[Cin] Text presenting Cinelerra-GG, for wikipedia

Sam cinelerra at posteo.de
Sat Jan 5 23:23:33 CET 2019

Am 05.01.19 um 22:44 schrieb Pierre autourduglobe:
> For discussion....
> Here is the draft text that I propose to integrate into the current 
> page about Cinelerra on Wikipedia 
> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinelerra)
> Pierre
> Cinelerra-GG Infinity:
> A separate branch of Cinelerra and the result of a longstanding 
> programming work by W.P. Morrow (aka "goodguy"), Cinelerra-GG (CinGG) 
> integrated the code of "Cinelerra-HV" from the beginning and its 
> development went through "Cinelerra.Org" then "Cinelerra-CV" before 
> continuing its growth in a completely distinct and autonomous way, now 
> supported by its own site (https://www.cinelerra-gg.org).
> Cinelerra-GG is entirely free (GNU General Public License). It is the 
> result of a long process of merging the code of the different branches 
> and versions of Cinelerra and the additions available from many 
> developers. It specially incorporates many original improvements 
> (which have been and are still very often initiated at the request of 
> its users).
> Cinelerra-GG is determined to get as close as possible to what can be 
> expected from a "professional" level video editing software (NLE) for 
> the Linux platform.
> Cinelerra-GG is very attentive to the requests and suggestions of its 
> users, in the same way all proposals for code improvement submitted by 
> developers are enthusiastically received. The "mailing list" 
> (https://lists.cinelerra-gg.org/mailman/listinfo/cin), the "bug 
> tracker" (https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/bugtracker/my_view_page.php) 
> and the "forum" (https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/forum/) allow for 
> discussions and exchanges of information.
> The list of additional new features that Cinelerra-GG adds to those 
> already present in other branches is now too long to list in this 
> short presentation. Instead, see the following document, which 
> compares in a table the characteristics and features of the different 
> Cinelerra branches: (https://cinelerra-gg.org/download/differences.pdf).
> Cinelerra-GG does not fall within the scope of version numbering of 
> other Cinelerra branches. It is rather in perpetual development (Scrum 
> model) and in a very dynamic way; Cinelerra-GG updates, which are 
> intended to be "stable" quality, are published monthly for a large 
> number of Linux and FreeBSD distributions. These rolling releases 
> contain fixes to reported bugs as well as frequent feature improvements.
> To obtain Cinelerra-GG: https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/downloads

Thanks for the first draft. I got the following impressions.

I miss the summary of the special features, a reference to the feature 
page is probably not enough, like for example:

Ffmpeg support
LV2 support, like Calf Studio Gear
motion graphics
Smart Folders, any creation of filters for media according to very 
specific criteria
8K Support
MultiCamera Support
10-bit color space
Live preview of resource files
Advance Tim Feature
Nested Clips
shared tracks
Preferences for rendering to YouTube
Saving of different layouts (workspace)

In addition to the description of the rolling release procedure, I would 
write that the name Infinity would be chosen instead of the version 
number because it is a constantly repeating process of development that 
never actually stops as long as the product exists. The internal version 
number is always the year and the last month, for example 2018-12, it is 
used in the bug tracker, so that we know what version of the software we 
are talking about.

That's all. :-)


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