Installing Cinelerra on Ubuntu Studio

Cinelerra, one of the only serious video editing and compositing tools available for Linux, can cause frustration for users trying to install it on Ubuntu Studio. Fortunately, after several attempts, I found a way to install it easily.

Ubuntu Studio is a relatively new distribution based on Ubuntu (the version I'm using is 7.04 Feisty Fawn), whose specific aim is multimedia production, so it may be surprising that trying to install Cinelerra on Ubuntu Studio is like a nightmare come true. Nathan Willis reported this problem in his review of Ubuntu Studio, and the same complaints can be heard in forum threads on the Internet.