Lightworks is a powerful tool for creating and editing video files. The program includes a convenient project file manager that allows you to import video and audio "in bulk". In addition to making it easier to work with your project, it also serves as a cataloguing tool for your media library, as well as for working with collections of clips and songs. So this manager can be used "separately" from the program itself. The editor supports most common multimedia formats and codecs, including DPX, H.264, AVCHD, XDCAM EX, DVC HD, RED R3D.
Lightworks is very simple and easy to handle. The program allows you to easily manage the sequence of clips on the timeline, "link" individual video and music, work with transitions between frames, cut clips with accuracy to milliseconds, and so on. The editor also includes a tool that supports recording video from connected external devices. Recorded video can be instantly added to the project.
Separately, we should talk about the editor interface. The point is that it is completely different from that in other programs of this kind. In essence, Lightworks is an environment with separate video tools that open in separate windows inside the main program window. At first it will be unusual to work with such a graphic shell, but in due course you will understand its conveniences and advantages. The program is paid, but the user is offered a demo version with not too "strict" restrictions.
- includes a very convenient multimedia file manager that can be used separately from Lightworks itself;
- supports most common video and codec formats;
- allows you to record video from external sources;
- has an interesting graphical shell in which each tool opens in a separate window;
- can export stereoscopic video.