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Table of Contents
Index of pages
PRE-REQUISITES - The very basic Ubuntu knowledge you need to use this tutorial
INSTALLATION - Installing the CinelerraCV package. Launching Cinelerra for the first time; running her in a non-English language.
COMPILATION - Building CinelerraCV from source code (in English and Italian).
CINELERRA IN 30' - Walking safely through the labyrinth of Cinelerra and producing your very first trial project (in English and Italian).
PREPARING MEDIA - Getting video, images and sound ready on your computer. Downloading video from your MiniDV camcorder, pictures from your camera, and media from the internet.
ADJUSTING SETTINGS - Adjusting Cinelerra to fit your needs by changing her default settings.
LOADING MEDIA - Importing your resources into Cinelerra.
FIRST EDITING- Arranging your video clips into a basic edit.
SECOND EDITING - Finishing off and polishing.
TITLES - Adding titles, credits, subtitles and other text.
TRANSITIONS - Adding transitions between clips.
EFFECTS - Adding effects; changing the speed, and shape of your video.
COMPOSITING - Mixing several videos into a single output.
COLOUR CORRECTION - Correcting the colours of your video.
RENDERING - Turning your project into a real video file, in different formats for different media. Joining video files.
MAKING ANIMATIONS - Importing image sequences and making a video frame by frame
MAKING A DVD - Creating a DVD-Video out of your video, with or without a menu.
SUBTITLES - Adding simple or multilingual subtitles to your video.
ANAMORPHIC VIDEO - Managing anamorphic (squeezed) footage and mixing it with 4:3 footage.
PROXY EDITING - Editing HD video with non-powerful computers.
TROUBLESHOOTING - Some of the most common problems (and fixes!).
GLOSSARY - Explanations of the essential terms found in Cinelerra, in the Manual, on IRC and on the Mailing List.
This document is far from complete. Some content, formatting and screenshots are still missing. The English is being reviewed.
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Thanks and references
Many thanks to:
The main reference is and will always be the CinelerraCV Manual.
Other sites I found useful are: