Lightworksfor Mac



Create Hollywood-style movies

Video editing just got a whole lot more professional. Say goodbye to basic tools and enhance your projects with Lightworks.

Professional editing on a budget

Edit, design, and create the film of your dreams. Lightworks has all the tools. You just need to provide the footage.

Create stunning short movies, music videos, and film projects. Lightworks has all the tools you need to make your vision a reality.

Explore the range of cutting-edge tools features that the software provides. Combine several pieces of video footage using the 3D timeline service. This handy tool lets you see every detail of the footage as you merge it. Thanks to the nifty exporting option, you can upload videos to sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo with little to no fuss. Lightworks automatically converts videos to the correct format, so you don’t have to spend time doing it yourself.

Don’t wait until you’re at your desktop to work on your project. Get editing as soon as inspiration hits you. Lightworks is a CPU-light software that doesn’t take up much space on your device. It only needs 200MB of free space to install, and a further 3GB of RAM to run smoothly. Compared to other video editors, it’s very light. You can work from any laptop, tablet or small device, without worrying about the storage space.

Lightwork doesn’t compromise on quality, though. Its editing features are intricate and give you control over every frame. The real-time color correction and audio tools are finely tuned to make sure your film is up to Hollywood standards. Why would you pay for video editing when Lightworks has it all right here?

Some editors might find the interface a bit confusing because of its in-depth features. So if you’re looking to do some basic retouches, you should probably check out something else.

Where can you run this program?

It can run on most platforms. It’s available for macOS, Windows and Linux desktop. On tablet and mobile, you can download it on iOS, Windows, Linux, and Android.

Is there a better alternative?

No. Similar programs require a paid subscription or don’t have the full range of services that Lightworks provides. If you want a software that organizes your folders, try Adobe Premiere Pro.

Our take

Lightworks is a powerful piece of software. It provides video editors with the right tools to redesign their video footage. The interface might be tricky to use at first, but it doesn’t take away from the overall value of the program.

Should you download it?

Yes, you definitely should download Lightworks if you have footage to edit. It gives you complete control over your film and provides professional editing tools.


  • Premium tools
  • Lightweight
  • Export to several video formats
  • Available on all platforms


  • Confusing interface
  • Doesn’t offer pre-made filters and effects
  • Free version has limited resolution and format

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