Lightworks Windows 11.1 Release and Lightworks 11.1.l Public Beta (Windows Only)

The last few months we have been setting about tackling the remaining issues customers have faced using Lightworks. The biggest of all these was our current licensing system (Sentinel HASP) This has caused problems during installation, activation and simply starting the application, all of which gives a negative customer experience. We are pleased to announce that this licensing has now been removed and replaced with our own EditShare Licensing Service (ELS) This same licensing service has been trialled over the last couple of months with great success in the Linux Alpha/Beta versions.

The user will sign in to the application using their Lightworks Username and Password (an internet connection MUST be present on the system) Any existing licenses still yet to expire on the current release build of Lightworks will be honoured in the new ELS system. The user simply signs in to the new version entering their Username and Password and their existing license(s) will appear in the list for them to activate (Pro and AVID DNxHD)

The new ELS licensing has some limitations.

  • Users will not be able to detach a license from one system to another. To get around this, any user that purchases Lightworks Pro will be given a Pro license that can be used on two different systems.
  • There is no concurrent network licensing system in place. If a user has a Pro activation that has 4 concurrent users, this will show a Pro license in ELS that can be used 5 times on separate systems.
  • There is currently no way of canceling a license and moving it to another system.
  • There is currently no “Offline” activation method. Users MUST have an internet connection present on the system they have installed Lightworks on.

To coincide with the new release and the new licensing we are introducing for the first time a 30 day Pro Trial license, allowing users to experience the full power of Lightworks Pro. The 30 day trial can only be used once on a system and is not renewable. When the user signs in to the application they will be offered the chance to try the product for 30 days or continue using the Free version of Lightworks. Once the 30 day trial expires, the software will revert to the Free version.

Before we release 11.1 on 28th May we are uploading one last Beta build (11.1.l) today which includes the new ELS licensing for testing purposes.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.k are:

  • Added entirely new EditShare Licensing System (ELS), which replaces Sentinel HASP
  • Added further improvements for R3D playback (4-5k images)
  • Fixed entire clips appearing offline in shared projects when only part of the file (audio or stereoscopic eye) was offline
  • Fixed audio mixer track selection
  • Fixed AAF settings for Protools target
  • Fixed AVC-Intra50 files importing as green image

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

Lightworks Windows 11.1 Release and Lightworks 11.1.k Public Beta (Windows Only)

We have rescheduled the Windows 11.1 Release to the 28th May exactly one year after the version 11 Release.

Today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.k)

This new build is a massive milestone for Lightworks, addressing one of the biggest issues with version 11, native H.264/MP4 handling. This new build now includes native support for H.264 mov files and MP4 files (GroPro etc) without the need for transcoding in the Pro version. Free users will be forced to transcode these files on import to Lightworks.

Over the next week we are also aiming to Beta test the new EditShare Licensing Service (ELS) on Windows. This same licensing service has been trialled over the last couple of months with great success in the Linux Alpha/Beta versions.

The user will sign in to the application using their Lightworks Username and Password (an internet connection MUST be present on the system) Any existing licenses still yet to expire on the current release build of Lightworks will be honoured in the new ELS system. The user simply signs in to the new version entering their Username and Password and their existing license (should one be available) will appear in the list for them to activate (Pro and AVID DNxHD)

The new ELS licensing has some limitations.

  • Users will not be able to detach a license from one system to another. To get around this, any user that purchases Lightworks Pro will be given a Pro license that can be used on two different systems.
  • There is no concurrent network licensing system in place. If a user has a Pro activation that has 4 concurrent users, this will show a Pro license in ELS that can be used 5 times on separate systems.
  • There is currently no way of canceling a license and moving it to another system.
  • There is currently no “Offline” activation method. Users MUST have an internet connection present on the system they have installed Lightworks on.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.j are:

  • Added indexing for MP4/H.264 MOV/MXF files to help with shuttling and reverse play of Long GOP files (creates lvix files)
  • Fixed relinked media not reappearing until after restarting the application
  • Fixed video only being relinked by ‘relink missing media’ function
  • Ensure that material/sound folders are created when restoring a project from an archive
  • Fixed Timeline marker moving position after using ALT M
  • Fixed audio not being present on MP4 samples in 32bit version
  • Stop media file import browser from analyzing Lightworks link files
  • Fixed audio cutting out after 14 minutes on exports
  • Fixed DVCPROHD movs created on Mac not working
  • Fixed potential timeline sizing/moving crash

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

Lightworks 11.1.j Public Beta (Windows Only)

Today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.j)

We now have approximately 4700 users actively testing and reporting feedback on the latest version of Lightworks. This new build primarily fixes issues encountered with the previous Beta version (11.1.i) We are hoping this will be the last Beta build before the release, which is dependent on the feedback we receive.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.i can be seen below:

