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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.