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Lightworks is Academy and Emmy award-winning, professional Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software supporting resolutions up to 4K.

In the last 25 years Lightworks has been used to edit some of the finest films in cinema history: LA Confidential, Pulp Fiction, Heat, Road to Perdition, Hugo, The King's Speech and many more.


  • Cross-platform
  • Optimised for speed
  • Multicam editing
  • Powerful, realtime effects with inbuilt presets

Lightworks screenshot


  • The free version is has some limitations compared to the commercial version, most importantly to a resolution of 1080P.

For a feature comparison, see

To install Lightworks, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install lightworks

To upgrade Lightworks, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade lightworks


  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'lightworks'
    $packageArgs = @{
        packageName            = $packageName
        silentArgs             = "/S"
        fileType               = 'EXE'
        validExitCodes         = @(0)
        file                   = ''
    [array] $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey $packageName
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
        $key | ForEach-Object {
            $packageArgs.file = "$($_.UninstallString.Replace(' /x86=0', ''))"   #"C:\Program Files\OpenSSH\uninstall.exe" /x86=0
            Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
        Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
        Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
        Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
        Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
        $key | ForEach-Object {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName            = 'lightworks'
      fileType               = 'EXE'
      url                    = ''
      url64bit               = ''
      checksum               = 'a921c043b01d8804fc1365580a4cf29a4022d1812d1d5101d33eccc5fc978921'
      checksum64             = '55b75aa1d8c35a49920576f59c4a9f336c9fa0498c8a0c580e2c2004ece594af'
      checksumType           = 'sha256'
      checksumType64         = 'sha256'
      silentArgs             = '/S'
      validExitCodes         = @(0)
      softwareName           = 'Lightworks'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    $packageName = $packageArgs.packageName
    $installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageArgs.softwareName
    if ($installLocation)  {
        Write-Host "$packageName installed to '$installLocation'"
        Register-Application "$installLocation\$packageName.exe"
        Write-Host "$packageName registered as $packageName"
    else { Write-Warning "Can't find $PackageName install location" }

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • EditShare LLC


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Lightworks 1247 Saturday, October 7, 2017 approved
Lightworks 14.0.0 675 Tuesday, April 4, 2017 approved
Lightworks 459 Monday, November 7, 2016 approved
Lightworks 12.6.0 296 Monday, June 13, 2016 approved
Lightworks 12.0.2 494 Wednesday, January 7, 2015 approved
Lightworks 12.0.1 322 Wednesday, November 12, 2014 approved

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