Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Lightworks is a popular video editing software, used in the movie industry, as an alternative for Apple Finalcut, Pinnacle Studio and Avid Media Composer, providing tools for processing videos in the most popular free and proprietary formats: H.264, XDCAM EX/HD 42, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra.
The latest version available is Lightworks 12.0.3.L, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:
- Added new Content Manager structure
- Bins and Groups (previously racks) are now all visible within the content manager
- Multicam Bins (previously Sync groups) are now all visible within the content manager
- The Search function has been incorporated into the content manager (click the magnifying glass)
- Added Clips, Subclips, Prints, Syncs, Edits, Searches, Everything and Recent filters to the content manager
- Added ability to create and edit Filters
- Added ability to create Filters based on search criteria and manage them
- Added the ability to drag/drop files from the OS directly into an open bin (cannot import to Filters)
- Added the ability to import directly into an existing bin (cannot import to Filters)
- And much more!
- Optimised the drawing pipeline. Any/All UI elements are now drawn more efficiently (less laggy)
- Rewritten the Lightworks Play engine to remove the need for the Display Optimisation Field/Frame button
- Added improvements to the export panel to make it easier to select a format for export
- Added entirely new Blur effect to the Effects panel
- Added powerful new Colour Correction
- Added powerful new Selective Colour Correction
- Added import of FCP7 XMLs
- Improved responsiveness for image display when moving the timeline marker
- Fixed very large image sequences not importing correctly
- Fixed audio mixer panel still referring to subclips/syncs as Ghosts
- Fixed crash exporting embedded AAFs
- Fixed consolidation of audio correctly in OMF/AAF exports
- Further improvements to AAF exports to AVID Media Composer
- Fixed image-sequence exports failing for edits with names containing path characters
- Fixed ALE-import MXF file-coalescing independent of project output video format
- Fixed ALE-import Strict setting failing to import media
In this article I will show you how to install Lightworks 12 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
To install Lightworks 12 .0.3.L on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 Ubuntu 14.04 and derivatives, we have to download the deb package from the project’s website and install the it via command-line.
However, Lightworks 12.0.3.L is available only for 64 bit systes (amd64/x86_64):
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget http://www.lwks.com/dmpub/lwks-12.0.3.L-amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi lwks-12.0.3.L-amd64.deb
After the installation has been successfully done, register online to be able to access Lightworks.
Optional, to remove lightworks, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove lwks