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Motion 5 SU download 1.2GB but only 700MB installed?

1118 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2012 6:34 PM by Phazelag RSS
Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,450 points)
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Jun 26, 2011 2:26 PM

The Motion SU is around 1.2 GB but when I manually installed it I was told it would take up around 700MB on my hard drive.


Is this because I have FCS 3 installed and only 700MB of the download is new material?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), FCE 4 + FCS 3 . . . Little Knowledge, Many Opinions.
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)

    how do you 'measure' that?


    in Finder, my version of M5, incl. all add-ons Apple provides, it's 2.08GBs in size ...-

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)

    Ian R. Brown wrote:


    It's simple Karsten, well sort of!


    The actual application is 2.08GB ... 1.2GB of extra content ...

    This extra content may be stored in HD>Library>Application Support>Final Cut Studio>Motion....

    I hope that clears it up for you!

    just to confuse you:
    the program Motion5 solo is 1.4MB ... sort of.


    any content, you found for M4 in the AppSupport-Folder is in MY installation INSIDE the - just cmd-click, Show Package Content, ...-


    and it's 2.08GBs AFTER/including the extras ...-- here.

  • Phazelag Calculating status...

    I am wondering if because I deleted the Final Cut Pro Trial after purchased the full version if that is why I cannot find Decode and Vine composiitons in the location above.  I am trying to reinstall FCP to see if that helps.  I am starting to get extremely frustrated, I just want to see what I paid for.

  • Phazelag Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ian thank you for your reply.  This is a screen shot from my Macintosh HD/Library Folder.  There is no Final Cut Pro.  I think it may have something to do with downloading the trial of FCP prior to the payed version.  I have also tried re downloading FCP as well as going to Motion and FCP and selecting download additional content, but it doesnt find anything in the app store. 


    Screen Shot 2012-12-30 at 11.32.55 AM.png


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  • Phazelag Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ian here is a better screen shot to assure you I did select the Mac HD library. 


    Screen Shot 2012-12-30 at 12.18.43 PM.png

  • Phazelag Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to Phazelag)

    Sometime this morning the App store decided I had an update available for additional content for FCP and Motion. I am guessing it wanted to make sure my credit card went through or something?  But 15 hours later its avaible!  Cool cant wait to see what it is.

  • Phazelag Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ian I have them now.  See my earlier post about the App Store delay on additional content.  Thank You for your help.


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