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Dylan HendricksHow to tell Final Cut 6 to "send to" Motion 3 instead of Motion 5
by on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:24:20 pm

Sorry if this has been posted here before, but I'm running Final Cut 6, with both Motion 5 and Motion 3 installed on my machine. They both play nicely for the most part, and I'm just keeping Motion 3 around to roundtrip from Final Cut.

The only thing that doesn't seem to work is as soon as Motion 5 is installed, Final Cut 6 wants to use it as the "send to" option when exporting footage to Motion from the timeline. Is there any way to edit a preference file somewhere to tell Final Cut to use Motion 3 instead? The roundtripping option to Motion 5 results in too many bugs to be useful (for example, the footage doesn't actually appear in Motion, though its layers do appear). Any help around this would be great.

Thanks,
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Mark SpencerRe: How to tell Final Cut 6 to "send to" Motion 3 instead of Motion 5
by on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:52:01 pm

Best solution I've found is to rename the Motion 5 application - e.g., "MotionX"

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Dylan HendricksRe: How to tell Final Cut 6 to "send to" Motion 3 instead of Motion 5
by on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:57:41 pm

Yep, that totally did it. I was trying to find where the filetypes were associated, but it looks like Final Cut really is just trolling for strings matching "Motion". At least it works.

Thanks Mark!


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Stuart WarringtonRe: How to tell Final Cut 6 to "send to" Motion 3 instead of Motion 5
by on Jul 11, 2012 at 10:04:48 am

I found that changing the default open with application to an older version of motion sorted that problem.


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