I am having old 8mm film converted to digital data and a finished DVD by a pro here in town. This guy uses Mac equipment on the data side and says he will give me uncompressed DV files of the film onto a new external hard drive (Seagate Freeagent/Desk) that I will take there with me tomorrow. Question is this...when I take that HD to another pro (they both have pretty large setups and are in the video editing, show productions for TV, etc.) who is a friend and we sit in his shop with PC equipment to add narration, etc (cost too much at the other shop for studio time), will he be able to read the DV files on his equipment? I think the question is whether or not DV files are readable, editable, in either shop or are the DV files actually PC or Mac specific...I know not well said, but hopefully the meaning of the ?? is clear...thanks.