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  • Motion 5 refuses to ‘save as’

     Bret Williams updated 7 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 9 Posts
  • Alan Lacey

    March 11, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Brand new MBP running latest Motion. On many occasions it refuses to save or ‘save as’. Very frustrating as I loose work. Is there a known problem or work around I can adopt?

    Thanks

    XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK

  • Tim Jones

    March 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I hate to be one of “those guys,” but it’s working fine here.

    Is it possible that you’ve filled you destination drive?

    Tim

    Tim Jones
    CTO – TOLIS Group, Inc.
    https://www.tolisgroup.com
    BRU … because it’s the RESTORE that matters!

  • Alan Lacey

    March 11, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    No, I wish! (it was as simple as that!)

    A

    XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK

  • Alan Lacey

    March 11, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    BUT.. It is formatted ExFAT. Having said that, the ‘save as’ command doesn’t open the dialogue at all, so no opportunity to save as test to the desktop.

    XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK

  • Bret Williams

    March 11, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Not a fix, but can you save regular cmd S? Why the save as? If it’s for versioning, you can always just dupe the original in the finder and rename it v1, v2, etc. and just save the one you’re working on.

    I recently had the old can’t save can’t undo bug crop up. Maybe it’s related. I was basically out of RAM and motion got all wonky. I did have FCP X, Motion, AE, PS, and AI open along with iCal, mail, Safari and who knows what else.

  • Robin S. Kurz

    March 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    [Bret Williams] “I did have FCP X, Motion, AE, PS, and AI open along with iCal, mail, Safari and who knows what else.”

    Just for the record… thanks to OS X’s dynamic memory management (and compression), as long as you don’t have any HUGE unsaved files open in any, then you could technically have as many apps open as you wanted, and it would (i.e. shouldn’t) hardly make any difference in RAM usage overall. 😉

    – RK

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  • Bret Williams

    March 20, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Should work that way. But get a memory app like memory clean. As you use Motion and FCP X, you might feel FCP X lagging or Motion start to act squirrelly (less common). Take a look up and the memory available and you’ll see something like 245mb. Keep working and you’ll get a crash. Especially in FCP X.

  • Robin S. Kurz

    March 20, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Whereby that’s actually (part of) a feature not a bug. Because those unlimited undos in FCP have to go somewhere (which would technically qualify as “unsaved” as mentioned above). But I personally have never had that lead to a CRASH either. Slowing, yes.

    – RK

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  • Bret Williams

    March 20, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Oh sure. And I have 32gigs. My biggest fault is having all that cool motion vfx object stuff there in FCP X and scrubbing it. Or any 3rd motion templates really. Depending on their complexity, they’re pulling a full version of motion up into ram just to render them. Then, X is caching it into ram so that the next time you scrub it, it’ll be ready to go. The mObject ones are of course very ram heavy. As are ones with mflare.

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