It certainly can not be said that for Linux there is no easy-to-use and functional video software. Kdenlive and OpenShot for example, are members of this genus. But what about the professional segment? Do you know professional Linux video software to cover the (post) production workflow? Lightworks for Linux is approaching the public testing. So the cards in professional video editing with Linux and open source will be reshuffled soon.
Red Shark attack – Video Software bites and beats
Later this month the first test version of Editshares Lightworks will be shown, which runs on Linux boxes. Shortly thereafter, the Mac version will follow. The video software has a great tradition in the video section and is still involved in the post-production of famous Hollywood movies. What is Blender 3D for professional Renderers, the Lightworks could be for professional video editors on Linux. When the source code finds its way to the community is still unclear.
Lightworks – changes for LinuxAbout 95% of the original code has been found the way to the Linux version. The rest consists significant adjustments to the open source operating system. For example, the GPU accelerated effects and video output using Directx on Windows was replaced by OpenGL. The implementation of an efficient multi-threading was one of the hurdles that had to be taken.
EditShare is increasing its activities
In early October EditShare has established with Redsharknews.com a news page with the latest information for professional visualization. In the name of Lucy, the red Lightworks mascots, there are quite a lot of informative articles. This benefits not only according to data from EditShare, almost 400 000 users of the professional video software. A good tip for video enthusiasts and techies.
Lightworks – Cross Platform Video Editor with futureıllıllı Even the known video software with professional ambitions Cinelerra includes many effects and functions but it has also clear limits. Moreover, the update policy of Heroine Virtual Ltd.. does also not look better. From the Cinelerra-Fork Lumiera long time nothing could be heard too.
It is expected that Lightworks goes another way. By the impending availability on multiple platforms video data could to be exchanged and processesed in heterogeneous environment structures .
I think LightWorks will be the best Linux Video editor for the final touch in professional video workflow.
Even though EditShare with the Pro version followed commercial goals, the marketing will surely benefit the community variant with updates and stability. Lightworks will help to spread Linux as a professional video editing platform. As a Linux beta testers I’m looking forward to the end of October and i hope that the Editshare is doing their homework well to give us a stable Linux version. Because especially for video production in addition to the main features, stability and speed are important, right? ıllıllı