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Big fan of Adobe here, but prefer the Classic Suite See More
The cost of the adobe system over a 3 year span is significantly higher than other comparable editors. Their licensing for schools is particularly problematic as updates aren't available for site licenses in a timely manner, leaving us with compatibility issues with students using their own licenses at home. See More
This program is made to interact very well with the other Adobe production apps like After Effects, SpeedGrade, Soundbooth, Photoshop and others. Adobe programs can dynamically link with each other, so when an update occurs in Premiere it will update in other software accordingly. See More
Lightworks is very focused on just the editing workflow. It's full of functionality that eases the workflow. For example, media manager can be used to storyboard, "mark and park" can be used in timelines, cut points can be adjusted in 3 ways (end point of a clip without adjusting the start point of a clip that comes before it, start point of a clip without adjusting the endpoint of a clip that comes after it or start and end points of 2 joined clips at the same time) without shortcuts, just intuitively placed mouse hover points around the cut point. Such attention to detail is what makes it an efficient tool for editing. See More