Work exactly as you would on an Avid Unity or ISIS using your existing shared storage platform.
Simply install SAN Fusion and within minutes you can start leveraging the industry-standard project and media sharing feature set of Avid Media Composer.
SAN Fusion is 100% client-based with no additional hardware or minimum number of seats to buy.
SAN Fusion’s virtual file system allows editors using Media Composer to work as if they were connected to an Avid Unity or ISIS using existing Xsan, StorNext, or NFS-based shared storage.
Excerpt from What’s New for Avid® MediaComposer® v8.8:
“The editing application will notify you if your third party storage is emulating Avid NEXIS or Avid ISIS storage. Once you access a project connected to storage that is emulating Avid NEXIS or AVID ISIS storage, you will receive a message asking if you would like to enable bin sharing on your third party storage. Click Yes in the message to enable the bin sharing option in the General Settings.
This setting ensures that you are aware that the third party storage is currently capable of emulating Avid NEXIS/ISIS storage and is capable of supporting shared bins and projects as verified by the third party, not Avid.”
As of March 1, 2019, the Compatibility Support Matrix for Avid NEXIS Enterprise and PRO still only lists the supported versions of Media Composer as v8.8.5 - 2018.11. However innocuous as it might seem, we believe the omission of v2018.12 from this list could hint to compatibility issues when trying to use the latest version of Media Composer in any shared storage environment.
Therefore at this time, our recommendation is to avoid using v2018.12 with SAN Fusion without performing additional in-house testing prior.