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Old May 20th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #46
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Re: Which programs for 64 bit computer?

You can do quite a few tracks on Lightworks, I haven't seen the upper limit figure, but it does get used on feature films.
EDIT Just checking one figure currently mentioned is 32 audio tracks and as a follow up I added audio tracks to an edit, so the beta version is currently limited to that number. The release version may offer more tracks, but at this point most productions would probably be using specialised sound editing software anyway. I gather AVID is up to 16 tracks on Media Composer 6.

One thought with Lightworks, is that perhaps you could copy the original edit and use that to lay additional tracks, do a pre mix and add that to the original edit. It's extremely easy to copy your edits on Lightworks for further work or to play with a different idea for cutting a sequence.

You can use JKL, either FCP or AVID key strokes. You can zoom in & out using the scroll wheel, plus do a number of other functions with the wheel. I wouldn't work the same way with Lightworks as Vegas, you really need to explore it without referring back.

The terminology used on Lightworks is a bit different, it might do the same thing, but use a different term for that process. That's not unique to Lightworks.

Lightworks isn't a DVD burner, you need separate software for authoring DVDs. The pro & educational versions will have a titler after 28th.

The new version will have more powerful drag and drop than the beta, so it may be a matter of finding the best way to do things. Lightworks is pretty flexible, but some ways of doing things are quicker than others.

It doesn't seem to be too demanding on computing power, some people have been successfully using older machines.

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Old May 26th, 2012, 06:03 AM   #47
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Re: Which programs for 64 bit computer?

Lightworks is not a DVD burner.....
OK, so correct me if I am wrong. You would make a video file with Lightworks, and then open that file with another NLE and then produce your DVD.
Hopefully, that second NLE would not change anything in the quality of the video or sound while burning to a DVD.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 06:24 AM   #48
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Come 28th May Lightworks shouldl be able to export formats suitable for your DVD burner: "Export to a wider range of formats including DVD and BluRay".

You don't need another NLE, just a DVD authoring program. I export to DVD Architect Pro from my Vegas using suitable formats. I should be able to do the same with Lightworks.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 08:45 AM   #49
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I was only asking concerning the use of an NLE as a DVD burner, since I already have a couple of NLEs.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 08:57 AM   #50
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I'm sure you could, if you're not transcoding etc, when using the other NLE as a burner there shouldn't be any difference.
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