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The interface of Lightworks is complicated, to say the least, so if you have not used such software you are in for some hard time. One peculiarity of the interface is that it either runs in full screen mode or it gets minimized as there is no middle way. It is colored mainly in gray and it has a toolbar to the left side; the toolbar provides the functionality of the application. Each button of it will open a smaller window that allows the end user to perform various actions depending on what he/she wants to do. As expected in order to be able to use this application you need to have a video file to work with.

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Basic Operations

You can start using Lightworks right after you install this application but there is a small problem – you must register with the software developer before you can actually do things with this program. Once you are done then open the video file you want to work with and perform the actions that you want. To do this you must use the toolbar to the left and click on the button that performs the operation that you want. You will need a powerful PC to use this software though – the recommended requirements include Windows 7 Professional, 3 GB of RAM, a quad-core processor, two Full HD display, 1 GB video memory or more and a connection to the Internet.


If you want to use professional video editing software for free then you can take a look at Lightworks This application will surprise you with its functionality – it has a professionally looking interface, a ton of useful functions, a nice interface and more – and you get all this for free. Still, if you are not satisfied you can upgrade to the paid Professional version. The downsides of the app include a required registration, high system requirements and a steep learning curve but you can't have professional functionality that comes with no effort on your side.


  • Free
  • Professional functions
  • Very functional
  • Nice and beautiful interface


  • Hefty system requirements
  • Requires registration
  • Steep learning curve
Reviewed by: Alexander Yovchev

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