I'm looking to set up a Mac based edit system in the near future where I am able to use Avid, FC, and AE all on the same system. I would also like to use BCC FX in each of those programs. Would I have to buy a separate plugin set for each program, or is it possible for one set to be used by all three?
The internal architecture for each host is unique; Apple has FxPlug, Avid has AVX, Adobe has AE, Autodesk has Sparks. Because of this each host has uses a separate installer as it installs unique, non-shared sets of code. That being the case, with the set up that you describe you would have to install 3 separate products ... BCC AE, BCC AVX, BCC FxPlug. I believe this is true of all 3rd party plug-ins.