The File Extensions Database

.VIX File Extension

  • Developer by: EditShare
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .VIX file?

.VIX is Lightworks Video Index File

File created by Lightworks, a video editing application; similar to the .MXF file; contains video and audio data that describes AVCHD media files with the .MTS extension used by Lightworks; referenced by Lightworks to streamline the editing workflow.

After a video is imported into Lightworks, the VIX file is created. It will be located in the Lightworks "Material" folder with the same name as the imported video but with the VIX extension appended on to the end. If the imported video is named V23P65J.mts, the new file would be V23P65J.mts.vix.

NOTE: .LVIX files are the same as VIX files but are used for .MOV and .MP4 media files.

Programs that open Lightworks Video Index File
EditShare Lightworks

How to solve problems with VIX files

  • Associate the VIX file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any VIX file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.VIX files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the VIX file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .VIX is Lightworks Video Index File. Because only the current version supports the latest VIX file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the EditShare manufacturer website after an available .VIX is Lightworks Video Index File update.
  • To make sure that your VIX file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.