Top Video Editor For Linux 2017

Light Works

If you looking for a video editor software that has more feature, this is the answer. Lightworks is a cross-platform professional video editor, available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

It is an award winning professional non-linear editing (NLE) software that supports resolutions up to 4K as well as video in SD and HD formats.

This application has two versions: Lightworks Free and Lightworks Pro. While free version doesn’t support Vimeo (H.264 / MPEG-4) and YouTube (H.264 / MPEG-4)- Up to 2160p (4K UHD), Blu-ray, and H.264/MP4 export option with configurable bitrate setting, then pro version is.

  • Lightworks Free
  • Lightworks Pro

Pro version has more features such as higher resolution support, 4K and Blue Ray support etc.


Unlike the other video editors, installing Lightwork is not as straight forward as running a single command. Don’t worry, it’s not that complicated either.

Step 1 –  You can get the package from Lightworks Downloads Page. The package’s size about 79,5 MB.

Please note: There’s no Linux 32-bit support.

Step 2 – Once downloaded, you can install it using Gdebi package installer. Gdebi automatically downloads the dependency :


Step 3 – Now you can open it from Ubuntu dashboard, or your Linux distro’s menu.

Step 4 – It needs an account when you use it for first time. Click at Not Registerd? button to register. Don’t worry, it’s free!

Step 5 – After your account has been verified, now login.

Now the Lightworks is ready to use.

Need Lightworks video tutorial? Get them at Lightworks video tutorials Page.

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