Lightworks Windows 11.1 release for Windows

Today, we are releasing the latest version of Lightworks for Windows: 11.1. The last Beta Build (11.1.L) proved very important in helping resolve two major issues with the new ELS licensing and a memory issue. We are pleased to announce that the 11.1 Windows Release is now live!

http://www.lwks.com/downloads

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.

Users now sign in to the application using their LWKS.com 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 as 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. (The internet connection may be removed once the software has been activated.)
  • Virtual machines are not currently supported.

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 Pro version 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.

Thank you for using Lightworks!

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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 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.

Today we are releasing the first Linux Public

Today we are releasing the first Linux Public Beta version of Lightworks. Anyone can try out the Linux Beta version can do so 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.

Important Update About Lightworks

Lightworks on Windows

The development work on the next version of Lightworks 11.1 is going very well and with nearly four thousand users registered and testing the latest Beta versions, we have been making excellent progress. Such an enormous amount of feedback – and the time it takes to respond to it – means that we are slightly behind with making the 11.1 Windows version available for release, but it is nearly complete. We are aiming to have the release version ready for 30th April 2013

While we finialise this next version of Lightworks we are releasing an updated installer (no code changes) for 11.0.3 which will help overcome some of the problems users have been experiencing. The changes to the installer are:

  • We have updated the HASP licensing Run Time Environment (RTE) to the latest version 6.51 (included with the current Beta version.) This should help to resolve some installation issues and potential licensing problems and will allow installation on Windows 8 systems.
  • We have updated the installer which will help resolve some startup issues, primarily to do with an Internet Explorer 10 update. There are no code changes to this version of Lightworks in this updated installer.

Lightworks on Linux

We have had a very successful Linux Alpha program and although we will narrowly miss the targeted release date at the end of Q1, we will we be making the Linux Public Beta, which includes a much improved licensing scheme, available on 30th April 2013. We have been listening to users, and the current licensing scheme has not been up to their expectations.

The new scheme will be much simpler and easier to use, and will be based around signing in to the application using your user ID and Password for www.lwks.com This same licensing scheme will be rolled out across all three platforms over the coming months. We will be trialling this new licensing scheme with the Linux Alpha Team over the next few weeks.

Lightworks on Mac

We will be showing a preview only of Lightworks running on Mac at NAB 2013. This means we are nearly ready to announce the Alpha Program for Lightworks on Mac. More information will follow soon.

Lightworks News: RedShark, a new online magazine with news, views, & know-how for the moving image professional, is now live and available free-of-charge.

RedShark, a new online magazine providing news, views, and know-how for the moving image professional, is now live and available free-of-charge.

Published by EditShare, the creators of Lightworks Pro, the magazine includes daily content perfect for anyone involved in production, post-production, business and technology — featuring everything from cameras and lighting all the way to how you get your video in front of viewers.

RedShark has put together a team of 50 writers from all over the globe — industry experts, journalists, and authors — whose sole mission is to provide compelling, independent and newsworthy content, updated on a daily basis. We won’t just ‘cut and paste’ press releases like other news sites.

Over a third of a million have registered and downloaded Lightworks. That’s a huge community of video makers. So big, that it has its own gravitational pull.

The Editshare team has been working hard on ways to improve communication and to keep the Lightworks community ahead of the curve.

RedShark features in-depth articles, advice, news, tips and tutorials. Not just about Lightworks, but anything to do with the industry we work in.

Our writers will be talking directly to manufacturers and seeking answers to the most evasive of topics. We’ll have opinions, expert views, thought-provoking articles, the latest thinking and the sharpest cutting-edge views.


We’re always open to ideas and suggestions, so if you’ve got something important to say, then why not write for RedShark? Get in touch with us with your ideas at editor ( at ) redsharknews.com

Visit redsharknews.com – the home of News, Views and Know-How for the Moving Image Professional.

Lightworks Community members are already subscribed to the RedShark newsletter. If you aren’t already a member of the Lightworks Community, you can sign up at lwks.com .

At last! Lightworks for Linux will be available starting on October 30th.

 

As EditShare announced at IBC in Amsterdam this month, the Linux version of Lightworks will be ready for public alpha testing on October 30th 2012.

Here’s video of Lightworks running on Ubuntu recorded earlier this year:

The version that we will be releasing in October will be very similar, and also similar to the current Windows version that many people are already using.

What version of Linux is required to run the Lightworks alpha?

Initially it will be Ubuntu 12.04 only, with an aim of supporting other versions at a later date.

Is the Linux version of Lightworks available to download?

We are aiming for the 30th of October, 2012.

Will the Linux version be identical to the Windows version?

Yes, the two will look and feel the same. Some components will not be available in the Linux version, such as Firewire recording. More information will be available shortly.

Will I be able to use my existing license for the Windows version of Lightworks with Lightworks for Linux?

If both systems are connected to the same network, you will be able to detach your license from one system and move it to another. More information on this will be available shortly.

What graphics card will I need?

It will run on ATI systems, but performance will be much better with Nvidia.

 

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please join the conversation at the Lightworks Forum.

Thank for your interest in Lightworks — we cannot wait to see what you do with it!

