"EditShare, the company behind Academy and Emmy award-winning
video editing software Lightworks announced plans to release its
product under an open source license. Lightworks was most recently
used to edit movies like Shutter Island and Centurion, but is also
credited with helping create otehr films like Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy and Mission Impossible.
"Lightworks Open Source is packed with a ton of features
including 3D editorial functionality, native RED editing, native 2K
support with DPX and RED, and Universal Media File support. It can
also share media and work in tandem with other editing software
such as Final Cut Pro and Avid.
"Under development since 1989, the Lightworks project was
acquired by EditShare in 2009. The company says releasing it under
an open source license so it can reach its "full potential."
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