Lightworks 14 Review – Pros and Cons

Lightworks 14 free video editor is simply an elegant, professional video editing software that suite all YouTubers’ need to create Hollywood films at home. It is not a product designed for novices but intermediate users. Lightworks can work on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Our Reviews

When we are on the way searching for a free video editor without leaving a watermark on edited videos that has powerful, professional editing package, we found Lightworks. As said above, it is not easy to use at the first time for beginners because its interface is a little bit strange. It is not as intuitive as other common video editors like Filmora or Movavi that we reviewed before.

By the way, if you look at professional video editing software for making Hollywood films like VEGAS Pro 15 (Not free, $599 on MAGIX) or Davinci Resolve, you will find it very much similar to these programs.

I believe that the learning curve will not take long. When you come into specific project and get familiar with the tools, you will find it as simple to use as the others. Lighworks 14 has all the tool you need such as: cut, trim clips, copy, paste, split clip, adjust the audios, add effects, title to the videos. While in free version, Lightworks provides only Color correction: Main, RGB, HSV, CURVE, then the 3D DVE is a bonus from the publisher. We can see that in PRO Version, you are able to add more effects for your clips as well as various type of transitions.

Here is our detail review of Lightworks free video editor in August 2017.

PROS/ Lightworks Free Video Editor is a perfect tool for YouTube video creators who often want to produce nice looking movies to share online directly.  

CONS/ There is only 1 option to save the project to MP4 to upload to YouTube or Vimeo and max 720p quality in this free version make Lightworks less attractive to those who expect more popular output like AVI, MKV, WebM, MOV….and so on. Their limitation on effect library also make us unhappy during our test.

∑Our Conclusion: An overall rating at 7/10 below show our opinion about this software. You can try it yourself and give us your comment at the end of this article.

In our list, Lightworks 14 rates no. 4 among 5 best free video editor to use after ActivePresenter, VSDC, Shotcut. Take a look this article if you want to find our more about these great option.

Category: Free Video Editor

Platform: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

Download size: 2GB (Prepare your computer’s space before downloading the package).

Latest Version: Lightworks 14.0.0. Released date: 04 Apr 2017. Remember to read carefully Release Note and Recommended spec before proceeding to download the package.

Our Rating: 7/10

Subscribe to our newsletter

Publisher’s Description

All you need to stand out from the crowd

What if you had the power of an Academy and Emmy award-winning video editing software in a simple to use package to create your own video masterpieces? Be amazing right? Well with Lightworks you can edit like a pro and unleash your creative potential for all to see.

Simple and intuitive user interface

Get up to speed quickly and easily creating amazing content; it couldn’t be simpler with all the tools you need easily accessible directly from the timeline. And with a huge set of tutorial videosthat cover everything you need to know and a community of users to help with every question, we will have you editing in no time.

Video editing for everyone

For those just stepping into video making, Lightworks offers a FREE license version with all the tools – the only restriction is on output formats. The Lightworks Pro license can be purchased as needed; go monthly, annually or get the outright license, which includes Boris Graffiti and FX packages.

Amazing effects & royalty-free media

Whether looking for inspiration or simply to create incredibly polished content, you have direct access from the editing timeline to over 100 included FX’s and the best original production music and stock video from Audio Network and Pond5.

Deliver content in any format

Whatever the final platform or format you need to deliver video to, Lightworks has it covered. From Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube, to SD, HD, 4K and beyond, video makers can package video for them all.

On the Big Screen

With Lightworks you’re in good company when it comes to creating amazing content. From classic blockbusters to cinematic masterpieces, you have Hollywood strength editing in your hands!

Take a look at this table before you go!

Lightworks License Comparison Table

Watch this tutorial for better view of Lightwork

Bottom Line

If you are hunting for an advanced free video editor for your YouTube, Vimeo Channel, try Lightworks 14. It can satisfy your needs.

Feel free to ask if you have any question regarding Lightwork. Follow us to receive more valuable posts notifications from us.

Good luck!

Editor’s suggestion: ActivePresenter – Free Screen Recorder & Video Editor For Windows & Mac. Try it Now!

You may want to read: VSDC Free Video Editor – Professional screencast software




3 thoughts on “Lightworks 14 Review – Pros and Cons

Add yours

  1. What about the full version? How does it compare to the likes of davinci resolve studio or vegas 15 edit (outright license editors)?

  2. Hello,I read your blogs named “Create a website or blog at” daily.Your writing style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing! And you can look our website about تحميل افلام.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