I'm wondering if the amount of RAM is governing factor ...
The Activity Monitor shows FCP is using all eight processors ...
And, it's not using up all my RAM (6gigs)
The same footage (image sequences) in Motion, uses up all the RAM
and is only working two cores at a time.
The first week I had my Mac Pro, I was running on only 2 gigs of RAM.
And AfterEffects did not use all the cores.
As soon as I got more memory, AfterEffects jumped all over the other cores
and became a multiprocessor monster ...
... so it's got me wondering if Motion needs 10 or more gigs.
Anyone running Motion with a ton of RAM?
I was looking at both sets of eight indicators that Activity Monitor gives you.
And ALL of them were up about a third.
But ... if I remember right, I was looking at them when FCP was exporting via quicktime compression.
So ... Maybe they were reacting to the QT algorithms ...
It seems kinda nuts that a program like Motion is pissing away the opportunity to use those cores :(