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Lightworks Video Editor Delays Linux Beta Release

Lightworks – the Oscar winning video editing software that is in the process of being open-sourced – has had its Linux beta release pushed back.

Lightworks had previously earmarked November 29th as the date a public beta of the professional-grade non-linear video editor would become available.

Announcing the delay on the Lightworks forum, Editshare’s Matt Sandford writes: –

“We have undertaken a huge amount of work to enhance the Codecs and cross-platform support for the Mac OSX and Linux versions of Lightworks.

We have been working on these updates for several months and had originally hoped to release the new version on the 29th November. However, we are not yet fully satisfied with the stability of this version with its many new features and therefore we have made the difficult decision to delay its release to our customers.

Obviously we are very keen to get the new version out, but we will only do this once we are confident that it meets the high standards demanded by our user community. Therefore, we are holding back on announcing a new date for the full release, but please be assured that we will do so as soon as possible and that we will keep all users fully informed.”

Thanks to thijs