Douglas Pollard | 1 Nov 23:07 2008
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[CinCV] Avi and mpeg files

    I have a bunch of video files that I put into Cinelerra and all 
seems well with them . When I started capturing video from my camcorder 
the first few I captured as Avi files. These will only save in resources 
window as video. I installed ffmpg with winff  and converted them to 
mpeg files they are in my home folder but Cinelerra cannot see them when 
I use load files.  I had planned to just recapture them in mpeg but 
thought this might be a good time to understand and solve this problem. 
Do I need to change them to another file type to install them in 
resourses?    I can go beck and recapture but I won't have learned anything.
    Video files are really confusing. Seems like just when I think I 
understand I find out there is another that is the same thing but 
somehow different.
    Another question is that I have files in folders inside My Home 
directory should Cinelerra be able to open these folders and then open 
the files? Do I have to take them out of the folders and spread them out 
in the home folder?  Some have 30 or so pictures I want to use in Cinelerra.

Thanks for any help ,

   Doug
Raffaella Traniello | 2 Nov 00:22 2008
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Re: [CinCV] Avi and mpeg files

Hi Doug!

If you have a MiniDV camcorder you can grab your files in RawDV format.
Cinelerra will like it.

I use Kino or dvgrab for grabbing from my MiniDV
camera.
See
http://www.g-raffa.eu/Cinelerra/CinHOWTOs/get_media_ready.html#How_to_capture_video_from_your_miniDV 

> Another question is that I have files in folders inside My Home 
> directory should Cinelerra be able to open these folders and then open 
> the files? 

Yes, you can keep your source files inside folders and subfolders. If
you move your source files during editing you might run into troubles.
The easiest thing is to store your files in a nice and clever folder and
not to move them.

Have fun!

Raffaella
Douglas Pollard | 2 Nov 04:01 2008
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Re: [CinCV] Avi and mpeg files

Raffaella Traniello wrote:
> Hi Doug!
>
> If you have a MiniDV camcorder you can grab your files in RawDV format.
> Cinelerra will like it.
>
> I use Kino or dvgrab for grabbing from my MiniDV camera.
> See
>
http://www.g-raffa.eu/Cinelerra/CinHOWTOs/get_media_ready.html#How_to_capture_video_from_your_miniDV 
>
>
>   
>> Another question is that I have files in folders inside My Home 
>> directory should Cinelerra be able to open these folders and then open 
>> the files? 
>>     
>
> Yes, you can keep your source files inside folders and subfolders. If
> you move your source files during editing you might run into troubles.
> The easiest thing is to store your files in a nice and clever folder and
> not to move them.
>
> Have fun!
>
> Raffaella
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Cinelerra mailing list
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Jeff Williams | 1 Nov 21:54 2008

[CinCV] Trouble compiling Cinelerra

Greetings,

I'm trying to compile Cinelerra and cannot find libx264.so or the
sources for said library.  Do you have a link?

Many thanks.

Jeff Williams
Information Technology
Hospice of Saint John 
Raffaella Traniello | 2 Nov 10:10 2008
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Re: [CinCV] Avi and mpeg files

Hi Doug!

> My camcorder is an old Sony 8mm  digital.  I will recapture the 
> files and delete the ones that I have saved as Avi files there are only 
> a few.  

You can converto to RawDV the files already captured.
Importing them in Kino will do.

You can also use ffmpeg 

	ffmpeg -i file.avi file.dv

but you might discover that your ffmpeg is packaged with no support for
some codecs.

> As to the folders with  mpeg files in them Cinelerra does not seem 
> to be able to see the files when I open the folders.  They do not show 
> up in the cinelerra load window.  I should be able to load mpeg video 
> files from the folders, shouldn't I?

Yes, you should.
Make sure dialog you get the right format filter in the Load dialog. 
That is the last but one text field. Click on the white arrow on the
right to open a dropdown menu.
Selecting * will show you all the files, any format. Or you can choose
the filter for the format you want (e.g.
[*.avi][*.mpg][*.m2v][*.m1v][*.mov])

Ciao!
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John Detwiler | 2 Nov 14:35 2008
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[CinCV] Manipulating Cinelerra's EDL in XML?

Has anybody built tools for manipulating the XML content of Cinelerra’s EDL?

In particular (ref: http://cvs.cinelerra.org/docs/wiki/doku.php?id=english_manual:cinelerra_cv_en_5),

<quote>

It must be said that since an XML file is a text file, you can always repair broken media linkage by editing the XML file in a text editor. For every media you moved, search for the old path and replace it with the new one. Don’t forget to make a backup copy of your XML file before doing any editing!

