CINELERRA-GG – The Comprehensive User Manual

Maintained and published by Phyllis Smith ([email protected])

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In this capacity, the author of this manual is not responsible for the function or errors of the software described in this manual. Great care has been taken in the creation of texts and illustrations. Nevertheless, errors cannot be completely excluded.

However, the author cannot assume any legal responsibility or liability for incorrect information and its consequences. The author is grateful for suggestions for improvement and information on errors.


In this manual, trade names are used without the guarantee of free usability and without special marking. However, it can be assumed that many of the trade names are registered trade names or are to be regarded as such at the same time.


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