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June, 2014

  • The development of the next release of cinelerra-cv has been very active in the last few months. Some notable changes already included in the development branch: massive bug fixing (memory leaks, seg faults), revised and more robust plugin infrastructure, new plugins (Bluebanana, C41, color3way, findobject), new graphics, support for UTF-8 text and much more. These are available now in the git repository(or in precompiled binaries). Check back here for more updates.

Mar 7, 2014

  • Our Bugtracker on and gitweb on are back. Mind the -cv in the domain name! All git users should update their remote URL to the new domain

Jan 15, 2014

  • Around January 2014 the Cin-CV community overlooked the renewal of
    The domain was then taken over by a different project managed by Michael Collins one of the founders of Cinelerra. Cinelerra-CV has been moved to the new domain registered on Jan 15 2014. Our new domain name reflects how cinelerra is named in several popular distributions and clarifies that it is the home of the community version of cinelerra.

Sep 7, 2012

  • Heroine Virtual LTD releases 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.

Nov 13, 2011

  • Cinelerra-CV 2.2 is released. It includes Hermann Vosseler's Bezier Patch (bezier automation for Cinelerra-CV fades, camera and projector), improved default settings, extended audio range, support for multiline label and clips comments, autodetection of OpenGL in configure, detection of v4l2. For more details see the release announcement. This release inaugurates the new community GIT repo for Cinelerra. Starting with release 2.2, Cinelerra-CV uses its own versioning scheme.

Aug 5, 2011

  • Heroine Virtual LTD releases Cinelerra 4.3. Most notable feature is text to movie synthesis.

Nov 21, 2010

  • Cinelerra-CV 2.1.5 is out. Recent changes (since 2010) are: SWOT audio is now supported; build fixes for newer environments (libpng 1.4.3, libjpeg 7, and others); PNG with more than 8 bits can be imported, the extra precision is truncated, though; the YUV4MPEG importer is now much more efficient; correct latency calculation with OSS audio driver; other fixes. See the short-log for details. For more details see the release announcement.

Oct 15, 2010

  • While we are working on Cinelerra-CV 2.1.5, Heroine Virtual LTD releases Cinelerra 4.2. 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. featuring nested sequences. Only the source code is available, no packages.

Oct 25, 2010

  • Heroine Virtual LTD releases Cinelerra 4.1, featuring nested sequences. 64 bit binaries for Fedora 11 and for Ubuntu 9.04 are also available.

October 1-2, 2010

  • The CinelerraCV community is at the Openvideo Conference in New York.

April 19, 2010

  • CinelerraCV will be at the Connecticut Film Festival - Danbury CT on May 7 2010. The festival will pay a special attention to Free Software with dedicate talks and workshops. Scott Frase will represent the community doing a presentation on Video production using Free Software tools.

Dec 6, 2009

  • The migration of our bugtracker from to is completed, thanks to the precious help of Cillian De Roiste. We moved also from Bugzilla to Trac. The bugtracker address is still; log-in details are unchanged.

June 1, 2009

  • CinelerraCV will be at the Openvideo Conference in New York on 19-20 June 2009. Scott Frase will represent the community.

May 8, 2009

  • Leo Laporte and Randal Schwartz talk about Cinelerra and Lumiera on FLOSS Weekly podcast #68 on Guests: Joel Holdsworth and Aaron Newcomb.

January 21, 2009

  • Cinelerra-cv now supports dnxhd codec. See git commit.

December 31, 2008

  • The new Lumiera logo has been chosen. Admire it here.

October 26, 2008

  • Lumiera is looking for a logo. Enter the Logo Contest!.

September 26, 2008

  • We say farewell to the SVN repo that served us so well. The Cinelerra CV code is now maintained in git.

September 23, 2008

  • Roland "wildhostile" set up a Cinelerra blog. Write an article or a tutorial, add a video or localize yourself on the Cinelerra users' map!

August 30, 2008

  • akirad repository offers intrepid Cinelerra-CV users a package to test on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

August 11, 2008

  • Heroine Virtual LTD releases Cinelerra 4. Have a look at the official website for a detailed list of changes and for Ubuntu binary packages.

August 8, 2008

  • wears an improved CSS.

July 19, 2008

  • A cinelerra group has been created on Vimeo by Leandro Ribeiro for both HV and CV version users. Share your videos!

June 29, 2008

  • The akirad repository where Paolo Rampino makes Cinelerra packages available for Ubuntu, is mirrored at

April 20, 2008

  • CinelerraCV is moving. Web pages and DokuWiki have moved to a new server, in Germany (IP number For details see the migration status page.

