Cinelerra GG Infinity
Cinelerra GG Infinity is a free and open source video editing software for Linux. It handles rendering, compositing, motion tracking, video editing and much more. It is a rolling release, every month, and therefore the additional name Infinity. If you want to get started right away, click here.
What features does Cinelerra have?
Here you see a small part of the extensive features. Cinelerra GG Infinity is an 8k editor, supports LV2 like the audio mastering software Calf Studio Gear and works with multiple cameras. It supports proxies and has a text editor for creating titles and texts for your videos. Here you will find a more extensive feature list.
What is Cinelerra GG Infinity?
Cinelerra GG is a free video editing software that lets you edit your videos and make them look like a movie with transitions, effects and text. You can use it to cut out unsightly parts of your video, rearrange sequences, add beautiful transitions, improve visual detail or audio quality, and add music. Render your new video project directly with YouTube presets. Cinelerra GG Infinity is designed for professionals, but it’s just as good for beginners as it is for getting the most out of their videos.
Free video editing software
Cinelerra GG Infinity is a resource-saving free video editing software for Linux. It is characterized by extensive possibilities to modify video and audio media. Through the integration of the software package FFmpeg, hundreds of extensions and codecs therefore are available. It is certainly not comparable with the functionality of the most important commercial video editing software in the field of video postproduction, but it is more than sufficient for common user. It is free and open source. Together with many filmmakers, developers and supporters we pursue a continuous development, hence the additional name Infinity, for a monthly rolling release.
New enhancements in Inkscape 1.0
After almost three years of development, the free open source vector graphics program Inkscape has been released in version 1.0. Inkscape has been around much longer and was first released in 2003 and has been used productively by many designers, artists and creative people since then, but it is only now that Inkscape has made the leap to version 1.0 and brings many improvements and new features.
The performance in general has been improved, resulting in a more fluid usability. Performance improvements are noticeable when editing objects with many nodes, object dialogs and grouping and ungrouping.
Visible changes are the reorganized toolbox and also the new improved path effects, also called LPEs. LPEs can be searched and favored.
The customizable artboard allows mirroring, rotating, and in the new views, “x-ray” and “split view”. The newly introduced PowerPencil mode allows you to create lines on a graphics tablet. Line drawings can be vectorized.
The following features have been added, such as the duplication of guides as an aid for aligning grids and much more.
Many users will be pleased with the improved path effects, including the ability to “Cut Corners (rounding/chamfering to evenly round) the corner of a path.
PDF export has been improved, with clickable links and metadata.
Customizable user interface
A lot of emphasis was put on a customizable user interface, that means you can choose between several themes and customize colors, icons and fonts and arrangements can be changed more easily and appealing.
Inkscape and Cinelerra
We are happy to see the new features of Inkscape, since the Cinelerra plugin “SVG via Inkscape” allows you to insert vector graphics into Cinelerra. This makes it possible to use attractive vector graphics in videos and significantly enhance your videos. You can find a description of this Inkscape plug-in in the Cinelerra-GG user manual in chapter 9.9.67 with the title “SVG via Inkscape” on page 302, you can also find further helpful documentation here. Many icons and also the Cinfinity logo were designed using Inkscape.
Inkscape is available for Linux, Windows and macOS. For the first time, a native Inkscape version for macOS is available, because no xQuartz is used anymore. The macOS download is still marked as preview, because there will be some improvements in the near future.
You can find detailed information about these innovations here.
ShuttlePro v2 & ShuttleXpress
Many video editing experts prefer to work with the appropriate video editing control devices to increase workflow. In response to user demand, we have integrated the Jog Wheels ShuttlePROv2 and ShuttleXpress into Cinelerra-GG to facilitate intuitive operation. More detailed information can be found in the User Manual.
Is Cinelerra GG Infinity also available for other operating systems?
Cinelerra GG Infinity is available for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD. Due to the lack of professional video editing applications for Linux, Cinelerra was developed for Linux. Cinelerra GG therefore serves as a replacement and for this reason there is no Windows or Mac version. We support up to nine different distributions. Click here to go to the download overview page.
I need help, who can help me?
We are a free community of filmmakers and developers and help each other. If you don’t know what to do and need help, our dedicated volunteers or developers will help. Here you will find a support overview of all important contact points, from forums, issue trackers to mailing lists. If you are new here, we recommend that you use the forum first. Here you will find the documentation, try to get a small overview there.