[Cin] Cinelerra's error very serious.

Rafa Mar Multimedia en Gnu\Linux rafamar.mm.ig at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 22:52:15 CEST 2020

Very excited about Cinelerra, today I wanted to make a silent short video,
as an example, to upload to the YouTube channel.

I made a very meticulous desktop recording, with the goal that without
saying a word, anyone can understand a simple process, such as changing the
speed to a clip. I know this is as easy for you as scratching a ear. But
for people who start they need someone to teach them. It is a question that
several readers have asked me.

As usual, in me, create a new project, and as is also usual for me when
loading the files, I forgot to put the selector in "Create new resources
only" I had it in "Replace current project" and when loading the 3 clips
that I wanted to use for this video, this they have been loaded on three
different tracks.

Nothing happens, I pressed z and started again. I have uploaded the files,
selecting the correct option.

I made the montage when it was almost finished, after adjusting a clip,
Cinelerra has blocked, it did not respond. I had not saved the job, and I
had to close Cinelerra, kill the application from the system monitor.

When I reopened Cinelerra I went quickly to file, load backup, and well,
there was my project, more or less as I had it before the crash.

So far so good... from here very bad

I hastened to save in case the lock happened again... and here comes the
catastrophe... when pressing s, no wizard was opened to save... I was
surprised, I did not remember saving... I look in the timeline window bar
and I freeze, this bad joke had already happened to me the first days in
Cinelerra. There it said "Cinelerra: speedChange-2020-04-20_20.25.34.webm"

For the second time Cinelerra has converted a video into an xml file.

All my work thrown away, my lost time ...

I have pondered, and I have thought, I am currently recommending an
application that can make a user lose a video that is important to him.
Because of an application that still carries defects that were very common
in the late 90s, but that are inconceivable in the middle of 2020.

Then all my illusion has turned into disappointment. I cannot recommend or
spend time with an editor who can make you lose a video in such an absurd
way. It is true that in my case, it was not an important video. But what if
it had been...? I am not a computer scientist nor are I proficient with
Photorec ... I am only an audiovisual technician.

So after thinking it over and seeing the great risk of working with
Cinelerra, for the moment I take a break. If GG ever decides to fix this,
please let me know, maybe I'll regain the lost illusion and keep writing

So sorry. I have already deleted myself from the youtube channel and I am
going to send the latest corrections of the Spanish translation to Phyllis
and take a break.

Thank you very much for your good predisposition and for your kindness
always with me.
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