Mimiq enables Bin Locking for non-Avid storage. It's a standalone app for teams working with Avid Media Composer, enabling Shared Project workflows on:
  • SMB and NFS file shares in your local area network
  • FUSE-based volumes, such as Postlab's Drive and LucidLink Filespaces (Available in Mimiq Pro)
With Mimiq, Media Composer recognizes these volumes as third-party shared storage so teams of Avid editors can work together using Shared Bins with Bin Locking in Shared Projects.

Getting Started

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    Create/Open an Shared Project on/from one of those volumes.

Install and activate Mimiq

Download and install Mimiq:
After Mimiq is installed, you'll need to launch Mimiq to activate it. Click the Mimiq icon in in the menubar (macOS) or System Tray (Windows).
Once you start a trial or purchase Mimiq, you'll receive one activation number to use on all computers. Each activation number has a set number of activations (1 Activation = 1 Computer). You can use this to activate Mimiq on macOS or Windows.
Copy/paste your Activation Number into Mimiq, click Activate, and Mimiq is ready on your computer.
Later, you can use the Hedge License Manager to manage your activations/deactivations from anywhere.

Mount any SMB, NFS, or FUSE-based volumes

Mount the desired SMB or NFS share using either Finder (macOS) or File Explorer (Windows).
FUSE-based volumes such as Postlab's Drive and LucidLink Filespaces may be connected through their respective apps.
NFS in macOS - if you need more control over creating or mounting NFS shares in macOS, you can use something like NFS Manager.

Launch Mimiq

Once the desired volumes are mounted, launch Mimiq, which will be available as a helper app in the menubar (macOS) or System Tray (Windows).
If you have read and write privileges on those volumes, click the Mimiq helper app, and a list of volumes with Bin Locking activated will appear.

Launch Media Composer

Launch Media Composer, then create a Shared Project (or upload and open one) on the desired volume.
When Media Composer prompts you with the non-Avid storage alert, click Yes.
Then you can start working.
Shared Bins opened from Postlab Drive will display:
  • The Team Member's Computer Name currently accessing it.
  • A lock status indicator.

Confirm Bin Locking is Activated in Avid Media Composer

If you need to confirm Bin Locking is activated on your desired volumes, confirm these preferences and settings in Media Composer:
Avid Media Composer > About Avid Media Composer > Hardware > Avid NEXIS Drives: your SMB, NFS, or FUSE-based volume
Settings > General > Enable Bin Sharing on 3rd Part storage emulating Avid NEXIS/ISIS
Settings > Project > Media Creation: your SMB, NFS, or FUSE-based volume


By default, Mimiq is set to automatically start at computer login. However, you can also control Mimiq's autostart behavior.
1. In Terminal.app, tell Mimiq whether or not to autostart when you log into macOS.
Disable autostart:
defaults write video.hedge.Mimiq.Mac launchAtLogin -bool false
Enable autostart:
defaults write video.hedge.Mimiq.Mac launchAtLogin -bool true
2. Commit Mimiq's autostart setting:
  • If Mimiq has already launched (i.e. in the menubar), quit Mimiq, relaunch Mimiq, then restart your Mac.
  • If Mimiq hasn't launched yet (i.e. not in the menubar), launch Mimiq, quit-then-relaunch Mimiq, then restart your Mac.
Then, you can use this Terminal command to check Mimiq's current autostart setting:
defaults read video.hedge.Mimiq.Mac launchAtLogin
  • launchAtLogin = 0 - Mimiq will not autostart when you log into macOS.
  • launchAtLogin = 1 - Mimiq autostarts when you log into macOS.
In Windows' Registry Editor, set this key to where Mimiq is installed:

Mimiq Pro

Interested in Mimiq Pro or in upgrading your Mimiq license? Reach out: [email protected]
Mimiq Pro enables remote and hybrid Shared Projects workflows by letting you use FUSE-based volumes (such as Postlab's Drive and LucidLink Filespaces) alongside SMB or NFS file shares on your local area network.


Independent from Mimiq, Avid has very specific requirements for Media Composer to be used successfully. Implement these Requirements for Media Composer on each computer: