The front page only contains the latest news items. These are the older ones, back to the beginning in April 2003.

Oct 25, 2010
* Heroine Virtual LTD releases Cinelerra 4.1, featuring nested sequences. 64 bit binaries for Fedora 11 and for Ubuntu 9.04 are also available.

June 1, 2009
* CinelerraCV will be at the Openvideo Conference in New York on 19-20 June 2009. Scott Frase will represent the community.

May  8, 2009
* Leo Laporte and Randal Schwartz talk about Cinelerra and Lumiera on FLOSS Weekly podcast #68 on Guests: Joel Holdsworth and Aaron Newcomb.

January  21, 2009
* Cinelerra-cv now supports dnxhd codec. See git commit.

December  31, 2008
* The new Lumiera logo has been chosen. Admire it here.

October  26, 2008
* Lumiera is looking for a logo. Enter the Logo Contest!.

September  26, 2008
* We say farewell to the SVN repo that served us so well. The Cinelerra CV code is now maintained in git.

September  23, 2008
* Roland "wildhostile" set up a Cinelerra blog. Write an article or a tutorial, add a video or localize yourself on the Cinelerra users' map!

August  30, 2008
* akirad repository offers intrepid Cinelerra-CV users a package to test on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

August 11, 2008
* Heroine Virtual LTD releases Cinelerra 4. Have a look at the official website for a detailed list of changes and for Ubuntu binary packages.

August 8, 2008
* wears an improved CSS.

July  19, 2008
* A cinelerra group has been created on Vimeo by Leandro Ribeiro for both HV and CV version users. Share your videos!

June  29, 2008
* The akirad repository where Paolo Rampino makes Cinelerra packages available for Ubuntu, is mirrored at

April  20, 2008
* CinelerraCV is moving. Web pages and DokuWiki have moved to a new server, in Germany (IP number For details see the migration status page.

April  4, 2008
* Lumiera, the new video editor developed by the CinelerraCV community, has started building an independent website.

March  6, 2008
* 'Cinelerra3' is now an independent project called Lumiera. The name was chosen by community vote on the best names proposed.

March  5, 2008
* CinelerraCV packages are already available for Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.

February  14, 2008
* Cinelerra interface is now available also in Russian.

February  1, 2008
* First official IRC meeting for the developers of the 'Cinelerra3' project.

December  31, 2007
* The Cinelerra CV manual is now available in Basque.

October  7, 2007
* The Cinelerra CV manual is now available in Spanish.

August  15, 2007
* A plan to rewrite/redesign of what ought to become 'Cinelerra 3' is presented to the Mailing List.

June  5, 2007
* An anonymous pushable git repository for Cinelerra is available at pipapo. See the announcement for a little HowTo. This server maintains also a 12 hour sync repository with the cinelerra svn.

March  14, 2007
* The Cinelerra CV manual is now available in Brazilian Portuguese.

January  10, 2007
* New CinelerraCV wiki.

November  18, 2006
* New CinelerraCV manuals in HTML, PDF and TXT.

October  10, 2006
Christian Thaeter has set up a git repository on his server that allows developer's to push their branches to the server. This server maintains also a 12 hour sync repository with the cinelerra svn.

September  13, 2006
* New Debian sid packages ready for download (without OpenGL acceleration for the moment).

September  10, 2006
* The merge of Cinelerra 2.1 is done in svn as of a couple days ago, packages will follow as people get to them. Please report problems on the mailing list.

July 10, 2006
* Cinelerra 2.1 has been released upstream (last week sometime)
- Johannes Sixt and Pierre Dumuid are currently undertaking to do a combined effort merge attempt.
- Personally, I (Pierre Dumuid) prefer to see the "news" at SVN Log

November  5, 2005
* Welcome back :) a lot of new things happened in the last two months:
- new version of cinelerra
- we moved from cvs to svn
- new packages of cinelerra-cv 2.0 (slackware and Debian/sid)

September  11, 2005
* Finally the merge is complete :) ! checkout the new cinelerra-2.0cvs :)
Many thanks to Johannes Sixt who merged the cinelerra 2.0 code into cinelerra-cvs :) (kudos to him)

September  11, 2005
* Bounty, bounty a lot of bounty :)
* cinelerra2.0 still in transition

September  11, 2005
* Cinelerra 2.0 avaiable on
The code of cinelerra 2.0 will be merged in cinelerra-cvs ASAP :).
stay tuned

August  11, 2005
* Look at the ChangeLog :)

July  9, 2005
* Add bin2cinelerra_headers to user tips webpage.

July  1, 2005
* New version of Seven Gnome.

June  27, 2005
* Updated packages webpage
* Updated usertips page

June  5, 2005
* New layout.
* Now we provide a online ChangeLog so people can know what comes IN/OUT from the CVS :)
* Cinelerra NOW supports theora/ogg movie for input files. Try it (note: if you use debian try the new .deb)

February 8, 2005
x86 Debian packages of Cinelerra 1.2.2 by Andraz Tori.
Use the apt source to get it.

January 18, 2005
1.2.2 merged with the CVS by Johannes Sixt.
Check out, test, and file bug reports! ;-)

January 10, 2005
Version 1.2.2 is out and can be downloaded from Heroines' site.

January 5, 2005
Phở: a distribution dedicated to video editing
Garbure project just started a new dedicated distribution for video editing named Phở, with - of course - Cinelerra as the master piece !

