Hey all, I'm doing the planning for my new system. I have magix samplitude pro x, and I'm considering protools HD12. Magix would be the main capture/compose/edit system due to high track count and clean coding. PTHD would be primarily for mixing (mainly volumes and panning). Since it does 10 video tracks and 7.1 it's the unfortunate (expensive) choice. Basically id like to pipe the edited audio from Sam into PTHD via the digital outs RME babyface -into- focusrite Scarlett 18i20. I've been told in the past 'once it's digital, it's digital' but after learning I've seen there's room for coding and error rates. I'm just curious if this is a 'safe way' to move essentially finished tracks into the mix daw. PTHD does 64 audio tracks/10 video tracks at 192k. This is where I'll combine the audio and video. I alsk will have magix movie edit pro premium which handles 4 camera angles. So I'll be piping audio and video from the magix to PTHD. Eventually I'll be able to afford Sequoiawhich does many things particularly on the broadcasting side that I'd like. But I'm About 3 years away from that. Basically is there a better way to pipe audio over than re-recoding via the digital outs? Is simple drag and drop from my NAS drive better? Is there a better software combo? A different method to do what I'm describing? I'm open to any ideas. If PTHD isn't needed I'll get the regular version to open my old projects. It's only limited to 1 video track however.