I am trying to export my project from Motion 7. I am working on a 2x2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon with 8 GB RAM., The project is about 45 sec. I am finished with it and am trying to export a high res quicktime. I've tried multiple times to export and everytime Motion crashes. I have tried exporting it in 5 sec intervals and it still crashes. Any advice?
I have found that in most cases I don't need best. Best helps when you have text that is not as sharp as it should be. In motion toggle between best and normal and see what you think.
As for how long it takes, that depends on the complexity of your project and your computer. I've exported out 7 second segments overnight that took probably an hour or so because they had a lot of stuff in them.
Are you having the problems with Motion or FCP. If you have a problem with Motion rendering, then try the usual deleting the preferences, I also find that sometimes copying all of your groups and assets from the troubled file and then pasting it to a new motion document helps.
You can resolve many issues by restoring Motion back to its original settings. This will not impact your project files. To reset your Motion user preference settings to their original state, do the following:
In the Finder, go to ~/Library/Preferences—the tilde (~) represents your Home folder.
Drag the "com.apple.motion.plist" file from the Preferences folder to the Trash.
In FCP, make sure your sequence settings match your Motion proj., and in Sequence Settings set Video Processing-Motion Filtering Quality and Render Control-Quality to Best.
If that doesn't work, do what Zak said. Copy and paste into new project.
If you have layers that can be flattened, like a 2D motion background for instance, you could export layer by layer, and piece it back together in more digestible chunks for Motion to handle... so Motion isn't processing 10 glow filters on a layer that could've been pre-flattened into a movie.
"The deepest blues are black" - Foo Fighters
(this doesn't help me when I'm chroma keying!)