Oscar and Emmy award-winning editing software ‘Lightworks is going open-source.
EditShare, the company behind Lightworks, see open-sourcing the editing application as a way to “…release its full potential…“’
Developers, aside from being able to enhance, build on and add to Lightworks, will also be able to sell their Lightworks plug-ins, etc through a centralized Lightworks online marketplace.
“Lightworks offers intuitive controls, advanced real time effects, 2K native support with DPX or RED, and multi-camera editing features that remain unmatched.”
Lightworks currently packs in an impressive feature set, supporting resolution and codec independent edits, unlimited multi-cam editing, a slew of professional effects, including outputting them in real-time at both SD, HD and 2K resolutions (!), support for 3rd party effects, an amazing voice over tool (which I used at University!) and, well, a TONNE more besides.
Check out LightWorks full spec list @ this link
The project has only just been announced as open-source so there are no downloads to be had just yet.
A freely downloadable version is scheduled to be available by Q3 of this year.
Developers wishing to get involved in the open-sourcing of the project can see here.
Thanks to walo