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Lightworks in a non-linear video editing software currently developed by EditShare, there’s a free version of the software that has all of the editing capabilities of the Pro version except the fact that it has very limit exporting options. The software is available for all major operating systems; Windows Mac OS and Linux.

Learning Lightworks would be helpful for video creators either TV, Movies or YouTube. Lightworks was used in creating many movies like; Hugo, The Wolf of Wall Street and many others.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn Lightworks, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn Lightworks) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with Lightworks Online from Scratch

Lightworks Website

Lightworks Website is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning Lightworks through video tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into two main sections; Basics and Advanced each of these sections is divided into lessons and each of the lessons is divided into video/videos depending on the lesson.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just select the lesson you’re interested in from the two main sections and you’ll be directed to the page where the lesson resides, and from there you can start the video/videos by selecting them and they shall open in their own separate window.

1 - EditShare Website Lightworks training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured for beginners.
  3. The training covers the latest release of the software.

Cons

  1. The training is poorly organized, for example, the user interface is in the advanced section.

Verdict: This is the best free online outlet where beginners can start learning Lightworks through video tutorials.

DV Tutorials YouTube Channel

DV Tutorials YouTube Channel is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning Lightworks through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 21 video lessons, each video lesson covers a certain tool/technique in Lightworks.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

2 - GameByteTV Network YouTube Channel Lightworks training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured for complete beginners.

Cons

  1. The training isn’t well-organized for complete beginners, beginners should start with the fourth video which has “(part 1)” in the title.

Verdict: This is an excellent free online outlet where beginners can start learning Lightworks through video tutorials.

GameByteTV Network YouTube Channel

GameByteTV Network YouTube Channel is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning Lightworks through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 7 video lessons, each video lesson covers a group or a single tool/technique in Lightworks.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

 3 - DV Tutorials YouTube Channel Lightworks training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for beginners

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover the latest release of the software though that won’t be a problem for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is a very good free online outlet where beginners can start learning Lightworks through video tutorials.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning Lightworks:

  1. Lightworks Website is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Lightworks through video tutorials.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning Lightworks.