Motion 5: Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DanielDMB, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. DanielDMB macrumors member

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    Hi.

    I'm a Mac user who enjoys video editing, making videos, intros etc.

    I use a mix of iMovie and Final Cut Express 4 to edit, but I'm looking for a good program to make video intros with.

    I've tried After Effects, but Adobe just isn't really my thing. I don't like After Effects either. Before moving to a Mac, I used Sony Vegas for a good year or so. I usually make my intros with that, but let's face it: Quality isn't up to par, and it's limited intro-wise. It's mainly for editing, not really for intros per-say.

    So to summarize: Is Apple's new Motion 5 worth spending $50 on?

    Is it limited to what it can do (example: Templates, like LiveType) or is After Effects just the better way to go?

    I don't do this professionally, it's just a hobby.

    Thanks in advance.
    -Dan
     
  2. SatyMahajan macrumors regular

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    Yes.
     
  3. DanielDMB thread starter macrumors member

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    Is it limited to what it can do (example: Templates, like LiveType) or is After Effects just the better way to go?
     
  4. SatyMahajan macrumors regular

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    You can make excellent motion graphics, composites, effects, etc. with Motion. It is not limited to templates, just your creativity and ability to use the built-in tools. There is no denying that After Effects is the standard, but for $50, Motion is a good place to start. I own both.
     
  5. DanielDMB thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, this was the answer I was looking for. I think I'll spring for Motion 5.
     

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