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10 Lightworks Tutorials for Video Editors

Danny Greer

10 free tutorials to get you started in Lightworks, the powerful open-source video editing application!

Lightworks Video Editing

The video editing landscape is changing, and Lightworks has once again entered the ring.  Although Lightworks has been a mainstay app for editing feature films since the 1990’s, it never picked up a wide professional user base like it’s competitors Final Cut Pro, Avid and Premiere.

This may be changing though, as Editshare attempts to rejuvenate Lightworks with a planned roadmap for development.  Lightworks is currently only available on Windows but there are Linux and Mac versions planned for release later in 2012.  Download the free lite version or the more full featured Pro version (licensed at $60/year).  For more info on the Lightworks for Windows release see our previous post here.

Free Lightworks Video Tutorials

For many editors Lightworks is foreign territory, with a unique user interface and editing workflow.  To address this Editshare recently released a series of free Lightworks video tutorials that cover the basics of working in the application.

With Avid’s recent financial woes and some FCP editors still debating which video editing application to transition to, Editshare seems to be making the right moves at the right time.  Check out two of the Lightworks video tutorials below (Creating a Project and Getting Started) or visit the Editshare YouTube channel to view them all.

A free (yet powerful) video editing app and free training to start using it…
seems like a win-win.

Creating a Project in Lightworks

Basic Editing in Lightworks