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Lightworks for Linux Public Beta Available for Download

Lightworks for Linux

A public beta of Lightworks, the professional-grade video editor from Editshare, is now officially available for download.

No more limited dry-runs, or badly-communicated access to alpha builds; the app can be downloaded and installed for free on 64bit Ubuntu-based Linux distributions, including the newly released Ubuntu 13.04.

Long Wait

If it seems like you’ve been waiting for this day for years it’s because you have. The first Linux release was promised way back in 2011. 

But we can forgive Editshare, the company behind the app, for their various delays because  Lightworks isn’t ‘just’ another video editor. The ‘professional-grade’ tool has been used in the editing of many well-known television programmes and film industries for years it has a prestigious reputation – one that now graces Linux desktops.

The video editor is free to download and use, with a PRO paid plan offering extra features and codec support for $60/y.

Also note:

  • It’s 64bit Only
  • Requires ATI or Nvidia graphics card & drivers 
  • Only “officially” supported on Ubuntu & Linux Mint
  • Not all tools work/are included on Linux
  • Requires Lightworks account (free)
  • Includes seven day PRO license trial 

On top of this note the following ‘known issues’ concerning the following formats:

  • No H.264 MOV, Quicktime/MPEG4 & AVI export options
  • No support for .WMV
  • AVI playback issues

Want in? You’ll find the download sign-up form and additional information behind the button below.

Download Lightworks for Linux Beta

After installing be sure to check out the ‘Getting Started’ guide below. While it was made for the Windows beta it can be used step-for-step with the Linux version – just ignore any instructions on opening the app from the Start Menu 😉

Getting Started with Lightworks

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Lightworks’ Linux Beta Gets April Release Date

Longing to try the professional-grade video editor Lightworks on Linux? Well, you don’t have long to wait. 

The first public beta release of the linux build of Lightworks is scheduled for April 30th.

No obscure sign-up forms or limited time-frames to apply this time, just straight-up public availability.

Of course I should temper enthusiasm: Lightworks has a habit of promising release dates only to see them slip. Indeed, this new date of April 30th is, in fact, a readjustment to the original release schedule.

But as Lightworks is an awesome product with an awesome end-goal (being open-source) we can forgive a few slip-ups here and there.

The company do seem pleased with the results of their limited Linux Alpha program, calling it ‘very successful’.

A video demoing features of the Linux client was released by Editshare, the company behind the app, back in March.

Have you tried the Lightworks Alpha? Are you excited for its arrival on Linux? Share your enthusiasm – or curb our own – in the comments below.

New Lightworks Video Shows Off Progress on Linux Client

Lightworks for Linux

Lightworks has been in an exclusive limited-access beta for Linux for several months

Yes, it seems like a lifetime ago that Lightworks first gave word of its plans to port itself to Linux and open-source its codebase. 

The move sees the editor, used in the editing of many a Oscar-winning film, become the first (and so far only) professional-grade video tool on the platform.

But progress has been slow – though understandably so given the project’s huge code-base.

And despite recent mis-communications over access to betas, short-lapse windows of access, and expired deadline dates, work on Lightworks for Linux strides ever forward – as this following new video shows….

If the video has whetted your appetite then you’ll be pleased to know that a public beta testing programme for the app is due very, very soon….