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Description

Designed for video editors, Motion is a powerful motion graphics tool that makes it easy to create cinematic 2D and 3D titles, fluid transitions, and realistic effects in real time.

2D and 3D Titles 
• Import 360° media and design 360° titles, generators, and effects
• Build 3D titles from scratch, design them with easy-to-use templates, or instantly convert any existing 2D title to 3D
• Easily create beautiful titles that you can animate using more than 100 drag-and-drop behaviors and intuitive text animation tools
• Customize 3D titles to create endless looks with over 90 Apple-designed 3D materials including various metal, wood, and stone surfaces 
• Vector-based characters scale, skew, and rotate with pristine sharpness, while the modern engine in Motion lets you design in real-time

Motion Graphics for Final Cut Pro
• Save any title, effect, transition or generator and access it directly in Final Cut Pro
• Customize Final Cut Pro titles, effects, and transitions by opening them in Motion
• Create Smart Motion Templates with any combination of single parameters and rigs, which let you control a group of parameters with a simple slider, pop-up menu, or checkbox in Final Cut Pro
• Save any 360° motion graphic and access it immediately from the effects browser in Final Cut Pro

Stunning Effects
• Choose from more than 230 behaviors for natural-looking motion without keyframes
• Use advanced color grading filters like the color wheels, color curves and hue/saturation curves
• 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
• Use SmoothCam to eliminate camera jitters and image stabilization to smooth bumpy shots
• Create your own paintbrushes and 3D strokes or use one of 140 brush presets
• Design your own particle emitters or choose from 200 presets for real-world effects such as smoke and sparkles
• Choose a circle or rectangle mask or use the bezier and freehand mask tools to quickly draw and adjust control points for rotoscoping
• Use the intuitive keyframe tools in Motion for precise control of the timing and position in your animation
• Apply 360° effects including blurs, glows, and more
• Add the Tiny Planet filter when adding 360º video to a non-360° project to create interesting spherical looks
• Harness a thriving ecosystem of third-party FxPlug plug-ins with custom interfaces for tasks like advanced tracking, advanced motion graphics, and more

Effortless 3D
• Transition from 2D to 3D space by adding cameras
• Create 3D scenes within a 360° project for ultra-realistic 360° environments
• Set up realistic shadows that animate dynamically with the movement of cameras and lights
• Track objects or groups of objects with drag-and-drop ease by applying the Camera Framing behavior
• Selectively define focus as an object moves in 3D space
• Turn any shape, video plane, or paint stroke into a reflective surface in 3D space

Breakthrough Speed, Quality, and Output 
• Import wide color images, view them on supported Mac computers, and then export in standard Rec. 709 or wide Rec. 2020 color space 
• Export standard or 360° projects to Apple devices and publish directly to YouTube and Vimeo
• Send to Compressor to access advanced options for custom encoding like HEVC

System Requirements: macOS 10.13.6 or later, 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles, and 360° video editing), OpenCL-capable GPU graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later, 256MB of VRAM (1GB recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles, and 360° video editing), 4.7GB of available disk space (3.5GB app, 1.2GB supplemental content). 

Some features require Internet access; fees may apply. Blu-ray recorder required for burning Blu-ray discs. Video output to VR headset requires Mac computer with discrete graphics running macOS High Sierra. 27-inch iMac with Radeon Pro 580 graphics recommended.

What's New

Version 5.4.2

Advanced color grading
• Use color wheels in 1-up or 4-up layouts to quickly adjust hue, saturation, and brightness
• Apply professional color curves to make ultra-fine adjustments to color and contrast
• Hue/saturation curves let you select and change a specific hue or brightness level while leaving other parts of the image unchanged
• Use the eye dropper with the color and hue/saturation curves to quickly sample parts of an image for adjustment
• Apply custom LUTs from popular color grading apps and sites
• Adjust color corrections over time with precise keyframe controls

Comic filter
• Instantly turn any photo or video into a comic book illustration
• Choose from a variety of styles to create color, monochrome, or grayscale artwork
• Refine the comic book look with simple controls to adjust ink edges, fill, and smoothness

Tiny Planet filter
• Add the Tiny Planet filter when adding 360º video to a non-360° project to create interesting spherical looks
• Use the Z and X Rotation parameters to wrap your tiny planet effect into an infinite cylinder
• Adjust the Y Rotation parameter to move your subject horizontally within the tiny planet
• Animate the field of view to transition from a close up to a satellite view flying high above your footage
• Give generators and titles a powerfully warped look by applying the Tiny Planet filter

Core Text engine
• Core Text engine ensures accurate display of Arabic letters, Indic vowel signs in Devanagari, and Thai diacritics
• Correct rendering and animation of emoji, thin glyphs, capital letters in various point sizes, and vertical text are joined and tracked correctly

Introduced in Version 5.4.1
ProRes RAW
• Support for ProRes RAW files lets you design motion graphics using pristine RAW image data from the camera sensor
• Enjoy smooth playback and real-time graphics creation on laptop and desktop Mac computers
• Work natively with ProRes RAW or ProRes RAW HQ files created by ATOMOS recorders and DJI Inspire 2 drone

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
67 Ratings
67 Ratings
ShawnFCP

Little talked about but absoluty great app!

I use Motion constantly in conjunction with FCPX and the two are extremely powerful together! If you are using FCPX without Motion I highly recommend purchasing it and learning it because it will open up a new world of motion graphics and effects. I love the ability to create templates and effects in Motion and use them right inside of FCPX. Everyone talks about After Effects but, other than 3D camera tracking and the puppet tool, there really isn’t anything I can’t do in Motion that I could in After Effects. In fact, I can do many thing in Motion that require expencive plug-ins to acheive in After Effects. Not to mention Motion is much faster to use and provides far better real time playback.

To the Motion team, Keep up the great work!

Martinxplus

Horrible DESIGN Interface!

This software has poorly designed interface making simple graphical design (such as type, shape) extremelly time consuming. The space is taken up by basically two SAME layer panels that have identical functions but you actually need to use the timeline in order to make any graphical changes to your video. NONE OF the features have real time preview so you just have to try HUNDREDS of possiblities...Your fonts won't ever be remembered although there is techincally "recent font" option - it doesn't work. The font, shape color selector is plain stupid; depending how you click on it it will open MOTION's useless color window or in other instance OS genetic window POPUP that stays open untill closed and can not be reused for other elements that it was not originally open for. Designers never even thought of a preview window in real size popup... SAVE your money AND TIME. Look for alternatives

scionbro

Great app, but hangs after simple tasks

RIght after I bought motion, I loved it. It is really simple and easy to use. PLus there is alot of support for the app. My only problem with it is that on my iMac11,1 the app is constantly hanging and locks up unless you relaunch it. This mainly happens with audio analyzing. It says it finished analysing the audio then I press play to see if it worked. 8 out of 10 times motion will just freeze. I have sent apple many crash reports to Apple and i would love if they could fix all the problems people are having with motion freezing, crashing, or hanging.

Information

Seller
Apple Inc.
Size
2.3 GB
Category
Video
Compatibility
macOS 10.13.6 or later, 64-bit processor
Languages
English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2011-2018
Price
$49.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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