Comparison: Free vs Pro

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Pro: Outright
Price - $24.99 $174.99 $437.99
All Import Formats - Details tick tick tick tick
Project/Edit Backup/Archive tick tick tick tick
Export YouTube/Vimeo
up to 720p
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Export YouTube/Vimeo
up to UHD 4K
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Export to all formats and resolutions - Details - tick tick tick
User definable project locations - tick tick tick
Advanced Project sharing - tick tick tick
Stereoscopic (3D) output - tick tick tick
AJA, Blackmagic, Matrox and Mackie Mixer Support - tick tick tick
Timeline Rendering - tick tick tick
Lightworks Console support - tick tick tick
AVID DNxHD Codec Support (Additional license) - tick tick tick
Boris FX plugin package included (value $299) - - tick
(either/or)
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Boris Graffiti plugin package included (value $299) - - tick
(either/or)
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Import formats: Lightworks Free and Pro

  • DVCAM / DVCPRO 25
  • DVCPRO 50
  • DVCPRO HD
  • Uncompressed SD 8 bit and 10 bit
  • Uncompressed HD 8 bit and 10 bit
  • MPEG-2 I-Frame SD
  • MPEG-2 I-Frame HD
  • MPEG-2 Long GOP
  • IMX 30, 40, 50
  • AVCHD (M2T, M2TS, MPEG4, H.264)
  • Avid DNxHD – all variants, including Thin Raster**
  • AVC-Intra 50
  • AVC-Intra 100
  • XDCAM EX (native MP4 support)
  • XDCAM HD
  • XDCAM HD 50 422
  • Apple Pro Res
  • RED R3D
  • DPX 8 bit, 10 bit, 16 bit
  • Image Sequence (BMP, DPX, JPEG, PNG, TGA, Compressed TGA, TIFF)
  • Broadcast Wave Format with drop and non-drop frame timecode options
  • Cinema DNG
  • Sony XAVC

Export formats: Lightworks Free

  • Web-compatible file (MPEG4/H.264 - max. resolution: 1280x720p pixels) with optional upload direct to Youtube
  • Lightworks Archive

Export formats: Lightworks Pro (only)

  • Web-compatible file (MPEG4/H.264 - max. resolution: 3840x2160 (4K) with user defined compression bitrate) with optional upload direct to your Youtube account
  • WebM up to 3840 x 2160 (4k)
  • Sony XAVC-Intra up to 3840 x 2160 (4K)
  • Lightworks Archive
  • DVCAM / DVCPRO 25 (AVI, MOV and MXF)
  • DVCPRO 50 (AVI, MOV and MXF)
  • DVCPRO HD (AVI, MOV and MXF)
  • Uncompressed SD 8 bit and 10 bit (AVI and MOV)
  • Uncompressed HD 8 bit and 10 bit (AVI and MOV)
  • MPEG-2 I-Frame SD (AVI)
  • MPEG-2 I-Frame HD (AVI)
  • AVCHD (M2T, M2TS, H.264 and MPG)
  • Avid DNxHD – all variants, including Thin Raster** (MXF and MOV)
  • AVC-Intra 50
  • AVC-Intra 100
  • AVC-Intra 200
  • XDCAM EX (native MP4 support)
  • XDCAM HD
  • XDCAM HD 50 422
  • Image Sequence (BMP, DPX, JPEG, PNG, PSD, TGA, Compressed TGA, TIFF)
  • Blu-ray (VC1, H.264 and MPEG-2 HD 422)
  • DVD (MTS, M2TS and MPG)
  • Broadcast Wave Format with drop and non-drop frame timecode option
  • Quicktime Movie and MPEG-4 using Quicktime API (Windows 32bit only)
  • AAF, OMF, EDL, XML and Film Cut Lists

To learn about Lightworks' features and capabilities, see the Features.