Avid Media Composer features a little-known Console window that allows you to enter commands to tune performance, improve debugging and enable hidden features. Many of the commands are aimed at plugin developers but here is a list of several that are generally useful.
To access the Console, go to Tools > Console. Note that many commands will need to be re-applied the next time you launch Media Composer.
Allow editing over network drives
By default Avid will only recognize locally-attached hard disks. You can switch off this limitation to enable editing over a network share. Note: do not let others access the project at the same time.
AllDrives 1 - Switches it on
AllDrives 2 - Switches it off
List installed AMA plugins
Displays a list of installed AMA plugins and their version numbers. Plugins can also be enabled, disabled and removed through our Plugin Manager app.
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