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LIFT Classic, Comparison of General Data to Other Editors

Characteristic SONY 2000 SONY 9100 LIFT Classic
operating system proprietary proprietary free DOS
processor 68000 68020 compatible PC
floppy disk drives 3,5'' 2 x 3,5'' (opt.) 3,5''
disk drive assemblies n.n 42 MB (opt) 80++ GB
keyboards 1 from 3 variants 1 from 2 variants +
Auxiliary keyboard for PF-keys
1 control console +
QWERTY at the same time
VTR´s 12 28 16
simultaneous control 4, 6 (opt.) 14 10
multiple recorders 2 8 10
number of audio channels in an INSERT 4 4 8
machine control protocols SONY SONY, (AMPEX opt.) SONY, AMPEX, JVC, DCT
video mixer protocols GVG, BVS, DVS GVG, BVS, DVS GVG, BVS, DVS
preview switcher control yes yes yes, over AUX bus
audio switcher protocols 15 pin + ESAM II 15 pin + ESAM II ESAM II,IV MIDI
number of GPIs 8 OUT 4 OUT (+32 I/O opt.) 8 OUT, 4 IN 
type, kind of contact relay relais, TTL relais, TTL opto-coupled OUT
TTL level for IN
RS 232 Ports 2 2 2
EDL capacity 998 lines 998, (10.000 opt.) 10.000 lines
EDL of formats SONY SONY (CMX opt.) SONY, CMX , AMPEX