Apple Motion
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Apple Motion is 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 feedback as you work.

Breakthrough Speed and Quality
  • New 64-bit architecture supports deeper, multilayered effects for use in Final Cut Pro.
  • ColorSync-managed color pipeline produces accurate, consistent color across applications.
  • Shared Render Engine provides consistent quality with Final Cut Pro and Compressor.
  • Rendering uses
What's New
Version 5.1:

Note: Version 5.1 requires OS X 10.9 or later. Please see Requirements for further changes.

  • Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
  • FxPlug 3 with custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support
  • Faster project loading, especially for complex projects
  • Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution
  • Spanish language localization

Version 5.1:

Note: Version 5.1 requires OS X 10.9 or later. Please see Requirements for further changes.

  • Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
  • FxPlug 3 with custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support
  • Faster project loading, especially for complex projects
  • Share directly to YouTube at 4K more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • 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)
  • 3.95GB of disk space (2.75GB app, 1.2GB supplemental content)





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Dmu reviewed on 31 Oct 2013
Since the most recent two reviews are 2005 and 2011, I guess maybe I'll raise my voice. I just attended a class that showed Motion's versatility. I am by no means a professional, but the feature set is deep and the experience is intuitive. Examples were shown to use it outside of traditional video editing as well and the presenter even made animated gifs/cinemagraphs insanely fast and easily on the fly. I don't know how the feature set has grown in comparison to past versions, but it is currently quite amazing and user-friendly. At $50… holy cow, why not? It's easily worth that.
[Version 5.0.7]


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Fulmar2 reviewed on 08 Feb 2011
I ended up going with the adobe suite (specifically After Effects to take the place of Motion). For some reason, the Adobe interface just makes more sense to me. Most of the features are about the same between the two applications - but I find that there is more "flow" in the Adobe series. In other words, if you learn ONE of the Adobe apps, you can port your knowledge from one app to the other, and have a pretty good chance of it working out for you. On the other hand, moving between the Apple Pro Series is rather difficult, and you need to re-learn for each application. Apple "Color" is a prime example of this. This program seems quite good, but I think that the Adobe suite is just easier (for me at least).
[Version 4.0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Feb 2005
I've worked with After Effects, Combustion and Flame for years. Apple's Motion interface is clearly taken straight from Flame / Inferno and other Discreet products, so the lexicon is familiar for professionals. But to say that this product is anywhere near ready for professional use is a stretch. AE 6.5 is a far superior product, as is Combustion 3. Motion is buggy, and lacks numerous features when compared to competing products. The lack of time-remapping ability alone is confounding. 3rd party plugins? Good luck (at least with the ones worth having...trapcode, etc.).

Wait until version 2.0. Maybe version 3.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Dec 2004
My best choice in 2004 so far: Motion. It fits perfect together with Final Cut 4.5 HD and DVD Studio 3.02 and it's so easy to create motion graphics effects, easier than ever before. The only downside, I had to get rid of the old G4s, but this will help me get rid of legacies which in the end tend to cost more than moving on to new Macs!
And I guess 2005 every new Apple app will be CoreVideo and/or CoreGraphics enabled.
Among the most appreciated features in Motion are particles, full 10 bit support, Excellent interface; interactive playback; great particle system; extremely powerful behavior mechanism and last but not least a great price!!!
With its promise of real-time compositing, color correction, and a drag-and-drop interface-not to mention its $299 price-few programs have been as eagerly anticipated as Apple's Motion 1.0. Video editors and motion-graphics pros wondered if Apple's new product would provide an alternative to their current compositing application, be it Adobe After Effects 6.5, Discreet's Combustion 3 (; September 2004), or Apple's own Shake. The answer is no-the program is not an outright replacement for those far more expensive tools. But after using Motion for just a few days, you may be surprised at how much of your compositing and graphics workload you will choose to move to this excellent new contender.
While Motion doesn't provide any features that the competition doesn't already handle, its combination of nearly real-time performance and a simple interface will cause animators, titlers, and compositors to take a serious look at its capabilities. The program is so tightly integrated with Final Cut Pro HD that video editors who have been looking for a more powerful titling tool than the one built into Final Cut will find an excellent solution in Motion.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Dbesade84 tipped on 13 Dec 2004
Here is a couple tips for users with machines that are a bit long in the tooth.

* Don't run Motion with Multiple Programs running, this will speed up the real time effects

* Don't use 2 Screens on a Dual Head Video Card with 64MB of RAM or Less as this will affect your performance Adversely!

