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Dustin Bowser
Uncollapse "Send to Motion Project" clips
on Jul 13, 2010 at 11:03:54 pm

I apologize if this topic has already been covered somewhere else, but I searched and couldn't quite find anything. I know that In the FCP timeline you can select multiple clips, even across multiple tracks, and send them all to a Motion Project -- I was wondering if there is a way to get those clips BACK if, say for instance, you want to go back to the way that it was. Basically, un-nesting those clips from their flattened state as a .motn clip. Is this possible? Does that make any sense?


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Uncollapse "Send to Motion Project" clips
on Jul 13, 2010 at 11:09:43 pm

Sure. When you send to Motion, there's a timeline that is created with your original clips.

If I use send to Motion, I always uncheck the 'embed motion content' box and work in motion that way. I then render out a movie in Motion and import that to my timeline. If i ever need to go back to the motion project, I simply open the motion project that I saved while I was in motion after the 'send to' command.

I find it easier to work that way and there's less hiccups. Motion project can take an stupid long time to render in FCP.

Jeremy


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Adam Smith
Re: Uncollapse "Send to Motion Project" clips
on Jul 14, 2010 at 1:59:32 am

[Jeremy Garchow] "Motion project can take an stupid long time to render in FCP."

Really? My experience seems quite the opposite... I often have Motion projects render several times faster in FCP. Motion only seems to use one of my eight processors, while FCP will slam them all up to 95%.

The only downside I can see so far is the horrible motion blur in FCP... so if I need motion blur I'm stuck outputting from Motion.



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Uncollapse "Send to Motion Project" clips
on Jul 14, 2010 at 6:16:23 am

[Adam Smith] "Really? My experience seems quite the opposite... I often have Motion projects render several times faster in FCP. Motion only seems to use one of my eight processors, while FCP will slam them all up to 95%. "

Yeah, that's what I found, plus, I just prefer the workflow, even if it means an import back to FCP. I find it to be more stable, but maybe that's just me. Glad it's working for you! :)

[Adam Smith] "The only downside I can see so far is the horrible motion blur in FCP... so if I need motion blur I'm stuck outputting from Motion. "

Very true, how can that really be called motion blur in FCP?


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