Lightworks 11.1.c Public Beta

Today we are releasing the next version of Lightworks 11.1 as a Public Beta for Windows (11.1.c) This means any user wishing to test the latest Windows Beta builds can gain access without having to ask. They simply click the link below, fill in some details, and agree to the Terms and Conditions. This will then give them access to all the Windows Beta Builds as they become available.

The main new features of 11.1 Beta are:

  • Added support for Blackmagic I/O devices. Drivers 9.5 or higher are required (Pro version required)
  • Added support for Windows 7 64bit with a separate installer (Pro version required)
  • Added outlining support for the native titling effect (Pro version required)
  • Added ability to let the user specify where media directories are stored using the disk manager tool (Pro version required)
  • Added ability to let the user specify where local projects are stored using the Manage project spaces function (Pro version required)
  • Added support for linking to audio rather than copying it locally
  • Allowed MP4/AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) media to be imported into the Free version as transcode only
  • Added support for linking to files through ALE import. The ALE must contain a valid media location
  • Added support for automatic relinking to subclips when importing an AAF
  • Added ability to enable/disable detection of split MXF files
  • Added support for subclips without V tracks on AAF import/export
  • Added ability to automatically flatten multi-level subclips to one level when exporting an AAF to Avid
  • Added ability to read and interpret AVID markers as cue points in AVID AAFs
  • Updated installer to include latest Sentinel RTE (6.51) This allows installation on Windows 8

The full list of fixes in this version can be seen below. It is worth paying particular attention to the Limitations and Known Issues:

  • Renamed Disk Manager tool to Media Manager tool
  • Enhance Mange project spaces panel on the project browser
  • Fixed audio on 23.98 1080p MXF AVID DNxHD exports importing back in and playing at twice the speed
  • Fixed AVID DNxHD-TR MXF export not working correctly
  • Fixed a number of changes to the way we link to clips when re-importing
  • Prevented any attempts to ‘copy-local’ audio clips on AAF import
  • Fixed errors causing ‘heap corruption’ in a number of AAF functions
  • Fixed erroneous folders being created when creating a new project space
  • Fixed Pref file import when encountering empty lines
  • Fixed audio levels not moving when using ALT S shortcut
  • Fixed solo/mute functions from Mackie to be remembered after a trim
  • Fixed solo/mute functions from Mackie to be remembered when switching focus to another edit/shot
  • Fixed audio linking when using shared projects
  • Fixed Mackie Solo/Mute functions when audio mixer panel is not open
  • Fixed audio drag in fades from incorrectly appearing when inserting from a source that contains fades
  • Prevented import panel showing frame rate or other metadata if we haven’t read it from the file
  • Fixed all channels displaying the same information when linking to multichannel WAV file
  • Fixed audio corruption when transcoding a multichannel WAV file on import
  • Fixed incorrect display message about Matrox DSX Utils on startup
  • Fixed record panel only allowing one audio connection option
  • Fixed crash opening recording panel when using Matrox I/O
  • Fixed audio on transcoded H.264 Mov files
  • Fixed sync issue importing from an ALE
  • Fixed audio replay rate on WAV samples
  • Fixed memory handle leak (handles continuing to increase)
  • Fixed no audio on Blackmagic output when first entering a project
  • Fixed crash opening an edit that contains 32 audio tracks
  • Fixed playback of 24 bit audio masquerading as 16
  • Fixed reading of audio files that have multiple single channel streams
  • Fixed potential crash resizing a viewer during playback
  • Fixed image on SDI output of Blackmagic when set to NTSC
  • Fixed 23.98/29.97fps Quicktime exports showing up as 24/30fps
  • Fixed panels jumping around after a right/left click operation
  • Fixed Rack behaviour when adding bin to a rack within a rack
  • Fixed incorrect audio replay rate for 23.98 .MXF audio samples
  • Fixed incorrect filename showing on BWAV imports
  • Fixed reading of Reel ID from MXF files on import
  • Changed licensing so that the user is not required to activate the free version IF there is an available network Pro-license available

