Want The Same Video Editor That Was Used On Pulp Fiction? For Free?

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Lightworks video editorWhat do Pulp Fiction, Moulin Rouge, Bruce Almighty and The King's Speech have in common? They were all edited using a software suite called Lightworks. It's a very full-featured professional-grade video editing package that runs on both Windows and Mac.

Believe it or not, Lightworks is actually free for non-commercial use, in a version that's almost as powerful as the commercial one. You just have to remember to sign into their website every 7 days in order to keep reactivating your free licence.

To find out more, and to download the software, head to https://www.lwks.com/ and download the standard paid-for installer. It'll keep working in free mode for as long as you like. The download is 80 MB, and it's malware-free according to VirusTotal. And Web of Trust reckons that the site is reputable too.

Lightworks is a very full-featured product and isn't easy to jump straight into. So be sure to check out some tutorials too, which you'll also find on the web site.

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You have to keep re-activating your license every 7 days? That could be more annoying than some guy with a Kahuna burger repeatedly saying WHAT?

A similar freebie is Avid's Media Composer First: www.avid.com/media-composer-first.
As with Lightworks, it requires a powerful computer to do its job in reasonable fashion: avid.force.com/pkb/articles/Compatibility/Media-Composer-First-System-Requirements

Yes, this truly is a wonderful gift to the world.
However, the recommended system specifications will leave many of us out in the cold:
• Intel i7 chipset or faster, fast AMD chipset
• Two high-resolution displays (1920 x1080) or above
• PCI Express graphics card (NVIDIA or ATI) with 1GB or higher
• Separate media and system drives (these can be internal or external as long as the
interface has sufficient speed)

Source: page 4 of the "Installation and Activation Guide": https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=228