  • Fixed MP3 files failing to import
  • Fixed MTS files failing to import into the 64bit version
  • Fixed 720p 30fps MJPEG sample not importing into a 30fps project in the 32bit version
  • Sources-list.txt now created in Lightworks project folder to avoid Windows permissions issues
  • Fixed crash using arrow keys for navigation in timecode labels
  • Fixed display of Fraps files in the 32bit version
  • Fixed FX nodes disappearing on the video routing panel
  • Fixed 24fps Quicktime samples being identified as 23.98fps on the import panel
  • Fixed Copy local import option not working correctly (creating large audio files)
  • Fixed restoring Archive with linked media paths failing to reconnect audio streams (again)
  • Fixed media relinking not being available/possible after unarchiving (again)
  • Fixed deletion of material that has been restored from an archive when deleting a project

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

Lightworks 11.1.i Public Beta (Windows Only)

Today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.i)

We now have approximately 4700 users actively testing and reporting feedback on the latest version of Lightworks. This new build primarily fixes issues encountered with the previous Beta version (11.1.h) We are aiming to have the release version ready before the end of next week, again it will be based around feedback from this latest Beta.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.h are:

  • Fixed H.264 MOV files appearing considerably darker when compared with Quicktime
  • Fixed lengthy delay waiting for pixels shaders to load when entering projects
  • Fixed potential crash entering projects
  • Fixed crash loading column layouts on bins
  • Fixed crash importing AVCHD files with AC3 audio on Windows 8 WORK IN PROGRESS
  • Fixed Find material function failing when selecting permanent bins
  • Fixed sync on 23.98 pulled down WAV exports
  • Fixed audio on MP3 samples being garbled in the 64bit version
  • Fixed archiving from an export tool that was restored from a room file
  • Fixed restoring archives with linked media paths failing to reconnect audio streams
  • Fixed incorrect audio on AVCHD MOV imports
  • Fixed memory issue on 32bit version

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

Lightworks for Linux public beta launches today

Today we are releasing the first Linux Public Beta version of Lightworks. Anyone can try out the Linux Beta version by signing up at:

lwks.com/betas-linux

This Beta version contains the new EditShare Licensing Service (ELS) which will allow users to sign in to the application using their lwks.com username and password. (An internet connection MUST be present on the system for initial setup.) When signing in, each new user will be automatically given a complimentary seven day Pro license to test the Pro version of Lightworks. This is renewable at the end of the seven days by simply signing back in to the application.

The Linux Beta does not include trial AVID DNxHD licensing due to restrictions imposed by AVID. We will shortly be adding the option to the Lightworks Shop lwks.com/shop for users to purchase an AVID DNxHD license specifically for the Linux version.

There are still some limitations with the current Linux build, which can be found on the Linux Beta page.

Many thanks to the Linux Alpha Testers that continually submitted feedback and helped get the Linux version to Beta stage.

The complimentary Linux activations will not appear on your Community page under Activations.

Lightworks 11.1.h Public Beta (Windows Only)

Later today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.h).

We now have approximately 4600 users actively testing and reporting feedback on the latest version of Lightworks. This new build primarily fixes issues encountered with the previous Beta version (11.1.g) so we are still hoping to make the release available on the 30th April depending on feedback from this new build.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please go to: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.g are:

  • Fixed potential crash right clicking a tool in the Toolbox
  • Fixed permanent bins not displaying (broken in 11.1.G)
  • Fixed default position setting to remember viewer positions
  • Fixed clicking in resizable area (but not dragging) of track selection boxes on edit timeline
  • Fixed incorrect aspect ratio appearing on Fullscreen and I/O output
  • Fixed resizable “Add tracks” panel
  • Fixed timecode entry on labels panel
  • Fixed make ‘Bin of Material’ function from rack setting menu
  • Fixed Colour Correction values not being identified correctly when typing them in
  • Newly created projects now default to 1080p rather than PAL
  • Fixed incorrect audio on MPEG4 exports (broken in 11.1.G)
  • Fixed deletion of transcoded material
  • Fixed analogue audio being recorded at the incorrect speed using Matrox I/O
  • Fixed missing Blackmagic connection options on the record tool (64-bit only)
  • Fixed potential crash with audio using Blackmagic I/O
  • Added better RED R3D file decode performance using RED Rocket card
  • Fixed trimming shortcut keys not unjoining FX tracks
  • Fixed sync groups losing sync under certain circumstances
  • Fixed being able to record PAL from 1080i SDI input signal
  • Added Matrox 7.1.0.1294 End User driver support
  • Fixed colourspace conversion which would show purple tiles/viewers randomly

