A Comprehensive List of NLE Systems
My brother and I were talking over the holiday season about NLE systems, and we were discussing the many that have come and gone. Has anyone kept a list?
I started at the tail end of the linear editing era:
These are the systems I used before I worked on an Avid Media Composer 1000 in 1996. That was not the only system then, but it was probably the most popular. I could have had a Media 100 or Immix Video Cube if I asked. So, how many other systems have gone be the wayside? Here’s my very incomplete list, and not in any order. Perhaps we can refine and sort it later?
Immix Video Cube
Immix Turbo Cube
ICE had a compositing engine that tied into a Video Cube and added more compositing layers… I think. Saw it in 1994 and the same time I saw After Effects. In the long-run, software seems to trump hardware.
Avid Media Composer
I’ve lost track of the versions after FCP came out.
PC architecture NLE systems
Wasn’t this EMC?
Amiga based H/W
Fast Video Machine
Video Toaster Flyer
Play Trinity (Didn’t it have an NLE part?)
944/X PC based system
Don’t remember the model, but Cambridge England based company had a NLE in late 1990’s
Harry (NLE style effects composting based on Paintbox H/W I believe)
Harry (Fuller featured NLE)
…And many many more. Please add to the list. I’m tired of typing right now.
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