The new emerging NLE for GNU/Linux


Project objectives

To create, as a community, a non-linear video editing and compositing FLOSS application for Linux/Unix/Posix Operating Systems, suitable for professional and quality oriented work, building on common open source video, sound and GUI toolkits and libraries, providing flexibility and a high degree of configurability and full control of all parameters, but at the same time a smooth workflow which scales well to larger and more complicated editing projects.

Lumiera is a Free/Open Source Non-Linear Video Editing (NLE) application project for GNU/Linux

It was born as a rewrite of the Cinelerra-CV codebase,
but developed later into an independent project with its own name. The application is still in an pre-alpha state and not usable for normal work.


February 2020

The Lumiera codebase has been upgraded to C++17 level.

September-October 2019

Our 2019 Development Report includes statistics on the project provided by Open Hub which reveals some interesting quantitative numbers on the project. We also provide some notes on the C++ language in general to explain the peril of using this language and the extra effort required by projects to support a (another) new C++ standard:

We are always glad to hear from you so do not not hesitate to pass on any comments you might have to us.

September 2018

Our annual report on the progress of Lumiera lists a number of elements contributing to project increment and the general status of the project.

September 2017
November 2016

While there’s been a long pause since our last news report, a lot of coding activity happened “behind the scenes”. Read more in our recent 2016 Development Report

November 2015

We published the next »preview release« 0.pre.03
We did a lot of library and platform upgrades recently, which need to be reflected within package definitions and buildsystem. This “release” is relevant for developers only; we still have no user visible changes yet. As usual, we upgraded our Debian packaging and rebuilt the package on various distributions, to spot build problems and verify compatibility…

August 2015

The reference platform for Lumiera has been upgraded to Debian/Jessie. And the Language level has been raised to C++14. As usal, Lumiera core developers will meet at and after the FrOSCon conference.

May 2015

The existing Lumiera user interface has been switched to GTK-3.
Besides some clean-up, this prompted more activities in the area of GUI and workflow recently. Read more in the 2014/15 Spring Coding News…

August 2014

Benny has compiled a small 2014 Summer News Report —  As usual, Lumiera team will meet again at the FrOSCon conference at Bonn/St.Augustin (Germany)

May 2014

the Lumiera core developers will visit the LAC Linux Audio Conference in Karlsruhe/Germany. As we did some years ago at Utrecht, we’ll help again with the Video streaming. And of course we’ll use the opportunity for a in-person developer meeting.

After this conference, Benny Lyons has written the 2014 Spring News Report