That depends on the codec you pick and also whether it's going Mac to Mac or Mac to PC.
Will an Avid editing system open up a Final Cut Pro Movie file?
by that I mean when I go to file > export > quicktime movie > make movie self contained
will an avid editing system be able to open that file like it would any other?
mac to pc... i think
codecs: DV/DVCPRO - NTSC
Intiger (Big Endian)
You'll need to use an Avid codec or a generic codec like animation or sorenson.
Check these resources too, just FYI.
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Louisiana State University & Delgado College