EditShare, which specializes in cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage, has announced the Lightworks Open Source beta program.

Lightworks Open Source is at open-source development initiative for a large-scale, non-linear editing (NLE) platform. It offers a gateway into the NLE’s core engine, enabling the implementation of progressive features and workflows.

Limited to 80 highly-experienced participants, the exclusive beta program offering includes imminent new features of Lightworks Open Source, including: project sharing, advanced 3D stereoscopic editing, Universal Media File support, native RED support, native 2K support, and integration with Avid and FCP. Qualified editors can apply to participate in the beta program before June 21 by visiting: http://www.editshare.com/betaprogram .