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Lightworks (Oscar winning editor) going open source

elbarto1

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cool, I wonder how robust its features are compared with the heavy hitters vegas/ulead/fcp
 

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The interface certainly looks nice.

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Quite a difference from, say, Cinellera

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Granted, image isn't everything. But if the only polished the GUI after the system was already significantly capable (like they should), then this could definitely be a good editor.
 

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I'm confused. Is an industry-standard editing suite actually being made available for free? What's the rationale behind this? Driving Premiere, Vegas, Womble, Final Cut Express and all midrange software out of business? Or do they just want people to switch so people will want to buy their storage solutions?

This is potentially a big thing. But I have a hard time cutting through the thick fog of self-hype in the press release.
 

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Just now I heard the news that this software is set to be released for Linux until late 2011!

That much time to wait is such a let down for me, I would really like to have this kind of tool available on my preferred OS... oh well.
 

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havok1977 said:
Just now I heard the news that this software is set to be released for Linux until late 2011!

That much time to wait is such a let down for me, I would really like to have this kind of tool available on my preferred OS... oh well.

Same thing for Mac. But for those of you who use Windows, looks like November 29th is your lucky day.
 

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hebrides said:
Same thing for Mac. But for those of you who use Windows, looks like November 29th is your lucky day.

Indeed heb, perhaps the best hope for us *nix based OS users is Lumiera though it's still quite early in its development, so for now no choice but to wait or make do with the constantly improving Kdenlive...

But then again I guess all you Mac dudes are happy with what Steve's evil minions release :p
 

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Anyone know how many audio tracks you can have in this program?
 

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This is really amazing. Very curious to see how good this program is. Could really open up editing to the average Joe.

Rogue-theX said:
Anyone know how many audio tracks you can have in this program?

I would have to assume that it would have enough.
 

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Just so i know, and sorry in advance for this perhaps rediculous question, but does open source mean free?
 

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Rogue-theX said:
Just so i know, and sorry in advance for this perhaps rediculous question, but does open source mean free?

Yes. It also means (generally) the source code will be made available of others to tweak and improve upon.
 

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havok1977 said:
But then again I guess all you Mac dudes are happy with what Steve's evil minions release :p

Yeah, that must be why I use After Effects, and mocha, and SoundSoap, and Audacity, and...oh, wait ;-)

/don't own an iPod; I'm clumsy and would break it
/don't need an iPhone; I just want a cellphone with a ringtone that sounds like, you know, a phone
/don't want an iPad; I prefer my internet unmediated, thanks all the same
 

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I just downloaded Lightworks and will probably take a look at it/mess around with it after I finish my first fanedit. Just wondering if anyone else has tried it out yet.
 

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I just installed it. It looks really slick and easy to use. I didn't have time to play with it as I had to go to work, but I tried importing an mpeg2 and it froze, haha. Most editors don't like that, so it's probably fine. I'll play with it more tonight.
 

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I'm going to play with it later today. I'm looking for a better NLE for Windows since Premiere is more work than it needs to be.
 

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Agreed, and I'm getting really sick of Vegas as well.
 

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Anybody get a chance to play with this yet? I haven't had time with this ROTJ edit going on. I'm really curious about it though.
 

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I got a chance to look through some tutorials and read some articles and Lightworks seem really awesome. Im looking forward to playing around with it. Im even debating pushing my fanedit release back and starting from scratch and making the fanedit in Lightworks.

Quick FYI: Lightworks has a one click Auto-Sync feature, that resyncs audio after youve done any kind of cut or edit. I have no idea how it works, but sounds pretty handy and could avoid a lot of headaches.
 
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