This week there is only a little bit of GIMP, but a lot more about the free video editor Cinelerra. I use it to make a kind of slide show video used to illustrate a short “bumper” for Martin Bailey’s blog and podcast about his (mostly nature) photography. Martin is living in Japan and has a lot to tell about photography and Japan. Highly recommended!
Cinelerra is a full “non linear” video editor for Linux – and so perhaps a bit overkill for making a slide show. Non linear says that the program does not change the video and sound data and that you can access all your media easy and fast because only references are moved around. I forgot to introduce it properly at the start of the video. There are programs around for Windows and MacOS which do the same, I am sure.
Cinelerra comes in a lot of different flavours. I take the version from cinelerra.org.
The final version of the bumper, the used images and the Cinelerra XML file are in the companion file.
And here are, as promised, my settings. Compare if you have problems, my setup is running, but I am not sure why….
Playback – check for “Stop playback locks up” if you encounter stutter – uncheck “Play every frame” for performance
Recording – Important is the last point about images
Interface – Check “Show Thumbnails”
About – for version information
This week we have a mobile version of the video again. It’s not on the feed, because I don’t know if this version fills your needs. So feedback please!
Sorry, I could not make a TOC this time, too much school stuff around.
Meet the GIMP Episode 132 by Rolf Steinort is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Germany License.
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