How to Install Cinelerra CV, GG in Ubuntu 18.04

November 3, 2018 — 2 Comments

Cinelerra is one of the best video editing software for Linux desktop. This tutorial shows you how to install Cinelerra-CV and Cinelerra-GG in Ubuntu 18.04.

Cinelerra has three branches, Official HV, CV from community, and GG which is CV + ‘Good Guy’ patches etc. See what’s difference between Cinelerra branches.

Install Cinelerra GG in Ubuntu 18.04:

Cinelerra GG has an official apt repository, though it does not work properly in my case.

You can grab the .deb package directly from the repository page:

Download Cinelerra GG (cin_xxx.deb)

Then install the package via Gdebi package installer (install Gdebi from Ubuntu Software)

(Optional) To remove the package, run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove cin

Install Cinelerra CV in Ubuntu 18.04

For all current Ubuntu releases, there’s an official PPA for the latest CV package.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

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

Type your password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit enter to continue.

2. Then install the video editor via command:

sudo apt-get install cinelerra-cv

(Optional) To remove the package, run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove cinelerra-cv

And go to Software & Updates -> Other Software tab to remove the PPA.

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2 responses to How to Install Cinelerra CV, GG in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. Congratulations!!! A very good tutorial! You need to add [trusted=yes] in the sources.list and you will get official repositories work properly. In Debian 9, the sources.list will be like this:

    deb [trusted=yes] stretch main

  2. I just wanted to point out that Cinelerra GG has its own website and the links are no longer up to date. You can find Cinelerra GG at the following website: There in the download area you can also find the links to Ubuntu.

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