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Motion 5 crashing entire Mac

882 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2012 5:28 AM by Dano32839 RSS
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May 3, 2012 1:47 PM

I bought motion 5 two weeks ago.  It worked great and I love it!

But last night it started crashing bad within a few minutes of starting it.  And it's doing it today too.

I get weird pixel garbage lines across my screen ever inch or so from top to bottom.  The beachball spin and I can move the mouse but I can't do anything else.  I have do a hard reboot.

I have a Mac mini with 8 gigs.  Has anybody else seen this?






P. S.  I have a screen shot from my iPad of the garbage.  Is there a way to post it here?

Sorry, I'm new here.

Mac mini (Mid 2011), 8 gigs
  • GFXZen Level 4 Level 4 (1,320 points)
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    May 4, 2012 12:47 AM (in response to Dano32839)

    I haven't seen this, but your description is kind of vague. Can you tell us more about your setup?  What are you trying to do when you have problems? Is there a specific action that causes the issue you are experiencing (adding some thing to the project, changing a setting, etc.)? Is this with a single project or anything you create.  Do you have crash log?  Have you changed anything on your system since you installed Motion?


    It's important to give as much specific information as possible so others can try to reproduce what you are experiencing or offer solutions.  Let us know.


    Yes, you can add images  when you post here.  When you create a thread or reply there are several options at the top of the reply editor.  Towards the middle is a camera icon.  Click that and it will give you the options for adding images to a post.

  • Adam Scoffield Level 4 Level 4 (2,835 points)
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    May 5, 2012 10:04 AM (in response to Dano32839)



    this seems like a similar problem I ran in to on version 4.


    Motion doesnt seem to like certain combinations of layers and effects combined. The solution is to put objects into different layers. So if I can remember correctly I had a picture with a keyer in a layer, above that I created a new group and put the second object into that. But to stop it from crashing I had to apply the keyer to the group rather than the object.






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