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Jim NicholsWhy is my Motion 5 running so sloooooooow
by on May 15, 2012 at 7:54:01 pm

I am new to Motion and after installing it and beginning to play around a bit I am surprised at how often it locks up and the beach bal spins and spins and spins often resulting in the program "Not Responding". This is happening without a file even being open. I am running a 2009 Mac Pro (2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon) with 24GB RAM and a ATI Radeon HD 4870 512 MB graphics card. Shouldn't this handle Motion with ease? What am I missing?


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Michele (Mike) HjorleifssonRe: Why is my Motion 5 running so sloooooooow
by on May 17, 2012 at 2:17:18 am

Having the same issue and i have 32gb of memory and the 1gb ATI Card (2010 Mac Pro)

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Michele (Mike) Hjorleifsson
Producer / Motion Graphics Artist
Certified Apple IT & Pro Apps Trainer
Cinema 4d and eOn Vue Trainer
mikeh@go4cast.com 772-224-8913


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Jim NicholsRe: Why is my Motion 5 running so sloooooooow
by on May 17, 2012 at 12:18:20 pm

So, I fixed the issue!!!!!

Not sure if this is a fix for everyone but here goes:
First I tried to create a new admin user and opened Motion to see if there were other issues at a system level. This changed nothing. Next I went back to my original user and opened (~/library/quicktime) and right clicked on any file within the folder......while right clicking I pressed the option/alt key which changed the contextual menu to display "Show Inspector" instead of "Get Info." Then select "Show Inspector" and that will pop up the info window. scroll through each file in the quicktime folder and watch for any files that are in the folder that are NOT copyrighted to Apple. Remove the files that are not Apple copyrighten and place then in a folder on your desktop. Now reopen Motion and see if that worked. This fixed my issue as I must have had a quicktime file conflict. Also I had Perian installed in system preferences and I uninstalled it as well. Once I got Motion working again I one by one moved the quicktime files back into the folder and tried Motion to find the culprit file.

Hope this helps!

Jim Nichols
Creative Director
Big Life Ministries


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Mark SpencerRe: Why is my Motion 5 running so sloooooooow
by on May 17, 2012 at 2:50:27 pm

Interesting - so which one was the culprit??

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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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Jim NicholsRe: Why is my Motion 5 running so sloooooooow
by on May 17, 2012 at 3:20:05 pm

I'm pretty sure it was a 3xvi codec (not sure why I ever had that in there?????

Jim Nichols
Creative Director
Big Life Ministries


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Mark SpencerRe: Why is my Motion 5 running so sloooooooow
by on May 17, 2012 at 3:58:19 pm

Well thanks for sharing your solution I"m sure it will be helpful for some folks.

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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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Michele (Mike) HjorleifssonRe: Why is my Motion 5 running so sloooooooow
by on May 18, 2012 at 2:33:49 am

Anyone know what quicktime plugins should be there by default with FCP 7, FCP X and Motion 4 & 5 installed ?
Don't want to remove any that i actually need

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Michele (Mike) Hjorleifsson
Producer / Motion Graphics Artist
Certified Apple IT & Pro Apps Trainer
Cinema 4d and eOn Vue Trainer
mikeh@go4cast.com 772-224-8913


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Mark SpencerRe: Why is my Motion 5 running so sloooooooow
by on May 18, 2012 at 2:35:13 am

None

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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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Michele (Mike) HjorleifssonRe: Why is my Motion 5 running so sloooooooow
by on May 18, 2012 at 2:37:15 am

Really, FCP 7 and Motion 5 don't need any of these ? Not sure how they got installed unless it was back in the day when i had tele stream episode installed.. i have a large list of em..

AppleAVCIntraCodec.component DVCPROHDVideoDigitizer.component FCP Uncompressed 422.component
AppleHDVCodec.component DVCPROHDVideoOutput.component Flip4Mac WMV Advanced.component
AppleIntermediateCodec.component DVCPROHDVideoOutputClock.component Flip4Mac WMV Export.component
AppleMPEG2Codec.component DVCPROHDVideoOutputCodec.component Flip4Mac WMV Import.component
AppleProResCodec.component DesktopVideoOut.component IMXCodec.component
DVCPROHDCodec.component DivX Decoder.component Motion.component
DVCPROHDMuxer.component DivX Encoder.component iChatTheaterPreview.component

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Michele (Mike) Hjorleifsson
Producer / Motion Graphics Artist
Certified Apple IT & Pro Apps Trainer
Cinema 4d and eOn Vue Trainer
mikeh@go4cast.com 772-224-8913


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Mark SpencerRe: Why is my Motion 5 running so sloooooooow
by on May 18, 2012 at 3:46:08 am

Are you looking in your user library or root? I'm talking user - and you may need some of those depending on the codecs you are using - I'm just saying by default, FCP X doesn't install any at the user level, at least in my case. I would just try moving them to a holding folder so you can always put them back if you need.

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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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Michele (Mike) HjorleifssonRe: Why is my Motion 5 running so sloooooooow
by on May 18, 2012 at 4:27:40 am

I was talking root..
BTW it seems that perian is the culprit.

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Michele (Mike) Hjorleifsson
Producer / Motion Graphics Artist
Certified Apple IT & Pro Apps Trainer
Cinema 4d and eOn Vue Trainer
mikeh@go4cast.com 772-224-8913


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Michele (Mike) HjorleifssonRe: Why is my Motion 5 running so sloooooooow
by on May 17, 2012 at 4:55:38 pm

I will try this out tonite and report back

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Michele (Mike) Hjorleifsson
Producer / Motion Graphics Artist
Certified Apple IT & Pro Apps Trainer
Cinema 4d and eOn Vue Trainer
mikeh@go4cast.com 772-224-8913


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