How To Install Lightworks 12 On 64 Bit Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

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, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Lightworks gives the same experience on all three platforms
  • 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 to create a much more responsive user interface
  • Rewritten the Lightworks Play engine for improved playback performance
  • 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 effect
  • Added powerful new Selective Colour Correction effect
  • Added import of FCP7 XMLs
  • Added 4K support for ProRes formats (Blackmagic cameras)

In this article I will show you how to install Lightworks 12 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

To install Lightworks 12 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivatives, we have to download the deb package from the project’s website and install the it via command-line. Also, we have to download and install the needed dependencies.

However, Lightworks 12 is available only for 64 bit systes (amd64/x86_64):

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/t/tiff3/libtiff4_3.9.6-11_amd64.deb
$ wget http://www.lwks.com/dmpub/lwks-12.0-amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi libtiff4_3.9.6-11_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi lwks-12.0-amd64.deb

After the installation has been successfully done, register online to be able to access Lightworks.

how to install Lightworks 12 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

Optional, to remove lightworks, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove lwks

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