[Cin] Text presenting Cinelerra-GG, for wikipedia
p.autourduglobe at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 03:23:46 CET 2019
This is Sam the modified version of my draft, I think it's as far as I
can go at the moment. If you have the opportunity, it may be better if
you take over here; you are better equipped than me to integrate the
logo and useful images on the Wikipedia page if necessary.
A separate branch of Cinelerra and the result of a longstanding
programming work by W.P. Morrow (aka "goodguy"). Cinelerra-GG (CinGG)
has integrated the code of "Cinelerra-HV" from the beginning and its
development has taken place first with the site of "Cinelerra.Org", then
with that of "Cinelerra-CV", before continuing its growth in a distinct
way now through 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 Cinelerra
branches and the additions available from many developers. It also
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.
Users and developers interested in Cinelerra-GG have the opportunity to
make their difficulties, requests or proposals known through a bug
tracker, a mailing list and a forum, which allow discussions and
exchanges of information.
Cinelerra-GG has many unique features. They include support for recent
versions of Ffmpeg, "Ultra HD up to "8K", an interface for audio "LV2"
plugins (such as Calf Studio Gear), multi-camera editing, and the simple
use of "Proxy" to lighten the workload of a computer with insufficient
power, Smart Folders media filtering, a version with 10-bit color space,
Advance Trim, Live Preview of resources, Nested clips, Shared tracks,
rendering preconfiguration options for YouTube and the ability to save
The list of Cinelerra-GG features and characteristics is long. It is
possible to make an objective comparison between the different branches
of Cinelerra by using the table in the following document:
Cinelerra-GG does not fall within the scope of version numbering of
other Cinelerra branches. The term "Infinity" attached to its name
suggests that it is rather in perpetual development (Scrum model);
Cinelerra-GG updates identified internally by their release date, are
published monthly for a large number of Linux and FreeBSD distributions.
These rolling releases contain a significant number of changes.
On 19-01-05 17 h 23, Sam wrote:
> 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
>> 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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