October 27, 2004


HOLLYWOOD - Lightworks UK (www.lwks.com) is showing its commitment to the film industry, having recently opened up a new office on the former Warner Hollywood lot. The office is responsible for sales and support of the company's Touch nonlinear editing system, as well as the Geevs Broadcast Server products from parent company Gee Broadcast Systems.

"We opened the office here because it connects us, both practically and symbolically to our core constituency, the Hollywood creative community," says Lightworks VP of sales and operations, Stephen Goldsmith. "The environment here exudes the energy of the filmmaking experience. Creating a presence at this historic and vital site highlights our commitment to the film industry."

The Lightworks Touch nonlinear editing system was originally introduced in 2002 and is being shown at the new facility. The system is faster, with more features than its Academy award-winning predecessor, Lightworks Turbo.

Editors familiar with the original Lightworks interface will easily understand the Touch system. For editors accustomed to working with a keyboard and mouse, the Touch console controller is a fast, easy and powerful alternative.

A realtime effects package comes standard with the system, which also supports Adobe compatible plug-ins. The latest version, Touch V.2.O, extends plug-in support to provide a near unlimited range of effects as well as timeline audio leveling, EQ control, Stripview enhancements and a new, faster and more robust editing engine.

Touch systems are being used in the posting of the features "The Aviator," "Monster-In-Law" and "The Phantom of the Opera."