stay clear of imovie if you will be editing with FCP.
I would rather log and import properly using FCP than ever contemplate someone else providing clips from iMovie.
They may think they are doing you a favour but youl get tied up in knots later.
Send them a burnt in timecode version of all the material to an H264or other convenient file, get them to playback in Quicktime player then they type in the time codes for in and out with clip names in a word processor, which you then use to edit.
Thanks Gary. That sounds like a much safer plan.
Alterantively, would it be possible for me to Log and Import all the footage to an external drive, which he can then play on his iMovie 11 and then simply place all the Imported Files into Folder and then re-label & number the Folders? I then can take the HD back and all he has to do is give me the timecodes?
Hope that made sense
FCP 7 and iMovie 11 do not mix...in any way, shape or form. Period. Do not do anything in iMovie that you intend to take to FCP...do not do anything in FCP that eventually will end up in iMovie. They are completely different. If they are using iMovie 11, then you need to capture and organize in iMovie 11. If you need the project to be in FCP 7, then start it in FCP 7.
The only version of FCP that works with iMovie is FCP-X. You can start projects in iMovie, and convert them to FCP-X projects. I don't think you can go the other way though.
As Shane says; "FCP 7 and iMovie 11 do not mix..."
I would still suggest the workflow above, the broadcast industry has used the (off line / online) editing principle for 20 years from the launch of Quicktime in 1992 so its well proven.
We still use this on every major project we edit to co-ordinate work in post between editors, producers, sound and grading.