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

Lightworks 11.1.g Public Beta (Windows Only)

Today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.g)

We now have approximately 4400 users actively testing and reporting feedback on the latest version of Lightworks. This build has some very nice enhancements for auto unjoin trimming, shared project updates and various fixes. We are hoping to release one or two more Beta builds before the final release on 30th April.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.f are:

  • Fixed crash enabling the fullscreen output in the 64bit version
  • Fixed Render panel not appearing
  • Fixed Atomos Samurai_DNX HD .mov audio playback being incorrect
  • Fixed ProRes sample not importing with Picture
  • Added default folder icon for all three platforms when browsing Places
  • Fixed potential crash importing file from Pentax k30
  • Fixed multiple bins being created when importing new media
  • Fixed import of AC3 audio on AVCHD files (broken in previous two Beta versions)
  • Fixed import of 32bit WAV sample (previously failed to import)
  • Fixed crash rendering/exporting AVID DNxHD MXF 1080p25
  • Fixed deselected tracks on popped out tiles
  • Fixed potential crash unjoining FX nodes in the video routing panel
  • Fixed FX getting lost when using the video routing panel
  • Added ability to move FX nodes using the left mouse button on the video routing panel
  • Fixed potential crash on exit after opening the Effects panel
  • Fixed Mark Out being ignored when doing four point editing
  • Fixed potential crash scrolling and resizing bins
  • Fixed Batch Import Tool transcode settings not persisting when tool is re-opened
  • Fixed Frame rate and Size options on the export panel from moving
  • Fixed recordings and imported files appearing offline when using shared projects
  • Fixed creation of Prints and Subclips
  • Fixed still images transcoded on import to DVCPro100 MOV displaying incorrectly
  • Fixed MPEG422 SD AVIs displaying incorrectly
  • Merge AVID DNxHD codec into main Lightworks installer (Separate AVID DNxHD installer no longer requires. AVID DNxHD License is still required)
  • Added ability to restore Milestones from the project browser Restore edit(s) function
  • Added ability to resize the Restore edit(s) panel
  • Milestones are now automatically generated when an edit is deleted
  • Fixed audio clicks on Voice Over recordings
  • Fixed potential crash entering a project containing AVID DNxHD media without the codec being installed
  • Fixed audio on MP3 samples being garbled when imported into the 64bit version
  • Fixed invalid characters appearing on the Filter Type options menu of the Audio EQ effect
  • Fixed incorrect audio speed on Blackmagic SD/HD recordings
  • Fixed newly imported files being created in a new Imports bin despite one already being open
  • Added new padlock icons to show the state of an edit when using shared projects (Green = Owned by you. Yellow = No owner. Red = Owned by another user)
  • Added ability to drag a tile from out of the viewer copy icon (left click and drag)
  • Added ability to drag single tiles to the New Edit, Bin and Sync Group tools
  • Added ability to auto unjoin all clips when unjoining a cut point using the mouse. This is now the default behaviour, click the cogs icon and and set “Auto unjoin” to “No” to disable
  • Added ability to bypass auto unjoin by holding down ALT before clicking a cut point.
  • Improved edit ownership list when using shared projects
  • Ask user to go online if Internet Explorer is set to offline mode during Lightworks startup (which stops HASP licensing working)
  • Fixed being able to resize a timeline track using the left mouse button
  • Fixed audio not playing in 11.1 if imported into 11.0.3 to an NTFS 4096b/sec drive
  • Fixed potential crash rendering thumbnails in bins when using shared projects

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

Lightworks 11.1.f Public Beta (Windows Only)

Today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.f)

We now have approximately 3000 users actively testing and reporting feedback on the latest version of Lightworks. This build primarily fixes issues that have been broken between builds. There is still more work to be done with regards to having 11.1 ready for release, so the release date may slip by a week or two into March.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.e are:

  • Fixed crash on startup in the 64bit version when MIDI devices are connected
  • Removed obsolete Matrox drivers (5.5/6/6.1/7)
  • Added support for Matrox 9.2 SP1 drivers
  • Added support for Matrox DSXLE3 range
  • Fixed tiles not repositioning automatically in bin after clip is deleted in tile view
  • Ensure that the whole of the viewer/tile is kept onscreen following a change in output video format
  • Fixed performance problems playing back material in the 64bit version primarily XDCAM HD MXFs/AVCHD
  • Fixed import of AVCHD material in the Free version (when using Create Link)
  • Fixed import of MJPEG MOV files in the 32bit version only (64bit will not work with these files)
  • Fixed missing audio on MPEG4 exports
  • Fixed ProRes sample failing to import with video
  • Fixed ability to type the timecode into the labels panel
  • Fixed potential crash recording 1080p 23.98fps using Blackmagic I/O
  • Fixed crash clicking Standby when setup to record Voice over on the record panel
  • Fixed AAF import from AVID showing black clips in the edit
  • Fixed project name not appearing when creating a new room to a project from the project browser screen
  • Fixed ability to remove an EQ effect from an audio clip by right clicking and selecting remove
  • Fixed alpha channel not being removed when applying a 3D DVE to a clip
  • Fixed edit sync warnings not appearing when making a copy of an edit
  • Fixed ability to use non-writable drives if they have a Material/Sound folder on them

