Downloads of v 2020.1:


Last Update:

25 May 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • EditShare LLC


NLE video editor lightworks freeware multimedia FOSS cross-platform


This is not the latest version of Lightworks available.

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2020.1 | Updated: 25 May 2020



Downloads of v 2020.1:


Software Author(s):

  • EditShare LLC

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Lightworks 2020.1

This is not the latest version of Lightworks available.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Lightworks, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Lightworks, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Lightworks, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

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2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade lightworks -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2020.1'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade lightworks -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2020.1'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install lightworks
    name: lightworks
    version: '2020.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'lightworks' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2020.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller lightworks
    Name     = "lightworks"
    Version  = "2020.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'lightworks':
  ensure   => '2020.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 25 May 2020.


Lightworks is Academy and Emmy award-winning, professional Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software supporting resolutions up to 4K.

In the last 25 years Lightworks has been used to edit some of the finest films in cinema history: LA Confidential, Pulp Fiction, Heat, Road to Perdition, Hugo, The King's Speech and many more.


  • Cross-platform
  • Optimised for speed
  • Multicam editing
  • Powerful, realtime effects with inbuilt presets

Lightworks screenshot


  • The free version is has some limitations compared to the commercial version, most importantly to a resolution of 1080P.

For a feature comparison, see

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = 'lightworks'
  fileType               = 'EXE'
  url                    = ''
  url64bit               = ''
  checksum               = '9e1eae53642aad696a7598ee27be0db912381266654ee4394daa4e8fb6c5a594'
  checksum64             = 'd55db9340de2566de69eedc468fa7e6d0e49e2a3643193adadb2283d5fcc683d'
  checksumType           = 'sha256'
  checksumType64         = 'sha256'
  silentArgs             = '/S'
  validExitCodes         = @(0)
  softwareName           = 'Lightworks'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

$packageName = $packageArgs.packageName
$installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageArgs.softwareName
if ($installLocation)  {
    Write-Host "$packageName installed to '$installLocation'"
    Register-Application "$installLocation\$packageName.exe"
    Write-Host "$packageName registered as $packageName"
else { Write-Warning "Can't find $PackageName install location" }
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName = 'lightworks'

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName            = $packageName
    silentArgs             = "/S"
    fileType               = 'EXE'
    validExitCodes         = @(0)
    file                   = ''

[array] $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey $packageName
if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
    $key | ForEach-Object {
        $packageArgs.file = "$($_.UninstallString.Replace(' /x86=0', ''))"   #"C:\Program Files\OpenSSH\uninstall.exe" /x86=0
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
    Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
    Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
    Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
    Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
    $key | ForEach-Object {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

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