Using 'Action Essentials' footage of smoke, If we import in PC it appears correct however in Mac it appears darker. It looks like it's something to do with interpreting the footage however the settings are the same. If we place the cursor in the same co-ordinates of the image in each of the devices, the colour values are significantly different in the 'info' pane. Both devices are reading the same file and project. Both running CS6 and both are up to date.
Check the color management settings and color space on both machines.
Hey, thanks for the input. All the colour management profiles and settings were identical in both machines. I decided to try and convert the smoke '.mov' into a png sequence with an alpha. I re-imported the sequence into both machines and sure enough they are identical. Something must be wrong with how the mac interprets the '.mov' footage. What is strange though is that this occurs on 3 separate macs. You would have thought .mov would actually run better as they are both from apple. I now at least have a workaround but I'm very curious to know what is going on.