Four machine CED
From the original sales litrature
Calaway Engineering created a fully featured, CMX style editor, based on the
the new IBM-PC.
The CED/SCED line of editors were very reasonably prices, and brought
"high-end" editing within the reach of those with much smaller budgets.
When first released, the Calaway editors used CMX compatible I2's for machine control,
but soon offered direct control of both Sony and Ampex VTR's.
The Calaway Engineering Folks:
The Codewriter II
The Codewriter II, III, and IV were a line of PC based, CMX style editors.
The Codewriter II was priced at: $7,995
Data Services, became M & R Data Services, and eventually Editing Technologies,
Edit Master was first released using the V-LAN control network from
Videomedia. It then moved over to the CVNet control network engineered by
CV Technologies, a division of Comprehensive Video.
The ultimate version could be configured from cuts-only to A/B/C/D-roll,
with full switcher control, switcher memories, GPI triggers, dynamic motion
control, live switching of iso tapes, list management and cleaning, and
A cuts-only version called Cutter with a simplified interface was also
available, and a Macintosh direct-control version of Cutter is still
available from McQ Software Systems.
The Edit Master team included hardware engineers Chris Chaleki and Ted
Williams, founder and software engineer Lon McQuillin, and product manager Frank
Taylor, among others.
Video Editing System
"The SYSTEM FOUR provides the user with features commonly used in large
scale editing systems, such as CMX, ISC, and Mach One, but at a realistic
The SYSTEM FOUR was priced at $19,200