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.

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

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, 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.

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.
Terminal command to disable:
defaults write video.hedge.Mimiq.Mac launchAtLogin 0
Terminal command to enable:
defaults write video.hedge.Mimiq.Mac launchAtLogin 1
Terminal command to check the current autostart setting:
defaults read video.hedge.Mimiq.Mac launchAtLogin
In Windows' Registry Editor, set this key to where Mimiq is installed:

Interested in a Mimiq Pro 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:
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Getting Started
Mount any SMB, NFS, or FUSE-based volumes
Launch Mimiq
Launch Media Composer
Confirm Bin Locking is Activated in Avid Media Composer
Mimiq Pro