Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 3:34 PM (in response to stelo08)
iMovie won't read Motion projects. You can only export ProRes movie files to use in iMovie.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 7:34 PM (in response to stelo08)
Stelo08, yes, Motion will export in a handful of formats.
h264 is the most popular, but did not support transparency, which you would likely want if you wanted to do lower thirds (titles).
Motion will export in prores 444 which which supports transparency, but I do not know if it works in imovie.
(I tried it in Camtasia 2.3 and it did not there, but it seemed to work in ScreenFlow 4.03)
Additionally, you can import video footage into Motion, so worst case scenario, you could pull a shorter scene into motion, do your overlays, export that scene and then add it back into imovie.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 7:55 PM (in response to BasementJack)
Only ProRes 4444 supports transparancy, and I don't know if iMovie supports ProRes 4444. That is not the same as ProRes 444.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 11:33 AM (in response to stelo08)
iMovie can import different flavors of Pro Res – including 4444 – but it converts them all to AIC.
So unfortunately no alpha channel.
Look into the 30 day FCP trial and see whether you think it would meet your needs,
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 5:07 PM (in response to BenB)
Thanks Ben I forgot the 4th position for alpha, 4444 is what I meant originally.
Thanks for catching that!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 7:09 AM (in response to BasementJack)
I agree with Russ. If you're going that far, in wanting to create your own Transition Templates in Motion 5, it is definitly time you upgraded to FCP X. You're going to find iMovie's limits you more and more now.