How to Install Lightworks on Ubuntu

Lightworks is an open source non-linear video editing system which is probably the best available at the 'freemium' price range.

Before you begin installation, please make sure that your system has the following 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

To begin, open your terminal with:


Then run the following commands:

sudo apt-get install gdebi

$ wget

$ wget

$ sudo gdebi libtiff4_3.9.6-11_amd64.deb

$ sudo gdebi lwks-12.0-amd64.deb

Once the installation is complete, you should be able to open and run the program.

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