Media Composer & Mojave

For teams who must continue working in macOS 10.14 Mojave and/or Avid Media Composer 2018 environments, we have a special build available: Mimiq 18.1

Requirements

Getting Started

  1. Download Mimiq 18.1:

  1. Launch Mimiq.

  2. Launch Media Composer.

Install and Activate Mimiq 18.1

Once you install Mimiq 18.1, locate your Mimiq Pro license key, copy it, then paste it into the Activate Mimiq dialog by:

  1. Right-clicking the Activation number field.

  2. Click Paste.

    • Note: you cannot paste in your license key using Command-V.

  3. Click Activate.

Need Mimiq to launch in macOS automatically on startup? Add it to System Preferences > Users & Groups > (Your macOS Account) > Login Items

Mount Any Eligible Volumes

Mimiq 18.1 will activate bin locking on the following types of volumes:

  • SMB, NFS, and AFP file shares in your local area network

  • FUSE-based volumes, such as a LucidLink Filespace

Mimiq 18.1's UI does not list the eligible volumes with Bin Locking activated.

Confirm Bin Locking is Activated in Avid Media Composer

If you need to confirm Mimiq 18.1 activated Bin Locking on your desired volumes, check these settings to make sure Media Composer can see those volumes as an Avid NEXIS Drive:

βœ…β€Œ MC 2018.12.x: Info > Hardware > Hardware Tool > Avid NEXIS Drives: (your SMB, NFS, AFP, or FUSE-based volume)

βœ… MC 2021.x: Avid Media Composer > About Avid Media Composer > Hardware > Avid NEXIS Drives: (your SMB, NFS, AFP, or FUSE-based volume)

You can also open Media Composer's Console (Command-6) and look for this line of text in the output: Avid Shared Storage is installed. (Avid NEXIS)

Questions

Aren't both Mojave and MC 2018 are out of support?

Yes.

Apple discontinued support for macOS Mojave 10.14 in November 2021. The final update for macOS Mojave is Security Update 2021-005 (Mojave), which results in Version 10.14.6 (18G9323).

Avid ended the development of Media Composer 2018.12.15 on December 31, 2020, and officially ended support on December 31, 2021.

That means that if you run into issues with Mimiq 18.1, the cause is either macOS 10.14 and Media Composer 2018. If so, your only option is to migrate away from macOS 10.14 and Media Composer 2018.x.

Why won't Mimiq 18.1 install on my Apple silicon Mac?

macOS Mojave is incompatible with Apple silicon Macs. If you are on Apple silicon, use the current Mimiq release: Releases

Why can't I activate Mimiq 18.1?

A Mimiq Pro license with an available activation is required to activate Mimiq 18.1. You can use the same license key you use to activate other Mimiq versions.

You can locate your Mimiq Pro license key and confirm the number of available activations on your license through the Hedge License Manager (https://account.hedge.video).

If you purchased a standard Mimiq license, you can upgrade your license to Mimiq Pro through the Hedge License Manager.

Which file shares are supported in Mimiq 18.1?

  • SMB, NFS, and AFP file shares in your local area network

  • FUSE-based volumes, such as a LucidLink Filespace

Can I use Mimiq 18.1 alongside Mimiq in the same environment?

Yes!

How do I deactivate Mimiq 18.1?

Mimiq 18.1 cannot be deactivated in-app. If you need to deactivate a computer with Mimiq 18.1, you must do so through the Hedge License Manager.

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