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Greg Merkes
FCPX to Motion 5 Workflow?
on Oct 29, 2013 at 5:30:07 pm

Hello,

Has anyone come up with a nice solution to get the FCPX projects into Motion 5?

I have a full edited sequence that I want to wrap in a Motion Graphic. Is there anyway to import the FCPX project as a Motion project much like "creating a motion project" from Adobe Photoshop project and keeping all the layers?

As always any help is greatly appreciated. . .

Thank you.

Greg Merkes
Salty Dog Films

Its easier to ask for forgiveness. . .


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: FCPX to Motion 5 Workflow?
on Oct 29, 2013 at 7:16:33 pm

Getting your FCPX project into Motion as-is, isn't really on the cards. You can export your edit as a movie and bring it in but that's about the size of it.

With FCPX and motion you sort of need to think in reverse. You create your motion graphics as a generator or effect or title, or whatever makes the most sense for the way you need to use it, then publish it back to FCPX where you can apply it to your project.

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Greg Merkes
Re: FCPX to Motion 5 Workflow?
on Oct 29, 2013 at 7:26:40 pm

Thanks Jeff,

Its not possible for me to work backwards like that. My FCPX edit was really building the content and the story and identifying the clips that are going to br comped into a 4 minute layered composite effect. So the only way to build that effect is with a composite program - FCPX would falter once I built 32 motion graphic layers - and try to group them all in different groups.

The ironic thing is that Motion handles importing Adobe projects better than its own Apple projects - go figure.

Thanks again for the info.

Greg Merkes

Its easier to ask for forgiveness. . .


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Bret Williams
Re: FCPX to Motion 5 Workflow?
on Oct 29, 2013 at 8:01:20 pm

If you have legacy, you could export via Xto7, then send that to Motion 4, then open that in Motion 5? Haven't tried it myself, but obviously it'd be a one way imperfect street.

Having recently used AE project files directly in Premiere and watched them play back in real time right on the Premiere CC timeline, well, let's hope this is the direction X goes in december. With what CC is bringing to the table any day now with it's October .1 update, the next FCP X will need to be a game changer.

If round-tripping to Speedgrade is all it appears to be, it's pretty amazing.


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Francois Jean
Re: FCPX to Motion 5 Workflow?
on Oct 29, 2013 at 10:27:25 pm

Maybe you could use roles to export many quicktime clips each
becoming your layers in motion ???

ZAP


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Greg Merkes
Re: FCPX to Motion 5 Workflow?
on Oct 30, 2013 at 5:24:22 pm

Hi Zachary,

I have never used Roles and I will see if this could work. D

o you know if I can export with handles and original TimeCode?

It may be an option and I will check it out.

Thanks for the tip.

Greg Merkes
Salty Dog Films

Its easier to ask for forgiveness. . .


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Greg Merkes
Re: FCPX to Motion 5 Workflow?
on Oct 30, 2013 at 5:07:20 pm

Hi Bret,

Thanks for this info.

Believe it or not, I am going to try it. . . :(

I may be an old fashion type of editor in trying to save client time and money by locking all my Content, Aroll, and Broll before moving to GFX. It seems that FCPX just is not ready for this yet.

Too bad because I was just starting to like it. . .

Thanks again.

Greg Merkes
Salty Dog Films

Its easier to ask for forgiveness. . .


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