Apple Motion - Slow to say the least

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  1. adamfilip macrumors 6502a

    adamfilip

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    Im playing with Motion on my G5.

    I must say that it is crazy slow. Im running the stock vid card. 5200 gf
    all im doing is animating some text

    I sure hope that upgrading to a 9800 will speed things up
     
  2. adamfilip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    very nice twang on the rubber. which g5 is it a dual or single?

    you could have taken advantage of

    ATI Radeon + Motion $50 Rebate

    buy the ati radeon 9800 pro and motion you get $50 bucks rebate

    link http://images.apple.com/motion/pdf/ati_details.pdf
     
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Motion relies VERY heavily on the graphics card, so of course the 5200FX is slowing you down. Are you on a dual G5 or single? The dual should be quite a bit faster, knowing Apple apps. The 9800 should speed things up because it has a faster GPU plus more RAM. If you can (money) get a 9800 Special Edition because it has 256MB RAM, which may be used by Motion if you're doing big projects.

    Edit: Or save $50 on the above offer :D
     
  5. adamfilip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    1.6 single

    I think I will save up for the 6800
     
  6. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    The single CPU is probably slowing you down quite a bit. Even iDVD has an insane amount of threads for each little movie/sound, etc... If you do a lot of this stuff, save up for a dual. But the 6800 should also give you a "little" speed bump ;)
     
  7. adamfilip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i hope the 6800 would give me more then a "little" speed bump

    but i agree . idealy i need a dual anyways.. im far to much of a power user for my system to keep up with me
     
  8. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    I just had my first class Saturday with Motion. We have Dual 1.8 with 9800 cards and 1 gig of RAM. And I must say it is slow. We were working with fairly simple stuff as this is an intro class to Motion, but compared to working with AfterEffects or other apps that Render, Motion was kinda slow. But its a version 1.0 so that may be fixed.
     

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