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The EFX Editing and Effects Environment
Spring 1996 (vol. 3 no. 1)
pp. 15-29
Web Extra: An MPEG clip demonstrates how FX-supplied effects can be user-customized in unique ways.

The EFX digital editing and effects environment integrates facilities for nonlinear editing of digitized fild, video, and audio with sophisticated image-manipulating special effects. EFX offers an intuitive, visual, direct-manipulation 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.

Contact: Sherman R. Alpert, T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM, 30 Saw Mill River Rd., Hawthorne, NY 10532, (914) 784-7279, e-mail

Index Terms:
Multimedia content creation, multimedia composition, nonlinear editing, visual interfaces, user interfaces.
Sherman R. Alpert, Mark R. Laff, W. Randall Koons, David A. Epstein, Danny Soroker, David C. Morrill, Arthur J. Stein, "The EFX Editing and Effects Environment," IEEE Multimedia, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 15-29, Spring 1996, doi:10.1109/93.486701
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