Lightworks 2021 Video Editor Review [Pros/Cons/Features/Price]

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The company calls Lightwork “The professional editor for Everyone”.

But, is this software worth using for professional as well as basic editing tasks? Let’s reveal in this article cum review.

The thing that I liked the most about this software is it’s easy to use and beginner-friendly user-interface. As compared to its nearest competitors such as VSDC, Openshot, or Avidemux, I found it quite easy to use as a first-time user.

However, there are definitely some limitations of this software which we are going to reveal below.

Because Lightworks requires very less system configurations to run on low-end computers, I have added it in another article where you will find the best video editors for the weak computers.

Now, without any further discussion, let’s a discussion all of its pros and cons along with prices and special features.

Lightworks Video Editor Images

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System Requirements for Lightworks 2021

You can check the system requirements of Lightworks here also.

Operating SystemWindows, Linux, and MacOS
ProcessorMinimum: i5 Intel or Similar AMD Processor
Recommended: i7 or Similar AMD Processor
RAM3 GB Minimum
Graphics CardPCI Express (NVIDIA or AMD) 1GB
Storage200 MB
System Requirements for Lightworks

Pricing of Lightworks 2021

In order to test this software and its features, you get a free trial with some limited offerings. However, the price structure of this software is as follows.

Trial VersionNo Charges Whatsoever
Paid Version$24.99/month and $174.99/Year
Outright Version$437.99
Pricing of Lightworks Software

You can also opt for its 7-days license which can easily be extended just by registering for an account. You can know more about the process on the official website.

Pros and Cons of Lightworks Video Editor

There are some major advantages and drawbacks of this video editing software just like others in the market. After testing this software for about a week, I have found some major pros and cons which I would love to discuss here.

  • Real-time effects with 4K Editing
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Easy to share videos on the internet
  • Access to royalty-free audio and video content
  • Histogram tool and 32bit GPU precision
  • Lots of read-to-use effects
  • Video Stabilization feature is missing
  • 3D Video Editing is not supported
  • No Split and Merge features

Since Lightworks has a free home version to use along with a trial version, you can try this software on your own. That will be the best way to test its capabilities.

In my opinion, Lightworks is a good video editor for creators and especially if you have a PC with limited configurations. Along with that, because of its amazing user-interface, it is suitable for professional editing. However, it has numerous competitors like Premiere Pro and Filmora where you get some features that are missing in this one.

Alternatives to Lightworks Video Editor

  1. Adobe Premiere Pro
  2. Camtasia 2021
  3. Filmora9
  4. Vegas Movie Studio 17 Platinum
  5. Shotcut

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