[ubuntu-studio-devel] What should be included by default in Trusty?

lukefromdc at hushmail.com lukefromdc at hushmail.com
Wed Feb 12 21:09:22 UTC 2014

I have used Cinelerra, it has two problems: One is a clunky, harder to learn GUI.
That's not too bad as many pro video editors have similar issues. The other is this:
it has not kept up with changing formats produced by common cameras. I still have
the version I got during Precise (2012)  so I don't know if this has changed but as of then
Cinelerra could not read files containing H264 streams, either from  AVCHD cameras
or from another video editor.  Kdenlive can both read and write H264 if you use the 
fully-enabled ffmpeg/libav versions, or be distributed with that stripped for later 
user installation if codecs are deemed an issue.

Both Kdenlive and it's underlying MLT base are essentially codec-independant, so
adding support for any arbitrary codec is simply a matter of getting it into ffmpeg/

At any rate, Cinelerra is not yet in Ubuntu's repos, only available from a ppa.

On 02/12/2014 at 3:56 PM, "Jimmy Sjölund" <jimmy at sjolund.se> wrote:
>> On 12 feb 2014, at 21:20, Mike Holstein <mikeh789 at gmail.com> 
>> /me +1 kdenlive ... anyone else using anything that is relevant 
>for video production?
>> relevant = legally viable, currently in the repos,
>No, I use kdenlive for everything. I thought it was a given and not
>something that would get removed. I have tried some other similar
>applications but always come back to kdenlive. I spoke recently 
>with a film producer who just turned to use FOSS and he had only 
>things to say about kdenlive.
>Cinelerra is GPL but also have a community version, none of which 
>included in the repos yet. A bit more complicated than kdenlive but
>also said to be more advanced.
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