April 4, 2008

  • Lumiera, the new video editor developed by the CinelerraCV community, has started building an independent website.

March 6, 2008

  • 'Cinelerra3' is now an independent project called Lumiera. The name was chosen by community vote on the best names proposed.

March 5, 2008

  • CinelerraCV packages are already available for Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.

February 14, 2008

  • Cinelerra interface is now available also in Russian.

February 1, 2008

  • First official IRC meeting for the developers of the 'Cinelerra3' project.

December 31, 2007

  • The Cinelerra CV manual is now available in Basque.

October 7, 2007

  • The Cinelerra CV manual is now available in Spanish.

August 15, 2007

  • A plan to rewrite/redesign of what ought to become 'Cinelerra 3' is presented to the Mailing List.

June 5, 2007

  • An anonymous pushable git repository for Cinelerra is available at pipapo. See the announcement for a little HowTo. This server maintains also a 12 hour sync repository with the cinelerra svn.

March 14, 2007

  • The Cinelerra CV manual is now available in Brazilian Portuguese.

January 10, 2007

  • New CinelerraCV wiki.

November 18, 2006

  • New CinelerraCV manuals in HTML, PDF and TXT.

October 10, 2006

  • Christian Thaeter has set up a git repository on his server that allows developer's to push their branches to the server. This server maintains also a 12 hour sync repository with the cinelerra svn.

September 13, 2006

  • New Debian sid packages ready for download (without OpenGL acceleration for the moment).

September 10, 2006

  • The merge of Cinelerra 2.1 is done in svn as of a couple days ago, packages will follow as people get to them. Please report problems on the mailing list.

July 10, 2006

  • Cinelerra 2.1 has been released upstream (last week sometime). Johannes Sixt and Pierre Dumuid are currently undertaking to do a combined effort merge attempt. Personally, I (Pierre Dumuid) prefer to see the "news" at SVN Log

November 5, 2005

  • Welcome back :) a lot of new things happened in the last two months:
  1. new version of cinelerra
  2. we moved from cvs to svn
  3. new packages of cinelerra-cv 2.0 (slackware and Debian/sid)

September 11, 2005

  • Finally the merge is complete :) ! checkout the new cinelerra-2.0cvs :) Many thanks to Johannes Sixt who merged the cinelerra 2.0 code into cinelerra-cvs :) (kudos to him)

September 11, 2005

  • Bounty, bounty a lot of bounty :)
  • cinelerra2.0 still in transition

September 11, 2005

  • Cinelerra 2.0 avaiable on The code of cinelerra 2.0 will be merged in cinelerra-cvs ASAP :).

August 11, 2005

  • Look at the ChangeLog :)

July 9, 2005

  • Add bin2cinelerra_headers to user tips webpage. July 1, 2005
  • New version of Seven Gnome.

June 27, 2005

  • Updated packages webpage
  • Updated usertips page

June 5, 2005

  • New layout.
  • Now we provide a online ChangeLog so people can know what comes IN/OUT from the CVS :)
  • Cinelerra NOW supports theora/ogg movie for input files. Try it (note: if you use debian try the new .deb)

February 8, 2005

  • x86 Debian packages of Cinelerra 1.2.2 by Andraz Tori. Use the apt source to get it.

January 18, 2005

  • 1.2.2 merged with the CVS by Johannes Sixt. Check out, test, and file bug reports! ;-)

January 10, 2005

  • Version 1.2.2 is out and can be downloaded from Heroines' site. Changelog.

January 5, 2005

  • Phở: a distribution dedicated to video editing Garbure project just started a new dedicated distribution for video editing named Phở, with - of course - Cinelerra as the master piece !

Garbure project
Phở webpage
Phở download
Phở screenshots

October 16, 2004

  • Cinelerra on Mac OS X! Adrian Prantl builds and runs Cinelerra on Darwin (with screenshots). Download source code from our GoogleDriveArchive

September 2, 2004

  • Finally: Cinelerra on a Mac! La Ménagerie checks in a fix for an endianness issue, which caused warped colours in Cinelerra on PowerPC systems, like Macintosh. They also provides Debian packages for the PowerPC architecture, on a new apt source hosted by Kiberpipa. screenshot picture

September 1, 2004

  • Nathan Kurz adds an experimental YUV4MPEG pipe output dialog to the user interface. It can invoke a command line encoder via a traditional pipe.

August 22, 2004

  • A handful of us met on IRC to discuss clip insertion and trimming, and the handling of selections on the timeline. Nathan Kurz had some suggestions he wanted us to consider: [CinCVS] selection vs in/out (web archive link).

