I am back!

Life threw some interesting stuff in my direction – mostly positive – that consumed a lot of my time and attention. But now I have some capacity to come back to this project.

It will take some time for the next video. First I have to rebuild my production pipeline – and that is an interestimg task too. My favorite video editor Cinelerra crashes all the time – I have to learn Blender for editing. And then there is the screen recording with a lot of newoptions and some nice new ways to encode video…..

35 thoughts on “I am back!

  1. “My favorite video editor Cinelerra crashes all the time – I have to learn Blender for editing.”
    Have you ever tried kdenlive? I have been using it for quite some time now and has become a stable and complete video editor for my needs.

  2. Good to hear everything’s alright with you. People had started to get really worried, now we can all breath a sigh of relief…

  3. Hello Rolf,

    Wow, great news! I’m looking forward to see new episodes of my favorite entertainment show!

    Regarding the video editors, I tried recently openshot (http://openshot.org/) and shotcut (https://www.shotcut.org/). While openshot seemed to be also not quite stable (although powerfull) shotcut left a good impression to me. I know you prefer GNOME, but kdenlive (https://kdenlive.org/, which obviously arises from KDE, but runs well under GNOME as well) seemed to me the most intuitive and also powerfull videoeditor.

    Best regards,


    • I installed all three. πŸ˜‰

      Openshot looks terrific and very intuitive, but up to now I am missing one option: cut a piece out and let the rest from the right snap to the end. Seems to be called “ripple cut”.

      Shotcut does that quite good, just “s” at the start and end of the segment and then “x” and it’s gone.

      Kdenlive has that option too, “i” and “o” to mark the cuts and then “shift-x” to get rid of the segment.

      Only Openshot didn’t crash while I played around…. πŸ˜‰ But I did some strange stuff.

  4. If Cinelerra crashes, you can send an e-mail to and all users subscribed to our mailing list will get it.
    E-Mail is our main medium of communication.

    Our mailing list brings both developers and users together. It is basically a forum, where users send mails to each other.


    • I was on that list some time ago. πŸ™‚ Just now I can’t even get an easy install on my system. Debian Multimedia has dropped the CV version and the one that is there is missing a lot of features and codecs. Compiling from source has always been a dependency nightmare – and the other programs have become so much better in the meantime. For me Kdenlive or Shotcut will be good enough.

      I also dabbled a bit with blender – very powerful but a very steep learning curve.

  5. I was just passing through and realized your making new content. Great! I look forward to seeing what you do πŸ˜‰

    PS. I second taking a peak at Kdenlive

  6. Welcome back, Rolf. I’m your new fan and I’m watching the old stuff. It’s great to see the program continue growing πŸ™‚

  7. Wow, I am glad to see you back, Rolf. Although I do not use GIMP that much anymore, I still occasionally checked your site. I just like your podcasts, or should I say vlog nowadays, to keep me informed and up to date.

  8. Welcome back! πŸ™‚ Your videos was an invaluable resource for me learning GIMP, so I’m really glad to see there are more planned. There is always something new to learn!

    As some have already mentioned, Kdenlive is amazing these days both re stability and feature set. For screen recording ffmpeg is still hard to beat. I’m working on some Linux-related tutorials at the moment using a workflow/pipeline including ffmpeg, Audacity, Kdenlive, GIMP, Blender and Natron. So don’t hesitate to ask if I can help you in any way πŸ™‚

  9. I would be happy to have a look at tha – even in rough unfinished form! πŸ™‚
    It’s a swamp out there in video land…. πŸ˜‰

  10. Kdenlive is one of best open souce video editor i find but i also like the flowblade addition to openshot or pitivi.

    In my opinion you can try Kdenlive, Flowblade, Openshot or Shutcut

    You can have a look at Ubuntu studio distro for a much better multimedia work.

    Hope i will get all those interesting video casts back and get my hand more accurately on GIMP once again after so much years…

    Thank You Rolf , You are back.

  11. Good to see your return, Rolf. I used some of your Meet the GIMP videos for a class I taught on photo editing with GIMP. I had to tell my students you had pod-faded; but now you are back in focus. Cheers.

  12. I just happened to be thinking of you while viewing the old Gimp Magazine site, so I came here to view your older videos and discovered your return. Wonderful. I learned so much from you and look forward to viewing the latest videos.

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