IEEE Multimedia

The EFX editing and effects environment

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The EFX digital editing and effects environment integrates facilities for nonlinear editing of digitized film, video, and audio with sophisticated image-manipulating special effects. EFX offers an intuitive, visual, directmanipulation user interface for building multimedia compositions. This front end, discussed here, is coupled with a powerful parallel-processing computer that computes the special effects and plays back the uncompressed digitized film or video in real time.