Editshare Introduces New Lightworks Capabilities

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Amsterdam - EditShare, a leader in cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage, is pleased to announce Lightworks 2010 in time for this year's International Broadcasting Convention (IBC). Academy and Emmy award-winning Lightworks was introduced in 1989 as the first and most advanced professional editing system on the market. Its intuitive controls, real-time synchronization, and editing features remain unmatched by top industry alternatives. Since EditShare's acquisition of Lightworks in August 2009, developers have been working around the clock to perfect new and improved software and hardware features. The results are unmatched; Lightworks now has progressed into a versatile and open collaborative editor.

Advanced Stereoscopic Editorial Workflow Lightworks 2010's streamlined stereoscopic editorial workflow allows anyone ­ regardless of past stereoscopic knowledge ­ to edit in 3D. Editors simply need to go about their normal editing routine while Lightworks tracks and synchronizes the left-eye and right-eye silently in the background. All 3D processing is done in real time, harnessing the power of fast GPUs. Lightworks 2010 also offers an array of stereoscopic outputs, including side-by-side dual stream and anaglyph, through SDI or DVI.

Mix-and-Match Formats Now qualified for ProRes, DNxHD, AVC-Intra, RED, DPX, P2, and XDCAM HD formats, Lightworks collaborates seamlessly with Avid and Final Cut Pro. With support for EditShare's unique Universal Media File technology, Avid, Final Cut Pro, and Lightworks editors can share the exact same media files and exchange sequences with no transcoding, re-linking, duplicating media, or re-rendering.

"We are breaking down barriers at EditShare. In addition to advanced stereoscopic workflows, Lightworks now supports almost any media format to maximize creative potential," says James Richings, Managing Director of EditShare EMEA. "We are also extremely pleased with the new advanced Project Sharing capabilities, which actualize an entirely new form of real-time collaborative editing. No saving or updating is necessary; editors can work together flawlessly and see changes as they occur. We look forward to IBC's attendees seeing all the remarkable new features at this year's show.

Lightworks 2010's New Features

Software:

  • New user interface
  • Windows 7 support
  • New advanced project sharing
  • ProRes support
  • DNxHD support
  • RED and RED Rocket support
  • DPX ­ 10-bit and 16-bit
  • Stereoscopic import and editorial support
  • Stereoscopic output (dual stream, side-by-side, and anaglyph)
  • Native 2K resolution support
  • Output through DVI in different resolutions up to 2K (and 3D)
  • New project browser

Hardware:

  • HP workstations - qualified configurations


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