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Motion5.4.6

27 August 2020

Create and customize Final Cut Pro titles, transitions, and effects.

Overview

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.

Features:
  • 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.

What's new in Motion

Version 5.4.6:
3D object support
  • Add 3D objects as elements in Title, Generator, Effect and Transition templates
  • Animate a 3D object’s position, rotation, and scale using keyframes
  • Use behaviors to easily add realistic and complex animations to 3D objects
  • Use 3D objects with tools like replicators, emitters, lights or cameras
  • Use a collection of 60 premade 3D objects in the Motion library
  • Import USDZ objects from third-party websites and developers
  • Adjust 3D object environment lighting in the project inspector Stroke filter
  • Create a solid or gradient color outline around the edge of an object or clip based on its alpha channel
  • Use the filter’s gradient tools to create multiple colored strokes
  • Animate the stroke’s offset or apply multiple stroke filters to the same object to create stunning effects

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How would you rate Motion app?

22 Reviews of Motion

5
Luhengqi
25 March 2019
Version: 5.4.3

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Nice jobs.
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5
Alvin-H
05 September 2020
Version: 5.4.6
anyone have isues with latest motion 5.4.6? i can't open motion after update
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5
Luhengqi
25 March 2019
Version: 5.4.3
Nice jobs.
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5
Shooters
06 February 2016
Version: 5.2.3
Essential add-on for FCPX
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5
dmu
31 October 2013
Version: 5.0.7
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.
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4
Fulmar2
08 February 2011
Version: 4.0.3
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).
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3.25
Kelly
10 November 2005
Version: 2.0.1
It's interesting how many people tried to compare Motion to AE or go even as far to claim it's Better than AE. They are two complete separate and different tools aimed at similar minded users, but never made to compete, in my view. Saying that, after seeing it run on G5 with 9800XT, 256MB RAM, I can't deny the fact I was simply jealous! I've worked and continue to work on AE to earn my living, but I'd certainly want Motion side by side with AE. Motion fills the gap nicely which AE had left open for some time - realtime fun!
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3.5
Anonymous
13 February 2005
Version: 1.0.1
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.
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5
Anonymous
26 December 2004
Version: 1.0.1
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.
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4.75
Juan Ignacio Cicchitti
14 December 2004
Version: 1.0.1
From Apple: "Download the Motion 1.0.1 update. To take your Motion projects even further, you can download free effects, including five filters and one generator. You can also download additional tutorials to help you get the most out of Motion."
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5
Jonathan
12 December 2004
Version: 1.0.1
Well, to say that Motion runs smoothly with 512 MB is a lie, not a white lie, but a big one. Mac OS X v.10.3 needs at least 512 MB for itself. (Windows XP is no different in this regard). And yes, it need a PowerMac Dual G5 to run fine and a good graphic card. Which one you need depends on which resolution you output. Working in a small resolution may work fine on a 17" PowerBook G4 (I have one and I am writing this on the PB G4 right now), but it's not the right environment to do any kind of motion graphics effects on Motion 1.01 unless you don't have a Dual G5 with a fast graphic card. And one last remark: you'll never again want to touch Adobe After Effects (not on the Mac and not on the PC), Really awesome it's in the combination with FCP 4.5 HD, DVD Studio Pro and the other apps of the Apple Production Suite. The best is to upgrade from any FCP version to the Apple Production Suite. And couldn't imagine to work without Motion. It's cool and it's addictive and it yields results unseen with any other app. Great, really awesome.
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Anonymous
12 December 2004
Version: 1.0.1
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?
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2.5
Anonymous
01 December 2004
Version: 1.0.1
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.
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5
Anonymous
29 August 2004
Version: 1.0
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!
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Anonymous
25 August 2004
Version: 1.0
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.
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Anonymous
25 August 2004
Version: 1.0
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
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3.25
Michigan J. Sunde
22 August 2004
Version: 1.0
I just bought a copy of Motion from the WEVA Expo in LasVegas, and in my 3-4 days of playing around with it on an Aluminum Powerbook (G4 1.24ghz, ATi 9600) I'd say that it's not really ready for production use in version 1. It has unusual and frustrating restrictions, like limiting text-on-a-path to only 3 curved points or a circle, and it lacks functions that are clearly important, like any kind of time-remapping or the ability to apply motion blur selectively instead of across the entire image as a frame-blend sort of effect (which makes video look terrible). The list of things that it doesn't have when compared to AfterEffects is quite substantial, and I wouldn't consider it any kind of susbstitute for AfterEffects at this point, even for simple projects. I haven't explored all of the software's features yet, of course, but in retrospect I would have waited until version 2 to buy.
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Anonymous
27 June 2004
Version: 1.0
I too have worked with Atfer Effects for some years now and it's about time the Adobe had more competition. From what I've read and seen, Motion could be a worthy replacement. and at a price that will make greedy Adobe take stock. Well done Apple!
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Anonymous
23 April 2004
Version: 1.0
I've worked with After Effects for many years now. I would hate to see Adobe pull After Effects away from the Mac community the way they did when FCP was eating up their Premiere market.
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4.5
22 April 2004
Version: 1.0
Worked with it at NAB. It won't need a big CPU, but rather a high-end graphics card (think 9600-9800. Major leveraging of Open GL here. Extremely cool. Price point means Motion will do for Apple softare what the iPd has done for Apple hardware.
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Anonymous
19 April 2004
Version: 1.0
what's the point in listing [and users reviewing] an app that doesn't even exist yet?
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Anonymous
19 April 2004
Version: 1.0
Another killer-app from Apple? Learning curve can't be as bas as After Effect. Seems to need a very big CPU...
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4.5
Anonymous
19 April 2004
Version: 1.0
It can use thirdparty After-Effects-Plugins! After all Apple seems providing an AE-Killer here.
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