Best Lightworks Alternative for Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included)
Lightworks is a famous non-linear video editing application that gains a lot of praises from its users. With it, you can do all edits you may need: replace, insert, trim, fune-tune audio, apply transitions, adjust visual effects, and it even support stereo video. However, so far Lightworks only surfaces a Windows version, no Mac support. If you have just transferred from Windows to Mac OS X, you must be missing the beauty and power of Lightworks. Want a program function just like Lightworks but works on Mac? Give Wondershare Video Editor for Mac a try. Check the video tutorial about how to edit videos on Mac first.
Below I’ll describle a similar set of features between Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) for Mac and Lightworks Windows version.
1Broad format support and convenient media browser
Just like Lightworks, this professional editing application also supports a vast range of media formats.
Video: MP4, FLV, VOB, AVI, 3GP, M4V, MPG, WMV, MKV, ASF, MOV, F4V, M2TS, MTS, TP, DAT, DV, TS, TRP, MOD, TOD, EVO
Audio: AAC, M4A, AC3, AIF, MP3, AIFF, WAV, WMA, APE, AU, FLAC, MKA, MP2, OGG
Photo: PNG, JPEG/JPG, BMP, GIF, TIF, ICO
Besides, Lightworks for Mac alternative also comes with a media browser, so you can get files from your iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes library, etc. with ease.
2Easy video editing and comprehensive drag-n-drop
Lightworks for Mac OS X features a stylish and easy-to-use primary window. When you install it, you can get started to use it, no learning curve!
All editing tool just come at hand when you need them, and all supports drop-n-drop feature. Since it supports all popular formats, so you can drag any of your media files directly into the primary window. Then , do standard edits like Trim, Crop, Rotate, Cut, add voiceover, mute audio, etc. Meanwhile, a real-time previewing window will help you to monitor every change you make.
3Rich effect filters, transitions, and titles
With its cutting-edge effects, colorful transitions, classic titles, you'll find create your own home is fun. Different from Lightworks that requires igh configured CPU to adjust video effect, this Lightworks Mac alternative embeds loads of visual filters for you to pick up. When you apply an effect, you can even set the parameters to achieve more.
4Unlimited sharing with wordlwide
Lightworks Video Editor for Mac alternative allows you to share your finished masterpiece directly from the program with your friends worlwide on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter instantly.
Surely, you can also just save on your computer in your desired video format, or export to your portable media players to enjoy on the go. Even burning it to DVD is also possible with this all-in-one Lightworks for Mac.
More advanced video editing: Power Tool
It's worth to mention that the Lightworks Video Editor for Mac alternative also designs a "Power Tool". Maybe you have already noticed from the above screenshot. Right click the video and select "Power Tool" to access the dialogue. Here, Tilt-Shift can transform a scene into a miniature world, Mosaic helps to place a pixilation on the region you want to hide for viewers, Face Off enables you to change faces with funny and artful masks to make fun.
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