Media Composer

As of September 2022, PostLab's Remote Locking for Media Composer is End Of Life and replaced by Mimiq Pro. 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. Connect your Drive(s) or Workspace(s).

  2. Create/Open a shared Avid Project on/from your Drive or Workspace.

Enable Remote Locking for Team Members

Using PostLab's Team Portal

The Team Owner can enable Remote Locking for each Team Member through the Team Portal.

pageTeam Portal

Only the Team Owner (not a Team Member with an Owner Role) can enable or disable Remote Locking for each Team Member. To verify whether you're the Team Owner or a Team Member, go to Settings... > 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.

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.

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:

βœ… Avid Media Composer > About Avid Media Composer > Hardware > Avid NEXIS Drives: your Team's Drive or Workspace is listed.

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

βœ… Settings > Project > Media Creation: your Team's Drive or Workspace appears as a selectable destination.

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).

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

If you must continue working in a macOS 10.14 Mojave and/or Avid Media Composer 2018 environment, consider using Mimiq 18.1, available with the purchase of Mimiq Pro.

pageMedia Composer & Mojave

Requirements

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

pageAvid Requirements

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