[Cin] Cinelerra's error very serious.

Igor BEGHETTO igorbeg at visi1.org
Tue Apr 21 09:53:00 CEST 2020

I am so sorry for that.


Il 20/04/2020 22.52, Rafa Mar Multimedia en Gnu\Linux ha scritto:
> 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 tutorials.
> 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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