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Media Composer

PostLab's remote locking for Media Composer is End Of Life per Sept '22, and has been fully replaced by Mimiq. The following documentation is only available for legacy reasons.
For Avid Media Composer, Bin Locking is the preferred mechanism for collaboration. Once Remote Locking is enabled for your PostLab Team, Avid Media Composer recognizes PostLab Drive as third-party shared storage. Teams of Avid editors can then work together using Shared Bins with Bin Locking in shared Avid Projects.
At Hedge, we like to make things uncomplicated. But, Avid being Avid, you must set up your computer correctly first: Requirements

Getting Started

  1. 3.
    Connect your Drive(s) or Workspace(s).
  2. 5.
    Create/Open a shared Avid Project on/from your Drive or Workspace.

Enable Remote Locking for Team Members

In PostLab

In PostLab, go to Preferences... > Integrations > Remote Locking.
Preferences... > Integrations > Remote Locking
Once you've enabled Remote Locking, click Select Users, then select the 🔼🔽 icon next to each Team Member who needs Remote Locking enabled on PostLab Drive. A web browser will launch the PostLab Team Management Portal. There, the Team Owner can enable Remote Locking for each Team Member.
Only a Team Owner can enable or disable Remote Locking for each Team Member. To verify if you're the Team Owner or a Team Member, go to Preferences... > Account > TEAMS.
Once Remote Locking is enabled for that Team Member, it's automatically activated on all Drives and Workspaces they're allowed to access.
POSTLAB CLOUD > Drive: Remote Locking Enabled
Go to POSTLAB CLOUD > Drive and click Connect next to the desired Drive or Workspace.

In Avid Media Composer

Once PostLab Drive is connected, launch Media Composer (not the other way around), then create a shared Project (or upload and open one) from PostLab Drive.
When Media Composer prompts you with the non-Avid storage alert, click Yes.
Media Composer 2018.12.15
Media Composer 2021.9 and newer
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 Remote Locking is Enabled in Avid Media Composer

If you need to confirm Remote Locking is enabled on your Drive or Workspace, confirm these preferences and settings in Media Composer:
Avid Media Composer > About Avid Media Composer > Hardware > Avid NEXIS Drives: your Team's Drive or Workspace is listed.
Avid Media Composer > About Avid Media Composer > Hardware > Avid NEXIS Drives
Settings > General > Enable Bin Sharing on 3rd Part storage emulating Avid NEXIS/ISIS
Settings > General > Enable Bin Sharing on 3rd Part storage emulating Avid NEXIS/ISIS
Settings > Project > Media Creation: your Team's Drive or Workspace appears as a selectable destination.
Settings > Project > Media Creation

System Requirements

Using Media Composer 2018.12.15 on macOS 10.14.6

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).
If you're still using these, we (and Avid) recommend upgrading to a more current qualified combination of macOS and Media Composer. If you need to stay with Media Composer 2018.12.15 and macOS 10.14.6, support is available as an additional service with an Enterprise plan.
More details are available here from Chris Bové, Avid's Online Community Manager for Media Composer.

Using PostLab Drive with Remote Locking alongside existing Avid or third-party shared storage


Avid has very specific requirements for Media Composer to be used successfully. Implement these Requirements for Media Composer on each Mac.
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