Motion graphics app that makes it easy to create cinematic 2D, 3D, and 360° titles

Apple Motion for Mac

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Apple Motion for Mac

  -  2.4 GB  -  Paid
  • Latest Version

    Apple Motion 5.6.7 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.15 Catalina or later

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Apple Inc. / External Link

  • Filename


Apple Motion for Mac is an application that was meant to be used with Final Cut Pro. You can use Apple Motion to create titles, effects, and transitions for videos, 3D animations, and 2D animations.

The intuitive interface of Motion for macOS includes a single-window layout, along with lots of different controls to edit keyframes and manipulate effects. It can be used to establish animated templates with various effects, generators, titles, and transitions. Once you’re finished, you can send the project to Final Cut Pro. This is where the templates can get applied to your video footage.

In other words, the Motion app lets you add text to your videos. You can customize the appearance of the text on the video to make it suit your needs. You’ll have the power to modify the text style, layout, position, orientation, rotation, format, and create 3D effects for it.
  • Breakthrough Speed and Quality
  • Editor-Friendly Design Tools
  • Easy Animated Text and Titles
  • Stunning Effects
  • Effortless 3D
  • Quick, High-Quality Output
It has a strong design engine that works in real-time, which means you can modify the footage as it plays back. This gives you the chance to witness the outcome of your edits instantly.

Other features of Apple Motion include more than 1,900 royalty-free compositions that are in 3D and 2D. They are available for you to place in your projects. There are behaviors packed in your app too, including Vortex, Repel, and Throw. They let you avoid coding as you simulate real-life effects.

Compressor is an Apple application that also lets you produce customized output settings for the app. Then you can use them on other projects, and you can share them with teammates or friends. As a result, the encoding abilities of the app can be extended.

You won’t be able to open several projects simultaneously, so casual users will probably benefit more from the Motion than high-volume commercial users. If you need a fast and easy way to add animations to videos, then Apple Motion is worth a try.

  • Apple Motion 5.6.7 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

Apple Motion 5.6.7
- Fixes an issue that could cause an applied Align To behavior to display an incorrect animation

Apple Motion 5.6.6
- Take advantage of the flexibility and dynamic range of log-encoded video shot on iPhone 15 Pro
- Improves performance when using the Align behavior
- Fixes an issue where Motion could hang when playing back 3D titles at high quality

Apple Motion 5.6.5
- stability with FxPlug 4 plug-ins
- stability when dragging a group that contains an FxPlug plug-in to the Favorites folder
- performance when using the Sequence Text behavior with Anchor Point set to Line (in the Layout pane of the Text Inspector)

Apple Motion 5.6.4
- Use automatic color processing to create Motion projects that dynamically adapt to HDR or SDR timelines in Final Cut Pro
- Precisely control the look of your image with HDR-optimized color processing sliders for exposure, contrast, highlights, midtones, shadows, and more
- Isolate a foreground subject with updated, HDR-optimized Green Screen Keyer and Luma Keyer filters
- Experience improved real-time playback and export speeds on Apple silicon and Intel-based Mac computers

Motion also includes these additional fixes and enhancements:
- Improves the Sliced Scale filter to prevent object offset when adjusting the Expand parameters
- Improves stability when saving text styles in the Inspector
- Improves stability when using the Stabilize behavior

Apple Motion 5.6.3
- Includes stability and performance improvements

Apple Motion 5.6.2
- Fixes an issue where video frames may be out of order during playback or export

Apple Motion 5.6.1
- Use the new Sliced Scale filter to divide an image into slices to prevent distortion when scaling
- Optimized playback and graphics performance for M1 Max and M1 Ultra on the new Mac Studio
- Adds Korean language support
- Includes stability improvements and bug fixes

Apple Motion 5.6
- Automatically track objects in a scene, edit videos recorded in Cinematic mode, and experience workstation-class performance on the new MacBook Pro

Object Tracker:
- Select the new Object mode in the inspector to automatically detect, track, and match the movement of faces or objects using machine learning
- Use object tracking with the Analyze Motion, Match Move, and Track behaviors
- Choose between different tracking analysis types
- Object tracking uses the Apple Neural Engine to accelerate video analysis on Mac computers with Apple silicon

Cinematic Mode:
- Edit videos recorded on iPhone 13 in Cinematic mode (Requires macOS Monterey)
- Use Cinematic controls in the inspector to modify the intensity of the depth effect, and add keyframes or behaviors to change the effect over time
- Choose to focus on faces or other objects by selecting them using the Cinematic tool in the viewer
- View or delete focus points in the video timeline

Neon Filter:
- Easily add a neon glow to text, shapes, video, stills, and more

Apple Motion 5.5.3
- Improves stability when exporting with certain macOS Language & Region preferences
- Improves stability when playing H.264 or HEVC media

Apple Motion 5.5.2
- Includes stability improvements

Apple Motion 5.5.1
- Adds a new Auto-Shrink option to the Text Layout tab of the Inspector to automatically reduce text size to fit in a paragraph, scroll, or crawl layout
- Includes UI refinements for macOS Big Sur
- Includes stability and reliability improvements

Apple Motion 5.5
 - Improved performance and efficiency on Mac computers with Apple silicon

Apple Motion 5.4.6
3D object support:
- Add 3D objects as elements in Title, Generator, Effect and Transition templates
- Animate a 3D object’s position, rotation, and scale using keyframes
- Use behaviors to easily add realistic and complex animations to 3D objects
- Use 3D objects with tools like replicators, emitters, lights or cameras
- Use a collection of 60 premade 3D objects in the Motion library
- Import USDZ objects from third-party websites and developers
- Adjust 3D object environment lighting in the project inspector

Stroke filter:
- Create a solid or gradient color outline around the edge of an object or clip based on its alpha channel
- Use the filter’s gradient tools to create multiple colored strokes
- Animate the stroke’s offset or apply multiple stroke filters to the same object to create stunning effects

Apple Motion 5.4.5
- Fixes an issue in which the HUD would not appear when using the Grow/Shrink behavior
- Fixes an issue in which the Color Space Override menu option was not available when working in Wide Gamut HDR
- Fixes an issue in which 3D text with transparency could display artifacts
- Prevents an issue that could lead to visual artifacts appearing onscreen for systems with Nvidia graphic cards that have the Reduce Transparency accessibility preference enabled
- Improves stability when sharing
- Improves reliability when entering Korean text

Apple Motion 5.4.4
- New Metal-based processing engine improves playback and accelerates graphics tasks including rendering, compositing, real-time effects, exporting, and more
- Enhances graphics performance with support for multiple GPUs including Radeon Pro Vega II and Radeon Pro Vega II Duo on Mac Pro
- Optimizes CPU performance with support for up to 28 CPU cores on Mac Pro
- Accelerates ProRes and ProRes RAW playback when using the Afterburner card on Mac Pro
- View, composite, grade, and deliver stunning HDR video on Pro Display XDR
- View High Dynamic Range video tone-mapped to compatible Standard Dynamic Range displays when using Motion on macOS Catalina
- Improved load balancing of graphics processing across multiple GPUs

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