Cinelerra is an open source, cross-platform, freely distributed and complete audio and video production environment for GNU/Linux and BSD operating systems, designed as a replacement for the Broadcast 2000 software project. It’s an advanced content creation system that turns a boring server machine into a 50,000 watt flamethrower of multimedia editing power.
Features at a glance
Key features include video compositing and editing functionality, still image panning, VU meters, support for unlimited tracks, 16-bit YUV compositing, floating point compositing, background rendering on clusters, free form editing, batch capturing, batch rendering, SMP utilization, realtime effects, OpenEXR images.
In addition to the above, Cinelerra features support for OGG Vorbis audio, 64-bit internal audio representation, headroom monitoring, support for LADSPA plugins, Bezier masks, track routing, track nudge for video and audio, reverse video and audio in realtime, bidirectional and variable speed scrubbing, different overlay modes, nested sequences, and text to movie.
Offers a wide range of video effects
The application offers a wide range of video effects, among which we can mention reverse, histogram, slideshow scaling, blur, flip, invert, loop, overlay, denoise, freeze, polar, scale, threshold, motion tracking, rotate, oil painting, translate, wave, sharpen, decimate, delay, gradient, brightness and contrast, hue and saturation, chroma key, scopes, title, downscale, color balance, shift interlace, inverse telecine, downsample, gradient and inverse telecine.
Under the hood and supported operating systems
A quick look under the hood will show us that the application is written in the C and C++ programming languages. It is a multi-platform applications that has been successfully tested under many GNU/Linux distributions, as well as several BSD flavors.
Availability and supported hardware platforms
Both Linux and BSD users can install the Cinelerra software using the universal source archive found on the downloads page above, which can be installed on both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms. On GNU/Linux, you can also download a binary archive designed only for 64-bit architectures.