A Cinelerra tutorial demonstrating everything the non-professional needs to know about getting up and running with Cinelerra. Cinelerra is one of the best video editing software for Linux desktop. This tutorial shows you how to install Cinelerra-CV and Cinelerra-GG in. Cinelerra gives high level video editing tools and also give so polished working environment. Cinelerra comes with 3 different packages.

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This page will guide you through a quick but complete video editing process in Cinelerra. It will suggest where it is advisable to learn more. Right click on the SourceFiles. You now have a SourceFiles folder containing the media you need for this quick trial.

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The quickest way to adjust Cinelerra settings is downloading the configuration yutorial I prepared just for you and saving it in the. If you have time to waste, you can also perform this operation with no cineleerra lines. For instructions see the Adjusting settings page. She will welcome you with an error message. Ignore it and relax. Apply by clicking on the green thick mark. Your source files will appear in the Resources Window. Playback your video using the navigation controls in the control bar of the Program window or in the Compositor.

You can also cut, copy and paste your images. Just double click on the picon to select the image. Use the Cut or Copy buttons. Set the insertion point at desired position on the timeline and click on the Paste button.

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Pose the mouse pointer so close to the right end of the edit to make it change shape. Drag the edit boundary forward or backward to lengthen or shorter the edit duration. Think to it as expanding or contracting the edit pushing or pulling its border from inside in the direction the time goes.

This seems to be the favourite operation of newbies of all ages. Follow this trail to happiness:. Drag the most stunning transition icon and drop it over the border between two edits. The icon will move with your mouse pointer and will be dropped on the timeline, along with a little brown bar. Playback your transition and enjoy it! You can use different transitions and make a cheerful carousel for your pleasure and your grandchildren enjoyment. Just double click on the first image and select Paste silence from the Edit menu.

Drag the Title icon from the Resources window and drop the white outline of the Title effect onto the selected area of the timeline, in the upper part of the track, where the video is represented by picons. Once dropped, the Title effect is shown as a brown bar at the bottom of the track.


Write your title in the main field. To watch it click on the timebar to set the insertion point inside the area covered by the effect.

Saving is extremely easy in Cinelerra. Just like in all programs, select Save from the File menu. Understanding what you have saved, though, is not as easy. It is an intesting adventure to grokk one of the basic concept of digital video editing: When you edit text in a text editor you end up with text. When you cut and paste paper picture from a newspaper you end up with a paper collage.

When you mix edible flour, yeast and sugar you end up with edible biscuits. Open the just saved Cinelerra project with a text editor and watch! Right click on the project filename and select Open with gedit text editor. You are now facing an EDL.

No videos are created.

Cinelerra basics in 30 minutes and 10 steps

Just like the sculptor make his draft on paper cineleera carving on marble, Cinelerra allows you to work on a preview, editing, refining, undoing, testing, redoing, changing your mind endless times before making the real video file. Just like the sculptor papers, the quality of the preview is a little inferior to the final one.

When you are sure you are happy with your project, then you can create cineleera real video file. This operation is called rendering. Cinelerra can make your dreams come true. She can make a real videofile reading and executing the decisions about editing you wrote on the list. Instead she will copy the relevant portion of them and process them as you ordered.

This is called non-destructive editing. On the other hand, though, cknelerra lot of disk space will be used. Apply and follow the progress of the rendering operation at the bottom of the Program window. Sit and watch your cihelerra in full quality. This website is alive and growing. It cine,erra you have already installed Cinelerra. In real life you rarely have your media ready: To know more see the page Get media ready.

Adjust settings The quickest way to adjust Cinelerra settings is downloading the configuration file I prepared dinelerra for you and saving it in the. Make sure you have no instances of Cinelerra open. Open a terminal Copy and paste one of the following loooong commands, depending on your standard: To know more about the. To know more about the settings that need to be adjusted see the Adjusting settings page.

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Browse the folders in your home and open the SourceFiles folder. Make sure the Insertion strategy is Create new resources only. When you load a file, Cinelerra only creates a reference to that source file. No media file is actually moved.

There are many ways of loading files, one for every need. To know more see the Loading media page. Arrange edits in the timeline Drag the. Drag and drop your images around the timeline, till you are happy cinelerea their order. In real life you can use more audio and video tracks. Always make sure your timeline has the tracks you want.

Cinelerra has more than one editing mode. If you are asking yourself a lot of questions about the copyright of the tune recorded in the. Tweak edits in the timeline You can adjust the length of the edits of your masterpiece. This operation is called trimming.

See the Manual to discover all the power of the trimming operations. Follow this trail to happiness: Select the Video transitions tab in the Resources window. Transitions can be edited. You can set duration or change the behaviour specific for every single transition. You can even build your own transition. To know more see the Transitions page. Add a title Your movie is nearly finshed. You just need an opening title. Double click on the blank space you just created.

Open the titler dialog box by clicking on the magnifier that is on the effect brown bar. You can easily add scrolling credits at the end of your movie.

You cinelerrq change colour, font, size, position of you titles. You can even add effects. To know more about the potential of the title effects see the Titles page. Save Saving is extremely easy in Cinelerra. Render Cinelerra can make your dreams come true. Open the Render… dialog from the File menu. Make sure both Audio and Video checkbox are checked. Make sure the Insertion strategy is Insert nothing. Raffaella Traniello — info [AT] g-raffa.

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