News Release
CMX Discontinues Products

Parent Company Chyron Corporation has decided to discontinue sales of CMX editing systems. While no further research and development will take place, support for those previously purchased systems, including parts and bug-fixes, will continue.

In the mid-1980s, CMX had 90% of the broadcast video editing market. In the late 1980s product battles between CMX and ISC/GVG SuperEdit lead to many of the editing tool advancements that we take for granted today.

Originally formed by CBS and Memorex, the company was purchased by Orrox and later by Chyron. The original products were the CMX 600, the worlds first digital offline nonlinear editing system and its counterpart CMX 200 online auto-assembly editing system which controlled a pair of Quad VTRs. The CMX 200 evolved to the CMX 300, CMX 50, CMX 340, the CMX Edge laptop system, the CMX 3400/3400+/3600 and the CMX 6000/Cinema product lines. CMX then abandoned the DEC computer and the distributed processing model for the CMX Omni series with its extended, layered Edit Decision Lists and multilinear concepts. The most important development in this company's history may be the CMX EDL. Today almost all editing systems can use this technology to communicate edit decisions.

Posted: January 1998
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor
blamm@cync.com