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A motion graphics and compositing tool developed by Apple

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Mimicking persistence of vision for fast-moving objects

A common issue I see with videos of poi spinning is that as the poi spin faster, the video ends up with disjointed arcs of light, rather than a smooth motion as one would see in real life. Here is a ...
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AE Counter Switch (Mins > Hs)

I'm trying to create an expression that changes source text from minutes to hours. Here is an example of the graphic I'm animating: As you can see the 3 hours counter is on hold, I want that to start ...
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Jerky motion ("judder:) on CGI 24 fps video horiz. pan

I made a 24 fps CGI video, rendered to individual frames. I can't link to the video, as it shows a devl. prototype. The scene is a trucking pan: the cam moves perp. to the view axis. In After FX, I ...
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How do I create a fading effect in my videos?

I am trying to make a seamless tunnel ; so I want to fade it in distance. I have tried using set matte but doesn’t seem to work.Any help….. I have attatched the project file here https://bit.ly/...
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h264 Settings for Motion Tracking & Analysis (technical photography)?

I'm trying to do "scientific" video motion analysis. Right now I'm using a Raspberry Pi camera, which records natively in h264, which then needs to be converted/wrapped as MP4. Is h264 an ...
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Wanna learn to make videos that use documents

I want to make videos that are documentary, and will often have documents and images in them. I figured out how to do simple animations and Ken Burns Effects with Motion. Just wondering if I am ...
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What is the best way to export a Motion movie to Youtube?

I just finished a video that uses an audio interview to create a EQ bars animations. I want to export this video (including the audio) for uploading to YouTube. The problem is that my 30-min video ...
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After Effects - images get corrupted / ruined picture

As shown in the picture, the image got corrupted: flipped vertically, and damaged... Sometimes I get just a black picture, sometimes other image distortions.
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Vox-style dynamic charts in Final Cut Pro X

I am wondering how I could replicate dynamic charts like those made by Vox in Final Cut Pro X. For instance, like this dynamic graph found here ("The big lesson from South Korea's coronavirus ...
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After Effects - Unable to track motion accurately for screen recording when scrolling occurs

I'm attempting to create a simple help video where I demonstrate the use of an online application, so I'm using a screen recording as my source video. I've created a shape layer that will serve as box ...
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Seamless loop animation

My experience in AE is not so big, so I need your assistance plz. I faced with a task I still can't solve. I'm trying to make the clouds loop. I wanted if the part of cloud which disappears on the ...
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Where is video color vector scope in Apple Motion?

Color vector scope views are very useful for grading color more objectively. I can find it easily in FCPX 10.4.6, but where can I find it in Motion? (currently using 5.4.3)
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What's beneficial about temporal auto Bezier keyframes over continuous Bezier keyframes?

From what understand, a temporal auto Bezier keyframe automatically re-adjusts both of its direction handles whenever a neighboring keyframe is moved somehow and the influences of both of its incoming ...
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How drop still frames with timestamp ffmpeg

I have a ffmpeg command that allows me to drop duplicate frames and speed up the video and works well. I use it with hundreds of video recordings from a surveillance ip camera that does not have ...
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Are there any Final Cut Pro, Motion or Premiere plug-ins that allow insertion of PowerPoint or Keynote slides?

I haven't found an easy way to splice a slide into a video. I can save the presentation to a QuickTime movie in Keynote, but I need to do this twice a week for a number of slides. I'm recording a ...
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What's the difference between TV and cinema motion?

In reading to understand shutter speed better, I found a consistent claim that setting shutter speed to 1/(2×fps) makes "cinematic" motion and 1/fps makes "TV" motion. Example That's great and all, ...
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after effects - motion graphics/kinetic text

Attempting to replicate this graphic. How can I replicate and be sure to have the squeezing effect as well as the subtle motion blur I plan for the graphic I'm working on have text that remains ...
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How to recreate a low shutter speed effect on 1/10000 footage?

My Sony CX405 is a small miracle of technology but the designers have put a lot of effort on making sure it has some strict limitations, so they do not interfere with the market demand for more ...
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Can duplicate frames effect motion?

I understand that sometimes when editing, converting, and rendering new videos you can end up with duplicate frames. In other words, two successive frames can be exactly identical. To what extent can ...
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Is it possible to track continue motion tracking on another point in After Effects CC?

I have green screen footage and have about 4 points on the green screen but sometimes the actor moves and hide the points. He will hide all point but not at the same time. Is it possible to motion ...
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How to face track a 3d model

So say I build a 3d character's head how can I use real face motions to manipulate the 3d model face details, so for example if I raise an eyebrow it will cause the 3d character to raise an eyebrow.
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Track Multiple Moving Objects Simultaneously

I am an animal behaviorist and AfterEffects (CC) may be the key to solving my unique problem. Let's say I have a video of six small animals housed individually in circular arenas. Can AfterEffects: ...
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Warp points binding in After Effects

I need to do an effect In After Effects, and this it: Imagine I have a video of a dotted ball and another one with a talking mouth. I want the ball have the talking mouth, but in way that whenever the ...
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How can I create an intro animation in Final Cut Pro X or Motion, with or without plugins?

