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Cinelerra Now

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Cinelerra is a Free Linux-based Audio, Images, and Special Effects system created by Adam Williams and was originally uploaded in the fall of 2002 with numerous improvements since that time. If you are new to Cinelerra and would like to see examples of Cinelerra, you can view it here on YouTube and Vimeo. Cinelerra has had many downloads and there are thousands of users of Cinelerra worldwide. Cinelerra has been exhibited at NAB, IBC, Interbee, SIGGRAPH, Linux World, and has been demonstrated and used at most major motion picture studios. Cinelerra has many components and if you are new, take your time, as the whole system is complex and powerful and it takes time to fully comprehend how powerful the program can be when configured correctly. It is our goal here to make it the most powerful and accessible media production system in the world. Cinelerra managers and directors have worked professionally in artistic expression, filmmaking, technology development, software and hardware design consulting and production services and systems development for well over a decade. Adam Williams and Mike Collins have been working together developing and promoting Linux editing systems, starting together in 2000, with Broadcast 2000 and later with Cinelerra starting in 2001. The entire team has been devoted to open systems and advanced Linux production technologies. Collectively, our current and past clients and former employers include most of the Hollywood motion picture and post-production studios, as well as government services contractors, and computer software and hardware technology manufacturers and systems integration companies.

Our goal is to make Cinelerra.Org a place for Cinelerra artists to collaborate and shine and learn from the developers who we invite to continue to contribute to Cinelerra. We also believe the best way to invigorate the online presence of Cinelerra is to focus on the artists as there are 100 times more Cinelerra artists than there are those interested in developing  technology options for a program that basically works now. We have taken on that task and we invite any and all interested new and past Artists and Developers to join this new venture. Our goal and plan is to eventually support artistic and technical development projects with a collaborative environment and with sponsored technical support, whenever possible.

We all remain in good standing with numerous current and potential financial and technical partners to Cinelerra. We are in the process of organizing efforts to forge stronger relationships to insure the long-time future success of free media production software and systems. An updated version of the Official Cinelerra from the official Heroine Virtual by Adam Williams is under development with many new and powerful changes.  This website is where Adam Williams, the Founder and Principal Developer of Cinelerra will be directly collaborating with the worldwide Cinelerra community of Artists and Developers. We at Cinelerra.Org are committed to a 30 month plan that will bring the most user friendly improvements to the Cinelerra community, including Universal language support, increased tool functionality, and wider support for more operating systems.   We are meeting almost daily with members of the broadcast, film, software, and scientific technology community daily to make Cinelerra a standard for media production in the months and years to come. We do wish to hear from you in the Artistic and Technology communities.

The Real Story of Cinelerra.Org                                                                                                                                                                  

There has been a constant stream of dis-information about how and why the Founders of Cinelerra came into possession of the website -- Cinelerra.Org.  Well, when Cinelerra was being developed by Adam Williams, he was so focused and so financially constrained, he did not buy up the domain names, including Cinelerra.Com, Cinelerra.Net, and, yes, Cinelerra.Org. In turn, they were bought by people who had no legal rights to the name of Cinelerra. Cinelerra.Org was purchased openly by Richard Baverstock, who founded a users association who decided to code on Cinelerra, and did so for several years.   Then, that group left to start another project, which never was completed, and they largely abandoned Cinelerra.Org. In late 2013, Baverstock, with the site abandoned, decided to move on to other work, and offered the domain name to several principals of the users association, and no one wanted it. Well, Baverstock contacted Michael Collins, who is a Co-Founder of Cinelerra, and asked him if he wanted Cinelerra.Org. Collins immediately accepted the proposal from Baverstock and took over the site, paying the fees and LEGALLY re-registering the site to the ownership of the Cinelerra founders, of Williams and Collins. Over the first several months, they eventually changed the site, to what it is today. And it was only after we decided to announce that we we were re-starting the moribund web site, that the former users group decided to rebuild their site under a new name. To date, they have not been in contact with us nor have they contributed our code, which now is the first Free 4K editor in the world. Every other story that has been promulgated on the Internet is in-correct from various sources. This is what occurred and how we became the owners of a site which bears the name of an application which Cinelerra Founder and Developer Adam Williams first began to develop in the year 2000.

note: Cinelerra.Com and Cinelerra.Net are still owned by the same squatters who bought those domains in the early years of Cinelerra.

Cinelerra Directors

Adam Williams -  Cinelerra Founder and Principle Developer of Cinelerra and principal in Heroine Virtual, LLC..  Revolutionary.

Mike Collins -  Cinelerra Co-Founder. Media production professional. Systems Designer/Developer

William Morrow - Expert Linux media development engineer -software/hardware.

Sergey Koroteyev - Specialist in Sales and Distribution. 

Vassili Leonov - Expert in Device design and Manufacturing.                                 


Opening Splash video credits:

 Adam Williams, the Founder and Principle Developer of Cinelerra.


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