Lightworks free download for Mac


26 October 2018

Full-featured video editor.


Lightworks is a full-featured editor with all the power, performance and features you would expect and support for all major professional broadcast formats from SD, HD, 2K and Red 4K files. We believe that to make great work, you need great tools. And editing is no exception. Our mission is to give everybody access to the most affordable professional non-linear video editor available. Offering the same tools that professionals around the world have been using every day for the last 20 years to edit feature films, dramas, news and sports. Lightworks gives you everything you need to make your next movie look great!

Lightworks is available via outright purchase ($437.99), a yearly subscription ($174.99 per year), or a monthly subscription ($24.99 per month). See the purchase page for more details.

What's new in Lightworks

Version 14.5.0:
  • Added export option to Reaper (Lightworks Pro only)
  • Added support for Exporting/Transcoding/Rendering to Cineform HD/UHD AVI/MOV (Lightworks Pro Only)
  • Added varispeed information to FCP7 XML exports (Lightworks Pro Only)
  • Added export quality setting to the JPEG image sequence option (Lightworks Pro Only)
  • Added support for Ubuntu 18.04 and more distro support
  • Added support of variable frame rate files (.MOV .MP4, .M4V)
  • Added 16-bit, 16-bit Float and 32-bit float GPU precision
  • Added export format option for Free users "H.246/MP4 (Free)"
  • Added support for decode of Cineform codecs
  • Added support for handling .MOD and .TOD files
  • Added support for AC-3 audio in .MP4/.MOV/.M4V/.M4A wrappers
  • Added support for AAC 32 float audio
  • Added Histogram graph to the Video Tools panel
  • Added ability to adjust RED R3D RAW metadata parameters (.rmd)
  • Added ability to acknowledge project wide LUT setting on export
  • Added ability to set a Ranged Cue Marker (Start and End point)
  • Added ability to restore deleted clips from Milestones (which restores the entire clip with media link)
  • Added preliminary support for Blackmagic RAW files
  • Added support for media folder structures:
    • Added new trimming functionality to prevent a trim being extended beyond the media available at the head or tail
    • Added support for Quicktime MOV files with Alpha Channels
    • Added improved selection between bins in List and Tiles view
    • Added ELS licensing enhancements to enable targeted advertising to Free customers
    • Added ability to allow users to register an account while still running the automatic Free license
    • Added new feature to allow customisation of timeline mouse behaviour
    • Added new ability to recreate missing linked media. "Media -> Repair"
    • Added Apple ProRes XQ to decode formats

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How would you rate Lightworks app?

4 Reviews of Lightworks

05 September 2014
Version: 1.0

Most helpful

Hmm. $250 for a Beta version.
04 May 2015
Version: 1.0
For this amount of money, I would expect to see the developer responding to questions here. It looks like it may be a viable alternative for final cut x, however how can I tell whether its worth taking the time to download and try it out when the developer does not respond to even a simple question, which they should have already discussed, like, "what is better about it than FCPX"
27 September 2014
Version: 1.0
What is better about it than FCPX, the cross-platform capability?
06 September 2014
Version: 1.0
Great app, use it on Windows and Linux. Mac beta seems pretty good. Some super minor interface issues, but that will clear up before final release. Really liking 12.0
05 September 2014
Version: 1.0
Hmm. $250 for a Beta version.