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anthony Faulkner
Things I like and don't like about motion
on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:29:21 am

THere is a lot I like.

ease of use, speed of workflow, quality.

There are also things i dislike.

Primarily, its very sketchy relationship with FCP. Motion clips not rendering correctly. FCP crashing because of motion files. and the heaviness of motion files in FCP renders.

there, glad thats off my chest... ;-)


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Jiggy Gaton
Re: Things I like and don't like about motion
on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:36:30 am

Strange, I don't have any of those problems...what versions of software r u using and on what platform? I am editing on an older imac, and sorta have to use Motion instead of AE, cause I find Motion to render faster there and work flawlessly (pretty much) with FCP...so surprised to see your list of don't likes:)
Jigs
PS. using FCS3 on 10.6.3.

Phoenix Studios Nepal: A small A/V Production House in Kathmandu.


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Jiggy Gaton
Re: Things I like and don't like about motion
on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:49:14 am

Btw, my workflow for fast renders and no FCP glitches is to create a motion project that matches the sequence settings in FCP where it will live. Then import that motion into an FCP bin, place on the timeline, and voila, no serious rendering at all. If you update the motion project, the bit of timeline in FCP is just re-rendered and all is well. This is why I prefer over AE, albeit I have to give up some things.
Cheers,
Jigs


Phoenix Studios Nepal: A small A/V Production House in Kathmandu.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Things I like and don't like about motion
on Apr 8, 2010 at 7:25:08 pm

anthony,
I find Motion to be a great program. I only find heaviness of motion files in FCP renders when I have a super loaded Motion project file. In those situations I find that it is just easier and faster to export out the project to a Movie. Hope this helps. Another thing that I find helpful is to look for places to break a project into pieces so the Motion file is not to long and loaded with big files. Best of luck.




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anthony Faulkner
Re: Things I like and don't like about motion
on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:28:11 pm

file size and codecs may be where my frustration lies. I am working in XD cam 1080p.

I believe pro res may be a solution to my render time issues at least.


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Andy Neil
Re: Things I like and don't like about motion
on Apr 9, 2010 at 5:37:59 pm

As a general rule of thumb, I don't render out to any long GOP codec. Loads of trouble. Definitely use ProRes if you can.

Andy


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Jiggy Gaton
Re: Things I like and don't like about motion
on Apr 9, 2010 at 6:07:47 pm

Oh yea! For me, prores 422 is the only way to go on a slow imac...even renders fast there:)

Phoenix Studios Nepal: A small A/V Production House in Kathmandu.


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