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The Cinelerra-CV manual is distributed under the GNU GPL version 2 or later, and not the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). That’s because HV didn’t give any information regarding the “Secrets of Cinelerra” licence. Therefore, we assume it’s released under the GPL as is Cinelerra. Here’s a link explaining the difference between the GPL and the GFDL:
work on the images. Some nice drawings made by Alex aren’t available anymore in .xcf (Gimp) format. We need to modify or redo some of the drawings that contain English text. That’s for translated manuals.
nicolasm: I will redo some of those images. Done on the 2007-01-17 → Edition 1.03. I also translated the text contained in the images used for the French manual.
nicolasm: I’m working on it
* add some video tutorials nicolasm: the video tutorials about Cinelerra made by “The Source” are quite nice, and “The Source” agreed to give us those tutorials. However, they’re in English. It’d be nice to add English subtitles. Then, those subtitles (text files) could be translated to other languages, and the tutorials could then be useful for non-English speaking people.
candela will translate subtitles to Spanish. There is a new episode already Episode 2 - “Attack Of The Elephants (Dream)” in which they discuss doing effects with Cinelerra. And a new episode is in progress and will be on rendering and transcoding.
nicolasm: I already moved/rearranged some sections. Any idea is welcome.
After having spoken with
- Herman (that thinks, together with Jean-Luc, that Secret of Cinelerra is an awesome Reference Manual and thinks that there is the need for an introductory document for new users that guides them to the basic workflow from capture to DVD through a simple example project full of screenshots and instant gratification. He thinks also that to make a draft of the full manuscript that outlines the whole book is a useful approach for a good Manual.) and
- Nicolas (that thinks that Secrets of Cinelerra is an excellent Manual and thinks that it is very important to add a “Quick start” chapter at the beginning of the Manual that explains the basic stuff, really simply, and illustrated with a lot of screenshots. He thinks also the structure of the actual Manual needs to be improved, with carefully thought-out changes also because they will make the translation process more complicated),
I’ve updated my idea on a possible new structure for the Cinelerra Manual to the following new draft:
CINELERRA CV MANUAL
PART 1: The starter (served)
A “call-it-as-you-please” frustration-proof document for very beginners: how to make a very simple but complete project, step by step.
To be made. Provisionally Rob Fisher’s Tutorial could take its place.
PART 2: The meal (buffet)
A Reference for initiated users