Select your distro, you can find the documentation here.

Alternative: Single-user builds

These only have to be extracted and can be run directly with the file “cin”. Using this method, multiple versions of Cinelerra-GG can be tested without deleting previous ones. An example: If you run into problems, you can run the old version again until there is a fix available.


AV Linux

AV Linux is a downloadable/installable shared snapshot ISO image based on Debian.  It provides the user an easy method to get an Audio and Video production workstation without the hassle of trying to find and install all of the usual components themselves. Of course, it includes Cinelerra-GG!

You can read all about it and download AVLinux AVLinux Download.

Bodhi Linux Media


Bodhi Linux Media

Bodhi Linux Media is a free and open source distribution that comes with a curated list of open source software for digital artists who work with audio, video, includes Cinelerra GG, games, graphics, animations, physical computing, etc.

Click here for more information about Bhodi Linux and the download.


Here you can find the console commands to clone and update the Cinelerra-GG git. To create your own build, please have a look at the instructions on page 15 in the user manual.

git clone “git://” cinelerra5
cd cinelerra5/cinelerra-5.1 # toplevel directory
git pull origin master

Other branches

Cinelerra-GG Infinity is a merge (mostly) of 3 Cinelerra developments. The original was HV (heroinevirtual) Cinelerra-HV, then CV (community version), and the GG (goodguy) branches. There are also more branches of Cinelerra like Cinelerra-CVE and Lumiera, more about that on the About page. If you are looking for the old Cinelerra-CV repos, you can find them here.

Documentation and Source Code

All documentation is available in English only. We are working on making the documentation available in several languages in the future. If you can’t wait, you can alternatively use Google Translator or DeepL.


Source code

The current source of Cinelerra-GG is available as a .tgz file here


You can also check out the code current development.

User Manual

Here you can find the Cinelerra-GG Infinity User Manual.


Here you can find the md5 checksums of all offered downloads.

old md5sum

Here you can find the old md5 checksums of all offered downloads.


We are asked again and again about the differences between the different Cinelerra branches, for this reason we have created a document in which you can see at a glance the main characteristics and differences of the forks. Despite the differences, we suggest you try the other versions as well. Each branch has its strengths.

file storage

Here is the test folder for our volunteer supporters. Here we occasionally store files to be tested or revised.