LWKS has launched Lightworks 2022 with the new launch offering three different plans to fit different needs for different content creators.
For over a decade, Lightworks offered a free plan to get aspiring editors started and a Pro version for more skilled video pros. After 14-months of working closely with users, the company says it has come up with a new set of features, powerful functionalities and more integrations than ever before.
Lightworks 2022 offers editing solutions to every content creator out there, from beginners to professionals or social media experts, to marketers, who all have the same purpose – creating engaging content.
Lightworks Free includes: Ready-Made Titles & Transitions; Access to Lightworks Forum; Cloud Storage Access; Local Backup & Archive; Powerful Editing Timeline; No Watermarks on Export; All Import Formats; and 720p Export Only.
Previously, Lightworks Free users had a 7-day rolling licence. This has been replaced with a 3-month renewable activation period, which allows new users to have more time navigating the software before requiring a log-in.
Lightworks Create, meanwhile, is a new plan for Lightworks 2022, designed specifically for content creators, marketers, filmmakers and government and education creators offering 4K export as standard as well as in-built social publishing, users will be able to collaborate on projects and share content instantly.
Lightworks Create has over 800 new customisable title and motion graphic effects to help improve users content engagement. Features include: efficient file handling; drag and drop timeline, sophisticated trimming tools; in-built effects; colour-correction; audio tools; third-party stock media integration; proxy-editing; background rendering; and intelligent auto-save.
Create offers wide format support and a variety of import/export options, including 4K, with dedicated output pre-sets for popular social media platforms: Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram.
Create’s flexible architecture enables source clips to played at their native frame rate, in their native shape. Once clips are inserted into a sequence, they are automatically/dynamically reframed and retimed to fit the sequence output format and frame-rate.
Lastly, Lightworks Pro has been improved with over 300 new essential effects to enhance and correct footage. From removing image noise and flash to fixing distortion and fine-tuning luminance, this creative post-production suite has everything video professionals need to bring their video to life.
Lightworks Pro in Lightworks 2022 now has a completely new open plugin architecture which allows users to freely integrate the video and audio plugins they love directly into their edit. Plugins built on OpenFX, VST3, AU and LADSPA frameworks such as those from NewBlueFX, BorisFX, Maxon, Waves, Sonnox and Accusonus will all be supported.
Premium features include: support for pro media formats; efficient file handling; flexible timeline, a full suite of trimming tools; proxy-editing; stereoscopic; multicam; advanced background processing; smart auto-save; hardware support; custom sequence output formats; custom metadata; and broad interoperability.
For teams, Lightworks Pro also includes industry-leading Project Sharing – true real time collaboration – Share media, bins and edits in real time with full control over which user has read/write access.