* Have at LEAST 512MB of RAM

* Pause the Live Real Time effects such as Particle Emitters while working to speed up your workflow.

-Dave
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[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Dec 2004
Ignore all those comments "Need at least 2GB Ram" or "Needs dual G5". I'm running Motion in REALTIME on my PowerBook 17" 1.33 GHz with 512 MB ram. Off course it's not as fast if I am working in large projects but if my old PowerBook can work in realtime at most stuff then why do you need a Dual G5 with nVidia GeForce 6800 Bob?
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Dec 2004
Buggy unreliable and will never begin to replace After Effects for a serious motion graphics artist.

Also requires Dual g5 and $500 video card for even somewhat real time performance.

Stay away until v2 is released or you will be frustrated beyond belief.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Aug 2004
A real quantum leap for Motion Graphics!

Well, I have seen it on NAB and DV Expo, but it wasn't ready. Finally at Siggraph 2004 it reached a final stage. Since last Friday (27th Aug 2004) I am working with it!!! It's just so incredible with a G4 or G5 with a ultra fast graphic card. To say it's mind blowing wouldn't even come close to it!!! If Adobe will compete with it, they have to start from the very beginning and implement it with Xcode 1/5 on Mac OS X 10.3 and as soon as Tiger will be out with Xcode 2.0 they can recompile it and just polish it a bit. Otherwise if they try to just improve the existing AAE 6.5 it could prove to be a neverending story.

I'll will never come back to After Effects this is already sure. Behaviours are so much cooler and easier to handle. Check it out!!! The hottest app since a very long time!
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 01 Dec 2004
Apple has created a revolutionary app with too much overhead and the illusion that it will react in real time.

That is not so for the majority of situations unless you create somethiing so incredibly simple and in fact it will only run reasonably well with a top of the line $500 video card and Dual g5.

It is also buggy and crashes frequently and chokes beyond 300 frames. At this point cannot even begin to replace After Effects for a serious motion graphics artist.
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 2004
This is SO COOL! I can't believe it. After so many sleepless nights with AAA, Motion rocks!
You need power, power and more power under the hood, but this software will blow your mind away.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 2004
Well, Adobe can't copy Motion easily. It makes heavily use of Quartz Extreme, Apple's new Core Video and Xcode. So it runs on OS X 10.3.5 and QT 6.5.1 only (or later of course).
Adobe has keyframes, keyframes... and again keyframes. What a boring approach!!!

It's the first time Apple can challenge Adobe. And Encore DVD is even in version 1.5 still a piece of something in progress. We will see a bunch of people moving from After Effects and Adobe Video Collection to Motion and /or Apple Production Suite. It's gonna be hot I can tell you
[Version 1.0]


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Apple Motion is 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 feedback as you work.

Breakthrough Speed and Quality
  • New 64-bit architecture supports deeper, multilayered effects for use in Final Cut Pro.
  • ColorSync-managed color pipeline produces accurate, consistent color across applications.
  • Shared Render Engine provides consistent quality with Final Cut Pro and Compressor.
  • Rendering uses floating-point, linear-light color space for exceptionally realistic results.
  • Motion taps the GPU on the graphics card for high-speed rendering and exporting.
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 for making changes as you edit.
  • Build stunning 2D and 3D compositions with more than 1900 Apple-designed elements.
  • Make adjustments to any parameter during playback and instantly see results.
Easy Animated Text and Titles
  • Design dramatic text effects with complete control over position, opacity, rotation, and more.
  • Animate text instantly by choosing from more than 200 text behaviors such as Type On.
  • Build a credit roll by importing a text file; the Scroll behavior optimizes the speed for you.
  • Move, scale, or rotate a single character with the Adjust Glyph tool.
  • Ripple text one character, word, or line at a time with the Sequence Text behavior.
Stunning Effects
  • Choose from more than 230 behaviors for natural-looking motion without programming.
  • Enhance your 2D or 3D animations with more than 130 filters using the FxPlug 2 standard.
  • 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 new 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.
Effortless 3D
  • 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.
  • Highlight or de-emphasize various objects by defining a range of focus.
  • Track objects or groups of objects with the Camera Framing behavior.
Quick, High-Quality Output
  • Export projects to Apple devices and popular websites such as Vimeo and YouTube.
  • Choose to output the ProRes 4444 format for uncompressed quality at small file sizes.


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