Install Cinelerra in Ubuntu 12.04 & 12.10

This simple tutorial is going to show you how to install Cinelerra & Cinelerra-CV (Community Version) in Ubuntu using PPA.

Cinelerra is a professional video editor and compositor for Linux. It is produced by Heroine Virtual, and is free software. Cinelerra includes support for very high-fidelity audio and video: it processes audio using 64 bits of precision, and can work in both RGBA and YUVA color spaces, using floating-point and 16-bit integer representations, respectively. It is resolution and frame rate-independent, meaning that it can support video of any speed and size. The application has a wide range of features.

Install Cinelerra in Ubuntu using PPA:

Cinelerra team PPA provides latest stable packages for Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, 10.10, and 10.04.

To install Cinelerra, hit Ctrl+Alt+T to open up a terminal window, copy and paste this command into terminal and hit enter to add the PPA:

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

Then update and install:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinelerra-av

Once installed, launch from the dash home. For Cinelerra tutorials click here.



  1. Antonio Francisco Martins says:

    Desde a versão 10.10 que tento instalar o cinelerra, seguindo tutoriais como o seu, ou seja, adiciona-se o ppa, , update e depois a insalação. Dá erro, SEMPRE! Desta vez, o erro foi: “Erro: é necessário um repositório como argumento”

    • HandyTutorial says:

      Sorry, I don’t exactly know what you said. Sounds like you’re in trouble adding the PPA. As an alternative, you can directly download the .deb packages of Cinelerra from the PPA:

      Go to the Unity dash -> System Monitor -> System tab to check your Ubuntu version (32-bit or 64-bit), then select download .i386.deb(32-bit) or .amd64.deb(64-bit) from previous link. Finally, double-click to install all the deb in turn, or via one command:

      sudo dpkg -i package1.deb package2.deb ... packageX.deb
  2. ElNick says:

    Does anyone know how to get past this error: (tried to both compile as well as install via apt-get):

    cinelerra: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    problem here is: libx264 is already v120, i.e. but symlinking 120 to 98 allows Cinelerra to start and yet it crashes if you try to load a video. Stuck, looking for help-p-p!

  3. Nelson says:

    GRACIAS pase muchos meses sin poder hacer que funcionara ningun scrip hasta hoy!

    apt-get install cinelerra
    Leyendo lista de paquetes… Hecho
    Creando árbol de dependencias
    Leyendo la información de estado… Hecho
    El paquete cinelerra no está disponible, pero algún otro paquete hace referencia
    a él. Esto puede significar que el paquete falta, está obsoleto o sólo se
    encuentra disponible desde alguna otra fuente

    E: El paquete «cinelerra» no tiene un candidato para la instalación


    Pero despues….
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cinelerra-ppa/cinelerra-cv
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install cinelerra-cv

    Y todo es perfecto :D

    Thank very very much…


  4. steeep says:

    doesn’t work
    it sais “impossibile trovare il pacchetto cinerella” fast translation”it’s impossible to find cinerella package” or something similar

    • HandyTutorial says:

      Sorry that the ppa repository has updated, use this command to install:

      sudo apt-get install cinelerra-cv

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