Lightworks 2021.1 Released With UI Improvements, Other Video Editor Enhancements

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 20 January 2021 at 08:20 PM EST. Add A Comment
Lightworks, the professional-grade video editing system that works well on Linux but has remained elusive of its long past open-source promise, is out with its first major release of 2021.

The new Lightworks 2021.1 release comes following this non-linear video editing system becoming independent of EditShare as its prior parent company. With Lightworks 2021.1 is a big improvement to how it handles frame rates especially for now properly dealing with media content of different frame-rates in the same project. Media with any frame-rate is now properly dealt with in the same project. Lightworks also now preserves the original resolution of clips in a project throughout the effects chain rather than resizing them to the output format.

Lightworks 2021.1 also adds support for custom sequence output formats to deal, custom format templates of square/format for dealing with today's social media platforms, and a variety of user interface improvements.

Those in the latest work on the Lightworks 2021.1 video editor for Linux (and macOS/Windows) systems can find more of the release details over on
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