Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 5:49 AM (in response to Dave Polyester)
That is odd. So, does it actually export to different settings that you specified? In other words, if you tell it in the export box to: Export: QT Movie; Use: Pro Res 4444, have you checked the exported file to see whether it exported PR HQ instead?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to Russ H)
Probably best if I explain further with a couple of screen shots (I've blurred the background to highlight the issues).
In the first shot below, you can see that the selected preset in the Export dialogue box is Apple ProRes 4444 Movie, and it lists this as the compressor in the text details just below. However when Options is clicked, it lists the compressor as 'Video'. Upon clicking Advanced, the Compression type is shown as correct, Apple ProRes 4444.
If I export the file under these conditions I do indeed get a ProRes 4444 file.
In the second shot, I have changed the Compressor in Export Options from Video to ProRes 4444 and you can see that the Compression type under Advanced has changed to ProRes 422 (HQ).
Upon hitting OK, you can see in the Export box that the selected preset now shows as 'customised' and the compressor listed underneath is ProRes 422 (HQ).
If I export the file under these conditions I get a ProRes 422 (HQ) file.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to Dave Polyester)
I haven't been able to repeat this problem in Motion 4 – using different source file formats and trying a variety of export presets. And no idea what would cause what your screen shots show.
But I would trash preferences to see what effect that has. If you don't have it already, I'd download Digital Rebellion's Preference Manager. (Takes the guesswork out of it.)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 2:29 PM (in response to Russ H)
Thanks for giving it a go, Russ. I too have Motion running on another machine and the problem hasn't arisen there, so I'm stumped.
As mentioned in my original post, I've tried trashing prefs to no avail, but I'll see if Preference Manager highlights something I missed.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 2:46 PM (in response to Russ H)
Have installed Preference Manager, trashed prefs for Motion, then restarted Motion. Problem persists. <sigh>
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 2:54 PM (in response to Dave Polyester)
Short of unistalling ( I'd give DR more business by using their FSC Remover) try repairing premissions…a long shot.
If that doesn't work, I think I would uninstall and reimstall (run software update and repair permissions again).
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 2:57 AM (in response to Dave Polyester)
Im having the same issue. Only seems to be occurring on my machine with OSX 10.8 ... Its very strange. May upgrade to Motion 5 see if its any better.
WIll report back.