The latest version of Lightworks, A very popular video editor within its genre because unlike others, Lightworks does not edit the video linearly. The great news that Lightworks leads in this new version is that for the first time comes an official version for GNU / Linux distributions, especially for Ubuntu and Fedora, the most iconic distributions within the package formats, deb and rpm. But that doesn’t mean that Lightworks lay off your traditional business. At the moment, Lightworks it will combine the two forms, it will have a free version and a professional or paid version. The difference between these versions is that in the free version we can only export two formats: MPEG4 / H.264 and with a resolution of 720, Something limited but that goes great for uploading videos to the web.
Requirements for running Lightworks on Ubuntu
One of the bad things I’ve seen in incorporating Lightworks in Ubuntu is the establishment of some requirements to work, which also on the other hand in a video editor is normal, but it does not make much sense that its competitors, OpenShot o Kdenlive don’t have it. To run Lightworks we will need a computer with Ubuntu or a derivative in the higher version, ie Ubuntu 13.04 or Ubuntu 13.10. We will have to have more than 3 Gb of copper to make it work i a 64-bit processor, 1 i7 or equivalent at least. In terms of space requirements, Lightworks it takes up very little space, only 200 mb for installation, but you need enough space for video production. We also need a powerful graphics card, one that has 1GB of RAM for itself and a resolution of 1960 x 1080. They also require having a network connection for the program to launch the registry itself. It is only necessary the first time the program is opened.
At the moment Lightworks is not in the official repositories, nor do I think it will take time to be in Ubuntu 14.04 so the only way at the moment is to download the deb package from its official website and install it using Gdebi or by opening a terminal, go to the folder where the deb package is and type
its dpkg -i name_of_the_lightworks_package
This will install the program Lightworks.
Personally, I think it’s very good news that big software companies or already classic software products have a version or go into the free software. However I consider that this version is more to cover the file than to go into Free Software as the requirements are high, as if it were a professional version but the best possible result is very small. The user will ask and rightly so Why should I use Lightworks and spend a paste on a PC that meets the requirements if I can edit on a netbook with OpenShot? It’s one of the first questions that comes to my mind that they don’t answer. What do you think? Do you think Lightworks is worth it for Ubuntu or not?
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