I am putting some clips together on a PC (Premiere Pro CS5) that will be transferred to a Mac for Final Cut editing. Question for you Mac Final Cut users... From Premiere, I can export in Quicktime format as you probably know. The clips will all be 720p. There are a plethora of codecs to choose from. Some are probably old garbage that nobody uses. What is the best codec to use? I want to maintain very high quality (but not uncompressed) and at the same time want to give the Mac person files with a commonly used high quality codec that won't give Final Cut a fit or create a "fuzzy" final export. I did a sample export in H264 - 720p. It looked great, but is that a decent codec to use for editing in Final Cut? Suggestions appreciated.
commonly used high quality codec
Avid DNxHD for 720 and 1080 intermediates.
WARNING: Choose 'RGB Levels' while rendering to DNxHD 4:2:2
and '709' while rendering to DNxHD 4:4:4
DO NOT interfere with the 'Depth' settings in the Export Settings dialog.