Install Lightworks Professional Video Editor Ubuntu Linux

How to install Lightworks video editing software on Linux - There are a number of video editors for Ubuntu that works quite well such as Kdenlive, Openshot, Flowblade Movie Editor and Lightworks.

We are already pooled the 3 of great application to help you making home videos in Video Editor Software Alternative Adobe Premier for Linux.

install lightworks ubuntu linux

But, we have not explained step-by-step how to install Lightworks on your Ubuntu desktop computer. So we write this post to complement our previous post.

What's Lightworks?

Lightworks is a professional and popular video editing software, used in the movie industry, as an alternative to Apple Final cut, Pinnacle Studio or Adobe Premier.

This programs is multi-platform. It's available for major operating systems such as Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows computer. On February 4, 2016, Lightworks version 12.6 was released.

Preparing Your System

For Linux-based operating system, you must give an attention to the things below :

1. Operating System

All versions are designed to run on Intel and AMD chipsets and motherboards.
  1. Linux Supported Debian Distros : Ubuntu/Lubuntu/Xubuntu 14.04 and higher, Mint 17 and higher
  2. Linux Supported RPM Distros : Fedora 20 and higher

2. Recommended System Specs

  • 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
  • Separate media and system drives (these can be internal or external as long as the interface is suitably fast
  • Compatible sound card
  • 200MB Disk space for Lightworks installation

Installing Lightworks on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Now I'll show you the step-by-step install this software as one of best video editor on Ubuntu. Follow the steps below :

Step 1 - Get the installer package. Download Lightworks .deb for Ubuntu.

Step 2 - You can install it from the terminal, or Gdebi package installer for GUI based approach.

Installing lightworks linux

It may needs the additional packages. Run the following to install all dependencies by one hit ( Terminal installation using dpkg ) :

sudo apt-get -f install

If you prefer to Gdebi, it will install all dependencies automatically.

Step 3 - Once installed, now you can open the app from Ubuntu dash, or for a quick operation, you can use Synapse Launcher. Read Install Synapse Launcher 0.2.10 on Ubuntu, Elementary OS, Linux Mint.

Quick open application on Ubuntu

Step 4 - The Lightworks will ask you for username and password. You can sign up for a new account from Lightworks Register Page.

Next? Sign in and viola! The Lightworks has been installed on your Linux.

Lightworks successfully installed on Ubuntu

That's all I can write about installing Lightworks Professional Video Editor Ubuntu ( tested on 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus ). Hope you've enjoyed reading this tutorial as much I’ve enjoyed writing it. Thanks for visiting us!