They say Cinelerra is not a simple software for
consumers but a very complex and powerful application, meant
for skilled professionals and high quality digital audio and video
editing. They say also that if you are looking for a nice and
friendly Linux video editor you should use simpler applications (a
partial list can be found here.
However, if you are curious and like learning, if you think a simple software is boring, if you start from the bottom but you dream to fly high, if you feel attracted by unwelcoming clever things if you need wide horizons to be happy, if you are looking for something challenging, we bet Cinelerra is the software for you.
Be prepared to live many sleepless nights, to laugh, to cry, to get angry, to feel gratitude.
Cinelerra is like an apricot.
It has a hard, solid, pregnant stone called Cinelerra HV. It has a pulp that is softer, and more distributed; sweeter and open to the world, called Cinelerra CV.
In other words, Cinelerra is developed by Heroine Virtual Ltd (HV). There is a "non-forking fork" (a branched version) developed by a Community (CV).
You can meet this Community via Mailing List (ML) or Internet Relay Chat (IRC).
Be prepared to meet entertaining, impetuous, omniscient, harsh, ingenious, phlegmatic, kind, hasty, generous people from all over the world.
TIP: Keep the telephone number of your psychiatrist handy.
It's a generally acknowledged truth that there are two types of people
that orbit around Cinelerra: coders and humans.
They can come on orbit from many different directions: computer, art, education, fun, film production, videoblog, copyleft, and many many more.
Since Cinematography, Art, Music and Ideas were not born digital, it is possible that for some video lovers the computer is a completely foreign, weird and curious object.
This site is for them.
If you think you are one of ours, WELCOME!
Entry to the Front is free.
The only thing we ask you (it's a bit weird, we know) is to force your nature of newbie and back up your system.
FREE RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS
- The word "newbie".
- Mailing lists and IRC
- CinelerraCV documentation page
- Cinelerra CV Glossary-
- Cinelerra for Grandmothers - Tutorial for very beginners (optimized for Cinelerra CV on Ubuntu)
- How to compile CinelerraCV from source code on Ubuntu - HOWTO for Grandma
- How to compile ffmpeg from source code extending the codec support on Ubuntu Gutsy - for beginners
- How to add Effects to Open Movie Editor - for beginners
- Openvideo - a list of resources for free video makers
- How to taste the (still useless) Lumiera GUI on Ubuntu - Howto for curious Grandpas
- L'essenza di Cinelerra in 30 minuti e 10 fasi - guida rapida per nonne, di Raffaella Traniello
- Video editing e authoring su Ubuntu - guida pratica, di Stefano "Senbee"
- Cinelerra è semplicissimo - Parte prima - Parte seconda - Parte terza - tutorial in Italiano, con screenshot, di Paolo Rampino
- Tutorial Cinelerra - Tutorial in Italiano di Maurizio Pompeo, in formato PDF.
- Montaggio audio e video con strumenti Open Source - guida di Paolo Holzl
- Come compilare CinelerraCV da codice sorgente in Ubuntu - guida per nonne, di Raffaella Traniello
- Cinelerra CV su Ubuntu - guida alla compilazione per principianti, di Andrea Della Regina
- Video editing con Cinelerra e GNU/Linux - Articolo su Mondo Informatico
- Manuale Italiano di Cinelerra CV - traduzione incompleta - lavori in corso
- Junior Short Film Festivals - elenco ragionato di festival per video fatti da bambini per bambini (principalmente italiani), di Raffaella Traniello
- Come usare la posta elettronica in pubblico senza fare brutte figure - una facile e breve guida di Marco Fioretti