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Convert Motion 2.1 files to Motion 2 files


If you are using Motion 2.0 and need to open a Motion 2.1 file. You will get a message telling you that it can't be opened. Here is a little tip.
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Problem dragging title to timeline in Final Cut


If you keep trying to drag the Boris 3D Title onto the timeline from the viewer window. But it just moves the title in the viewer window.
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Separate capture into smaller clips in Final Cut


You have just captured a whole tape non-stop. It is a long clip made up of several separate clips which you need to separate into individual shots.
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Jump forward and backward in Final Cut


If you want to jump forward and backward to the beginning or end of the timeline, or just the individual clip on the timeline. Here is how.
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Straighten Images in Photoshop easily!


I've always had annoying problems rotating and straightening up images or scans in photoshop... either rotating too much or too little, but it can be easy.
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Premiere coming back to the mac?


I remember using this years ago then it out of the blue, Adobe dropped it for the mac. But I have been hearing rumours they are bringing back.
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Looping quicktime movies in motion!


If you import a Quicktime movie clip into motion and want it to loop say 8 times. First select the quicktime loop clip and in the inspector window.
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Clips not locking in Final Cut


In some studios I find editors disable the snapping clips option, which means clips in the timeline move freely from left or right but don't lock.
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Problem with syncing audio in Motion


In After Effects you can drag audio files onto the timeline backward and forward. But in motion it seems to be stuck in the Audio Editor window.
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3D camera in apple motion


I was just wondering if there are any options in Motion to do 3D simulation, like there is with After Effects i.e. Null objects, camera and lights.
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Got problem with mpg clips loosing audio


Anybody trying to import mpg clips into Final Cut will notice the audio will disappear. This is due to the mpg clip probably being muxed. How to solve it?
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Chroma screen keying with Keylight in After Effects


Here is a tutorial covering the basics of chroma keying using keylight in After Effects 7. In my personal opinion Keylight is the very best you can use.