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
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.
- 5.Create/Open an Shared Project on/from one of those volumes.
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.
Activation Numberinto Mimiq, click
Activate, and Mimiq is ready on your computer.
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.
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
writeprivileges on those volumes, click the Mimiq helper app, and a list of volumes with
Bin Locking activatedwill 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
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.app, tell Mimiq whether or not to autostart when you log into macOS.
defaults write video.hedge.Mimiq.Mac launchAtLogin -bool false
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 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: