How To Install Cinelerra-CV Video Editor in Ubuntu 16.04


Cinelerra is a free video editing software package, used for Linux operating system. It is produced by Heroine Virtual, which allow the user to perform advanced compositing operations. Cinelerra is a full featured video editing system for Linux which has been around for quite awhile. In this post we will be installing Cinelerra-CV on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS using the cinelerra-cv ppa.

Installing Cinelerra

First add the cinelerra-cv package into repository by using the below command.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cinelerra-ppa/ppa

Once the repo is added, run the apt-get update command.

$ sudo apt-get update

And now to install.

$ sudo apt-get install cinelerra-cv

Cinelerra video editor is installed successfully. Click the cinelerra icon to open, either run the below command.

$ cinelerra

The Cinelerra homepage will open and you are now ready to add clips and start editing.

Now we are ready to load a clip. Click on the File > Load Files to upload the video file and edit it as you wish.

5 Responses to “How To Install Cinelerra-CV Video Editor in Ubuntu 16.04”

  1. M says:

    Been using kdenlive for years, and it seems to be pretty unstable for large projects. Will give this a shot, thanks for the info.

  2. elias says:

    muchas gracias!!!
    funciona perfecto
    un gran abrazo

  3. Craig Davidson says:

    make[2]: Entering directory ‘/home/craig/Downloads/cinelerra-7/quicktime’
    gcc -o x86_64/qtdump x86_64/dump.o x86_64/libquicktime.a ../libmpeg3/x86_64/libmpeg3.a -lpng -lz -lpthread -ldl -lm -llzma -lrt
    /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -llzma
    collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
    Makefile:352: recipe for target ‘x86_64/qtdump’ failed
    make[2]: *** [x86_64/qtdump] Error 1
    make[2]: Leaving directory ‘/home/craig/Downloads/cinelerra-7/quicktime’
    build/Makefile.cinelerra:25: recipe for target ‘all’ failed
    make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory ‘/home/craig/Downloads/cinelerra-7’
    Makefile:2: recipe for target ‘all’ failed
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    [craig@localhost cinelerra-7]$

    Fedora 25, lzma installed
    [craig@localhost cinelerra-7]$ which lzma

    • newlife007 says:

      What version are you trying to compile? this post is for Cinelerra-cv version? i am working on a post to compile and install it on Fedora 27 right now, but looks like you are missing some pieces. have you met the build dependencies?

    • newlife007 says:

      I got the same error you did trying cinelerra 7, give me a bit and I will have you a fix. It has to do with x264 and either the Makefile for Quicktime or a configure parameter.

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