CINELERRA-GG is a software program NLE, Non-Linear Editor, that provides a way to edit, record, and play audio or video media. It can also be used to transcode media from one format to another or to correct and retouch photos. CINELERRA-GG currently runs on many Linux operating system distributions.

This manual covers the CINELERRA-GG INFINITY version. Information contained in this manual is a description of the CINELERRA-GG program usage and was obtained from various sources to include different communication channels, emails, common knowledge, and write-ups as new features were added. The author of the original CINELERRA program, Adam Williams, as well as many different people have modified the CINELERRA source code over the years. William Morrow merged all of the known changes, whenever possible, into this CINELERRA-GG version and has been adding numerous features, updates, and fixes.

NOTE1: This manual is a Work in Progress: monthly parts are added to cover the new features introduced in CINELERRA-GG. The texts are continuously revised to make them clearer and more complete. In order to have a better and better product we rely on the suggestions and criticisms of our readers. Do not hesitate to let us know your opinions. For this continuous variability, we recommend that you download the manual at least once a month, during the release of CINELERRA-GG, so that its content is always up to date.

NOTE2: this manual, in the HTML version present on the website, is the base of the Context Help that can be called inside the program. For each window, button and plugins we can open the relative web page of the manual with ALT/h keys. More details in Help and Context Help.

The CINELERRA-GG software is under GPLv2+ license. A notice of this is included in the software and shown here.

* Copyright (C) 1997-2012 Adam Williams <broadcast at earthling dot net>
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
* it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
* the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
* (at your option) any later version.
* This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
* but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
* GNU General Public License for more details.
* You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
* along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
* Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston

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