Motion 5, Final Cut Pro X & Compressor 4 important things to watch out for during installations
The all new FCP X - Motion 5 - Compressor 4
now Available at the Apple App Store
Apple has just released a complete new Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4, within a few hours of the release I had Motion 5 downloaded and installed, I love using Motion for my Presentations together with Aperture 3.
After burning some midnight oil the installation was straight forward including the "first" download of some 1.09 GIG that took some time even with a good internet connection from the Apple Apps Store.
The new interface of Motion 5
Installation complete so I thought...I clicked on the Motion icon at the Dock and here it was Motion 5, I open it...clicked a few new buttons in Motion 5 but then all of a sudden... the screen turned black. Uhhh...grrrr, I had now a restart on my hands.
My mistake... I should have checked first some sources for the installation, instructions which I only found much later, no instructions or warnings included during the first download/installation, it is all automatic direct from the Apple Apps store.
After installation the first thing you should do is a Software update which I found out, but now I had to download and install yet another 1 + Gig and a smaller pro application and morning was approaching.
But the biggest shock came when I was looking for my previous older version of Motion, I could not locate it anymore, well that was late last night (I guess it was early morning) and with a clear head the next day I did manage to find it.
Again it was done all in automatic and the older version of Motion was actually in the Applications folder, inside the Final Cut Studio Pro Folder.
It is indeed confusing that the new FCP/Motion/Compressor are installed “on top” of the old ones, meaning into the exact same directory, the icon you have in your dock automatically points to the new version without you having to change anything, as mention fully auto and no warnings or advise prior installation or download.
So don't panic if you can't find your old FCP or Motion, it is all there under Applications in the Final Cut Studio Folder.
I have already posted this advise last night ahead of this Blog on Twitter: Very Important Info: Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: Installation best practices
Installation best practices http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4722
I am sure we will hear a lot more about the newly released FCPX, Motion and Compressor in the coming weeks, today is only my very first initial findings and I hope it will help some of you with the installations. BTW there is at the moment no Soundtrack studio in the Apps Store another question yet to be answered.
I am running some tests at the moment on Motion 5 and once I have some results I post a Multimedia presentation on my Blog, again using the combination Aperture 3 with Motion 5.
On the first glance the new Motion 5 interface looks very slick and cool from what I can tell so far (only downloaded it last night) a lot easier to use and to work with, but more on that later...and make sure you have a very a good internet connection for these huge files.