August 16, 2004

  • The CVS has merged with 1.2.1. This is a speed record: Only four days! Thanks to Johannes Sixt!

August 12, 2004

  • 1.2.1 is out

July 27, 2004

  • The blue dot theme (screenshots) is checked in to the CVS by Kevin Brosius.

May 11, 2004

  • Heroines release Cinelerra 1.2.0

May 9, 2004

  • CINELERRA won a Bob Turner MAKING THE CUT award at NAB 2004 in Las Vegas as a real-time HD editor, compositing system, and render farm on a multi-processor clustered IBM Opteron system.

March 29, 2004

  • Benjamin Flaming's diffkey plugin has been imported into the CVS by Andraz Tori.

March 3, 2004

  • We have our own Bugzilla. Please use it to report bugs, or to check if others have encountered the same bugs.

March 2, 2004

  • We're now! Yay!

February 17, 2004

  • Johannes Sixt imported version 1.1.9 from Heroines, and merged it with the CVS.

February 11, 2004

  • Heroines release 1.1.9

January 13, 2004

  • Changed the stylesheet to a colour scheme more like Cinelerra's "Blond" theme.

January 9, 2004

  • The mailing list now has 98 subscribers 10 people has write access to the CVS.

January 9, 2004

  • Herman is now the editor/webmaster, again. The "community" effort is on the backburner, and the emphasis is put on development.

December 14, 2003

  • Alex Ferrer puts up a Cinelerra manual TWiki. Please take a look, and contribute to it if you can!

October 21, 2003

  • Herman has made a "Developer's Corner" for online stuff members of the Unofficial CVS want direct control over.

October 20, 2003

  • The IRC channel is now logged!

October 16, 2003

  • The mailing list now has 75 subscribers.

October 14, 2003

  • Gergely Erdelyi gets his shell account. 7 people now have write access to the CVS.

October 12, 2003

  • New tutorial added- "Making a DVD with your own digital video material" by Adrie van der Heijden.

October 11, 2003

  • The Cinelerra Community Center has been started, combining the Unofficial CVS with a plan to creat e a strong, organized user and developer community for Cinelerra.

October 5, 2003 Irc channel

  • The channel cinelerra was started on IRCnet.

October 5, 2003

  • 1.1.7 finally in the CVS.

September 27, 2003

  • Debian packages of 1.1.7, from Andraz. With debug symbols.

September 24, 2003

  • I18n patch from Andraz, using gettext.

September 14, 2003

  • Andraz posts a patch that reverts Heroine's changes from 32-bit integers to 64-bit integers. Most of us still use 32-bits CPUs.

August 24, 2003

  • Richard Baverstock announces that he has "automakified" the 1.1.7 source tree, and that the tarball is available.

August 11, 2003

  • Cinelerra 1.1.7 is released.

August 9, 2003

  • Andraz is at "Tactical media camp", showing off Cinelerra, and coding.

August 9, 2003

  • Toph joins the mailing list, and reports that Cinelerra compiled and run just fine on his SMP box. The mailing list has now 45 subscribers.

July 21, 2003

  • Andraz Tori starts working on an SVG plugin for Cinelerra, with assistance from Richard Baverstock, using Sodipodi as the engine.

July 17, 2003

June 26, 2003

  • Andraz' overlaying speedup patch was merged into the Cinelerra's developer code. Congratulations!

June 25, 2003

  • Andraz Tori provided a patch that speeds up playback of video with overlaying. It makes playback of layered video 2-4 times faster! The patch was made against Cinelerra 1.1.6.

June 18, 2003

June 16, 2003

  • The CVS is back. The repository was deleted (have a look at the repository tarball, if you miss something) and releases 1.1.5 and 1.1.6 were imported again. May this never happen again!

June 11, 2003

  • The CVS is confused and messed up today. Hold back your commits! Seriously!

May 14, 2003

  • Andreas Kielb got an account. Now we are 5.

May 12, 2003

  • Cinelerra 1.1.6 is out. This calls for immediate discussion.

May 11, 2003

  • Firewire I/O patches from Andreas Kielb are applied.

May 4, 2003

  • Michael Collins from Linux Media Arts e-mailed us, to ask us about our aims and goals.

May 1, 2003

  • More e-mails coming in. We are being noticed.

April 30, 2003

  • We just got another contributor. Now we are 4.

April 30, 2003

  • Sylvain is applying patches from Andraz on the CVS

April 29, 2003

  • Imported the code tree from Sylvain Joyeux into the CVS