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EditShare Releases Lightworks Version 11.5 for Linux and Windows

January 30, 2014 08:50 | By

LR-lightworks_monitorEditShare announced the release of Lightworks 11.5. The new version of its cross-platform editing software includes some major changes to both the pro and free versions.

The new release features updates to the user interface, which improve the editing experience, a smarter right-click menu populated with your favorite pre-sets and FX, plus greater control for playback. New background tasks allow editors to continue working while importing, rendering and exporting.

The new version also offers AJA hardware support, allowing Lightworks to recognize the AJA ioXT or Kona cards on the Windows and, soon to be released, Mac OS X platform.

Version 11.5 is available for download on both Windows and Linux platforms. This is the first time that a version will be available across two different platforms.

“Over the last couple of years, we have been busy making the application cross-platform, which meant the user interface has not had many updates,” said Matt Sandford, Lightworks’ worldwide product manager. “But now that this work is almost complete, it has allowed us to make Lightworks even more intuitive and easier to use.”

The new free version allows users to import all professional and consumer video formats natively on its timeline, offering the same editing functionality as the professional version. However, the professional version gives editors a far wider choice of output formats, while the free version is restricted to web publication.

“The free version offers a great introduction to Lightworks by allowing users to get to grips with the software and still output to a distributable format we all use and watch every day,” said Lightworks’ global sales manager Robbie Fleming.

Users can subscribe to the professional version, which enables output to professional standard formats, for $7.99 a month.