avid video - embedded python?

Chris Esther cesther at release.com
Fri Feb 20 22:20:48 CET 2004

I discovered what appears to be a copy of Python 2.1 included/embedded? with
the video editing system Avid Adrenalin Media Composer (Win XP). In the
program directory there is python21.dll and a directory containing the
standard library.

As I'm in the middle of an exercise to see if I can automate some
non-creative tasks in the creation of short video clips (e.g. creating
'slate's) this piqued my interest somewhat.

I have googled around and only discovered that it appears that Python has
been used as the basis for a testing framework by Avid, therefore I'm not
getting my hopes up that I will be able to use Python to achieve the
application automation I'm after...but...

I was wondering if there's anyone out there who know's anything more about


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