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How to Install Cinelerra CV, GG in Ubuntu 18.04

Last updated: November 3, 2018

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.

cinelerra 4.6

Cinelerra video editing and compositing software now is at version 4.6. The 64-bit binary for Ubuntu 14.04 is available from Heroine Warrior.

The Cinelerra HV version is produced by Heroine Virtual, and is free software distributed under the GNU General Public License. Cinelerra also includes a video compositing engine, allowing the user to perform advanced compositing operations such as keying and mattes.

What’s New in Cinelerra HV 4.6:

  • Split pane editing.
  • OpenGL supported on Intel HD.
  • Titler improvements.
  • Bugfixes.

Install Cinelerra 4.6 in Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit:

1. Download the 64-bit binary from the link below:

Download Cinelerra HV 4.6

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the command below to open Archive Manager with root permission:

gksudo file-roller

When the Archive Manager opens:

  • Click the Open icon, navigate and select open Cinelerra package.
  • When the package opens, click the Extract button, select extract to /opt/ folder.


When done, you can start the Cinelerra video editor by running command /opt/cinelerra/cinelerra in terminal.

3. Create launcher shortcut for Cinelerra

Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run command to create a launcher file and open it with Gedit text editor:

gksudo gedit /usr/share/applications/cinelerra-hv.desktop

When the editor opens, paste below into the file and save it.

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Video Editor

You can grab a shortcut icon from web and input the file path after Icon= in above content.

When done, you can search for and open Cinelerra video editor from Unity Dash. Enjoy!

cinelerra 4.5

Cinelerra, a professional video editing and compositing software designed for the GNU/Linux now reached v4.5. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint.

What’s New in Cinelerra 4.5:

  • Speed curves mainly for video & in degraded quality for audio.
  • Some control over whether automation follows edits.
  • Ability to transfer keyframes between audio and video tracks.
  • Motion temporaries are stored in /tmp/m and /tmp/r files.
  • Time Avg clears the accumulator on keyframes.

Install Cinelerra 4.5:

The DEB installer for Ubuntu is available at this page. Download & installed the cinelerra-data_4.5-dmo1_all.deb & cinelerra_4.5-dmo1_amd64 (or i386).deb

You can also download and build the source code.

If you’d like to install Cinelerra CV (community version of Cinelerra which adds new enhancements to the official source code.), run commands below in terminal one by one (Ctrl+Alt+T):

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install cinelerra-cv

cinelerra ubuntu 13.10

This tutorial is going to show beginners how to install Cinelerra-CV Video Editor in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy or Linux Mint 16 Petra.

Cinelerra-CV is the community version of Cinelerra which adds new enhancements to the official source code. So far, the latest is version 2.2 and it’s available in PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid and their derivatives.

Install Cinelerra via PPA:

To get started, hit Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terinal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

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

Then update package lists on your system:

sudo apt-get update

Finally install the package:

sudo apt-get install cinelerra-cv

If you’d like to install the official version of cinelerra, download the Debs from this page.


There’re two version of Cinelerra, the official source code is developed by Heroine Virtual, Ltd (HV). HV shares its code base with a community version of Cinelerra (Cinelerra-CV), the community adds new enhancements to the HV source.

To install Cinelerra Community Version:

Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window, copy and paste below command to add the ppa repository:

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

Then update:

sudo apt-get update

Install Latest Cinelerra-CV:

sudo apt-get install cinelerra-cv

The ppa support Ubuntu 8.04, 10.04, 12.04, 12.10, and 13.04. Also works on Linux Mint 15, 14, 13.

To install Cinelerra 4.4 (HV version):

Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, copy and paste below command to download the Debs.

  • For 32-bit:
  • For 64-bit:

Then install them (both 32-bit & 64bit):

sudo dpkg -i cinelerra_4.4-*.deb

For first time launching cinelerra by typing command in terminal, then lock to Unity Launcher.