[PlanetCCRMA] Jack and Cinelerra

Mark Knecht markknecht@gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 06:10:02 2005

   Now do a complete reset. We are not working with video from
cameras. We are workign with video captured from either a Dazzle under
Windows or captured within MythTV. It seems that these tools cannot
even begin to look at that stuff.

   It's been painful.


On 8/6/05, Joseph Dell'Orfano <fullgo@dellorfano.net> wrote:

> 1. To get DV from your DV camera, plug into firewire and use Kino. This
> will allow you to control the camera with your computer via the kino
> interface. This allows you to capture video. Kino will break this up
> into scenes if you like. I generally have it make a scene at every
> camera cut.
> 2. Save the video files in quicktime format from kino. This is the only
> format which I have found works well with cinelerra. This is a raw video
> format, so there is no loss of quality from the camera through kino into
> cinelerra.
> 3. Load the files into cinelerra and edit them on the timeline as you
> see fit. (I guess this is the part that has everyone flummoxed!)
> 4. Cinelerra will render files as mpgs in addition to many other
> formats. To make an actual DVD is actually not a user friendly
> proposition, although there are several excellent tools being developed.
> DVDauthor is the command line utility to actually author a DVD. This has
> more menu options than anything I have seen available commercially for
> home use. There is a gui frontend for this called Q-DVDauthor which
> works well enough for me. (http://qdvdauthor.sourceforge.net/)
> Again, this is not an easy process to start off with. However, with a
> lot of patience, you get a very powerful video editing suite. For
> general home use, Kino is more than enough, though.
> -Joe D
> On Sat, 2005-08-06 at 11:00 -0700, Brad Fuller wrote:
> > Mark Knecht wrote:
> >
> > > My son and I tried to make sense of Cinelerra about a year ago. It
> > > drove us nuts and seemed to demonstrate exactly why Open Source
> > > Software doesn't win against market driven products you pay for. The
> > > documentation was, at least at the time, almost nil, and it seemed to
> > > us that nothing did what you would assume from using other program
> > > like this under Windows. We couldn't figure it out at all.
> > >
> > you're not alone. I was also confused by it's interface. Seemed to take
> > over and I couldn't really figure it out.
> > I gave up.
> >
> --
> Joseph Dell'Orfano <fullgo@dellorfano.net>