View Full Version : Linux Video Editing
03-05-2007, 01:34 AM
Has anyone tried using Cinelerra CV? It's available for Linux, and it's free, but I can't test it because I don't have Linux loaded on any of my computers (and no drive space for dual boot). Based on some of the documentation, it seems like Cinelerra can currently handle 4k resolution.
03-05-2007, 12:39 PM
here is some info:
-Cinelerra - The pros of using Cinelerra is: It has very good audio editing capabilities, good masking, a very nice histogram for color-correction. And the cons: It is a bit weird, very heavy on the hardware. I use Cinelerra when: A lot of masking is needed or/and when sound/dialog is important.
03-05-2007, 02:38 PM
I've installed it a few times, and loaded a few clips, but just can't manage to do anything more than that with it. From what I was able to find out, it doesn't seem to *realistically* support anything more than DV. I think the engine is resolution independent, but lacks solid codec support for anything other than DV.
Don't quote me on that, again, I've just played around with it a few times and don't really know what I'm talking about-- but I did an exhaustive search for linux NLEs, and while Cinelarra was one of the better ones I found, it still was a far cry from Vegas, Premiere, or FCP.
If you find anything to the contrary... PLEASE tell me. I use Ubuntu Linux very everything BUT video editing/fx.. and would love to find a solid alternative for a reasonable (less than $1k) pricetag.
03-05-2007, 03:08 PM
FYI: In Cinelarra (which I currently have installed and running), has the largest "canvas" size available for selection from the dropdown list as "1920x1088", though I was able to create a new project using the canvas size of "4520x2540"... Without any footage, its hard to say how it will handle it.
But again, you probably won't ever edit in 4k - or even 2k. Proxy and offline at 720p (or something comfortable), and then export the EDL and let REDCINE online the final DPX files (or whatever) when you're done.