Always open to collab in case you need an editor.
That is a thing I think about a lot too. All we know is that some brands really push the prices when they sell it in europe. The ones I've been boggling my eyes out are both sony and apple laptops. The difference is huge even though EURO is still higher than USD.
Adobe files are universal. They open on any platform. If your coleagues work with FCPX, and you need the project file, just tell them to export an XML. The same goes from you to them.
Before receiving a footage drive ask if they can reformat it to exFAT (or fat32 if the files don't go over 4Gb) and it can go back and forward. In case it is too late take a look at this arcticle http://www.howtogeek.com/252111/how-to-read-a-mac-formatted-drive-on-a-w....
Hope I could help since its ween a while since I had to work between the two systems. :)
It depends on what do you edit with. Is it FCPX? If yes go Macbook obviously.
If it is Premiere Pro choose that MSI. It is a really powerfull machine and PP will fly on it.
As things are these days the only reason to keep a MAC for editing is if you use FCPX as it is super fast. For Premiere Pro, Windows is the way since you can get a much more powerful machine for a mac price resulting in much better performance.
I think that before an app there are some things to fix in this page. Lots of us come here regularly and been giving opinions on what to do next for NFS to work best for all of us but it seems nothing changes. We need at least a section where we could see some progress if there has been any.
Sometimes it seems no one is keeping an eye around here. My latest "peeve" is the spam posts about fifa coins and stuff completely irrelevant for NFS.
I use MEGA and Wetransfer. The free accounts on MEGA have 50Gb. If I have files lower than 2Gb Wetransfer it is.