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Stefan Buhrmester
Motion 5. Quicklook: Gone?
on Jun 22, 2011 at 11:50:23 am

Hey guys.

I'm unable to quicklook motion files in the finder after replacing Motion 4 with Motion 5. Is that an issue on my side? Is it working for you?

Also: WTF APPLE? Where is send-to-motion and .motn clip import in FCPX???


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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion 5. Quicklook: Gone?
on Jun 22, 2011 at 1:27:30 pm

The paradigm has changed. You now "publish" your Motion projects to Final Cut Pro, and depending on what type of project it is - title, transition, effect or generator - it will show up in the appropriate Browser in FCP X.
Currently no ability to send video clips to Motion in FCP X.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Stefan Buhrmester
Re: Motion 5. Quicklook: Gone?
on Jun 22, 2011 at 1:46:39 pm

Hey Mark...

Sorry, I fail to understand how the addition of Publishing as Generators, Transitions, etc, serves as an argument for removing the functionality to use motion files as media sources. It does not make any sense. Of course I like the ADDITIONAL publishing functionality, but not at the cost of removing standard importing functionality.

Say you created an image in illustrator and want to import it to photoshop for final retouches. But Adobe removes the functionality to import the image. Instead, you need to "Publish" the image you created to a global library, that is stored in an arbitrary location on your hard disk. It would be the same bull*hit.


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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion 5. Quicklook: Gone?
on Jun 22, 2011 at 1:48:13 pm

Oh, believe me, I'm not making any excuses for it - I think you should be able to import Motion projects to the Event library, and round-trip clips - I'm just telling you a way that you *can* get your Motion 5 projects in FCP X.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Stefan Buhrmester
Re: Motion 5. Quicklook: Gone?
on Jun 22, 2011 at 1:49:37 pm

Ah, alright then. It seemed to me as if you were defending the missing functionality :)


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Stephen Smith
Re: Motion 5. Quicklook: Gone?
on Jun 22, 2011 at 2:55:30 pm

Wait, in FCPX you can not send a clip to Motion?

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Stefan Buhrmester
Re: Motion 5. Quicklook: Gone?
on Jun 22, 2011 at 3:06:24 pm

Nope. You can't. You cannot even import a motion file into your bin (or event library).


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Danny Davis
Re: Motion 5. Quicklook: Gone?
on Jun 22, 2011 at 3:12:33 pm

I downloaded 5 last night had a look (I've been using motion for ages) and Zapped it.
Rubbish as it is now.



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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion 5. Quicklook: Gone?
on Jun 22, 2011 at 3:14:33 pm

You need to *Publish* your Motion projects for them to appear in the correct Browser in FCP X.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Stefan Buhrmester
Re: Motion 5. Quicklook: Gone?
on Jun 22, 2011 at 4:47:20 pm

LOL. Please, stop suggesting publishing my motion files as generators. I know you're trying to help. But that is the worst and most hilarious workflow I've ever seen. You really want us to open Motion 5 for each and every motion clip we want to import, manually clicking through the publishing dialog, have it copy all the media to an arbitrary folder on my disc, losing all references to the original source media, only to have it show up in an global -not project specific- library of generators?

No.

If we want to keep working with Motion files efficiently, there is no other way than to stick with FCP7. Open Finder -> Drag to Import -> Done. Come on Apple... Please add motion import to FCPX.


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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion 5. Quicklook: Gone?
on Jun 22, 2011 at 3:11:43 pm

That is correct, you cannot send clips from FCP X to Motion.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Alan McCormick
Re: Motion 5. Quicklook: Gone?
on Jun 22, 2011 at 3:21:46 pm

[Stefan Buhrmester] "I'm unable to quicklook motion files in the finder after replacing Motion 4 with Motion 5. Is that an issue on my side? Is it working for you?

Also: WTF APPLE? Where is send-to-motion and .motn clip import in FCPX???"


I am able to quicklook motion files in Finder after installing Motion 5 - I do have Motion 4 on the same Machine though, no idea if that is the difference

Alan


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