Is Motion 5 worth it? Not in the sense of the $50, but in terms of the risk of unsettling a system that's working perfectly well at the moment with FCP7.
FCP-X is a nogo for me, but I like the look of a few of the new features in Motion5, I like the fact that it's 64bit and the idea that it might be a bit faster.
So is it? Faster? Smoother? Better?
I can live without roundtripping to FCP7 - I never had a great experience with motn projects in an FCP timeline. But I do like being able to export from FCP7 to Motion. I understand that still works with Motion 5 - what are people's experience with how well 'tripping' works?
If you have Motion 4 and 5 on your mac... it will open Motion 5 when you open a file in motion. (You have to rename as untitled) Not sure about saving and checking back in FCP7...
I am personally gonna stick with base Studio 3 for now. Everything works very well. No need to change. Maybe when I upgrade my system.... may try it a little more; but for now, I have everything I need! It's not worth it to me.