Adobe After effects Mac/PC compatibility question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nickane, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. nickane macrumors 6502

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    I have been offered to do some freelance rotoscope work for a production using after FX on PCs. However, the only computer I have access to with After FX loaded is an iMac G5. I was wondering how compatible the files are. I will basically just be opening projects that they may already have worked on with PCs onto a mac, putting in the mattes they want and returning them to the post-production team for compositing on their high-spec PCs.

    So, effectively, I need two-way compatibility. I realise the old rule of macs reading Windows files but not vice-versa, but there are many exceptions like Office etc. I am hoping the same is true of adobe's software. I am assured by the friend who got me the work that this won't be a problem, as he's done it before, but I need to make sure before I commit.

    Please help.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    As a general rule, Adobe file formats are cross-platform. As a more general rule, I am aware of no significant developer that choses incompatible file formats for its MacOS X and Windows applications of the same title.
     
  3. nickane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheers for the swift response and thank you for allaying my fears. When you put it like that, I guess it was just my experience with ipods and hard drives that was concerning me. Having said that, they seem to think I'll be writing the files to a external lacie, which they'll then be able to read. Now that should present its own set of problems...
     
  4. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    If you format the hard drive as a FAT32 volume you shouldn't have a problem.
     
  5. nickane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks again. I guess I'm employed after all. Cheers for all your help guys.
     

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