In the spring of 1924 Lyta built the first dedicated device for editors but it would be more than sixty years before digital equivalents, like the EMC2 and the Avid/1 arrived. In the intervening years individuals and teams imagined wondrous tools that could turn images into entertainment in the blink of an eye. Timeline 1 contains exclusive interviews with all the key players including Adrian Ettlinger, Bill Butler, Ralph Guggenheim, Gene Simon, Bill Orr, Dave Bargen, Ron Barker, Herb Dow, Chet Schuler, Bill Warner, Bruce Rady, and Andy Maltz. Here is an insight into the development of the CMX-600, Ediflex, Convergence, D-Vision, Montage, EditDroid and many other systems from a personal perspective. The EMC and Avid systems changed editing because they freed editors from the mechanical constraints of their craft. No more lost trims or analog video errors. Timeline 1 and its companion book Timeline 2 shine a light on the remarkable tools that editors have used for all of the ages.
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Published June 21, 2011
Humor & Entertainment.