How can I create a similar intro to the one in the video below using Final Cut Pro X or Motion and possibly a plugin? Or is it only possible with After Effects?
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Drawing a line over video that is camera tracked

Complete noob here with After Effects but I feel I am so close of achieving it yet... I am trying to draw a line using the pen tool and get this line to follow along with the camera movements. ...
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Tracking in Premiere Pro: Keep an object in a zoomed-in video in place

I am working with Premiere Pro and am trying to use tracking to keep an object in frame. I'm zooming in on a video that has a moving object; in this case it's the neck of a guitar. Because the ...
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Parent Pick Whip Not Showed On Effect Transform Keyframing

I wanted to parent the effect transform expression to the tracking motion (null object) When I saw the tutorials.. it showed me to click and drag the pick whip, but on my after effects there are no ...
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How to get smooth motion when changing clip speed?

Let's say I have a 30 fps video created by a camera panning at a constant speed while filming some static scenery. When I watch the video, the motion in the video is perfectly smooth. When I double ...
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Customize Date/Time title for Final Cut Pro X

I am trying to "recreate" FCPX's title Date/Time in Apple Motion 5. Reason is that the the original Title is in English. I want the date to be at least numeric only (26.10.2016). I am able to achieve ...
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After Effects: Strange motion tracking problem

I've tested this on numerous videos: whenever I try to track motion in a video, the track point just flys straight up.. no matter how many different ways I've tried it, it also does this. I've linked ...
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Head/Vision Tracking

At the 1:20 mark of this video, the author incorporates a line of sight marker to track the players line of vision. Any suggestions on how he did this? What software he might have used, etc? I want ...
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How to automatically turn camera to follow speaker?

I record lots of user group events. Typically the output file is a composite of the slides and the speaker. This works if the speaker stands still, but quite often the speaker frantically oscillates ...
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How to make image move with video in FCPX

Let's say I have a video and I want to put an explosion over it. I know how to do that, but how would I make the explosion move with the original video? The original video does have natural camera ...
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How to sync motion and music in After Effects

There's a video of a man, drawing something. There's a violin symphony music. I want to sync the video, I mean the movements of hand with the symphony. For example, I want the hand to move fast, ...
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Changing acceleration of animation path

I'm sorry if this question has been asked before but the search showed up nill for me. It could be I'm wording this wrong to be honest but I appreciate and help. Essentially I have a shape that I ...
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Animating stills in After Effects

I did a short corporate composition that used alot of stills. I animated alot of the stills by zooming in and out and panning across. Pretty basic. I have trouble with unexpected movements when I ...
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How to delete folders from Library > Gradients in Motion 5

I just installed Motion 5 but I've already run into a weird frustration. In the Library inspector I found a list of gradients. I clicked the + button at the bottom of the panel and discovered it ...
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How to improve sense of timing in motion graphics

I would simply ask a way to get a better "sense of timing" in motion graphics... It's not about a software specific question: do you know a good online course that teaches motion graphics fundamentals,...
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How can I create Motion titles with fixed-length transitions?

I'm using Motion to create text overlays for a video that I'm editing in Final Cut Pro X. Each time an overlay appears on the video, it uses a transition to slide into view and to slide out again when ...
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What are motion graphics?

What are motion graphics? What software can I use to create them? What should someone trying to produce a video with motion graphics know?
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After Effect: Create Stroke from Motion Track Path

In After Effect, I tracked a moving object in my Video with the Motion Tracker. There I got Keyframes, which I want to use. Now, I would like to show the path of my object in the Video. I thought to ...
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Simulate 'grass' using a replicator

In Apple Motion I thought I'd be able to use a replicator to simulate grass using 'Randomize' on the element angle and then duplicating the individual 'blade' elements using a replicator with 'random ...
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How can I update instances of a text template after changing the master template?

I've got 20 or so text items in my timeline, all using a text template called Bookmark that I created in Motion. I want to modify the text template in Motion and have the changes propagate through to ...
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Actively Used and Developed Motion Capture Systems

I am looking for Motion Capture Systems that are actively used in the Movie Production Business. I am currently aware of Organic Motion and it's OpenStage2 which can easily cost about 40.000$. I ...
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Building smarter elements for Final Cut Pro X with Motion 5

Help me not look like an idiot who's schizophrenic about the date. I am producing a series of videos recorded at a monthly event. The client webcasts the event live and wants to raise awareness of ...
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How can I keep my project-specific Motion elements together with my Final Cut projects?

I'm producing a video with several graphics animations, and some of them need to be done in Motion. What's the best way to store a Motion animation that will only be used in one place in one FCP ...
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Motion 5 - Link Parameters but Trail or Lag Value by a Few Seconds

How do I link the parameters of one element to another so that they mimic each other but have there be a 1-2sec delay in the mirroring behavior? Normally I would use a link behavior to join the ...
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Freezing/repeating the last frame of a video clip in Apple Motion 5

I have two clips running at the same time. One is a computer and the other is a clip that I've made to look like its running on the computer screen. I've used four corner motion tracker to keep the ...
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FCP vs Motion 5

I searched around and I have not come across a good answer. What does FCP have that Motion5 does not? I have been looking at the two and they look relatively the same. Here is some of what I am doing/...
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Motion tracking in screen recording

I'm experimenting with motion tracking and screencasts. The motion tracker in Motion 5 has problems tracking a very basic shape though. I was wondering if someone may know why and how I could get the ...
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