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

Lightworks 11.1.d Public Beta (Windows Only)

Today we are releasing the next Public Beta of Lightworks for Windows (11.1.d)

Since opening up the Beta program to the public three weeks ago, we have had an enormous amount of feedback, which shows in the list of fixes below. We now have 1100 users actively testing and reporting feedback on the latest version of Lightworks.

To access the latest Beta build for Windows please visit: lwks.com/beta

The fixes since 11.1.c include:

  • Fixed issue with playback stopping on the fullscreen output when moving the mouse
  • Fixed exit icon not appearing on fullscreen playback
  • Fixed Alpha setting not persisting on 4 corner gradient effect
  • Fixed 1 frame timecode discrepancy on BWAV imports
  • Fixed incorrect image on MTS files transcoded to Matrox YUYV
  • Fixed timeline marker not moving during playback after adding an effect and changing a keyframe parameter
  • Fixed inability to record from HDMI on Blackmagic Intensity
  • Fixed audio only recording using Blackmagic I/O
  • Fixed drag and drop behaviour of FX when V tracks are disabled
  • Enhancements and improvements to ALE import: (Pro version required)
    • File location/Name is no longer required under the Filepath heading. The ALE just needs to be in the same folder as the media
    • Related Video and Audio tracks are now automatically synced together upon import to Lightworks
    • ALE must be stored in parent directory of media it is referring to for import to analyse the media
    • Creates auto-grouped audio-only clips. Primarily multichannel BWAVs that have been extracted as separate .MXF files in the AVID MediaFiles folder
    • Included better logging during the import process to indicate why certain files cannot be imported
    • Included better logging during the import process to indicate which folders are being scanned
    • Ignore any subfolders starting with ‘.’ during media scanning
    • Ignore “Mac OSX” subfolders during media scanning
    • Ignore “resource.frk” subfolders during media scanning
    • Show ALE framerate on the import panel
    • Respect Reel IDs when pairing media files
  • Fixed vectorscope output displaying nonsense when using Blackmagic I/O
  • Fixed reading of media locators on AAF import
  • Fixed media locations disappearing when switching between project spaces
  • Added ALE licensing option to the licensing panel
  • Added User definable project/media locations to the licensing panel
  • Added import option to suppress material linking when importing AAFs
  • Added right-mouse click menu on Bin icon to display ‘All Contents’ from a project
  • Changed Lightworks archiving. User now selects whether to include local media or linked to media
  • Fixed playback of audio imported to the system drive in 11.0.3
  • Fixed display of Matrix wipes on FX panel
  • Fixed display of ProRes sample on the import panel (previously black)
  • Fixed reading of Reel ID from file imports
  • Fixed black Renders/Recordings/Exports using 1080i/PAL Blackmagic uncompressed MOV setting
  • Fixed connection settings on the record panel using Blackmagic I/O
  • Fixed Matrox Mpeg422P@HL bit rate setting on the export/render/record panels
  • Fixed 24bit WAV export in the 64bit version
  • Fixed a memory leak related to reading audio-file locators in AAF import
  • Fixed encoding/decoding URL strings in AAF locators with regard to real unicode characters
  • Fixed re-linking to sound files on AAF import (on a material drive) that do not have ‘.WAV’ extensions
  • Fixed AAF import of video file metadata (wrong aspect ratio etc)
  • Fixed failure to transcode 30fps .MP4 sample to MPEG422 AVI
  • Fixed potential crash playing back XDCAM HD MXF files in the 64bit version
  • Fixed potential issue with shared projects not updating correctly when importing files
  • Fixed audio links in .archive not being restored to the Sound folder when restoring the .archive
  • Fixed media appearing offline after using the move function of the media tool
  • Fixed link on Filecard to show all media being linked to
  • Fixed audio playback on AIFF sample
  • Prevent two instances of Lightworks being run at the same time
  • Fixed potential crash clicking the Location field in a bin after moving media using the Manage Media tool
  • Fixed typewriter titling effect progression with overlapping non-coincident effects
  • Fixed archiving progress bar from reporting invalid time (when including linked media)

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

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.

www.lwks.com/beta

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.