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Here’s some good news for video editing enthusiasts and professionals. Oscar winning software, Lightworks, which will be going opensource soon is releasing its first stable release in November this year. The official announcement reads:
On 29th November 2011, one year after the initial beta release, we will be officially releasing Lightworks.
Interestingly, membership and hence the software is not entirely free. The membership is available in three options.
Lightworks Free Membership: Free
Lightworks Educational Membership: £20 (€25, $30) per year
Lightworks Professional Membership: £40 (€50, $60) per year
Here’s how the website explains the memberships.
Free Members will continue to have unrestricted access to the free version of Lightworks and access to the Lightworks Community, with some limitations. Every current registered user will automatically become a Free Member.
Education and Professional Members will have unrestricted access to the full version of Lightworks, which includes all the professional codecs, other professional features and all software updates. They will also have full unrestricted access to the Lightworks Community .
Having said that, the release will only be for Windows users. Linux and Mac users will get to test the first beta release on December 19th of this year.