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Designed for video editors, Motion 5 lets you customize Final Cut Pro titles, transitions, and effects. Or create your own dazzling animations in 2D or 3D space, with real-time results as you work.
Editor-Friendly Design Tools
• Work fast using a single-window interface with a familiar look and feel
• Customize Final Cut Pro titles, effects, and transitions by opening them in Motion
• Create Smart Motion Templates with simple controls that you can instantly publish to Final Cut Pro X
• Build stunning 2D and 3D compositions with more than 1900 Apple-designed elements
• Make adjustments to any parameter during playback and instantly see results
2D and 3D Titles
• Use basic templates to get started quickly or choose cinematic templates that include beautiful backgrounds and animations
• Easily animate text by choosing from more than 200 text behaviors such as Type On
• Choose from a large collection of text styles to create stunning looks in one click
• Customize 3D titles with unique materials, lighting, and edges
• Save any title and access it directly in Final Cut Pro X
• Choose from more than 230 behaviors for natural-looking motion without programming
• Track a moving object in a video clip with the point tracking and match move feature
• Create an accurate chroma key in a single step with the Keying filter
• Apply the Linking behavior to make parameters for one object animate related objects
• Use SmoothCam to eliminate camera jitters, and image stabilization to smooth bumpy shots
• Use third-party FxPlug plug-ins with custom interfaces and dual-GPU support on Mac Pro
Effortless 3D Compositions
• Transition from 2D to 3D space by adding a camera or cameras to any 2D project
• Set up realistic shadows that animate dynamically with the movement of cameras and lights
• Turn any shape, video plane, or paint stroke into a reflective surface
• Track objects or groups of objects with the Camera Framing behavior
Breakthrough Speed and Quality
• Dual-GPU optimizations for superior real-time playback performance and faster rendering on Mac Pro
• 64-bit architecture supports deeper, multilayered effects for use in Final Cut Pro
• ColorSync-managed color pipeline produces accurate, consistent color across applications
• Rendering uses floating-point, linear-light color space for exceptionally realistic results
Quick, High-Quality Output
• Export projects to Apple devices and popular websites such as Vimeo and YouTube
• Choose to output ProRes 4444 video for uncompressed quality at small file sizes
• Send to Compressor to access advanced options for custom encoding
System Requirements: 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K), OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later, 256MB of VRAM (1GB recommended for 4K and 3D Titles), display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher, 3.5GB of disk space. OS X v10.10.2 or later.
Some features require Internet access; fees may apply. Blu-ray recorder required for burning Blu-ray discs.
What's New in Version 5.2.1
• Fixes an issue in which Photoshop files may be imported with an incorrect color profile
• Fixes an issue that may cause Motion to quit on launch
Introduced in Version 5.2
Requires OS X 10.10.2 or later
Introducing 3D titles
• Beautifully animated and easily customizable 3D text
• Simple templates to get started quickly
• Cinematic templates with built-in backgrounds and animations
• Save any 3D title and access it instantly in Final Cut Pro X
• Large collection of text styles to create stunning looks in one click
• Customize your titles with hundreds of combinations of materials, lighting, and edges
• Additional controls let you adjust environments, shadows, and more
• Instantly convert any 2D title to 3D
• Create advanced 3D looks with multiple materials and edges on each character
• Flexible surface-shading with options for texture maps, diffuse and specular reflection, and bump mapping
• Cast shadows from 3D text onto itself and other objects in a 3D scene
• Add multiple lights, cameras, and tracking to any 3D title
• In-camera glint effects
• Support for sequencing 3D text animations
• 12 new generators including Manga Lines, Sunburst, and Spiral Graphics
• Improved keyframing including copy and paste in the Timeline
• Improved mask and shape creation for rectangles and circles plus conversion to bezier shape for more control
• Easily monitor background Share operations from within Motion
• Improved performance on Intel-based GPUs
• Better performance of FxPlug plug-ins and built-in effects that use multiple frames like Echo and Trails
• Panasonic AVC-Ultra codec family
• Sony XAVC-S
• JVC H.264 Long GOP
No problems here
I might be the only one, but I haven’t run into any issues on either my 2010 Mac Book Pro or my 2013 Mac Pro. I’m rating it 4 stars is because it’s so simple to use and the interface makes way more sense than AE, imo. I’ve used AE a lot over the years and have just recently decided to realy dig into Motion since I edit in FCPX. The connectivity between the two is pretty incredible once you figure it out. I’m still learning, but so far I haven’t been disappointed. I just hope Apple decides to update Motion like they are with FCPX and not just leave it behind, which is why it’s not all 5.
Not Too Good...
As it may be good for simple things, it is not meant for people who need the extra boost to really show their true talent. The keyframing system is awful, and it doesn’t have as many effects/options you would expect from a $50 product. Also, Motion 5 tends to lag A LOT with very simple files for no reason at all (this only started recently.) It also has trouble exporting a lot of the time, it tends to crash while exporting, and it actually crashed a lot of times for no reason, so MAKE SURE YOU SAVE A LOT. It may be good for simple things, but it’s no where near being worth $50.
I want to rate it higher...
…but the performance leaves much to be desired. I’m running this on my new Mac Pro fully loaded and the performance is pretty bad for what I expected. The RAM preview seems buggy in that it doesn’t preview the entire area I specify. The playback in general whether in the live viewport or RAM preview is slow at best. Far too slow for what this computer can handle. I dont use emitters or any FX, simply imported image sequences and it feels as if I’m on an intel Celeron eMachine from 1996.
I like the software and the fairly easy to use interface but the poor performance just drags this down.
12 Core CPU
64 GB RAM