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  • Lightworks Video Editor Plans For A Busy 2019 But No Signs Of The Open-Source Version

    Phoronix: Lightworks Video Editor Plans For A Busy 2019 But No Signs Of The Open-Source Version

    EditShare, which continues developing the professional-grade Lightworks video editor, does continue maintaining their Linux support and this year they are planning for more improvements. But not shared as part of their 2019 plans is any word on making good about the "open-source" version of the software they originally announced back in 2010...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...orks-2019-Plan

  • #2
    I actually used Lightworks a few years back, was better than it's open-soruce rivals, though from what I've read Openshot and KDElive has made great advances in this time. Might se if I get a need to edit videos again
    Desktop Environment poll:
    https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...de-do-you-like

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    • #3
      After 10 years I would stop asking them about the open-source release. It's clear they have some proprietary code in there and they are in no financial condition to share it.

      While it would be nice, it's obvious they just can't live up to that 2010 announcement.

      Last I asked in the professional editing space, DaVinci Resolve was preferred over Lightworks in the Linux world.

      Premiere in Windows and Final Cut on MacOS.

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      • #4
        Really none of the open source editors I've tried have been the least bit reliable with the exception of PITIVI which I primarily used SD video capture.
        Kdenlive is the most feature rich but had really bad render output which I could never find a solution for.

        I've read Divinci RESOLVE is fantastic but is released only for RedHat and Arch I believe. It can be ported over for DEB based distros. The "Lite" version is FREE but has all the functionality anyone should need. I've not had time to install it; planning on updating my 8 core machine to 18.04 LTS and then will try it after that.

        https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/pro...avinciresolve/

        http://www.danieltufvesson.com/makeresolvedeb

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dr. Righteous View Post
          Really none of the open source editors I've tried have been the least bit reliable with the exception of PITIVI which I primarily used SD video capture.
          Kdenlive is the most feature rich but had really bad render output which I could never find a solution for.

          I've read Divinci RESOLVE is fantastic but is released only for RedHat and Arch I believe. It can be ported over for DEB based distros. The "Lite" version is FREE but has all the functionality anyone should need. I've not had time to install it; planning on updating my 8 core machine to 18.04 LTS and then will try it after that.

          https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/pro...avinciresolve/

          http://www.danieltufvesson.com/makeresolvedeb
          There are lots of references where people installed Resolve on Debian or their flavors. If you want to pay for professional support, you are recommended to use RH or CentOS.

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          • #6
            Openshot crashes now and then, but I still find it as the best open source solution that does not have a steep learning curve.

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            • #7
              I have used Kdenlive for years with good results and no worries about the video editor phoning home and putting details of sensitive raw clips (or disk keys for encrypted volumes ) at risk. I output to 1080p H264 files at a large bitrate, and compress to the published 540x960 at a much lower bitrate in Avidemux afterwards. This gives much better quality on the final published file. No way I would use a paid video editor and paid codecs just to bypass that. If compressijg twice is an issue I can render to an uncompressed format from Kdenlive but when I experimented with that I didn't get any visible improvement in quality over exporting to H264 at "6000" in the spinbutton for 1080p source files.

              As for crashes, Kdenlive auto-saves frequently and it pays to hit the save button after any important change. Using the save button is cheap, paid codecs and editors are expensive and the cost to privacy of having anything in your system that askes for online accounts and license keys is beyond calculation.

              I set up my computers to effectively function as though paid software, software license keys and activation, plus Google and Facebook did not exist and neither did any features not duplicated in true free and open source software.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Luke View Post
                I have used Kdenlive for years with good results and no worries about the video editor phoning home and putting details of sensitive raw clips (or disk keys for encrypted volumes ) at risk
                Hey Luke, what editing software are you referring to specifically. This is a big turn off for me as well.

                As far as Kdenlive, I really like the feature set but even in the latest version; stability was always an issue. Plus the render quality issue really was what I disliked also. Just a for instance. 1080p source video from my Panasonic camcorder; I would want to output at 1080p; the resulting render was nowhere near the quality of the source video; and I couldn't get and answer why.

                My all time favorite was Sony Vegas. I loved the features and intuitive functionality, but it was expensive and windows only.
                Before that it was Premiere which I started wet behind the hears with in the 90s but found it buggy at times. When communicating with Adobe support the answer was to buy the latest version. $500 please. No thanks.




                Last edited by Dr. Righteous; 01-11-2019, 09:28 AM.

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                • #9
                  I presume ALL software that requires a license key and is closed-source to phone home until proven otherwise. That goes double when online activation is involved, and I saw somewhere that Lightworks asks for an online account. I have literally never activated or used proprietary software, so not totally sure about any one of them.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by edwaleni View Post
                    After 10 years I would stop asking them about the open-source release. It's clear they have some proprietary code in there and they are in no financial condition to share it.

                    While it would be nice, it's obvious they just can't live up to that 2010 announcement.

                    Last I asked in the professional editing space, DaVinci Resolve was preferred over Lightworks in the Linux world.

                    Premiere in Windows and Final Cut on MacOS.
                    Why DaVinci instead of Cinelerra, which is way more advanced and has Hollywood-graded features?

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