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Install Lightworks Editor on Ubuntu & CentOS

Lightworks v14 the most recent update, is a full-featured non-linear editing app with all the power, performance and features you would expect. Lightworks Editor supports resolutions up to 4K as well as video in SD and HD formats. Lets take a look at what this latest release offers.

Install Lightworks Editor

Lightworks Editor Changelog

Added Features

  • A right-click ‘Rename’ option for bin groups
  • Ability to SHIFT click the content-manager ‘+’ icon to create an empty bin group
  • ‘AltG+ß’ handling for German keyboards


  • Intermittent black audio waveforms
  • Media that is imported using copy Local not importing immediately when using drag and drop
  • Still images showing as Media Offline with drag and drop
  • Bin search/replace crash
  • Incorrect audio on P2 files
  • Effects starting on the incorrect frame
  • Key ‘up’ handling which could lead to the fullscreen preview appearing unexpectedly
  • Bin drag/drop within nested groups
  • Decoding of XDCAM files
  • Issues with Auto effects and colour-correction curves
  • Reading Sony XAVC Long-GOP video
  • Hang on playback with certain media
  • Playback on Audio Network panel when double clicking a clip
  • Also fixed is playback of streaming Pond5 media
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  • Improved handling of m4v files
  • Also reinstated the ability to drag transition effects to the marked region
  • Restored missing keyframe-related menu items, as well as filecard ‘Notes’ for sequences
  • Also avoided hang generating title effects
  • Preserved tagged items correctly when switching bin views
  • Save/restore minimised effect component states
  • Made sure that the Filecard location field updates correctly when loading successive clips into the source viewer (fixed layout)
  • Don’t show ANY filecard metadata for empty source viewers

Install Lightworks Editor 14.0 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-get install gdebi


sudo gdebi Lightworks-Beta-91873-

How to remove from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove Lightworks

Install Lightworks Editor 14.0 on CentOS 7, RHEL

  • First install required dependency “libCg”

sudo rpm -Uvh libCg-3.1.0013-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
  • the download and install Lightworks

rpm -Uvh Lightworks-Beta-91873-

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