Motion
Motion
5.4.3

4.5

Motion free download for Mac

Motion

5.4.3
23 March 2019

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 5.4.3:
  • Detects media files that may be incompatible with future versions of macOS after Mojave
  • Improves reliability when sharing video to YouTube

Requirements for Motion

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.2 or later

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Fulmar2
08 February 2011

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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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Version 4.0.3
Luhengqi
25 March 2019
Nice jobs.
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Version 5.4.3
Shooters
06 February 2016
Essential add-on for FCPX
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Version 5.2.3
dmu
31 October 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.
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Version 5.0.7
Fulmar2
08 February 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).
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Version 4.0.3
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Sperling
Sperling
16 May 2015
Adobe's products and their workflow DOESN'T make any sense to me - and not only me. It's overpriced crap of vulnerable SW. There are plenty of alternatives around for much more pleasant price (Affinity, HTML5, FCPx,Motion...). Ohh actually - Adobe is expensive alternative to these amazing SWs :)

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Kelly
10 November 2005
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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Version 2.0.1
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SomeGuy-
SomeGuy-
27 October 2016
Really? I'm new on this..But I found it hard to do anything as special as people could do with AE! BTW there very few tutorials on Motion which goes back to 5 years ago on YouTube and there is not a lot of new things which you can to with it..Maybe you're a pro and you find your way in some sort of different approach to this app..I cannot understand people who dig this app! I found it outdated and worthless as a professional utility for video makers..I might be wrong.
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Anonymous
13 February 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.
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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous
26 December 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.
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Version 1.0.1
Juan Ignacio Cicchitti
14 December 2004
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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Version 1.0.1
Jonathan
12 December 2004
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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Version 1.0.1
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Anonymous
Anonymous
12 December 2004
"Mac OS X v.10.3 needs at least 512 MB for itself." You are out of your mind. I have 640 MB RAM in my iBook, I have at least 8 apps running constantly (Mail.app, Safari, iChat, Watson, RBrowser, GraphicConverter, CanCombineIcons, Frogblast... these are always running though I often launch others as well) in a work environment running 10.3.6 and I have never used all my RAM. Not once. And after a restart, OS X 10.3.6 uses 129 MB of RAM at idle.
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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
12 December 2004
OS X needs 512MB for itself? I'm running with 384 MB. I have Safari (at least half a dozen windows or tabs), Adium, Mail, NewsFire, iTunes, Terminal and SubEthaEdit open all the time. I don't get page-outs until I open something bloated like Fireworks. Though I would personally recommend more than 512 MB for Motion, the GPU matters more.
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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous
12 December 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?
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Version 1.0.1
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