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Bin Locking
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.

Getting Started

In Postlab

In Postlab, go to Preferences... β†’ Integrations β†’ Remote Locking.
​Once you've enabled Remote Locking, click Select Users, then select πŸ”ΌπŸ”½ next to each Team Member who needs Remote Locking enabled on Postlab Drive.
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... β†’ Account β†’ TEAMS.
Preferences... β†’ Integrations β†’ Remote Locking
Once Remote Locking is enabled for that Team Member, it's automatically activated on all Postlab Drives they're allowed to access.
Go to POSTLAB CLOUD β†’ Drive and click Connect next to the desired Drive.
POSTLAB CLOUD β†’ Drive: Remote Locking Enabled
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In Avid Media Composer

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 Yes.
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.

Confirm Remote Locking is Enabled in Avid Media Composer

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

Enabling Remote Locking

Remote Locking is a paid add-on, enabled on a per-user basis. Click Enable and complete the checkout.
Remote Locking for Avid Media Composer β†’ Checkout
​Enable Remote Locking for all Team Members who need it, and your billing will be adjusted accordingly. Pricing starts at $25 per user per month, for details reach out to [email protected].

System Requirements

    Compatibility
      x86_64 builds of Media Composer: 2018.12.15 and newer
      macOS 10.14.6 (final Mojave) through macOS 11.x (most recent Big Sur)
    Either a Media Composer | Ultimate or Media Composer Perpetual license.

Best Practices

    Connect your Postlab Drive(s) before launching Media Composer.
    Using Postlab Drive with Remote Locking alongside existing Avid or third-party shared storage:

Questions

How can I be sure Bin Locking is working in my Avid Project?

In Postlab, verify each Team Member has Enable Remote Locking on this computer checked on their local Mac.
Preferences... β†’ Integrations β†’ Remote Locking β†’ Enable Remote Locking on this computer
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​Once you enable Remote Locking for Avid Media Composer on your Team, Postlab automatically enables Remote Locking for each LucidLink Filespace connected through the LucidLink app.
Connect your LucidLink filespace, and head to POSTLAB CLOUD > Drive. You'll see your LucidLink filespace listed with a new status: /Volumes/<Mount point> is enabled for Remote Locking
Avid Media Composer expectsread and write permissions to each disk's root folder.
Therefore, make sure your LucidLink user has both read and write privileges to the full Filespace; i.e the / share. Without that, Media Composer is sure to crash on start-up, or during project creation β€” without any warning or errors.
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Can I use existing Avid and third-party shared storage alongside Postlab Drive?

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:
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    Mounting your Avid or compatible third-party shared storage folders as network shares in Finder.
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    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 β†’ Sharing β†’ Computer Name) and a number (/<Volume>/Avid MediaFiles/MXF/<Computer Name>.1)
    Local Storage - subfolders with media are created with a number (/<Volume>/Avid MediaFiles/MXF/1)
Need additional guidance? Reach out for details: [email protected]​
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Are Workspaces supported?

Workspaces support is currently in active pre-release. Reach out for details on how to get into the pre-access program.
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Is Remote Locking for Avid Media Composer part of the Team plan?

​Remote Locking for Media Composer is a paid add-on option, enabled on a per-user basis. It's available during a Team plan trial, but once the trial expires, the Team Owner must first purchase Remote Locking. Thereafter, the Team Owner can enable it for each Team Member in-app, or through the Postlab Management Portal: https://postlab.cloud​
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