There is a fairly obsolete USER MANUAL but sadly there has never
been an easy way to keep documentation up to date with constantly evolving
There are many copies of Cinelerra on other websites with various tweeks,
random version numbers, & varying documentation, but this is the
distribution they're all derived from. Cinelerra.org supports our work, but
donations to other websites do not fund any development on it.
There are many dependancies. Linux derivatives are so incompatible, don't
be surprised if the source code requires some tweeks and the binary doesn't
work. Downloads have no support or warranty.
SOURCE CODE tested on Ubuntu-14.04.2
64 bit binary tested on Ubuntu-14.04.2. Decompress and run ./cinelerra in the directory.
10/12/17 - Cinelerra 7 Optimized playback of large format video.
H.265 decoding. Optimized screen capturing. Spherical camera blending.
Eyedropper can show the maximum value. Interpolating CR2 images always
white balances. Watch
Secrets of Cinelerra.
11/16 - Cinelerra 6 Updated the h264 decoding. There are no longer picons in the asset window. Motion tracking
got major optimizations. Resampling effects got new interfaces. Titler
can load subtitle files.
11/11/15 - Cinelerra 4.6.1 Updated the x264 compressor library.
Improved the mp3 decoding. Video scaling is now either nearest neighbor
or bicubic, but never linear. Proxy editing got a start before
discovering modern PCs can easily decode 4k.
9/8/14 - Cinelerra 4.6 Split pane editing. OpenGL supported on
Intel HD. Titler improvements. Bugfixes.
10/31/13 - Cinelerra 4.5 Speed curves mainly for video & in
degraded quality for audio. Some control over whether automation
follows edits. Ability to transfer keyframes between audio and video
tracks. Motion temporaries are stored in /tmp/m and /tmp/r files. Time
Avg clears the accumulator on keyframes.
9/7/12 - Cinelerra 4.4 Faster startup and responsiveness. Audio
oscilloscope. Histogram updates. Audio gap removal. Better recording
from webcams. Better live audio processing. Introducing the Bright
theme for outdoor use.
8/5/11 - Cinelerra 4.3 has dropped. Mainly, playing around with
text to movie synthesis, lots of bug fixes. Turn your script into an
instant movie with live updating and seeking, with text to movie.
10/15/10 - Cinelerra 4.2 has
arrived. Mainly a bugfix & personal need release. Of main interest
might be the "Edit->Align edits" feature, which aligns all the audio
edits with the video.
Then there's the keyframe spanning feature, where
highlighting a region with keyframe generation on causes effect tweeks
to span all the keyframes.
Then there's the fact that all assets are opened in subprocesses so they
don't bring down the entire program when they crash.
9/24/09 - Cinelerra 4.1 has arrived.
We finally have nested sequences.
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