Author: Ko

Constructing a video-computer

During the Open Video workshop members of Hacklab built a computer which is optimised for best performances with Cinelerra, following specifications on the Heroine Warrior and Cinelerra CV websites. We are working on a wiki documenting the construction of the 64 bit machine, links follow a.s.a.p. In the meantime here you can already see pictures […]

Hardware, Workshop Open Video Libre

Pirate Cinema Brussels

During the evenings of 15 – 18 february, Jan Gerber and Sebastian Luetgert programmed Pirate Cinema screenings in the backroom of café El Peñon. View some images or visit their website for more info on the project.

Workshop Open Video Libre


DeVeDe : “DeVeDe is a program to create video DVDs and CDs (VCD, sVCD or CVD), suitables for home players, from any number of video files, in any of the formats supported by Mplayer. The big advantage over other utilites is that it only needs Mplayer, Mencoder, DVDAuthor, VCDImager and MKisofs (well, and Python 2.4, […]



dyne:bolic is shaped on the needs of media activists, artists and creatives as a practical tool for multimedia production: you can manipulate and broadcast both sound and video with tools to record, edit, encode and stream, having automatically recognized most device and peripherals: audio, video, TV, network cards, firewire, usb and more; all using only […]


CVS Cinelerra

This is an unofficial SVN repository and community home page for Cinelerra, the non-linear video editor and compositor for Linux. This site offers a collection of user contributed tutorials, some links, and a SVN repository. It is intended for developers and adventurous Linux users who want to contribute to the development of Cinelerra.

Editing software, Software


I also just read some mails from the cinelerra mailinglist and the new version 2.1 is useing OpenGL for some effects and video rendering. Since some of the OpenGL functions that are used are only available with NVidias drivers it might be needed or advisable to get a good graphic card with nvidia chip for […]


Using linux to edit HDV video

Here a blog of someone writing about using linux to edit HDV video. That should have some interesting things for the video editing project. Jan

Editing software

Cinelerra recommends the following hardware:

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM We found this dual dual core Opteron with 128 bit, interleaved memory to be years ahead of anything else. It compresses MPEG-4 HDTV in realtime. The key is separate memory busses for each processor. Be aware most cheap motherboards share the memory bus of one processor with both processors. Double Dual Core Opteron […]