  • Fixed AAF export failure on MXFs that do not contain a 'Master MOB'
    • The AAF will now export
    • The AAF although exported, will be invalid within Media Composer
  • Fixed JPEG import and export failing if the folder contains non-ascii characters
  • Fixed images on the import panel having an adjustable frame-rate (when it should be empty)
  • Fixed manually entered effects parameter values being constrained when they shouldn't be
  • Fixed the fullscreen preview window not always appearing with dual screen setups
  • Fixed potential crash clicking on a sequence imported from an AAF containing audio only clips
  • Fixed DisplayAsLiteral" not being respected for effect parameters if they have a range of 0..100
  • Fixed red flashes appearing on the preview render window when exporting
  • Fixed potential crash attempting to browse wallpaper locations
  • Fixed blend function of the 2D DVE
  • Fixed table-view bin columns not being restored correctly

macOS Specific Features and Fixes 2021.1 Beta Revision 125365

  • Fixed inability to load Mac 'Resources' location

Windows Specific Features and Fixes 2021.1 Beta Revision 125365

  • Fixed failures launching the application on Windows 7 and 8.1
  • Fixed an error regarding the 'VFWcodecs' when starting Lightworks (installer issue)

Linux Specific Features and Fixes Since 2021.1 Beta Revision 125365

  • N/A

Cross Platform Limitations and Known Issues

  • MXF, AVI and MOV export options have an incorrect mix of PAL and NTSC options
  • MXF exports fail when set to a custom output format
  • H.264/MP4 exports at 23.98fps show the audio sync is half a frame out
  • MXF exports show a freeze frame for the first minute or so of the completed file
  • MXF exports import back in with over a minute of audio noise after the end of the actual sequence
  • 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
  • Audio only files will not play audio through hardware I/O
  • PAL/NTSC source files thumbnails/viewers may not play out on the hardware I/O
  • 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
  • Media can appear offline after removing a media space with the import panel open
  • Some MTS files will show pixelation on the start frames.
  • Video analysis tool appears through the FX configuration panel when configuring a colour correction effect
  • Audio monitor delay setting will not be accounted for during export
  • AVID DNxHD 10bit encode is not possible
  • There is no support for importing .WMV files
  • Make sure any other applications are closed before attempting to install Lightworks
  • You will not be able to transcode 1080p 60fps files on import to AVID DNxHD
  • 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

Limitations and Known Problems on Mac 10.9 (Mavericks) and Higher

  • Potential hang clicking the voice over icon on a sequence with AJA hardware enabled
  • Any users running Macbook Pros MUST disable "Automatic graphics switching" under "Energy Saver" in the "System Preferences"
  • Lightworks supports all OSX versions from 10.9 (Mavericks) onwards
  • There is no H.264 MOV export
  • There is no Quicktime/MPEG4 export option
  • 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
  • After Effects plugins are not supported

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
  • ATI and Nvidia cards are supported. LWKS recommends Nvidia for the best performance
  • 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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