I'm using motion for some professional work... now generally i just use fcp for all my editing needs but sometimes i use motion... when i do i find that motion starts off working fine, but the more things i do/add the slower it gets... it gets to the point where i have to export a video just to see what it looks like coz if i press play in motion to preview my work it plays so slow you can see each individual frame slowly passing by... as you can imagine this is very fustraiting... does anyone have any ideas how i can fix this? ie is there a render or preview setting i can change so i can preview my work in lower quality... but at least so it plays in realy time?
i use a 17" mbp, only a year old, ram uped to 4 gig... i would have thought this machine would be able to handle the software, but it does slow my whole computer a heck of a lot whenever i use it
There's another trick that I've been using quite bit recently, and I'm on a Mac Pro with 512 MB VRAM.
As I finish comps in my Motion project, I'll bake the elements that are complete (at least until I get feedback from the client) and then I can add more elements with limited slow down. It's easier for Motion to handle alpha channel movies then it is to have tons of groups with tons of elements in them.
This has sped up my workflow quite a bit even when I have to adjust and "re-bake" certain elements.
Winston A. Cely
Editor/Owner | Della St. Media, LLC
Mac Pro 3GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
4 GB RAM | Final Cut Studio 5.1.4 | Aja Kona LHe
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