Hey Matt, don't you think it's time for a redo now that Vegas 12 has been released? In fact, why not expand the comparison to include all NLEs in, say, the $0 to $2500 bracket that are pitching at the pro market.
Interestingly, I remember looking at Lightworks nearly two years ago and thinking it had potential, but a long way to go. I took a quick browse over to their site after reading your article and must say that I am impressed with the progress. I still think the free version is pretty pointless for serious work, unless one is working essentially with DVCAM or DVCPRO source material and only doing basic editing. The Pro version, however, looks very attractive and, at only $60, may prove to be a contender in the market. It is amusing though that the software retails for $60 and the "essential" controller for $2800
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