This paper describes the actual situation of the non-linear editing machines and non-linear broadcasting systems using video compression technology from a viewpoint of a user. The non-linear editing machines that were developed at the end of 1980's, were employing a software compression technics by PC platform. Today, the non-linear editing machines, that have A/B-roll and DVE, are general by the development of exclusive picture processing boad. Recently, some proposals of the integrated non-linear News Production system including ENG, Editing and Transmission are suggested by manufacturers. These proposals contain News Production suppot system such as the material managment, transmision information, and it contain a new concept of the Video Journalist and the Journalist Editing.
Picture MD has been finalized the specification, based on its MD DATA storage format. Picture MD enables the user to store color still images on a 64 mm diameter disc. This format covers such items as image size, resolution and compression method, thus enabling MD DATA discs to be compatible among a variety of future products, such as digital still picture cameras, devices which combine sound and still images for presentations, etc.