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  • Upgrade to Motion2?

     reneon updated 17 years, 7 months ago 7 Members · 12 Posts
  • Alan Lacey

    June 11, 2005 at 4:55 pm

    I’m pretty new to all things Mac and have decided to delay the ug to Tiger and FCP5 until I’m up to speed with FCP4.5 etc etc.

    However I’d really like to ug to Motion2.

    Will M2 run on Panther and talk to FCP4.5. I’d be purchasing the whole production bundle along with Tiger, just not installing most of it for the moment.

    Can someone tell me please if the ug bundle will allow the installation of just Motion2 or perhaps this is just a lame idea?

    Thanks for advice,

    Alan (London)

  • MrVideo

    June 11, 2005 at 10:28 pm

    According to all the information I have acquired at NAB and other forums, Motion 2 runs better on Tiger than on 10.3.9. Don’t know if that really is true but it seems to be the passing wisdom.

  • VideoManSF

    June 11, 2005 at 10:44 pm

    FCP5 and motion 2 are VERY integrated now. Literally your one click from moving media into or from either program, and it is all very seamless. I would NOT recommend running motion on 10.3.9. Half of the new code requires 10.4, and you will not be very impressed, with out 10.4. Now, that being said, if you have a G4 you have just about reached the software end of the line with 10.3.9 and FCP 4.5 Motion 1. If you have a G5, you’ll see around 20-30% performance gains in 10.4.1 with FCP 5, and Motion 2. At $800 for the upgrade from FCP you’ll be mostly left in a quandary over to move or not. For me on a Dual 2.7 G5 with 8GB ram and Xraid 5.6TB there is no question, upgrade. My 2.5G5 vs the 2.7G5 are over 30% apart mostly due to the os difference and refinements to FCP5 Mo2.

  • Peter Wiggins

    June 11, 2005 at 10:57 pm

    [VideoManSF] “I would NOT recommend running motion on 10.3.9”

    No, incorrect, M2 works fine in 10.3.9. I would rather run in 10.3.9, indeed I am currently contemplating going back to 10.3.8.

    [VideoManSF] “9. Half of the new code requires 10.4”

    Wrong again, if you want to render in more than 8bit then yes, the new code kicks in o/w no.


  • Jim Scott

    June 11, 2005 at 11:58 pm

    Peter, according to Apple’s specs Motion 2 requires 10.3.9 so I wouldn’t suggest going back to 10.3.8.


  • Alan Lacey

    June 12, 2005 at 11:27 am

    Hmmmm. They are full spec 2.5G5s, one with IO. problem is I’m not at all confident yet in the Mac environment and only just coming to grips with FCP and Boris Red. The full monty, FCP5, Tiger and QT7 all at once scares the pants off me!

    What about QT I think M2 needs QT7?

    Thanks for all the advice though.


  • Peter Wiggins

    June 12, 2005 at 1:42 pm


    I am about to do a three week edit where stability is essential. We are on air every night at 7pm with an hourly show. I’m probably going to revert to Motion1 which works fine under 10.3.8. Other people can have all the crashes.

    I’m also avoiding QT7 at all costs.


  • Jim Scott

    June 12, 2005 at 3:18 pm

    I don’t blame you at all for wanting to avoid the headaches of new software.

  • Azariah Owens

    June 13, 2005 at 5:13 pm

    Guess my shiny new FCP suite will have to wait in the box longer then. I’m choosing stability over headaches. I’m still running 10.3.7 after GPU freezing for months with 10.3.4 or whatever that beast was. Why because 10.3.7 is solid on both my machines.

  • reneon

    June 14, 2005 at 11:24 am


    I’d appreciate your view on this….I want to start using Motion on my G4 1.25g powerbook, which currently has panther, would you recommend staying on panther not upgrading to tiger also which version of motion would you recommend for this set up, 1 or 2?

    more generally, is it correct that Tiger isn’t wise to install on G4’s and better to save for G5’s?

    thanks for any help,


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