[Cin] CinGG/NLE comparison

Phyllis Smith phylsmith2017 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 03:51:48 CEST 2023

A few more items for you to decide if they should be included or not (see
attached) and need to be reworded better to fit.  Also, I will send to just
you the .odt where I have only made a few typo corrections.  There are
maybe 2 more items that I am looking at that could potentially be included

On Sun, Sep 10, 2023 at 2:39 PM Phyllis Smith <phylsmith2017 at gmail.com>

> Also, in "Shortcuts", a change was made quite some time ago that BOTH "z"
> and "Ctrl-z" will "undo".  You can see this shortcut stated on the Edit
> pulldown.  I will delete this in my local copy so as not to have 2 people
> doing different changes at the same time before sending it back.
> On Sun, Sep 10, 2023 at 12:37 PM Phyllis Smith <phylsmith2017 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Andrea, I have thoroughly read this and have made just a few typo
>> corrections but am not finished yet so am not sending it back yet.  Am
>> confused about this statement and want to correct it here, but not sure
>> what it means.  It is in the "Cutting a Region" paragraph and reads "Note
>> that we reason about the tracks and not the clips."  What does this mean?
>> Thanks, Phyllis
>> On Wed, Sep 6, 2023 at 12:21 PM Andrea paz <gamberucci.andrea at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Second revision of the text. I added the multicam and a few sentences
>>> to remind people that CinGG is based on tracks and not clips.
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---- (This is already in your document, but I like your explanation in the manual.)
Difference: terminology of edits used for what other NLEs call clips.

Solution: see Nomenclature (which is quoted below) in the Editing chapter. media loaded in the
timeline, in whole or in part, are called edits, unlike other programs that call them clips.

"Nomenclature: media loaded in the timeline, in whole or in part, are called edits,
unlike other programs that call them clips. Clips in CINELERRA-GG are those that
are created in the Viewer window or in the timeline via the to clip command
and brought into the Resources window, inside the Clips folder, where they
can be renamed and a description added. These, once brought into the timeline,
are renamed edits. In CINELERRA-GG the difference edits/clips is not important and
you can use them as synonyms; however, the difference of clips as it is intended in
other NLEs is important. These are media (or parts of it) complete in themselves
and indipendent from other clips and the timeline. Edits in CINELERRA-GG on
the other hand, can be a media (or part of it) but can also be any region of the
timeline between In/Out Points or from a highlighted, on which we can do editing
operations. This leads to some advantages (e.g. putting an effect only in a part
of the active region) but one must always keep in mind that the edit remains
dependent on the track and the entire timeline."

Difference: what is called Three Points Editing in some other programs (not sure if in Premiere Pro though)

Solution: use Two Screen Editing (see place in manual) for a fast way to construct
a program out of movie files.

Difference: placement of subtitles directly on a track can not be done; i.e. loading video with embedded
subtitles does not load subtitl track.

Solution: there is a separate subtitl track for this work which has some advantages.
But you can not change options/font.

Difference: Color management - does not exist in CinGG

Solution: - see Best practice in pre-editing 
- + For more tips on how CINELERRA-GG processes colors on the timeline see Color
Space and Color Range Affecting Playback, Automatic "Best Model" Media Load
and Overview on Color Management.

Difference: Playing is slower than PP.

Solution: - do not Play every frame while working in certain situations (change in settings).
Drawing video thumbnails, picons, on the time line can be very slow. There are ways provided in
the manual for wayt to help for smaller/slower computer.  For example, you can disable picon
drawing for these files with the draw media toggle in the patchbay to speed up operations.

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