The increasing miniaturisation of electronic components and the inclusion of microtechnology chips into objects as diverse as cars, planes and kitchen appliances also saw large changes in the personal computer industry. With increasing CPU power, more tasks ordinarily performed only by high-end professionally-based computing were enabled in domestic computers. This included digital video and audio processing, as compared to film and magnetic tape which were considered analog modes of recording. Editing using new software could now be performed non-destructively on PCs, and included special effects, such as titling and transitions, previously the domain of high-end production firms.

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