ok i have buddy that needs to give me some files for re-editing. i work on a pc using vegas and after effects (i go back and forth alot between the two programs).
now my friend works on a mac and he has footage from imoive and FCP.
now my question is should he give me the footage as .mov or .mov lossless?
when i was in school we worked on macs and i was always told to simply keep everything in quicktime formatt but then i come to learn about lossless and like i said before i go back and forth between my NLE and AE (i mean a lot). so should i always make sure im using a lossless or is simply having a .mov good enough??
Just tell your friend to export the final movie to whatever native format he edited it in originally. ie, a DV25 project should be exported as a .dv. If he absolutely wants to convert it to QT, then tell him to use the Motion-JPEG or Uncompressed codec. Unless he was using HDV source material, then you should be good.