Lightworks is a professional level Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software that will empower you to edit and produce your film projects.
This free software boasts being used to edit some well-known films such as; The Wolf of Wall Street, LA Confidential, Pulp Fiction, Heat, Road to Perdition, Hugo, The Kingâ€™s Speech and more.
Lightworks offers some of the widest native format support available in any professional NLE and also supports resolutions up to 4K as well as video in SD and HD formats. MXF, Quicktime and AVI containers, with almost every format you can think of importing natively without the need for transcoding, from ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, RED R3D, DPX, AVCHD (with AC3 audio), H.264, XDCAM EX / HD 422, all on the same timeline in real-time.
Lightworks really is a great product but it isn't an easy-to-use tool so take advantage of the numerous tutorial videos that are available and highly recommended to watch. That said, how can you go wrong with such a powerful and free editing product? In order to receive your free license, simply sign up and get to editing the next cinematic masterpiece.
You will probably want to have, at a bare minimum, the following:
Intel i7 chipset or faster, fast AMD chipset
3GB RAM or higher
Two high-resolution displays (1920 x1080) or above
PCI Express graphics card (NVIDIA or ATI) with 1GB or higher and support for DirectX 9 (Windows only)
Separate media and system drives (these can be internal or external as long as the interface is suitably fast