Awards & Winners

CMX Systems

CMX Editing Systems was a company founded jointly by CBS and Memorex, that developed some of the very first computerized systems for linear and non-linear editing of videotape for post production. The company's name, CMX, stood for CBS, Memorex, and eXperimental. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, the company pioneered in integrating computers with videotape editing, starting in 1971 with the CMX 600, the first non-linear video editing system. The 600 was designed primarily for off-line editing, by creating both a rough cut edit of a video program, along with an edit decision list, or EDL. It stored its video & audio content on disk pack drives supplied by Memorex for instant random access of the video content. The 600 was paired with the CMX-200, which took the edit decision list created by the 600, and automatically controlled several VTRs to auto-assemble the final program. The 600 was controlled using a Digital PDP-11 minicomputer, and the 200 used a Teletype Model 33 terminal to input EDLs from the 600. CMX also developed the CMX-300 in 1972, a system used for online editing. It was a computer-controlled linear editing system, with support for up to four VTRs, and also included and controlled a simple video mixer for wipes and fades. The edits were input to the 300 using a Digital VT-05 terminal.

Awards by CMX Systems

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Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technical/Engineering Development
(For the development of a video tape editing system, utilizing a computer to aid the decision-making process, store the editing decisions and implement them in the final assembly of takes.)