Lightworks Linux Public Beta Is Now Available To Download
Today we are releasing the first Linux Public Beta version of Lightworks, this means any user wishing to test the Linux Beta version can do so by visiting the link below, filling out the short form and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions:www.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 Lightworks Username and Password (an internet connection MUST be present on the system) 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.http://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=19&id=44717&Itemid=81
The Linux Beta does not include trial AVID DNxHD licensing
due to the restrictions imposed by AVID.
We will shortly be adding the option to the Lightworks Shop www.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 above.
Many thanks to all those Linux Alpha Testers that continually submitted feedback and helped get the Linux version to Beta stage.http://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=19&id=44717&Itemid=81
EditLinux Beta testers
Thank you for your interest in joining the Linux Public Beta Program. In order to join the program please read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and submit your details below. You will then be emailed further instructions with regards to submitting feedback on issues you encounter. We need the best quality feedback possible, so please DO try to contribute!
We reserve the right to remove inactive testers from the team at any time.
Lightworks has only been developed and tested on Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, Mint 13, Mint 14 and Lubuntu 13.04. Other distributions may work, but have not been tested. You're welcome to try with Ubuntu-varients, e.g. 'Edubuntu' - do please let us know the results!The current Linux Beta is only available as a Debian (.deb) software package only. We will be adding support for other Linux distributions at a later date.
==================Limitations and Known Problems
There is a memory usage error which is currently under investigation
The import panel may display incorrectly when resizing the Name column header
Lightworks detects ALT+click in a number of situations, but these events are often intercepted by the window manager. To enable ALT+click handling in LXDE, see http://askubuntu.com/questions/66347/how-to-unbind-alt-in-lubuntu-lxde.
To enable in Unity, see http://askubuntu.com/questions/80623/how-to-disable-altclick-from-moving-windows-in-unity-2d
Fedora is not a supported distribution. Forum users created an RPM and report it is working
Lightworks has only been tested on Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, Mint 13, Mint 14, Lubuntu 13.04. Other distributions may work, but have not been tested
ATI and Nvidia cards are supported. EditShare recommends Nvidia for the best performance
Do not use linux default GFX driver. If you experience the viewer playing at a reduced size then the Linux default graphics driver is installed. Please make sure the Nvidia driver is loaded an the system is restarted
The record tool, playout tool will not be available in the current Linux Beta build of Lightworks. They will be added in a future Linux Beta build
You will need to restart Lightworks after successful activation in order to use the Blackmagic output
The display will dim slightly during transcode, render and export
There is no SDI or Firewire support
There is output only from Blackmagic I/O
There is no Lightworks USB/Serial console support
There is no H.264 MOV export support
The build is 64bit ONLY
There is no Quicktime/MPEG4 export option
There is no AVI export option
There is no Mackie Audio Mixer support
There is no .WMV support
AVI files may play back incorrectly with black flashing frames
DPX image sequence exports do not work correctly
No support for .ac3 audio in AVCHD. Please use PCM audio or transcode via 3rd party software externally to Lightworks.
No audio imported from OMFs (that do have embedded audio)
PNG Image Sequences are slow to export
AAF exports will import with audio off-line
16:9 MP1 PAL clip imports incorrectly as 4:3
Audio may not be present on some Uncompressed AVIs
'Keyer FX' show artefacts and blocks in the FX panel preview
Crash transcoding M2T sample to MXF DVCPro100
Transcoded DPX files are incorrect on import
Image will be incorrect on Blackmagic SDI output when downscaling an HD image to SD