North American partnership announced between @EditShare and @OCTOPUSNewsroom for MOS-compliant newsroom computer systems

EditShare Makes Headlines With New OCTOPUS Partnership

EditShare tapeless solutions seamlessly integrate with OCTOPUS6 Newsroom Computer System; EditShare distribution channel reselling turnkey news production solutions

Boston, MA – July 11, 2012 — EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced a technology and distribution partnership with OCTOPUS Newsroom, developer of advanced newsroom computer systems (NRCS). The new relationship expands EditShare’s support for MOS-compliant newsroom computer systems to include OCTOPUS6, with unique integration benefits such as the ability to preview from within the newsroom client video asset proxies that are stored on the EditShare Media Asset Management system. The relationship also opens up distribution channels for OCTOPUS in North America.

“EditShare chose to partner closely with Octopus because of its robust feature set, cross-platform Mac and Windows client support, and cost-effective licensing structure,” says Andy Liebman, founder and President of EditShare. “Incorporating the OCTOPUS6 NRCS as part of the EditShare tapeless workflow provides broadcasters with a complete turnkey, tapeless production solution for managing news content and media. In concert with EditShare Shared Storage, Flow Media Asset Management, Geevs Ingest and Playout servers, and Ark Backup and Archive, Octopus streamlines the entire news production process. News directors and reporters can browse assets, create rundowns, scripts, and news packages, and when it’s time to air, load the rundowns into EditShare Geevs servers for live playout. The two-way MOS communication between the Octopus system and the Geevs playout server gives news directors instant feedback on which packages are ready for air, and allows for last-second changes in the rundown as breaking news emerges. And that turnkey news production package is available today through the EditShare channel in North America and the Octopus channel worldwide.”

In addition to deeper integration with EditShare broadcast servers, journalists can browse source material stored on the EditShare shared storage systems. Liebman continues, “Because EditShare and Octopus are seamlessly integrated through the MOS protocol, journalists using the newsroom client have direct and immediate access to content stored on the EditShare shared storage systems. This includes tapeless material shot in the field, satellite feeds captured by Geevs or Flow Ingest servers, and clips stored in the archives. Users can also create placeholders in the rundown for events that have not yet been recorded or edits that are still under way, enabling news directors to quickly assess the timing of a broadcast but still allowing for last-minute news gathering and editing. EditShare manages the complexity of content collection, storage, and migration, greatly simplifying the workflow, enabling journalists to quickly and easily craft their story for broadcast.”

Petr Stokuc, Managing Director, Octopus Newsroom, comments, “Our successful partnership with EditShare started more than two years ago with the integration of our Octopus6 newsroom system with their Geevs servers. Since then we have delivered to our professional customers many workflow solutions that benefit from this integration.” Stokuc continues, “We are delighted that this technology partnership has now also developed into business cooperation. And after its success in Europe, we are now looking forward to the next step – in North America.”

About OCTOPUS 6

OCTOPUS6 is an advanced, platform-independent, and cost-effective newsroom computer system, natively running on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The non-subscription based solution offers on average an 18-month ROI for broadcasters. It offers convenience, speed, and ease of use at every stage of the newscast preparation process.

OCTOPUS6 provides the tools for journalists in TV newsrooms to fulfill all aspects of the news delivery workflow, from browsing or searching source material, to writing scripts and preparing rundowns, either for 24/7 news networks or for channels with only a few bulletins per day.

With scalability, modularity, support for a wide range of languages, multi-platform publishing, and open architecture, OCTOPUS6 can be used in any newsroom, no matter the size, language, or workflow. OCTOPUS6 is placed in the middle of news production and, as a key system, connects all other systems in the newsroom – such as automation, graphics, or teleprompters – together through its industry-standard MOS protocol.

OCTOPUS6 is utilized by more than 100 channels throughout the world and is currently a market leader in Central Europe and South Asia. Some of the key Octopus customers include Euronews in France; Al Jazeera English in Qatar, Malaysia, UK, and USA; RBC in Russia; TVN Network in Poland; ZEE Network in India; FOX in Turkey, and many others.

About EditShare

EditShare is the technology leader in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the TV and film industry. Our groundbreaking products improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, archiving and backup software, media asset management, and the world’s first 3-platform (Windows, OSX and Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.

©2012 EditShare LLC. All rights reserved. EditShare® is a registered trademark of EditShare LLC. All other trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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Press Contacts

Janice Dolan
Zazil Media Group
janice@zazilmediagroup.com
1 (617) 817-6595

OCTOPUS Newsroom

press@octopus-news.com
420 221 181 511
www.octopus-news.com

Press

Bob Pank
Zazil Media Group
bob@pank.org.uk
44 1342 836056

 

#Lightworks v11.0.1 for Windows is now available at http://lwks.com/downloads

We’ve just released Lightworks v11.0.1 for Windows, with a variety of bugfixes & enhancements. Downloads & more information is available at lwks.com/downloads.

We also released a series of video tutorials for Lightworks earlier this week. They were produced by Peter Bridgman, a long-time professional Lightworks user, and are well worth the time if you’re getting started — or re-familiarized — with Lightworks.

For those curious about the Mac & Linux versions, and the launch of the open source project, we’re still fully committed to all of these, but have no updated information at this time. Keep an eye on the Lightworks roadmap for news as it becomes available, and of course our Facebook page and @ESLightworks on Twitter.