Goodbye Vegas, Hello Lightworks.

My video editing software of choice (Sony Vegas 10) started playing about last Friday – laggy preview & playback. At first I thought it was because I’d replaced my Dadcam with a new one which then had a knock on effect to my aging Lenovo, but after a lot of tinkering, reinstalling of software / restoring of OS and testing with older footage it turned out that Vegas just didn’t want to play anymore. Maybe the Software couldn’t keep up with the latest Windows update?

I opened up Google and searched for best free video software, clicked a link that caught my eye and chose the one they said was best – which was Lightworks.

First impressions are that it’s quite similar in layout to Vegas but the controls are very different so, as I’ve been using it for several years, there will be lots to learn.

So far it looks ace!!