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Tuesday
Oct302012

Motion 5.0.5

With all the hubbub amount the Final Cut Pro X update last week, most folks didn't notice that Motion was updated as well. While it didn't change very much, it did receive two new features worth mentioning: first, a new marker type called a Text Edit marker, which makes it much easier to edit titles that you publish to Final Cut Pro X. The second feature? Now you can open more than one Motion project at a time. This may not sound like a big deal, but for folks like me who do a lot of work in Motion, it's huge! Now we can easily reference multiple projects and move layers and groups between projects. What do you think?

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Reader Comments (4)

Opening multiple projects at once is a big help. I am just glad to know that Motion is still getting some attention at Apple.

Do you think they will ever implement round-tripping between M and FCPX again? It is important to my workflow, and is about the only thing holding me back from switching to M5 and FCPX full-time.

October 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTracy Evans

I don't know but I hope so!

October 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterMark Spencer

Hey Mark!

I'm digging the update. Before Motion 5 I didn't use Motion much and never really saw the need to have multiple projects open. But I made the move to FCP X and now that I've gotten into building generators, lower thirds and effects for FCP X, I really enjoy being able to have multiple copies of an effect open at the same time. One for reference, and one I can use to experiment and toy around with.

That said, I do miss round-tripping. Some effects I build I use constantly and having them in the effects browser is fast and efficient. There are other times where I simply need to do a "one-off" effect. Its something that I'm never going to use again or I need very quickly at that moment for that specific project. In those instances, round-tripping would be a huge time saver. Hope it makes its re-appearance in a future update.

November 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris Northcross

I'm glad they added it back in. I copy from one project to the next a lot.

What I really want is warping. I'd love to be able to bend video, photos whatever. Some true 3D stuff would be great. Maybe they could get some source code from Video Copilot's new 3d plug in. That would be awesome.

November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScott Sherman

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