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  • Glenn Sakatch

    December 28, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    I’m not sure I follow your logic. How does Standard vs Ultimate affect bin locking?

  • Job ter Burg

    December 29, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Hi David, re: pricing: a Nexis Pro 4TB sets me back around 10-13K, which, in five years, boils down to 166-216/mo. That includes all the hardware. A simpler 3rd party setup with a fileserver and a few Mimiq licenses is a lot less. And while monthly rentals make sense in some cases, it doesn’t in others. Not claiming your solution is useless, just not very attractive to me. The option of running it on just two Macs is cool, but also works in limited cases. I will admit to not having seen the 20USD option before, only the 160 one. I bet that makes sense to many folks.

  • Job ter Burg

    December 29, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Of course it needs Ultimate (or perpetual), as standard MC won’t support the bin sharing part — Avid nor 3rd party.

  • Job ter Burg

    December 29, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    P.S.: OK, I must have been seriously confused, I recall reading a much higher monthly fee than the $20 you mention, I probably only saw the Unlimited one for $160. And again: your product may very well make a lot of sense for many users. Horses for courses.

  • Job ter Burg

    December 29, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Because support for shared storage and bin locking was taken out of Standard, and kept in Ultimate and Perpetual. The whole bin locking thing is part of the MC code. Mimiq and others are tapping into that. But you need Ultimate or Perpetual to use that. https://www.avid.com/media-composer/comparison

  • Glenn Sakatch

    December 30, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Interesting, I didn’t know they were restricting bin sharing. One of my dongles is on an older version of Avid (perpetual), and it still works with that version. Must have changed after the 2018 versions?

  • Job ter Burg

    December 31, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Again, both Ultimate AND Perpetual support bin sharing. MC Standard Rental/Subscription/CheapestOption does not.

    Traditionally, both perpetual and subsription/rentals included bin sharing support. Once they split out Standard and Ultimate susbsciptions, bin sharing support became one of the premium features. But still kept in perpetual licenses, of course.

  • Glenn Sakatch

    January 1, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    I see, I misread the earlier post.

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