Limitations and Known Problems

  • Potential crash transcoding an .MP3 audio file on import
  • The Vectorscope may show incorrect information. This is under investigation
  • The audio may be distorted playing back at certain output formats using Blackmagic I/O. This is under investigation
  • You will not be able to install the 32bit and 64bit version on the same system
  • There is currently no audio linking for AVCHD with AC3 audio. AC3 audio in AVCHD files will still be copied locally
  • There is currently no audio linking for Quicktime files audio will still be copied locally
  • Some audio files may not import correctly or may not link correctly, please send us any samples you experience issues with
  • Some Quicktime files may import with audio at the incorrect length. This is under investigation
  • Transcoding may be slower than previous Beta versions this is under investigation
  • The ‘Elapsed’ and ‘Total Duration’ fields in the edit label tab of the BITC panel do not show feet and frames (including 16mm & 35mm 3-perf)
  • Video analysis tool appears through the FX configuration panel when configuring a colour correction effect
  • AC3 audio will not import on .MOV wrapped files
  • You will not be able to export a Quicktime Movie from a shot/sequence that contains native H.264 MOV files
  • Potential crash browsing import directories without Quicktime installed
  • Uncompressed Blackmagic SD option will not work correctly for some formats
  • Potential crash importing WMV file
  • You will need to set “Stop record if label break” to “No” for successful recording using a Firewire deck
  • You will need to set “Stop record if label missing” to “No” for successful recording using a Firewire deck
  • DV recordings may have a black frame at the end of the recorded clip
  • Potential memory leak playing very large AVID DNxHD edits
  • Audio monitor delay setting will not be accounted for during export
  • Cannot record HDV through Firewire
  • AVID DNxHD 10bit encode is not possible
  • Make sure any other applications are closed before attempting to install Lightworks
  • Video track can turn red after removing certain FX
  • Performance issues working with H.264 MOV files natively
  • XDCAM EX Quicktime files will not play correctly
  • Error during startup when Matrox MTX utils installed “error copying Matrox DSX driver” Please turn off UAC in Windows
  • Image on viewers and SDI output may look very poor on old ATI graphics card when set to 10-bit precision
  • SHIFT clicking a tile into a viewer has currently been disabled. You can now double left click tiles into existing viewers
  • XDCAM HD files may show pixelation on the viewer when dragging the timeline marker through them quickly
  • PCM Audio on IMX XDCAM samples is pink noise
  • .VOB files appear as “Sound” only on the import panel, but yet import with picture. Performance will be slow
  • Image quality on playback may be poor when project card set to NTSC Fields
  • You will not be able to transcode 1080p 60fps files on import
  • 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
  • Firewire decks MUST be switched off after recording

Windows 7 64bit Limitations and Known Problems

  • The Pro version is required in order to run the 64bit version
  • Blackmagic I/O will NOT work in the 64bit version. This is under investigation. Please use the 32bit version for testing
  • You may recieve a HASP warning about errors in the executable file when closing Lightworks. This is under investigation
  • Potential crash on startup with Mackie audio device connected
  • There is no Quicktime Movie/MPEG4 import/export via Apple SDK
  • Premiere and After Effects plugins are not supported
  • The licensing panel(s) may show incorrect links to the Lightworks Shop
  • Audio content analysis is disabled
  • CDDA ripping is not available

Limitations and Known Issues With Matrox Hardware I/O

  • 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

  • If you are using a Decklink Duo, you will only get I/O from SDI 2 not SDI 1
  • Blackmagic I/O will NOT work in the 64bit version. This is under investigation. Please use the 32bit version for testing
  • Audio monitor level control has no effect on Blackmagic recordings
  • You may experience a crash when stopping record using Blackmagic I/O Please report this to us.
  • The SDI output may become distorted and flicker randomly. This is under investigation
  • You will not be able to view video on the Blackmagic output if Precision is set to 10bit. Change to 8bit
  • You will not be able to view video from Boris Red via the Blackmagic Output when Lightworks is running

All Beta feedback is through the Lightworks Forum under the “Windows Beta Testers” section.


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