What is Lightworks and what are its features
Lightworks is a professional editing and compositing software package that has been developed for the professional video editor. It is designed to offer high speed, comprehensive workflow, and high production value for film, television and internet commercials. Lightworks was originally developed by London based company The Lightworks Group PLC (LWT) in 1988. In 2007, the company was bought by CyberLink Software Inc. and re-branded as CyberLink Media Technologies . The company later was bought by NDS , now owned by IKARUS.
The new release of this software is called Lightworks 2011 The program has many features and can be used by anyone. It’s ideal for sports, news, series’ and documentaries. It is also ideal for editing a variety of media other than video or even photos such as audio, graphics or third-party content, allowing you to move all these elements to the timeline at once, so you can edit them simultaneously with your video files. Other big benefits include a broad import and export file format and very long render times. An in-built editor, providing the use of multiple 3D cameras, has been included to allow for the rendering of a variety of 3D events such as sports, concerts, and live events. All these features make this application more than just a video editor.
How to export a video project in Lightworks
To export a video project from Lightworks all you have to do is open the project titled “Video” and select “File” and then “Export Project”. The video project window will then appear. Go to the folder where the project is located and select the “export to other format” option. If you have any questions please let me know. Cheers.
Did you know that you can create an animated GIF image from your Lightworks project? You can choose from different sizes, frames, colors and effects. Create a progress bar or momentary effect by just clicking on the “Add frames”. You are now ready to export your video project for use in social media websites or email marketing campaigns. To create a GIF image, go back to the project window and click on the “File” tab. Then select “Export Project”.
To export a video project in Lightworks, you’re going to have to follow a few simple steps: 1) Open the project titled “Video” and 2) Select “File” then “Export Project”. The video project window will then appear. Go to the folder where the project is located and select the “export to other format” option. If you have any questions please let me know. Cheers.
The different settings you can use when exporting your video
Export your project to an external device, such as an iPod or USB flash drive. The process of exporting allows you to use your video on a different computer. If you export your project to the hard disk it will be stored in the same format as on the original computer. If you export your project to a USB device it will be stored in the same format as on the original computer.
Convert your movie to a different format. For example, if you have created a video in HD (1920�1080) and you want to play it on an older computer that doesn’t support HD, you can convert the video to standard definition (720�576). The conversion process takes longer than the exporting process.
Remove unwanted parts of your video. You can remove sections of the video by using the Trim tool to select the section you want removed, or you can use a Quick Cut to remove several sections at once. Unwanted video can also be removed by using Trim clips and by using the Remove Filter.
How to compress your exported video for faster uploading or playback
If you are exporting your project to the internet or a DVD, you may want to compress it. Compression makes your video smaller so it will upload and play faster. You can choose between two main types of compression: H.264 and MPEG-2. This is an example of a H.264 compression.
H.264 is perfect for web use. It provides a good balance between quality and file size, which means that your video will be of good quality and will upload quickly. This is the type of compression you should use in most cases, however there are some downsides: H.264 will not work with all web browsers, so you should check if your intended audience can view videos compressed with H.264 before using it, and it may have difficulty playing on older computers or televisions.
Tips for troubleshooting common export problems
By clicking on the cog icon, you can get help throughout the process of exporting. Clicking on the Video Project icon brings up a help window where you will be able to troubleshoot common errors. Clicking on the Project tab will give you information on the project such as file size, Chapters, Timecode and video resolution. On the Summary tab you should see information on the project name, type and file size.
The project name will be a descriptive title as you can see below in the image. The type will list one of these four choices: Training Video, Webinar Presentation, Workshop Presentation or Home Movie. The file size will be an estimate of how much footage is contained in your project. This number can vary based on numerous factors including how long your clip is and how large each clip is. Finally, you will be able to see a number at the bottom of the Summary tab. This is your timecode.