I have MC on a PC at work and Mac at home, same version.
Starting to experiment with shuttling projects back and forth.
Now the formatting the portable hard drive issue comes up.
Is there a format readable by both Mac and PC?
Even if I partition a drive, will both systems
be able to see the material on each other's partition?
There's things like Paragon NTFS for Mac and MediaFour MacDrive (PC) that allow you to use either NTFS or HFS+. I have these installed on my Macs and PC's, so that I won't necessarily have to care about the drive format.
My gut tells me that using HFS+ drive on a PC (with MacDrive) is somewhat faster than using NFTS on Macs, but I've never done any benchmark testing.
Officially, Avid won't bless using NTFS media drives on Mac nor HFS+ media drives on PC, and it does slow the drive speed slightly, but for generic editing, I have found it to just work.