October 16, 2004
Cinelerra on Mac OS X!
Adrian Prantl builds and runs Cinelerra on Darwin (with screenshots).

September 2, 2004
Finally: Cinelerra on a Mac!
La Ménagerie checks in a fix for an endianness issue, which caused warped colours in Cinelerra on PowerPC systems, like Macintosh. They also provides Debian packages for the PowerPC architecture, on a new apt source hosted by Kiberpipa.
screenshot picture

September 1, 2004
Nathan Kurz adds an experimental YUV4MPEG pipe output dialog to the user interface. It can invoke a command line encoder via a traditional pipe.

August 22, 2004
A handful of us met on IRC to discuss clip insertion and trimming, and the handling of selections on the timeline. Nathan Kurz had some suggestions he wanted us to consider: [CinCVS] selection vs in/out (web archive link).

August 16, 2004
The CVS has merged with 1.2.1. This is a speed record: Only four days! Thanks to Johannes Sixt!

August 12, 2004
1.2.1 is out

July 27, 2004
The blue dot theme (screenshots) is checked in to the CVS by Kevin Brosius.

May 11, 2004
Heroines release Cinelerra 1.2.0

May 9, 2004
CINELERRA won a Bob Turner MAKING THE CUT award at NAB 2004 in Las Vegas as a real-time HD editor, compositing system, and render farm on a multi-processor clustered IBM Opteron system.

March 29, 2004
Benjamin Flaming's diffkey plugin has been imported into the CVS by Andraz Tori.

March 3, 2004
We have our own Bugzilla. Please use it to report bugs, or to check if others have encountered the same bugs.

March 2, 2004
We're now! Yay!

February 17, 2004
Johannes Sixt imported version 1.1.9 from Heroines, and merged it with the CVS.

February 11, 2004
Heroines release 1.1.9

January 13, 2004
Changed the stylesheet to a colour scheme more like Cinelerra's "Blond" theme.

January 9, 2004
The mailing list now has 98 subscribers
10 people has write access to the CVS.

January 9, 2004
Herman is now the editor/webmaster, again. The "community" effort is on the backburner, and the emphasis is put on development.

December 14, 2003
Alex Ferrer puts up a Cinelerra manual TWiki. Please take a look, and contribute to it if you can!

October 21, 2003
Herman has made a "Developer's Corner" for online stuff members of the Unofficial CVS want direct control over.

October 20, 2003
The IRC channel is now logged!

October 16, 2003
The mailing list now has 75 subscribers.

October 14, 2003
Gergely Erdelyi gets his shell account. 7 people now have write access to the CVS.

October 12, 2003
New tutorial added- "Making a DVD with your own digital video material" by Adrie van der Heijden.

October 11, 2003
The Cinelerra Community Center has been started, combining the Unofficial CVS with a plan to creat e a strong, organized user and developer community for Cinelerra.

October 5, 2003 Irc channel
The channel cinelerra was started on IRCnet.

October 5, 2003
1.1.7 finally in the CVS.

September 27, 2003
Debian packages of 1.1.7, from Andraz. With debug symbols.

September 24, 2003
I18n patch from Andraz, using gettext.

September 14, 2003
Andraz posts a patch that reverts Heroine's changes from 32-bit integers to 64-bit integers. Most of us still use 32-bits CPUs.

August 24, 2003
Richard Baverstock announces that he has "automakified" the 1.1.7 source tree, and that the tarball is available.

August 11, 2003
Cinelerra 1.1.7 is released.

August 9, 2003
Andraz is at "Tactical media camp", showing off Cinelerra, and coding.

August 9, 2003
Toph joins the mailing list, and reports that Cinelerra compiled and run just fine on his SMP box.
The mailing list has now 45 subscribers.

July 21, 2003
Andraz Tori starts working on an SVG plugin for Cinelerra, with assistance from Richard Baverstock, using Sodipodi as the engine.

July 17, 2003
New build, available as Debian packages at
Several new patches have been applied.

June 26, 2003
Andraz' overlaying speedup patch was merged into the Cinelerra's developer code. Congratulations!

June 25, 2003
Andraz Tori provided a patch that speeds up playback of video with overlaying. It makes playback of layered video 2-4 times faster!
The patch was made against Cinelerra 1.1.6.

June 18, 2003 New apt-get repository, both binaries (Sid) and source:
Courtesy of Andraz Tori.

June 16, 2003
The CVS is back. The repository was deleted (have a look at the repository tarball, if you miss something) and releases 1.1.5 and 1.1.6 were imported again. May this never happen again!

June 11, 2003
The CVS is confused and messed up today. Hold back your commits! Seriously!

May 14, 2003
Andreas Kielb got an account. Now we are 5.

May 12, 2003
Cinelerra 1.1.6 is out. This calls for immediate discussion.

May 11, 2003
Firewire I/O patches from Andreas Kielb are applied.

May 4, 2003
Michael Collins from Linux Media Arts e-mailed us, to ask us about our aims and goals.

May 1, 2003
More e-mails coming in. We are being noticed.

April 30, 2003
We just got another contributor. Now we are 4.

April 30, 2003
Sylvain is applying patches from Andraz on the CVS

April 29, 2003
Imported the code tree from Sylvain Joyeux into the CVS

Last modified on 29 July 2008