For Avid Media Composer, Bin Locking is the preferred mechanism. 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.
In Postlab, go to
Preferences... → Integrations → Remote Locking.
Once you've enabled Remote Locking, click
Select Users, then select
🔼🔽 next to each Team Member who needs Remote Locking enabled on Postlab Drive.
Once Remote Locking is enabled for that Team Member, it's automatically activated on all Postlab Drives they're allowed to access.
POSTLAB CLOUD → Drive and click
Connect next to the desired Drive.
Once Postlab Drive is connected, launch Media Composer.
Remote Locking emulates the Avid NEXIS file system. When Media Composer prompts you with
Enable now?, click
Create a shared project on Postlab Drive, and 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 Remote Locking is enabled on Postlab Drive, confirm these preferences and settings in Media Composer:
Avid Media Composer → About Avid Media Composer → Hardware → Avid NEXIS Drives: your Team's Drive is listed.
Settings → General → Enable Bin Sharing on 3rd Part storage emulating Avid NEXIS/ISIS
Settings → Project → Media Creation: your Team's Drive appears as a selectable destination.
Remote Locking is a paid add-on, enabled on a per-user basis. Click
Enable and complete the checkout.
Enable Remote Locking for all Team Members who need it, and your billing will be adjusted accordingly.
x86_64 builds of Media Composer: 2018.x through 2020.x
macOS 10.14.x (Mojave) through macOS 11.x (Big Sur)
A Media Composer | Ultimate or Media Composer Perpetual license is required.
Connect your Postlab Drive(s) before launching Media Composer.
Using Postlab Drive with Remote Locking alongside existing Avid or third-party shared storage:
Using either Postlab Drive and Shared Storage?
Preferences... → Integrations → Remote Locking → Enable Remote Locking: DISABLED
In Postlab, verify each Team Member has
Enable Remote Locking on this computer checked on their local Mac.
When Remote Locking is enabled, another NEXIS client cannot be active at the same time. However, you can use Remote Locking alongside your Avid or compatible third-party shared storage by:
Mounting your Avid or compatible third-party shared storage folders as network shares in Finder.
Telling Media Composer to treat those network shares as Avid media storage volumes.
This reverts the Avid media management folder structure from the shared storage method back to the local storage method.
Shared Storage - folders are created based on the source Mac's Computer Name (
System Preferences → Sharing → Computer Name) and a number (
/<Volume>/Avid MediaFiles/MXF/<Computer Name>.1)
Local Storage - subfolders with media are created with a number (
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Workspaces support is currently in active development.