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Beowulf.1000
March 26th, 2009, 11:51 PM
Has anybody here installed and used Cinelerra for video editing? Does it work-- can it install fairly easy to Ubuntu, import high definition video footage for non-linear editing of the video and audio, do basic compositing, output to common format(s) like Quicktime .mov with mpeg compression?

hansdown
March 27th, 2009, 12:42 AM
Hi Beowulf.1000.

It sounds like you may be looking for ubuntu studio.

http://ubuntustudio.org/

Ive just installed it for a buddy of mine.

Beowulf.1000
March 27th, 2009, 12:59 AM
Hi Beowulf.1000.

It sounds like you may be looking for ubuntu studio.

http://ubuntustudio.org/

Ive just installed it for a buddy of mine.

Unfortunately ubuntu studio does not come with cinelerra.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/PackageList
I have tried those other video editors and they just can not do the job. I need something powerful so as to edit HD video, something that comes close to Sony Vegas which I use on MS-Windows. Video editing in Linux has been the weakest link in the chain for my migration to Linux. Every video editor in linux I have tried thus far crashes and burns, buggy. I need stability, HD editing with basic compositing, titling, etc.

Twitch6000
March 27th, 2009, 01:02 AM
Well TBH you will not find a tool that is comparable to Sony Vega on Linux.

However I have used Cinelerra and IMO it is the best video editor for Linux.

Beowulf.1000
March 27th, 2009, 01:09 AM
Well TBH you will not find a tool that is comparable to Sony Vega on Linux. However I have used Cinelerra and IMO it is the best video editor for Linux.

That is cool. I would not expect equivalent. But Kino, Piti editor, MOvie Editor, those are just buggy and don't really do much. But from what I see on Cinelerra's site it looks quite powerful. Just wondering if it installs to ubuntu, runs fairly stable, etc. I need powerful video editing-- doing indie filmmaking, etc.-- so like i said that is the one thing that has kept me in MS- Windows. But damn I miss Linux, and Beryl and raindrops on the desktop, and what i do NOT miss in Linux is the annoying popup updates and all in MS-Windows.