I just installed FCPS 2 and Motion seems to be taking too long a time to render what I would consider to be a simple effect. Basically, I have text on one side of the screen with an image on the other. they are both angled in at about 30 degrees with a slow growing behavior. The renders start off ok, doing about a frame per second. Then after a while they get bogged down to the point where it takes about 30 seconds to render a frame, despite it being no different than the first few frames. this happens regardless of whether i render in FCP or motion, or on my MacBook Pro or my G5 (Macbook Pro is running Leopard, the G5 is running the previous OS - can't remember which jungle cat it is). Each have the required 1GB of RAM (Do I need more?).
I'm rendering the sequence using the DV codec. After a couple of experiments I have figured out that it is the text that is causing the slowdown. There are no effects on the text other than a fade and grow beavhior.
Does anyone out there have any idea what is going on?