TrueNAS makes the cut for Avid editing

TrueNAS is proven to speed up M&E editing. Just ask our media customers! IndieStor’s MIMIQ is an application that allows you to use Avid bin-locking with a TrueNAS unified storage appliance. The bin-locking feature prevents an active Avid media project from being overwritten, allowing multiple users on a network to make changes and work on the same project.

The MIMIQ application combined with TrueNAS is a cost-effective alternative to Avid® ISIS®/NEXIS® in your media production environment. With TrueNAS and MIMIQ, you won’t be constrained to the limits of Avid proprietary hardware while working on Avid Media Composer projects. TrueNAS is capable of bandwidth speeds exceeding 25Gb/s. This makes it sufficient for multiple 4K 60FPS video streams resulting in a faster workflow in a shared production environment. Capacity for a single TrueNAS unit starts at a handful of gigabytes and grows to nearly five petabytes with expansion shelves.

TrueNAS uses OpenZFS and gives better latency, higher performance, and improved reliability compared to legacy storage vendors. OpenZFS is a self-healing, copy-on-write file system that allows editors to protect their creative products from corruption, bit-rot, data decay, and computer or human error.

To further your knowledge/understanding of TrueNAS, you can read our article on the benefits of having a TrueNAS system for your media environment in the January issue of Post Magazine.

Contact us at if you’d like a personal consultation, and to speak with an Account Manager about how a major national broadcaster replaced their AVID ISIS with TrueNAS, and got AVID ISIS compatibility while saving thousands of dollars.

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  1. Tino Zidore


    I have to make a small setup for an Editor and Editor Assistant that uses Avid Media Composer. It needs to be cheap and simple.
    They use Mac OS and the network is 1 GB and the material is DNxHD36.
    I have made some smaller tests with Mimiq and it seems to be working. But would it work for a feature film?
    I don’t know at the moment if there will come more users as the project progresses but I would like a solution where it is possible to scale up rather quickly if necessary. As I see it 10 TB storage would be enough.

    What would you recommend for this setup?

    • Joon Lee

      Hi Tino,

      We recommend emailing our Sales team and asking them your question. Sounds like our TrueNAS X-Series seems like a good fit for you.

      Our Sales Team email:


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