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 the menu bar (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 eligible volumes

Connect any local storage to your computer, or mount the desired network shares – SMB, NFS, or AFP – using either Finder (macOS) or File Explorer (Windows). Once those are mounted, any associated Workspaces will be mounted as well.

FUSE-based volumes, such as a LucidLink Filespace, 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 menu bar (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 that report a green 🟒 status 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 an eligible volume 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:

βœ… macOS - Avid Media Composer > About Avid Media Composer > Hardware > Avid NEXIS Drives: (the volumes listed in Mimiq)

βœ… Windows - Help > About Avid Media Composer > Hardware > Avid NEXIS Drives: (the volumes listed in Mimiq)

βœ… Settings > Project > General > Enable Bin Sharing on 3rd party storage emulating Avid NEXIS/ISIS

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