Getting Started

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, AFP, or FUSE-based volumes

Mount the desired network 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, check these preferences and settings in Media Composer:
Avid Media Composer > About Avid Media Composer > Hardware > Avid NEXIS Drives: your SMB, NFS, AFP, or a FUSE-based volume.
Settings > General > Enable Bin Sharing on 3rd Part storage emulating Avid NEXIS/ISIS
Settings > Project > Media Creation: your SMB, NFS, AFP, 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:
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