</quote>

 

It would be handy to parse the EDL and (for example):

 

  1. Get a list of all the media (and their paths) on which a given project depends.

  2. Automatically move all the media links to some other point in the file system.

  3. Validate that all media are available, since (in my experience) Cinelerra simply hangs if there are any missing media files.

  4. Prune the EDL of any media which haven’t actually been incorporated into an edit.

 

Have such things been done?

Thanks

 

John Detwiler

USA

Douglas Pollard | 2 Nov 16:21 2008
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Re: [CinCV] Avi and mpeg files

Raffaella Traniello wrote:
> Hi Doug!
>
>   
>> My camcorder is an old Sony 8mm  digital.  I will recapture the 
>> files and delete the ones that I have saved as Avi files there are only 
>> a few.  
>>     
>
> You can converto to RawDV the files already captured.
> Importing them in Kino will do.
>
> You can also use ffmpeg 
>
> 	ffmpeg -i file.avi file.dv
>
> but you might discover that your ffmpeg is packaged with no support for
> some codecs.
>
>   
>> As to the folders with  mpeg files in them Cinelerra does not seem 
>> to be able to see the files when I open the folders.  They do not show 
>> up in the cinelerra load window.  I should be able to load mpeg video 
>> files from the folders, shouldn't I?
>>     
>
> Yes, you should.
> Make sure dialog you get the right format filter in the Load dialog. 
> That is the last but one text field. Click on the white arrow on the
> right to open a dropdown menu.
> Selecting * will show you all the files, any format. Or you can choose
> the filter for the format you want (e.g.
> [*.avi][*.mpg][*.m2v][*.m1v][*.mov])
>
> Ciao!
> Raffaella
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Cinelerra mailing listCinelerra@...
> https://init.linpro.no/mailman/skolelinux.no/listinfo/cinelerra
>
>   
Oh My Gosh, do I feel dumb!  I've been reading tutorials,troubleshooting 
etc.  I have loaded a lot of files in Cinelerra successfully and still 
did not realize I could change the filters I was using. I am surprised I 
have not run into that problem long before now. 

Thanks  Doug 
Raffaella Traniello | 2 Nov 16:34 2008
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Re: [CinCV] Avi and mpeg files

> I have loaded a lot of files in Cinelerra successfully and still 
> did not realize I could change the filters I was using. 

That's not surprising since Cinelerra does her best to hide it.
There is no "Format filter" text over that field and the defaul filter
is ' * ' that is not very descriptive as an example.

Happy editing, Doug!

Raffaella
Ichthyostega | 2 Nov 20:16 2008
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Re: [CinCV] Manipulating Cinelerra's EDL in XML?


John Detwiler schrieb:
> Has anybody built tools for manipulating the XML content of 
> Cinelerra’s EDL?
...
> It would be handy to parse the EDL and (for example): 1. Get a list 
> of all the media (and their paths) on which a given project depends.
> 2. Automatically move all the media links to some other point in the
> file system. 3. Validate that all media are available, since (in my 
> experience) Cinelerra simply hangs if there are any missing media 
> files. 4. Prune the EDL of any media which haven’t actually been 
> incorporated into an edit.
> 
> Have such things been done?

sort of yes, I frequently manipulate the session XML with python
scripts. But because this usually are just one-off changes, I rarely
made any finished script. With one exception, a script to change all
occurrences of an original media into a reference of a proxy media.
Please have a look at:

http://cvs.cinelerra.org/docs/proxychange.py

You see, it is quite simple. You could use this script as a template,
and instead of searching for media references in the main EDL, rather
do a search/replace on the media pathes in <assets> list.
You need to walk all <asset src="xxxx" ...> tags within this list.
And besides, you need to adjust the references within the EDL too,
because the filename is used as an ID to refer to the source entry
from within every cut in the EDL

hope this helps
Hermann Vosseler

PS: my apologies, the script could benefit from some cleanup
of (superfluos german) comments. I just couldn't find any time...
rafael2k | 5 Nov 03:08 2008
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Re: [CinCV] Trouble compiling Cinelerra

does
http://www.videolan.org/developers/x264.html
give you any light?

Em Saturday 01 November 2008, Jeff Williams escreveu:
> Greetings,
>
> I'm trying to compile Cinelerra and cannot find libx264.so or the
> sources for said library.  Do you have a link?
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Jeff Williams
> Information Technology
> Hospice of Saint John
>
> _______________________________________________
> Cinelerra mailing list
> Cinelerra@...
> https://init.linpro.no/mailman/skolelinux.no/listinfo/cinelerra

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